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Sunday, August 29, 2004

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More questioning of Kerry's Silver Star "with V"

The Washington Times published an op-ed today questioning the "V" on Kerry's Silver Star and pointing out that claiming one on a Silver Star is illegal and can result in imprisonment
This is more serious than one would think. In Title 19, U.S. Code, Section 1001, the law states: "Whoever, in any manner within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the United States, knowingly and willfully ... makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years or both." As Mr. Lipscomb reports, a complaint filed by Mr. Burkett actually led to the sentencing of Navy Capt. Roger D. Edwards to 115 days in the brig for falsification of his records.
This cannot be explained away by "foggy memories" or "conflicting accounts" as the writer points out.

I have to wonder how much more of this can go on before the MSM gives up and begins really investigating the Swiftvets' charges.