How long can old media ignore this?
A member of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) has now come forward and recanted his statements from the Winter Soldier Investigation of 1972.
In a sworn affidavit on August 31, 2004, Pitkin said that he rode in a van with John Kerry, a national leader of the VVAW, Scott Camil, and others from Washington, DC to attend the conference. The event was intended to publicize alleged American war crimes in Vietnam, but Pitkin maintains that he did not intend to speak at the inquiry since he had no knowledge of such war crimes.Imagine how big this story would be if it was George Bush, not John Kerry.
Pitkin now claims that Kerry and other anti-war leaders pressured him to testify about American war crimes, despite his protestations that he could not honestly do so. He says that one of the event leaders threatened to leave him stranded in Detroit if he refused to participate.
I think they'd drop the "AWOL" and "deserter" stories right now, don't you?