There are new questions tonight [I love that line- guess who I stole it from] about John Kerry’s Silver Star. Newly obtained documents [love that line too, stop gloating -ed] paint a Rather different [enough already -ed] tale than the one told by John Kerry.
In his campaign book Massachusetts Senator John Kerry notes there was fine line between actions that merited a court martial or a medal. He reported that medals were given for questionable activities in order to boost morale.
This narrow distinction figures into the controversy that has raged for a several weeks regarding the Silver Star Kerry was awarded for killing a Vietnamese man.
For more than 30 years, Kerry has portrayed a heroic version of a life and death struggle — of staring down a suspected guerilla who was about to fire upon Kerry’s swift boat. It was kill. Or be killed. At least, that’s the version Kerry tells.
Eyewitnesses offer a far different account. They allege Kerry shot a wounded teenager retreating from battle.
Kerry has made public, hundreds of pages of official Navy documents to bolster his many claims. Conspicuous by its absence is the official after action report of what actually happened that day. The after action report written by John Kerry, himself.
In an exclusive, The Point has obtained this document from U.S. Navy archives (you can see it here). The pertinent section reads:
“PCF 94 beached in center of ambush in front of small path when Viet Cong sprung up from bunker 10 feet from unit. Man ran with weapon towards hootch. Forward M-60 machine gunner wounded man in leg. Officer-in-charge, LTjg Kerry, jumped ashore and gave pursuit while other units saturated area with fire and beached placing assault parties ashore. Kerry chased VC inland behind hootch and shot him while he fled — capturing one B-40 rocket launcher with round in chamber.”
So there you have it. The official record written by John Kerry supports what the critics have alleged rather than the John Wayne Kerry version the Massachusetts liberal has been telling.
Now that Dan Rather’s blunder has backfired 180 degrees and taken the Bush AWOL story off the table, look for the Swift Boat veterans to launch a new wave of attacks.
BTW In this documents the fonts aren’t proportional. But I can see it already… Moonbat lefties will try to claim it is a fake. Again confusing charges with fact.
UPDATE: The Swifties are looking at is BRONZE star paperwork… and they ain’t real happy.