Who can forget those wonderful TV attack ads against the bravery and patriotism of Sen. John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign by the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth?
It seems since the Republican Candidate, George W. Bush, had actually gone AWOL during his stint in the Air National Guard and who, as sitting President, had lied the United States into an illegal and immoral War of Choice (he's "The Decider"), his backers had no other alternative than to demean, belittle and attempt to smear Sen. John Kerry and the awards he earned while actually fighting for his country in another illegal, immoral war of choice - Viet Nam. How else could they make Bush look even remotely patriotic?
Well, the chicken-hawks have come home to roost.
The kindly looking grandfather figure pictured below is actually that of a Neocon Likudnik who supported and financially backed the Swift-less Veterans For "Truth" and yesterday Sen. John Kerry had his own moment of truth with Sam Fox.
By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press Writer
Wed Mar 28, 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON - More than two years after losing his bid for the White House, Democratic Sen. John Kerry exacted a measure of revenge against his political foes Wednesday by helping derail the diplomatic nomination of a Republican fund-raiser.
President Bush withdrew the nomination of St. Louis businessman Sam Fox to be ambassador to Belgium after Democrats denounced Fox for his 2004 donation to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.... the chorus of opposition to Fox grew louder a day before the vote was set, when Kerry's Vietnam crew mates sent a letter Tuesday urging committee members to oppose Fox's nomination.
"In our judgment, those who finance smears and lies of combat veterans don't deserve to represent America on the world stage," said the letter signed by 11 Vietnam Swift Boat veterans who served with Kerry.
You may remember what a party the Right Wankers had with all this.
Here we see Republicans sporting cute little band-aids adorned with tiny Purple Hearts in mockery of the three Purple Hearts awarded to Senator Kerry at the Republican National Convention in New York City. (A taste, by the way, the Statue of Liberty is still trying to get out of her mouth!)
Well, Sam, the party is over. Time to pay the piper.
Now go away.