Antiwar protest darling John F. Kerry is still smarting from the honest criticism he faced on his military record.
Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid became the catalyst for an unprecedented political movement by Vietnam veterans who had long resented his false 1971 testimony that American troops routinely committed war crimes. John Kerry is still upset about that.
Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate on Friday charged that critics are trying to “swiftboat” President Obama with false and “ridiculous” claims and that Mitt Romney is a foreign policy rookie who embarrassed himself during a recent trip to London.
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In a letter to Obama’s supporters, he railed on the charges Obama has been hit with, including those from the so-called “birthers.”
The attacks, he said, “remind me all too well of the notorious ‘Swift Boat’ attacks I faced in the 2004 campaign.” He was referencing devastating charges from fellow Vietnam War veterans questioning his service.
In the note, he also slapped Romney for being a foreign policy novice and potential presidential disaster.