Over the last seven months we have learned that any Senate vote John Kerry has cast, and any issue position John Kerry embraces is unassailable, because he is a Vietnam Veteran, and to say he is wrong about anything is to "question his patriotism."
Now two-hundred fifty Vietnam Veterans have given their word in print that Kerry's Vietnam service was not as heroic as Kerry himself has advertised, and the Candidate's surrogates have fanned out to discredit those Veterans.
If we are supposed to grant unquestioning credence to Kerry because he served in Vietnam, then why shouldn't Kerry's fellow Swift Boat Veterans enjoy the same magical credibility? They served in Vietnam too, so isn't anyone who disputes their motives or their veracity "questioning their patriotism"? Or does that line only work for Democrat politicians?