Kerry Plays a Fierce Defense:
An angry John Kerry yesterday raged that the White House has a "twisted sense of ethics and morality" as he faced new TV ads that accuse him of voting against U.S. troops in Iraq.Hmm, they must have left the North Vietnamese flag on the bus. And I hope that when he got testy, he didn't commit any war crimes!
"They don't think twice about trying to pretend to America that I somehow don't care about the defense of our nation," Kerry said as he stumped in Pittsburgh using an American flag as his backdrop.
Kerry got livid after Team Bush went national with an ad that paints Kerry as "wrong on defense" for voting against $87 billion to help rebuild Iraq and buy body armor for U.S. troops - even though he voted for the Iraq war.Bwahaha! You can see why Lurch would have his panties in a twist. But then it might really be something else:
The Bush ad - now airing in battleground states - ends with video of Kerry's own tangled explanation of his vote: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."
Kerry furiously ripped into Vice President Dick Cheney and Bush political adviser Karl Rove because they didn't serve in the military as he did.But he promises a new military decoration if he gets elected:
Kerry's Vietnam record also came into question this week from his former commanding officer, who questioned whether Kerry deserved the first of his three Purple Hearts, saying he suffered just a tiny scratch. Kerry says that's wrong.
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