Kane Watch: Blowing It
In a blog post giving his take on the Kerry "botched joke," Eugene Kane writes:
He deserves the criticism he's receiving, even though reasonable people can
agree there's no way a decorated Vietnam veteran would make disparaging remarks
about the men and women he served with.
Thanks to James Taranto, reasonable people with short-term memories are reminded that occassionally a decorated Vietnam veteran does make disparaging remarks about the men and women he served with.
They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from
portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs,
blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion
reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks,
and generally ravaged the country side of South Vietnam in addition to the
normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done
by the applied bombing power of this country.
-John Kerry, 1971