As a veteran of the Vietnam War, I think it's important for us to have a President of the United States who is fit to be Commander in Chief. Of the 11 men who served in the same swift boat as John Kerry, 10 support him as President, while the other is too dead to offer an opinion. These men are obviously supporting John Kerry in the same way that cops refuse to rat out one of their own. They are bound by fraternal law, which forces them to swallow their contempt for a man whose first of three purple hearts was suspect and who testified before the Senate that the war was being waged in an unethical, sloppy manner. That's all fine and good, but why would I want to trust the opinion of the men who were in his boat? I care more about those veterans who served in the general vicinity of John Kerry.
I trust the group of men who have stepped forward to claim that John Kerry is a liar who betrayed and dishonored his country. None of these men actually served with John Kerry, but that is to their advantage — they maintain objectivity in their distance.