April 27, 2004

Discarded Medals


Regarding the controversy over whether or not John Kerry threw away his medals or just the ribbons and what he said he threw, ABC News reports: Discarded Decorations: Videotape Contradicts John Kerry's Own Statements Over Vietnam Medals. (Via Drudge Report)

Kerry responded to the report yesterday on 'Good Morning America' saying, "back then, you know, ribbons, medals were absolutely interchangeable." (Via InstaPundit)

Apparently Kerry wants to have his medals and throw them away, too.

This is yet another of Kerry's "nuanced" positions, such as "I actually did vote for [the bill] before I voted against it" and "yes, I committed atrocities" ... "the words were honest but on the other hand, they were a little bit over the top".

You know that something's amiss when the straight forward task of reconciling a man's actions with his words gets so convoluted so often.

James Taranto has more on Kerry and his medals. And for a present-day solider's perspective on ribbons and medals, see this entry at 4 Mile Creek.

NOTE: If you haven't yet looked at our Spirit of America auctions, be sure to scroll down. The fundraising drive ends soon, so be sure to check out auctions by other bloggers at Fighting Fusileers, Victory Coalition and our very own Liberty Alliance

Posted by Forkum at April 27, 2004 04:51 PM