The Swift Boaters have no credibility? Really? So how were they able to torpedo John Kerry’s bid for the presidency and when, if ever, were any of their assertions refuted? Clowns like William Delahunt can repeat this gibberish all they want, but that doesn’t make it true.
U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry’s service in Vietnam and his status as a longtime congressional foreign policy czar make him uniquely suited as a leading contender for secretary of state — but even friends admit his past missteps also could make him a prime target for opponents during confirmation hearings.
“The Swift Boaters will probably be after him again, but they have no credibility,” said former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, who served on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and often worked with Kerry. “I’ve always felt John Kerry was a cut above anybody in terms of foreign policy in the United States. He practiced it, he lived it, and he had an understanding of it that makes him extremely qualified for the job.”
His betrayal of the men he served with aside, Kerry also has more recent problems, like dodging taxes in his home state. Granted, that’s a resume-enhance with this administration.
Kerry received three Purple Hearts for his service in the Navy during the Vietnam War and served for nearly three decades on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. But he has also come under fire as a leading Vietnam War opponent, and has recently come under criticism for viewing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a reformer.
But as a stooge like Delahunt would say, viewing Assad as a reformer make his “extremely qualified” for the job.