Thursday, August 12, 2004

Kerry lied about Cambodia

The London Telegraph today reports that the story of Kerry spending Christmas Eve of 1968 in Cambodia was an invention of Kerry.

Michael Meehan, a Kerry campaign adviser, told ABC Television: "The Mekong Delta consists of the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, so on Christmas Eve in 1968, he was in fact on patrol . . . in the Mekong Delta between Cambodia and Vietnam. He was ambushed, they fired back, he was fired upon from both sides, from the Cambodian side of the border and the Vietnam side during that day in 1968."

Who knows if this is in fact true either. Kerry told the Cambodia story on the Senate floor in 1986. This is a credibility issue. Kerry made his Vietnam service a key point in his campaign. If he's lying about this, what else is he lying about?

Update: Powerline has some comments on this as well.

Update: Captain's Quarters has a great post about his pattern of lying.