What the Swift Boat ad did NOT sayI'm not a huge fan of John Kerry, but I'm even less of a fan of shameless smears. I don't like the left's juvenile taunting of President Bush, for example (see previous entry).
I saw the infamous Swift Boat ad, where some Vietnam vets attacked John Kerry. Or one of them, I'm not sure how many ads there are.
Basically, the vets in the ad attacked Kerry for his early 70s Congressional testimony accusing American troops in Vietnam of war crimes.
The ad mentioned a lot of things. Those featured said Kerry's testimony gave ad and comfort to the enemy; this is a common charge by who don't understand that democratic dissent will always please autocrats who view this as a sign of weakness, instead of what is really is. They said Kerry dishonored his country. They asked how can we respect him after he said those things.
There is one thing the ad didn't say.
That Kerry's accusations were untrue.