Over the years, I've known quite a few people who claimed that "everyone cheats on his taxes" or "every man cheats on his wife". It's hard to know for sure, but I had reason to believe that most of them were not unbiased observers but cheaters who justified their cheating by telling themselves that cheating is universal (it's not) and therefore nothing to be ashamed of (it is). For the last few weeks, I've been wondering whether John Kerry's long-ago insistence that huge numbers of American soldiers in Viet Nam were babykilling rapists tells us anything about his own behavior in the field.
This post on Country Store (11:00 PM on 2/11, if the link doesn't work) suggests that my suspicions may have been justified. I hope not, and hope that his actions can be explained some other way. While continuing to investigate thoroughly whether the president ever played hookie from his National Guard duties, the media might want to inquire whether John Kerry ever raped or tortured or murdered anyone in Viet Nam.Posted by Dr. Weevil at February 11, 2004 11:58 PM