Douglas Brinkley Backs Off From His Kerry Claims

In today's New York Times we find an analysis of the Vietnam attacks on both candidates. hidden within is this jewel:

“Every American now knows that there's something really screwy about George Bush and the National Guard, and they know that John Kerry was not the war hero we thought he was,” said Douglas Brinkley, the historian and author of a friendly biography of Mr. Kerry's war years, acknowledging that Mr. Kerry's opponents had succeeded in raising questions about his service.

Even Brinkley doesn't believe Kerry's exaggerated claims of his four months of service anymore, and Brinkley had access to more notes than we did.

Even so, many refer to the Swift Vets as “discredited” as if saying it was so enough times would make it so.

Josh Poulson

Posted Friday, Sep 24 2004 03:41 PM

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Do you have Douglas Brinkley's email address?
12:58PM PST

John E Walker

Posted Wednesday, Feb 23 2005 12:57 PM

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