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AP publishes a timeline of Kerry’s military service. But, as Instapundit points out, there is an error in the timeline. AP says Kerry was discharged in 1970, whereas in fact, he was in the Naval Rserves until 1978. (Also see Justoneminute). Instapundit points out that when Kerry managed to arrange a private meeting with North and South Vietnamese negotiators in Paris (the 26 year-old Kerry was visiting Europe with his new wife Julia Thorne), he was still in the Navy. But the New York Story in April missed this fact back in April.

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Can anyone confirm that Kerry’s private meeting with the Vietnamese is punishable by death according to the Military Code of Justice. It seems I read something to this affect somewhere. Maybe in Lt Col. Robert "Buzz" Peterson’s new book?

SOME WILL TRY ANYTHING TO GET WHAT THEY WANT, GO AS LOW AS POSSABLE, THIS SHAMEFUL SMEAR IS A DISGRASE TO ALL AMERICANS WHO SERVED AND DEFENDED OUR COUNTRY. THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT MUST LIVE WITH THEMSELVES.

To be honest, I think John Kerry welcomes this comparison of military records, dare I say that this might be part of his campaign strategy, he has been around and won more elections then George Bush as even dreamed of. Guess were going to find out in November.

Question for HA: If you really believe that Kerry "welcomes this comparison of military records," then why hasn’t he released them?

Ya know, Kerry could have avoided all this by talking about something other than Vietnam at the Democrat convention. Perhaps he could have delved into his 18+ years in the Senate?

Ok folks, you asked:
Straight from John Kerry’s mouth to your eyes.
Senate Testimony, circa 1971:
"I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government and of all eight of Madam Binh’s points it has been stated time and time again, and was stated by Senator Vance Hartke when he returned from Paris, and it has been stated by many other officials of this Government, if the United States were to set a date for withdrawal the prisoners of war would be returned".
Any questions?
This proves that John Kerry was doing something he should not have been doing, since he was STILL IN THE NAVY.
Oh well, I’m sure there’s some kind of NUANCE to explain this.

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