August 29, 2004


Bush Says Kerry 'More Heroic' for Going to Vietnam

President Bush on Saturday described John Kerry's tour of duty in Vietnam as more heroic than his own service in the Air National Guard, saying his Democratic rival had been "in harm's way."

But the president told NBC's "Today" show that both sides should drop the debate over their wartime service, saying, "I think that we ought to move beyond the past. ... The real question is who best to lead us forward."

Asked if he believed that he and Kerry "served on the same level of heroism," Bush replied, "No, I don't. I think him going to Vietnam was more heroic than my flying fighter jets. He was in harm's way and I wasn't."

Now, regardless of whether or not you think Kerry lied about what he did in 'Nam, you have to admit that Bush is really handling this whole thing with class. He's giving Kerry credit for his service, he's not denying that he wasn't in as much danger, and in any case, he thinks we should all move on and talk about current issues.

I may disagree with him on quite a few things, but this is my president, ladies and gentlemen.

Posted by CD on August 29, 2004 09:36 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

This looks like a bipartisan call to quit talking about Vietnam to me. What a relief.

Posted by: Alex D. at August 30, 2004 03:14 AM

I agree, we need to talk about the BIG picture here. Like the abuses at Abu Ghraib adn how Iraq is a Quagmire. ^_^ As much as i would REALLY like to hear eah side's views on unemployent, defense of our nation and how best to boost the economy, i fear that this will not come and that we will be treated to the tripe that i have formerly outlined. After all, now that everyone is ired[sic] of Vietnam, we need to have some fallback that the fair and balanced media can use to discredit the administration. Man i hate being pragmatic.

Posted by: tommy at August 30, 2004 09:54 AM

You can't fake true class.

Posted by: CavalierX at August 31, 2004 10:55 AM
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