Michael Kelly and David Bloom deserve better from their profession

So, there I was, two days away from news, battling the mother of all stomach flus. I will spare you the details, although none spared me, and I come back to the keyboard to find that the mainstream press has finally co-ordinated their perspectives on the Kerry/Swiftvets story.Apparently, they've decided that they needn't ask Kerry anything at all about fitness reports, after action reports, medal citations signed some years after they were issued. Nah. They aren't even going to discuss the Kerry … [Read more...]

The Counterfeit Presentment of Two Brothers

Over at Vodkapundit Stephen Green gives us a study in contrasts, linking first to a Boston Globe story from a year ago which quotes Kerry, and then to a speech last week by Colin Powell and his moving encounter with a recently wounded soldier.Compare and contrast. One man has three superficial wounds and uses it to go home, the other loses a limb and wonders when he can rejoin his unit.Now, in fairness, one can understand why Kerry would want to take advantage of his "three wounds and yer out" … [Read more...]