[Via WSJ.com: Opinion]
This article hits the nail on the head. Kerry tried to justify his fitness for command based on his Vietnam war experience and it backfired on him. Although I am very tired of hearing about what John Kerry did or did not do in the Vietnam war I do not have very much sympathy for his plight. He just does not get it! Vietnam war veterans are old but they have not completely forgotten the sense of betrayal and the unending sense of being taken advantage of. Now they remember being called baby killers by a young John Kerry. It is difficult to say whether the young John Kerry was expressing his moral indignation with the tragdy of war or cynically intent on furthering his political career. It is obvious that the much older and wiser John Kerry either does not understand the pain he has inflicted on his fellow veterans or just does not care!