Monday, March 29, 2004


Kerry seems to be trumpeting his "war record". So why isn't he trumpeting his "anti-war record"?

Think it was all innocent and idealistic? Read these two snippets:

This month his campaign several times said he "never, ever" attended a Kansas City meeting of antiwar leadership where members discussed and voted on an assassination plot against pro-war U.S. senators. Then, when confronted with FBI surveillance records of the meeting, the campaign acknowledged his presence as "an historical footnote." Mr. Kerry told a Boston radio station the whole story was "such ancient history." It was time to move on.

Last week Gerald Nicosia, the historian who first uncovered evidence the FBI tailed Mr. Kerry back in 1971, reported to police that three of the 14 boxes of the FBI files he obtained under the Freedom of Information Act were stolen from his California home and that other individual files from the remaining 11 boxes were also swiped, including documents about Mr. Kerry that Mr. Nicosia hadn't yet reviewed. "Those revelations are lost now, at least to me," Mr. Nicosia told the Associated Press. Someone, either friend or foe of Mr. Kerry, apparently knew what he was looking for.

As for the first one, he might say (paraphrasing Clinton), "I was at that meeting, but I didn't really listen to what anyone was saying."

And as for the document theft (kind of a dumb thing to do since they were obviously copies of the original documents), when it's proved some Gordon Liddy-type, ex-CIA operative orchestrated the theft using DNC slush funds, he can say "I was at that meeting, but I didn't really listen to what anyone was saying."


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