Sunday, September 05, 2004

An endorsement Kerry doesn't need

This ringing endorsement from a fellow that also served in Vietnam isn't really going to help Kerry very much...mainly because he fought for the other side.

Sinh and John F. Kerry, the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee, were fighting along the Dong Cung canal about the same time 35 years ago in early 1969, experiencing the intensity of war along these muddy waters, but from opposite sides.

Although Sinh had never heard of Kerry, he had a strong opinion about the debate surrounding the candidate's Vietnam War record as a U.S. Navy Swift boat commander: Kerry must have had guts to troll the Mekong Delta's spider web of rivers and narrow canals knowing that Viet Cong like himself were waiting to pick him off.

"Kerry served in Vietnam and he was awarded the medal for his
bravery," Sinh said. "He deserves the medal."