My money is on him being a liar!
This laughable excuse for a a Senator spoke on the Senate floor (among other venues) about a "seared memory" - not a vague recollection, or somewhat of a hint - but a "seared memory" of sitting on a "Cambodian river" on Christmas Eve 1968 while "President Nixon was telling America there were no American troops there."
Several "OOPS..." are required to be noted here:
First and foremost unless Christmas Eve in 1968 was moved to sometime after January 20 1969, Richard Nixon couldn't have been President; Lyndon Johnson was. Either that or we had two Presidents at the same time. Tricky Dickie indeed!!
Even given Kerry a pass on who was president, there is the troubling recollection (I'm not sure they are "seared recollections") of his superior officers and crew members of his boat that this just didn't happen.
Kerry reluctantly proffers he must have had a "confused" "seared memory" (confusing I know). Or is it just nuanced?! Lest you think I'm being too partisan and tough on poor Ketchup Boy, his own diaries contradict his "seared memory" placing him 50 miles away from Cambodia in Sa Dec, wait for it....Viet Nam.
But then again is Christmas can move from December to January in order to make Nixon president, or if the Constitution can allow co-presidents - after all a seared memory is a serious thing - moving a mere 50 miles at a moments notice is a mere bag of shells!
Now we have Kerry in Davos Switzerland complaining that America has become sort of a "international pariah." Obviously aiming his criticism at the Bush administration Kerry says, "When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy."
Again, Kerry's memory is faulty here. He forgets that it was President Clinton (again confusion with whom was president when) who refused to send the Koyoto Protocol to the Senate for ratification. The Senate voted anyway - 95 to 0 - opposing any international agreement in which China, India and other developing countries would be exempted. Senator Kerry was one of the 95 opposition votes. Again, perhaps it is just nuance to deep for the average American to understand.
My mother used to say - "if you're going to lie, you better have a good memory." Obviously advice Ketchup Boy never got from his mother.