In one of the ads by the Swift Boat Vets for Truth, one of them says, “I served with John Kerry. … He is lying about his record.” The guy is an ass’t DA in an Oregon county. But
In an interview with The Oregonian newspaper last week, French said he relied on the accounts of three other veterans in making the statement about Kerry and did not personally witness the events.
That pissed off other Vietnam vets.
“As a senior assistant district attorney, you know as well as we do that that kind of ridiculous statement would never pass muster in a court of law,” veteran Terry Kirsch said of French’s account.
“We question your fitness to serve as an enforcer of the law after swearing to facts in a legal affidavit that you do not know to be true,” he said.
Before recording the ad, French signed an affidavit that said: “I am able to swear, as I do hereby swear, that all facts and statements contained in this affidavit are true and correct and within my personal knowledge and belief.”
It goes on to say that “Kerry has wildly exaggerated and lied about his record in Vietnam” and that he received his Purple Heart medals “in the absence of hostile fire.”
In other words, at least of these Swift Boat vets is just making it up.