Friday, September 24, 2004
Being there: Have I ever mentioned that I was standing on the moon in my spacesuit as I watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon back in 1969? Some of you will say that I wasn't yet born, but that's such a trifle.
OK, I confess. I wasn't on the moon that day. Heck, I wasn't even born yet.
But it appears that Sen. John Kerry is coming down with an Al Gore problem -- he makes bald-faced, verifiable lies for effect.
The Captain notes that Kerry in 2001 was peddling the claim that he was present at the signing of the cease-fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War. The problem? All the evidence -- including photographic -- shows that he wasn't there. Just 5 1/2 hours before the signing of the cease fire occurred, Kerry was still at a Boston fund-raiser, according to a Boston Globe article.
It took President Bush far longer than that to get into Baghdad for Thanksgiving last year.
And he accuses President Bush of living in fantasyland?