A Fifth Purple Heart?
Vietnam Vets Can Only Hope that it was one of them, seeking long-overdue justice for the rest of us, that John Kerry finally encountered. The pompous pol, who famously ran on his dubious combat record and who also famously vilified his fellow warriors, showed up at the White House sporting a broken nose and two black eyes. A Kerry spokesman is attributing the damage to a fall in a hockey game but would provide no details which makes the old antennae quiver just a bit. While the hockey excuse may in fact not be pure hockey, one can only wonder.
There is no way the haughty Kerry would ever admit to getting his butt kicked, especially by one of those he slandered and libeled so viciously to pay his political dowry. If an assault actually occurred, Kerry probably wouldn't file charges because the publicity would be so negative for him and would reawaken all the old charges he would rather remain more permanently interred than all those he dishonored and whose names appear on that long black wall in Washington.
Even if the hockey bit is true, the images can't help but be warming to those millions of living Vietnam veterans whose honor this scheming, overly-ambitious man destroyed for selfish political gain. If Kerry's new wounds were in fact incurred in an encounter with a Vietnam vet then that probably qualifies as an unarmed combat event.
One can't help but wonder if Kerry will petition Obama for a fifth Purple Heart.