August 23, 2004
DALE FRANKS HAS A PEACE PROPOSAL:
In order to move the presidential campaign away from what happened or didn't happen in Vietnam 35 years ago, I offer a suggestion. Since the Kerry camp wishes to argue that official Navy records are conclusive proof that Kerry served honorably and with distinction, I suggest that those of us opposed to Kerry offer to accept that argument, as long as the Kerry people accept the logical corollary: the official Air Force records indicating George W. Bush was honorably discharged from his service is conclusive proof that he properly met his obligations as well.
Sounds fair to me. But will the MoveOn folks go for it?
UPDATE: Here's an interesting argument that Kerry's problems stem from violating the Vietnam truce that had prevailed for years in American politics.