Oh, this is ridiculous: George Elliott, who signed an anti-Kerry affidavit for the Swift boat Kerry-bashers, then disavowed the affidavit, has now, according to WorldNetDaily, disavowed the disavowal:
A Vietnam veteran who appears in a television ad critical of Sen. John Kerry says a Boston Globe article asserting he retracted his criticism of the presidential candidate's war service is "extremely inaccurate" and "highly misleading."
In a statement, Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth says "Captain Elliott reaffirms his affidavit in support of that advertisement, and he reaffirms his request that the ad be played."
Man, if I'm ever on trial for murder, I want this guy as the chief witness for the prosecution.
And in case you're thinking of believing the Kerry-bashers, here's their gloss on the Globe reporter, according to the WND article:
... the veterans group says the article is "particularly surprising given page 102 of Mr. Kranish's own book quoting John Kerry as acknowledging that he killed a single, wounded, fleeing Viet Cong soldier whom he was afraid would turn around."
Yup -- because, as Kranish in the Globe article, he was armed:
In an interview for a seven-part biographical series that appeared in the Globe last year, Kerry said: "I don't have a second's question" about killing the Viet Cong. "He was running away with a live B-40, and, I thought, poised to turn around and fire it."
(The seven-part biographical series is the basis for Kranish's book.)