Wednesday, October 06, 2004

'Going Upriver': The truth about John Kerry

Sunday afternoon, Mike and I went to see George Butler's documentary, "Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry." It's a powerful piece of filmmaking, containing more truth in a single frame than can be found in the Swift Boat slime (be it John O'Neill's book or those disgusting TV ads).

Butler focuses on John Kerry's decision to enlist and go to Vietnam; the situation he observed there that led him to question the war; and the principled leadership he displayed during "Dewey Canyon III," when members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War went to Washington to call attention to the ungodly mess in southeast Asia.

As we left the theater, Mike said:

"It's as if Kerry's spent his entire life preparing to get us out of the mess we're in now."


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