March 25, 2004

TOM MAGUIRE NOTES that the Kerry assassination story is working its way up the media food chain, with the Boston Globe getting involved (though it’s still nibbling around the edges). There’s more Kerrry hedging, too, on the question of whether American troops “murdered” 200,000 Vietnamese. (He said yes back then; now he regards the word “murdered” as “inappropriate.”)

UPDATE: Okay, okay, here’s the link to the Globe story, and here’s the lede:

WASHINGTON — In a question-and-answer session before a Senate committee in 1971, John F. Kerry, who was a leading antiwar activist at the time, asserted that 200,000 Vietnamese per year were being “murdered by the United States of America” and said he had gone to Paris and “talked with both delegations at the peace talks” and met with communist representatives.

Maguire has more, and additional links.