More Unsolicited Advice for the Bush Camp


A reader directs us to the blog of the conservative talk-show host Hugh Hewitt, who doesn't think much of John Kerry's criticism (Hewitt prefers the word "slander") of the military during his Vietnam Veterans Against the War days. Here's Hewitt's position in a nutshell:

The Kerry of 1971 is very much the Kerry of 2004. His views on the last long war surely matter in evaluating his ability to lead the country in the next long war—the one in which we find ourselves today.

Note to the Bush campaign: I'd think twice before adopting this argument as your own. For a year you've been arguing that Iraq isn't Vietnam—a position that Kerry, who voted for the current war, presumably shares. I don't think you'll make your cause more popular by suddenly discovering some historical parallels.