I have to disagree with the usually sound Mark Steyn, John Kerry's Vietnam experience is not a "complete fantasy."
I swear Kerry saw Apocalypse Now during its first run and immediately began grafting parts of the story onto his own life. Boat into Cambodia? Check. Horrors and atrocities? Check. One tortured soul who sees through the lies? Check.
Never get out of the boat. Absolutely goddamn right. Unless you were goin' all the way.