The Kerry campaign responded, initially, that Mr Kerry had always said he was “near” Cambodia. Then a campaign aide said Mr Kerry had been in the Mekong Delta “between” Vietnam and next-door Cambodia – a geographical zone not found on maps, which show the Mekong river running from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Michael Meehan, a Kerry campaign adviser, told ABC Television: “The Mekong Delta consists of the border between Cambodia and Vietnam, so on Christmas Eve in 1968, he was in fact on patrol . . . in the Mekong Delta between Cambodia and Vietnam. He was ambushed, they fired back, he was fired upon from both sides, from the Cambodian side of the border and the Vietnam side during that day in 1968.”
This is like saying that because the Mississippi River runs south from Minnesota, you can say that you’re in Mississippi when you cross the river to go to a Vikings game at the Hump. I know Kerry voters, excepting the corrupt elite hoping to ride the gravy train, are generally low-IQ, but this defense doesn’t even rise to the level of pathetic.