Actually, that is a lie. I was only a toddler when Kerry served honorably in Vietnam.
But to say I served with John Kerry is just about as honest a statement as those put out by a pro-Bush group running commercials that question the senator’s war record. The American Progress Action Fund reports:
A group of veterans have launched a media blitz featuring a host of wholly unsubstantiated and largely discredited charges against Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) which call into question his record of honorable military service in Vietnam. In particular, the group – called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT) – is airing an ad featuring 13 men who never served with Kerry calling him a liar and alleging that he did not deserve the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and two of his three Purple Hearts. The allegations contradict all of Kerry's crewmates who are still living, medical records and an independent investigation by historian Douglas Brinkley. Sen. John McCain – who was similarly smeared by false charges during his 2000 campaign that he fathered an out-of-wedlock black child – called the group's advertisement "dishonest and dishonorable." But asked specifically whether Bush would join McCain in condemning the ad, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan demurred.
That’s the Bush campaign for you. At the head of the ticket are two men who avoided service in Vietnam. They are pulling the same below the belt tactics that they threw at John McCain four years ago. These are the acts of desperate men.