that rather than simply reading "Unfit for Command" one should ALSO read Brinkley's "Tour of Duty" which is based on interviews with Kerry, his personal records and his personal journal. Having BOTH books allows one to see the many discrepancies cited.
Then one should get familiar with "Stolen Valor" to see the caliber of men the VVAW was composed of and the lies that were told.
Then Kerry should be asked to explain the discrepancies. Some undoubtedly will turn out to be innocent false memories while others will be like the "Cambodia on Christmas Eve" and Alston who MAY have served on the same boat for all of 1-14 days (7 max if you choose to believe Shortt).
It is easier to ignore the facts at hand and simply claim "unsubstantiated" as the media in general currently does for their favorite son.
.......that the "scandal" surrounding Kerry's war experiences, and
the idea that smoking causes lung cancer, have a lot in common.
Many/most will either believe it or not, and no amount of dialog is going
to get anyone of them to change their mind.
For the undecided, there are many articles such as this:
available that deepen the concern for the truth.
If there is sufficient remaining doubt on Nov 2, will it impact the vote ?