Kerry opposes the Iraq war as a blunder, yet he promises to tell the troops that he will lead them to victory. He expects what he believes is his "truth-telling" to inspire them, and he even had the chutzpah, in the first debate, to compare his honesty now to his honesty during the Vietnam War. But young John Kerry did not tell his uncomfortable truths (most of them lies, actually, but let it pass for the moment) in order to inspire America to victory. Instead he wanted to shame it into retreat, and ultimately he succeeded.
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