John Kerry confesses to treason on Meet The Press:
MR. RUSSERT: And you have a hat that the CIA agent gave you?
SEN. KERRY: I still have the hat that he gave me, and I hope the guy would come out of the woodwork and say, "I'm the guy who went up with John Kerry. We delivered weapons to the Khmer Rouge on the coastline of Cambodia." We went out of Ha Tien, which is right in Vietnam. We went north up into the border. And I have some photographs of that, and that's what we did. So, you know, the two were jumbled together, but we were on the Cambodian border on Christmas Eve, absolutely.
Running guns to the Khmer Rouge? Uhh, Tall Dour One, they were on the other side.
Now, let's be fair here. Since Sen. Kerry is a former prosecutor, it is possible that he has simply retained the hat as evidence, with the hope that Mystery Guy will come out of the woodwork and confess so that Kerry can slip the cuffs on him.
One thing is for certain - when Kerry says events were "jumbled together", he is utterly convincing - his memory of that era seems to be just a little bit toasty. Well, if he signs the Form 180 as he promised, maybe it will all come rushing back to him.
EXTENDED CONTROVERSY: A careful study of the audiotape by the folks in Bryan's Basement suggests that "maybe Kerry was actually smuggling baguettes into France for the Moulin Rouge."
Who would be surprised?