According to the Washington Post, official military records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act flatly contradict Thurlow.
"Last month, Thurlow swore in an affidavit that Kerry was "not under fire" when he fished Lt. James Rassmann out of the water. He described Kerry's Bronze Star citation, which says that all units involved came under "small arms and automatic weapons fire," as "totally fabricated."
"I never heard a shot," Thurlow said in his affidavit, which was released by Swift Boats Veterans for Truth. The group claims the backing of more than 250 Vietnam veterans, including a majority of Kerry's fellow boat commanders.
But Thurlow's military records, portions of which were released yesterday to The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act, contain several references to "enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire" directed at "all units" of the five-boat flotilla. Thurlow won his own Bronze Star that day, and the citation praises him for providing assistance to a damaged Swift boat "despite enemy bullets flying about him."
A document recommending Thurlow for the Bronze Star noted that all his actions "took place under constant enemy small arms fire which LTJG THURLOW completely ignored in providing immediate assistance" to the disabled boat and its crew. The citation states that all other units in the flotilla also came under fire."
I think it might be a good idea to compile a list of every lie these clowns have been caught telling. It would already be a long list.
The scary thing is that the exposure of all these lies doesn't make Bush's Kool-Aid drinkers even CONSIDER that this might be wrong.
But attacking Kerry seems to be the ONLY thing Bush is campaigning on. It's his entire campaign strategy. And that's because he has no record to run on.
"Vote For Bush: He smears and lies about Vets."