We were there, we know the truth, and we know that this guy's unfit to be commander-in-chief, ... I think you'll find that people are very, very angry at John Kerry. They remember his career in Vietnam as a short, controversial one, and they believe that only Hollywood could turn this guy into a war hero.
I think there's something particularly pathetic about me having to appear here on national television and trade polished little phrases with you to defend the honor of the 55,000 people that died there, the 2.5 million of us that served there. I think further that the justification that Hanoi uses for keeping our POWs is that they were engaged in criminal acts there.