The Wall Street Journal has up today, an article by Stephen Sherman which goes into some of the details I mention in this week’s BIT about John Kerry.  Says SHerman:

In his book “Stolen Valor,” B.G. Burkett points out that Mr. Kerry liberally used phony veterans to testify to atrocities they could not possibly have committed. Mr. Kerry later threw what he represented as his awards at the Capitol in protest. But as the war diminished as a political issue, he left the VVAW, which was a bit too radical for his political future, and was ultimately elected to the Senate. After his awards were seen framed on his office wall, he claimed to have thrown away someone else’s medals–so now he can reclaim his gallantry in Vietnam.

I admit not having read that book; a situation I will soon enough remedy. Strong stuff.

(Update: Powerline has this one too, along with some other interesting links on the topic.)