The group responsible for turning John Kerry's Vietnam War service into a major campaign issue released a new ad Friday, accusing the Democratic presidential nominee of being "deceitful" for suggesting he spent Christmas Eve, 1968, in Cambodia.
The new spot from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (search) is just the latest twist in a story that has dominated campaign news coverage almost since Kerry accepted the nomination last month.
Called "Never in Cambodia," the ad features Stephen Gardner, who served under Kerry.
"I spent more time on John Kerry's boat than any other crew member," Gardner says in the ad. "John Kerry hasn't been honest, he's been deceitful. John Kerry claims that he spent Christmas in 1968 in Cambodia and that is categorically a lie. Not in December, not in January. We were never in Cambodia on a secret mission, ever."