Cliff Leach of the United States Navy (bottom row, 4th from the left): "John Kerry's a phony as far as I'm concerned. For one thing, he's a lying officer. There's a lot of those. Believe me, I knew a lot of them. Officers that I knew that were on the Enterprise were pretty squirrely guys. You get over to Vietnam and some of them were loose gooses, and he's a loose goose. He was an antiwar activist, which you know, like I say, everybody's got their own choice of what they want to believe in, but I don't think it was his right to take that away from anybody else."
"He's an officer, he's telling you to do those things and then he goes back and makes fun of you because you did it, or bastardizes you because you did that. It's just hypocritical, that's just being a jerk, and that's all he was."