Brave in Vietnam, anyway. But Mike at Virginia Patriots notes that Kerry claims his anti-military rhetoric was brave. Well, I suppose that since many people are more afraid of public speaking than death, his stance could be called brave.
OTOH, wasn't Tailgunner Joe famous for vague, hysterical, unproven charges? Wasn't the Communist menace even more dangerous than Vietnam? Why do Democrats vilify Joe McCarthy but praise John Kerry for behaving exactly alike?