Tuesday, January 17, 2006

KERRY'S VERSION OF VIETNAM



This week, we'll be examining some excerpts from Jean Francois Kerry's own website bio! Let's start here:

As he was graduating from Yale, John Kerry volunteered to serve in Vietnam, because, as he later said, "it was the right thing to do." He believed that "to whom much is given, much is required." And he felt he had an obligation to give something back to his country. John Kerry served two tours of duty. On his second tour, he volunteered to serve on a Swift Boat in the river deltas, one of the most dangerous assignments of the war. His leadership, courage, and sacrifice earned him a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple Hearts

Hmmm. No mention of a deferment request there. Larry Elder mentions it here, though. He also quotes former presidential contender Bob Dole:

I respect [Kerry's] record, but three Purple Hearts – he never bled that I know of. They were all superficial wounds. As far as I know, he never spent one day in the hospital, I don't think he draws any disability pay. He doesn't have any disability.


And he's boasting about three Purple Hearts, when you think of some of the people who really got shot up in Vietnam ... Maybe he should apologize to all the other two-and-a-half million veterans who served. He wasn't the only one who was in Vietnam. I think Sen. Kerry needs to talk about his Senate record, which is pretty thin. That's probably why he's talking about his war record, which is pretty confused.

...and then there's this: JOHN KERRY'S SILVER STAR, by Craig Roberts - NewsWithViews.com.

Let's get back to Kerry's version of events...

But John Kerry's wartime experience taught him a painful lesson that he could not forget, even after he returned home. In the midst of battle, he had seen the lives of his fellow soldiers, his friends, put at risk because some leaders in Washington were making bad decisions. He decided he had a responsibility to his friends still serving, the friends he had lost, and his country, to help restore responsible leadership in America.

This is where it gets interesting. He followed a political path, using the anger of (mostly-drafted) anti-war vets, and the suffering of POW families as his platform. Was he taking advantage of the political climate, or was he being used by the North Vietnamese? WorldNetDaily has this story with the interesting title MISSION: IMPLAUSIBLE Hanoi urged U.S. activists to run for office
Kerry mirrored documented plan to 'plant progressive people'

Kerry's website goes on...

So he decided to become active as a Vietnam Veteran Against the War (VVAW). He became a spokesman for VVAW and later co-founded Vietnam Veterans of America. Only 27 years old, John Kerry sounded this call to reason in April 1971 when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and posed the powerful question, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

This part takes the cake. Read this from Winter Soldier.com, this and this from WND.

He'll never release all of his military records, because to do so would be political suicide. They will out, eventually, and history will show the depths to which this man sunk over his military and political careers.

Hat tip to JOHN KERRY SHOULD STEP DOWN, OUT OF POLITICS, of course.
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