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Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Reader Bob C. emailed me a link to the Village Voice. Yes, THAT Village Voice. It seems that some on the Left have taken notice of Kerry's actions AFTER Viet Nam.
Senator John Kerry, a decorated battle veteran, was courageous as a navy lieutenant in the Vietnam War. But he was not so courageous more than two decades later, when he covered up voluminous evidence that a significant number of live American prisoners, perhaps hundreds, were never acknowledged or returned after the war-ending treaty was signed in January 1973.
I'd post more, but quite honestly reading it all made me sick. This is the man many Donks want for President? This sick bastard sold out many of the very same men he calls his "Band of Brothers".
How many brothers have a knife sticking out of their back with Kerry's fingerprints on it?
How many men died in a Viet Cong prison so that John Fonda Kerry could further his political career?
In the end, the fact that Senator Kerry covered up crucial evidence as committee chairman didn't seem to bother too many Massachusetts voters when he came up for re-election, or the recent voters in primary states. So I wouldn't predict it will be much of an issue in the presidential election come November. It seems there is no constituency in America for missing Vietnam P.O.W.'s except for their families and some veterans of that war.
A year after he issued the committee report, on the night of January 26, 1994, Kerry was on the Senate floor pushing through a resolution calling on President Clinton to lift the 19-year-old trade embargo against Vietnam. In the debate, Kerry belittled the opposition, saying that those who still believed in abandoned P.O.W.'s were perpetrating a hoax. "This process," he declaimed, "has been led by a certain number of charlatans and exploiters, and we should not allow fiction to cloud what we are trying to do here."
Kerry's resolution passed, by a vote of 62 to 38. Sadly for him, the passage of ten thousand resolutions cannot make up for wants in a man's character.
How many men were left behind to assuage Kerry's greed and corruption?
I'd rather be castrated with a bandsaw that have John Fonda Kerry as president.