To Swiftboat

 

Contrary to what the looney left tries to make it appear, Swiftboating, the new verb creeping into the Political language, is not a “smear campaign.” The appropriate verb for that would be Clintonizing, which the former administration and current Senator are both well known for.

 

Swiftboating a politician aptly means: swiftboat – vt. To reveal the essence of a defective person. To shine truth on a lie or lies. swiftboat-ed, swiftboat-ing.

 

Thanks to the brave efforts of a handful of aging Veterans, many that served alongside John ‘F’in Kerry, the country was saved from the antics of this former Naval Officer turned traitor by their revelations of his actual conduct during his very brief time in Viet Nam.

 

These men have faced scorn; ridicule, denigration and some have even been fired from their jobs for coming forward and speaking the truth. In true leftist fashion, they have been sued, threatened with suits and currently have had their lives turned upside down, all for speaking out the truth about Kerry.

 

While the left did everything in their power to impugn George W. Bush, even to the point of fabricating and televising forged documents, which are still be displayed as truthful, although forged, none of the looney left that engaged in this reprehensible behavior have been castigated by the Right anywhere near as bad as the left has done to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

 

None of the charges raised by the SBVT has ever been refuted, other than morons like Lawrence O’Donnell and sKerry his self stating they were lies and fabrications. Of course, all sKerry ever had to do was sign his DD Form 180 and open his complete Military Records to the entire public, not just a small portion to 3 friendly reporters. That action alone would have proven the Swiftees wrong, if they were.

 

However, since sKerry refused to open his complete record, while lambasting Bush over his record, which was opened in its entirety, tells me there is something there he is afraid of getting out. Quite possibly a less than Honorable Discharge that was later changed under Liberal President Carter? We may never know, since I’m sure sKerry has had ample time to expunge his record of matters as this, not to mention the fabrication of the ‘war hero’ medals he claimed to have thrown away in 1971, that are now prominently displayed on his office wall.

 

When you hear of someone being ‘swift boated,” let not your heart be troubled. The left is trying to make it out to be a smear, especially since the actions usually is a revealing of hidden truths about them that would disqualify them from public office. Just sit back and smile, knowing the truth about a scoundrel is getting out.

 

Lew

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One Response to “To Swiftboat”

  1. LEW Says:

    In response to the useage of the term "Swiftboating," John O\’Neill, one of the founders and spokesmen for the Swift Boat Veterans for truth has written the following, which appeard in today\’s New York Sun;Summer SoldiersBy JOHN O\’NEILLNovember 21, 2005Senator Kerry, supposedly defending Rep. John Murtha, said, "I won\’t stand for the Swift-Boating of Jack Murtha!" As one of the 254 members of Mr. Kerry\’s unit in Vietnam who belonged to Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, I found Mr. Kerry\’s comments most ironic. To us, Mr. Kerry\’s comments meant that no one should do to Mr. Murtha that which Mr. Kerry did to all of us and our fellow Vietnam veterans, living and dead. Mr. Kerry\’s disgraceful comments on many occasions in 1971 (while we were locked in combat), claiming falsely that we were "murdering" hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and committing rape and mayhem on a daily basis, are a part of the public record for which he has never apologized. This might be called "Kerrying" our soldiers. In his own strange way, in his recent comments, Mr. Kerry was trying by implication to compare himself to Mr. Murtha – the gravest of insults to Mr. Murtha, who was given a standing ovation by the House of Representatives (which then properly buried his immediate pullout suggestion 403-3). Mr. Murtha\’s long military record stands in stark contrast with Mr. Kerry\’s continuous self-promotion of his short and controversial service in our unit. More importantly, Mr. Murtha has never compared our troops in the field – now or then – to the "Army of Genghis Khan" or claimed our adversaries, whether the bloody communists and Khmer Rouge or the butchers of Al Qaeda, were simply democratic reformers. Can anyone – even in the cocoon of Washington or the incestuous world of Mainstream Media – imagine either side of the aisle spontaneously rising to clap for anything that Mr. Kerry ever did or said? Mr. Murtha\’s distinguished military record does not mean he is not wildly and completely wrong in his pullout proposal. Despite Mr. Murtha\’s effort to present himself as speaking for our troops, all serious data is to the contrary. Thus, for example, an Army Times poll of October 3, 2004, found Mr. Bush beating Mr. Kerry among active duty troops by 74% to 18%. Other polls were similar. While there are a few active duty or retired personnel like Mr. Murtha on the pullout side, they are not as numerous as, say, Yankee fans in Boston. It is abundantly clear that the vast majority of military personnel simply wish to be left alone by the Kerrys and other politicians to finish a job which they believe is nearly done and which they know the John Kerrys and Nancy Pelosis of Washington are totally incompetent to direct and even understand. The Democratic Party (notwithstanding its cynical expressions of concern for the same troops it periodically seeks to label as engaged in widespread crime) is regarded with intense distrust by many active duty and retired military personnel. They have been Kerried once too often. It was once the majority party that stopped the Nazis, Fascists, and North Koreans and that in words of a far different Kennedy summoned us "to fight any battle" for freedom. Sadly, the party of Henry Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt has become the party of retreat – from the Iranian Hostage Crisis to the retreat from Mogadishu; to opposition to the 1991 Gulf War; to the failure to avenge the 1993 World Trade Center bombing or the USS Cole bombing or the murder of our own troops and embassy personnel around the world. Indeed, this past Thursday night, the nation watched the bizarre spectacle of a Democratic Party speaking in favor of immediate withdrawal but too afraid to even cast a vote recording for posterity these convictions. And the drift from American values to the party of Mr. Kerry and Michael Moore has been matched by its shrinking base. Recent polls, for example, show vastly lower approval ratings – in the low 20s – for Congressional Democrats than even the low rating of Mr. Bush. As for many veterans and military personnel, they remember well the politicians who voted to send us to war then "Kerried" us while we were locked in combat, dishonoring both our service and our dead. And they ask – is this all to happen to our soldiers again? Are the politicians like Mr. Kerry who led the campaign to send our kids to war (when it was popular) now to withdraw support while they are locked in combat and apparently succeeding because the task is difficult or unpopular? Will Mainstream Media "Kerry" our troops by portraying Abu Ghraib or isolated cases of prisoner mistreatment as the rule to demoralize our troops and nation, while ignoring the beheadings and butchery of those peacefully praying in Mosques or shopping in a Bazaar? Will the press\’s selective glorification of isolated figures such as Cindy Sheehan, Mr. Kerry, or Mr. Murtha drown out the actual voices of the large majority of our servicemen? I hope not. We pay our troops little and subject them to considerable danger. We can at the very least support them with stability of mission and honesty of reporting. Likewise, we ought not to "Kerry" our troops with after-the-battle second-guessing. The fog of combat produces in any war mistake and folly. Both World War II and the Korean War began with wholly avoidable military disasters – Pearl Harbor and the retreat to Pusan. Likewise, the Iraq War has had its share of mistakes and miscalculations (along with brilliant successes). But it simply Kerries our troops in the field to elevate network newsmen (who have likely never even spent a night in a tent) or self-promoted Congressional military heroes with two months of 35 years ago combat in a much different world into armchair Napoleons. That is why we rely instead upon the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the best professional military establishment in the world (when they are left alone). And we should remember the words of Thomas Dewey declining to make Pearl Harbor a campaign issue in 1944: "I would rather lose the presidency and win the war than the reverse." On December 23, 1776, with Washington\’s army freezing in tatters at Morristown, Thomas Paine in "Common Sense" wrote, "These are the times that try men\’s souls." He noted many mistakes by the American army, but noted that "tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered" and that heaven charges a high price for freedom because it is so precious. It was a time when "the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot shrink … " but those who stood firm would someday receive the love and appreciation of the nation. Our nation and our soldiers, who have shown their courage, decency, and worth in desperate fighting on dozens of battlefields, deserve our support for their mission and themselves. They deserve infinitely more than summer soldiers, sunshine patriots, and armchair Napoleons, whose determination and purpose melts with the first winter storm. Mr. O\’Neill, an attorney in Houston, Texas, coauthored the no. 1 bestseller, "Unfit for Command." After graduation from the Naval Academy, he served as a Swift Boat officer in Vietnam, and later, as a law clerk to Justice William Rehnquist.http://www.nysun.com/article/23341

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