John Kerry, Deceiver and Defeatist part III

The fissures created by Vietnam have long been stubbornly resistant to closure. But I am proud it was the dissenters—and it was our veterans’ movement—and people like Judy Droz Keyes—who battled not just to end the war but to combat government secrecy and the willful amnesia of a society that did not want to remember its obligations to the soldiers who fought.

 

Finally, a shred of truth. Yes, the separation has been resistant to close. But, the real reason is because the vast majority of those of us who served full tours and more there, unlike both Kerry and Al Gore (who also served 5 months as a News Reporter) have perpetrated the lie of the “deranged Viet Nam Veteran. Back in his 1971 ‘testimony,’ Kerry stated that we were “murdering 200,000 Vietnamese a year,” and that “the government was creating a MONSTER, a MONSTER in the form of men who are trained to deal and trade in violence.”

 

In essence, we returning Veterans were robbed of our Valor, we were scorned and have been for over 35 years now. Little known is that the American Military then never lost any significant battles throughout the entire Viet Nam War. As many of us said, “what happened? We were winning when I left.”

 

Does not the country have an ‘obligation’ to respect those that have fought for it? Does that respect only go to cowards and opportunists as Kerry? Was it actually his own amnesia that is apparent in his forgetting the silent oath we have to support each other when he slandered over 2.5 million Veterans who served in Viet Nam?

 

And, he is one to talk about “combating government secrecy.” As a member of the Senatorial Commission on POWs & MIAs, was it not him who shredded all documentation about this investigation and never released any findings publicly, only stating there were none, while getting his cousin a multi-billion dollar contract with the Vietnamese for building a port there? It would appear Mr. Kerry has little knowledge of an “obligation.”

 

Because we spoke out, the truth was ultimately understood that the faults in Vietnam were those of the war, not the warriors.

 

“they told stories that they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam…”

 

“there will be some recrimination, but far, far less than the 200,000 a year who are murdered by the United States of America."

 

The country doesn’t know it yet, but it has created a monster, a monster in the form of millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence…”

 

Looks to me as if all the blame from him goes straight to those of us who served there. There is his “speaking out” and what was said. He did not blame the war or the government, but the Military people serving in the war! Amnesia again?

 

Fourteen years elapsed between the first major American commitment of helicopters and pilots to Vietnam and the fall of Saigon. Fourteen years later, the Berlin Wall fell, and with it the Communist threat. You cannot tell me that withdrawing from Vietnam earlier would have changed that outcome.

 

In all of his speech, nothing is more laughable to me than this canard. He appears to actually be trying to tie his anti-war and anti-America activities to the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall. The fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall came about because those people enslaved behind the Iron Curtain desperately wanted their freedom, just as the South Vietnamese people, the Afghani peoples and yes, the Iraqi peoples do today. It was brought about because another Republican President, who was also shamelessly vilified in the media and by leftist like Kerry, convinced the Soviets we were building a “Star Wars” defense system and their economy couldn’t keep up with that. It was those of us who the likes of Kerry feel the need to “dissent” against that brought about that major change. Kerry’s actions only prolonged it by his pro-communist advocacy during this time of dissent he is so proud of. In fact, right after the death of President Ronald Reagan, it was Kerry who stood and proudly proclaimed, “I’m proud that I stood against Ronald Reagan.  Then, as during his anti-war days and even now, Kerry looks the fool as he stands in support of a Communist regime that opposes the very country he claims to love and support. Now, of course, he aligns himself in support of Islamofacist Terrorists winning the war that would enslave even more Muslims and bring more death and sorrow to America’s shores.

 

The lesson here is not that some of us were right about Vietnam, and some of us were wrong. The lesson is that true patriots must defend the right of dissent, and hear the voices of dissenters,

 

Kerry couldn’t be any more wrong than he is here. Of course, it does matter and is a lesson that we abandoned an important ally and let them be over ran by a despotic regime that slaughtered and caused untold millions of innocent people to die. Another Democrat supported bolstering freedoms around the globe. Kerry claims to pattern himself after that same Democrat, John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was for supporting the freedom lovers in South Viet Nam. Kerry was opposed to their freedom and actually brought back and advocated the Communist stance after he illegally and improperly met with Communist Representatives of the Hanoi Government in Paris France, while he was still a Commissioned Officer in the naval Reserves.

 

If dissent is true Patriotism, perhaps he can explain why no dissent was allowed during his slanderous and treasonous testimony before the Fulbright Commission? Perhaps he can explain why dissent isn’t tolerated during Democrat administrations? Perhaps he can explain why dissent expressed at any of his rallies ends up with the dissenter being forcibly ejected? Sorry, but opposing your country during a time of war isn’t Patriotism nor do I consider John F. Kerry one little bit the Patriot.

 

Truth is the American bottom line. Truth above all is fundamental to who we are.

 

Very truthful! Now, Mr. Kerry, why not sign an SF 180 and open your entire Military personnel file to the country, not limited release to 3 friendly reporters? Explain all the discrepancies that are known in your record. Mr. Kerry, start being truthful yourself!

 

But today our leaders hold themselves above the law—in the way they not only treat prisoners in Abu Ghraib, but assert unchecked power to spy on American citizens.

A couple more blatant lies! Our leaders did not mistreat anyone in Abu Ghraib. A small handful of out of control troops did that and every one of them has been prosecuted and sentenced for their crimes. American Citizens are not being spied upon, either. Only those within our shores who have been communicating with our enemies have been watched and some brought to justice. Would Kerry tie the hands of the very people he also complains did nothing to prevent the horrific attacks of 9-11? Apparently so.

 

America has always rejected war as an instrument of raw power or naked self-interest.

 

Unless of course, you need a war to distract the public from multiple scandals and a sexual involvement with a young White House intern your daughters age? Is it okay then to attack another country and almost see the start of WW3? Senator Kerry seemed to have no problem with any preemption into Kosovo where there was absolutely no danger to America. Where was his dissent then?

 

In recent weeks, a number of retired high-ranking military leaders, several of whom played key combat or planning roles in Afghanistan and Iraq, have come forward publicly to call for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. And across the administration, from the president on down, we’ve heard these calls dismissed or even attacked as acts of disloyalty, or as threats to civilian control of the armed forces.

 

Senator Kerry must have his blinders on as well. Did he miss the equal number of retired generals who have come out in support of the War and Secretary Rumsfeld? Oh yes, they must be “dissenters” to the Kerry agenda, therefore, must be silenced or ignored.

 

We have even heard accusations that this dissent gives aid and comfort to the enemy. That is cheap and it is shameful.

 

No, Senator Kerry, it is truthful. Your “dissent” brought America shame once before. You helped show the world America cannot be trusted to stand beside her allies in their time of need. That is aid and comfort to our enemies and that, Senator Kerry, your conduct, is what is cheap and shameful.

 

How dare those who never wore the uniform in battle attack those who wore it all their lives—and who, retired or not, did not resign their citizenship in order to serve their country.

 

How dare one who went out of his way to appear to be a hero, falsify actions for combat medals and cheaply oppose the band of brothers fighting and dying for someone else’s freedom declare himself first, a war hero, then an anti-war activist. Those of us on the right and in support of America, the restoration of real American values and who wish to see Democracy take hold in the Middle East also did not resign our citizenship, Senator. We have been watching as leftists as you have taken over the Democratic Party and have imposed more and more socialism upon us and slowly stripped us of freedoms and rights granted us by the founding fathers.

 

We too “served our country” Senator, much longer than you did and we still love it and have not once advocated it’s retreat or submission to another agency such as the United nations, as you have.

 

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