Skip to comments.Vichy McPeak
Posted on 09/13/2004 10:28:51 PM PDT by ConservativeVoice
General Merrill A. McPeak, for those of you not familiar with his background, is a retired general in the US Air Force. He had a distinguished career as a fighter pilot, fought honorably over Vietnam, held numerous senior positions and rose to become the Chief of Staff.
He's now supports John Kerry's candidacy for President of the United States.
Just for the record, let's review what we know about John Kerry.
John Kerry served a year on the USS Gridley, of which five weeks were spent in the vicinity of Vietnam, far off the coast. He now claims this as his first "tour". Kerry then spent four months assigned to swift boats, during which time he spent one month in training and three months in action. According to almost every man that served with him, he exhibited cowardice, engaged in self-serving lies, and managed to win three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star based on his own disingenuous accounts of what happened on the rivers of the Mekong Delta.
He then returned from Vietnam and accused American soldiers, sailors, airmen, their commanders and the US government of committing atrocities "reminiscent of the armies of Genghis Khan". He admitted to committing such atrocities himself.
These comments were used by the North Vietnamese as they attempted to coerce similar confessions out of hundreds of brave American prisoners of war. There's no doubt his actions contributed greatly to the emotional and physical suffering of these men.
At the same time, Kerry was founding the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, the VVAW. In that capacity he likely witnessed discussions of a plot to assassinate congressional supporters of the war. He also traveled to Paris for meetings with representatives of North Vietnam. There is evidence that he and his fellow VVAW scum betrayed the US by coordinating their actions with the North Vietnamese to weaken our war effort while our troops were still engaged on the ground and in the air. This bolstering of Communist resolve undoubtedly contributed to additional American deaths on the ground.
John Kerry did all of this while still a commissioned officer in the US Naval Reserve.
If these acts had been committed by any citizen of this country, they would be despicable. That they were committed by an officer in the United States' armed forces is beyond the pale. It's a betrayal of every notion that honorable men and women hold dear. John Kerry should be a convicted criminal, not a candidate for Commander-in-Chief of the very military he slandered as a young officer and tried to eviscerate as the most liberal member of the Senate for 20 years.
So, here's the rub. General McPeak, by supporting John Kerry, has put himself in the same category as those French generals in 1940 who threw their lot in with Marshall Petain and the collaborators of Vichy. He spits on the very men he served with in Southeast Asia; dishonors the men and women fighting, and dying, today in Iraq and Afghanistan; and legitimizes the treasonous actions of people like John Kerry, Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden and so may others who are icons of the blame-America-first left.
Merrill McPeak has no honor. There's no greater indictment than that.
I would take that statement a little more seriously from someone who only joined today and whose entire posting history consists of telling everyone else to shut up.
I'm not interested in food fights. I am way, way too old for that. Or am I interested in friendly fire incidents. I guess I'm of a different generation where men served their country and came home and used the GI bill to get an education got married and bought that starter home and raised some children and attend a church of their choice and pay their taxes and got involved in their communities.
I do not see the utility of trashing men of my generation who served their country. I am a man believes in duty, honor, country. And I will not be put down your rebuke. Let's get on with the cause at hand.
Then don't go digging up threads that went dead two f***ing days ago, newbie.
McPeak served honorably in war; he then was promoted well above his level of competence and made a gawd-awful mess of the Air Force under Clinton. Now, he bad-mouths the CinC and supports the Frenchurian candidate. Sorry, he's inserted himself into this fracas. Being a four-star or a combat veteran doesn't immunize oneself against criticism for being a fool.
BTW, I spent 8 years in the USMC, and my father spent 20 in the Navy. So have yourself a nice steaming cup of STFU.
Quit whining at me; go complain at the Democrats. They're the ones being uncivil. FORGING DOCUMENTS IS PRETTY UNCIVIL. "Merrill McPetain" is pretty minor stuff by comparison with that, wouldn't you say? But you just HAD to go find a two-day-dead thread and lecture me to a fare-thee-well, which is a longstanding Democrat debating method, used when their candidate tanks--which, coincidentally, is EXACTLY what Kerry is doing.
I think we've just outed a troll here. Should we sacrifice him to the Viking Kittens?
Commissar Poobsterovich denounces saboteurs placemarker.
The sum total of TomasPaine's posts since he joined today is to tell various FReepers to shut up.
Why he picked a thread that hadn't gotten a post in two days is, honestly, a mystery.
I think his total behavior is, to put it mildly, odd enough to note investigating...like someone SHOULD have done when some Arabs wanted to learn how to fly Boeings, but not how to LAND them.
ZOT release authorized.
Authenticate: JULIET LIMA HOTEL INDIA SIERRA CHARLIE UNIFORM TANGO ECHO.
We as members do not have that happy power - but we know those who do.
O Almighty And Most Merciful MOD, we, your vigilant servants petition Thee, in Thy wisdom, grant this unclean one's request, for as it has been proved in the fifth post, that he most assuredly cometh to cause discord, and may MOD have mercy on his soul.
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