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Impeach the President
Men's News Daily ^ | January 29, 2004 | Michael P. Tremoglie

Posted on 01/29/2004 7:35:37 AM PST by Hill Street Blues

Impeach the President

January 29, 2004

Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts has accused President Bush of lying about the possession by Iraq of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s). Specifically, Senator Kennedy has accused President Bush of manipulating the intelligence data so he can justify invading Iraq. Kennedy believes Bush intended to invade Iraq from the day he was inaugurated. Essentially he is claiming that the president lied to start a war.

These are serious allegations - worthy of impeachment, if proven.

In order to ascertain the extent to which the president lied about the Weapons of Mass Destruction, I have listed quotes by the president, by members of his administration, and by members of his political party stating that Iraq possessed WMD’s. These quotes constitute evidence for impeachment. As such they are listed using the term “exhibit.” All italics are mine. As you will note they are a damning indictment of the efforts by the president, his administration, and his party to lie to the American people.

Exhibit A- "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." [1]

Exhibit B -"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." [2]

Exhibit C- "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat “ [3]

Exhibit D - "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." [4]

Exhibit E - "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions … to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." [5]

Exhibit F - "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." [6]

Exhibit H -As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process. " [7]

Exhibit G - We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction. " [8]

These statements clearly misled the American people. They imply that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction and would use them. This is unquestionably an impeachable offense.

Unfortunately, impeachment of the president would be impossible in this instance. The president and the members of his administration who made these statements are no longer in office. The political party of the president who made these statements are no longer the majority party. The problem is that:

Exhibits A and B are statements made by President Clinton in February 1998.

Exhibit C is from a February 1998 statement by President Clinton’s Secretary of State, Madeline Albright.

Exhibit D is from a February 1998 statement by Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger.

Exhibit E is an excerpt of a letter written by Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, and John Kerry dated October 1998.

Exhibits F and G are from a statement made by Nancy Pelosi in December 1998.

Exhibit H is from a statement made by the accuser himself Senator Kennedy.

What is the maxim about people in glass houses not throwing stones? The Democrats live in a glass house.

There are some Democrats who do not vehemently condemn President Bush. Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman said August 10, 2003, “The case was there back as far as '98, as far as I was concerned, to get rid of Saddam--all the stronger after September 11th, because we would naturally say to ourselves, 'We don't want to look back after Saddam sponsors some horrific action against us and say why didn't we stop him when we had the chance? " Former New York Mayor Democrat Ed Koch has also stated he would vote for Bush.

Proof of Bush’s honesty comes from other sources as well - sources who now condemn him. A March 8 2003, New York Times article quoted a 173-page dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, by chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix. It said Baghdad may possess about 10,000 liters of anthrax, Scud missile warheads filled with deadly biological and chemical weapons, and drones capable of flying far beyond a 93-mile limit.

Author and researcher, Joseph Cirincione, who now says the president lied about the Iraq WMD’s wrote in page 7 of his June 2002 book, Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction: “International inspectors destroyed most of Iraq’s nuclear program after the Gulf War, though it has most likely restarted since Iraq blocked inspections in 1998.” On page 8 he wrote, “there are approximately twelve nations suspected of having biological warfare programs… This includes... Iraq, Iran, Israel, Russia, North Korea, Syria.” Cirincione wrote in a page 10 paragraph titled, “BIOLOGICAL WEAPON PRODUCTION: “ Iraq remains the most serious proliferation threat.” In September 18, 2002 Ciricione wrote, “Iraq has chemical and biological weapons that would complicate any military actions.” [9]

The Democrats are doing their best to politicize this was and the security of the people of the United States of America. However, they will never attempt to impeach George Bush because they know that a trial will reveal their deceit. Instead the Democrats will imply and insinuate that Bush lied, thinking they can influence the presidential election and regain control of the White House, which is all they are truly concerned about doing.

It will not work. The American public is not as ignorant as they believe it is.

[1] President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 fm snopes.com

[2] President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998. fm snopes.com

[3] Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998. fm snopes.com

[4] Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 snopes.com

[5] Letter to Clinton by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998.snopes.com

[6] Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

[7] Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998

[8] Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002

[9] Ret fm w/s http://www.ceip.org/files/publications/Globalist.asp 1-9-04

Michael P. Tremoglie is a writer whose work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Front Page and Insight magazines. He is working on his first novel 'A Sense of Duty'.E-mail him at elfegobaca2@earthlink.net


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; iraq; president; wmd

1 posted on 01/29/2004 7:35:38 AM PST by Hill Street Blues
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To: Hill Street Blues
Good article! Thanks for posting.
2 posted on 01/29/2004 7:39:02 AM PST by jimkress (Save America from the tyranny of Republican/Democrat hegemony. Support the Constitution Party.)
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To: Mo1; StriperSniper; Quilla
Oh this is good!
3 posted on 01/29/2004 7:41:04 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Hill Street Blues
Nice one.. Every American should read this.
4 posted on 01/29/2004 7:42:08 AM PST by Trampled by Lambs (...and pecked by the dove...)
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To: Hill Street Blues
bump
5 posted on 01/29/2004 7:42:35 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Hill Street Blues
Kay's October Report
6 posted on 01/29/2004 7:46:26 AM PST by South40 (My vote helped defeat cruz bustamante; did yours?)
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To: Chi-townChief
Bump x2
7 posted on 01/29/2004 7:46:44 AM PST by UB355
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To: crosshair
ping
8 posted on 01/29/2004 7:49:32 AM PST by leadpencil1
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To: Hill Street Blues
bump
9 posted on 01/29/2004 7:52:01 AM PST by jtminton (2Timothy 4:2)
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To: Hill Street Blues
How would they explain these comments?

Seems the President is not the only person in office who believes Saddam's WMD exist, and has gone on record saying so.

**"Saddam Hussein possesses chemical, biological weapons, and if events are allowed to run their course, will someday possess nuclear weapons." Sen. Evan Bayh (D.-Ind.), Intelligence member Statement, Oct. 3, 2002

**"I believe that Saddam Hussein rules by terror and has squirreled away stores of biological and chemical weapon." Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.), Intelligence member Floor speech, Oct. 10, 2002

**"The people of the United States and the rest of the world are at risk as long as Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. Last night, the President . . . made the most effective case to date that the risk of inaction is too great to bear." Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D.-W.Va.), Vice Chairman of Intelligence Committee Statement, March 18, 2003

**"For the last 12 years he's [Saddam's] ignored U.N. resolutions and embargoes while rebuilding his illegal chemical and biological weapons. . . . He is dangerous. I believe he needs to be disarmed." Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D.-Md.), Intelligence member Floor speech, March 18, 2003

**"In 1991, the world collectively made a judgment that this man should not have weapons of mass destruction. And we are here today in the year 2002 with an un-inspected four-year interval during which time we know through intelligence he not only has kept them, but he continues to grow them... .The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new." Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.), Foreign Relations member Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2002

**"On Monday night, President Bush, I think spoke for all of us. I know of no one who really disagrees at all. He described Saddam Hussein as a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction. It is that addiction that demands a strong response. We all agree on that. There is no question that Iraq possesses biological and chemical weapons and that he seeks to acquire additional weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons." Sen. Chris Dodd (D.-Conn.), Foreign Relations member Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2002

**"I believe if Saddam Hussein continues to refuse to meet his obligation to destroy his weapons of mass destruction and his prohibited missile delivery systems, that the United Nations should authorize member states to use military force to destroy those weapons and systems." Sen. Carl Levin (D.-Mich.), then-chairman of Armed Services and member of Intelligence Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2002

**"He [Saddam Hussein] stockpiles biological and chemical weapons." Sen. Jon Corzine (D.-N.J.), Foreign Relations member Floor speech, Oct. 9, 2003 ---Joseph A. D'Agostino, Human Events June 16, 2003

So ,are all of these liberal Dems lying as well about this?

The Democrats still haven't figured out that almost everyone has Internet access ,and can easily keep up their journeys into trashing America.

What an interesting web they weave.....

10 posted on 01/29/2004 7:57:11 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Every heart beats true for the red ,white and blue!)
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To: Hill Street Blues
Another good compilation.
11 posted on 01/29/2004 7:57:33 AM PST by PogySailor
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To: Hill Street Blues
Great job presenting the facts. Once again the Rats own words indict them, and these are a bunch of lawyers too. If we impeach the president maybe we should reopen the manslaughter case of Mary Jo Kopeckne.
12 posted on 01/29/2004 8:02:39 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black, white or Hispanic the jihadists are trying to kill us all, you better recognize!)
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To: PogySailor
To the Dems, impeachment is just a desire looking for an excuse. If they can't find one, they will manufacture one.
13 posted on 01/29/2004 8:03:52 AM PST by umgud (speaking strictly as an infidel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: Hill Street Blues
Thank you for posting such a worthy thread. Kudos.
14 posted on 01/29/2004 8:04:13 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: OXENinFLA
Thanks for the ping. That was great!

Every time I hear Daschle, Pelosi, or the usual suspects call for an investigation into the President's motives for the war with Iraq, I want someone to throw these quotes in their pinched little faces. Considering that September 11, 2001 was the most devastating and memorable day of my lifetime, I'm amazed the left has forgotten it already.
15 posted on 01/29/2004 8:04:42 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
> So ,are all of these liberal Dems lying as well about this?

Doesn't matter. They
will simply claim that they are
not in the White House.

(When Sun was accused
of acting like Microsoft,
McNealy just shrugged

and said Sun wasn't
a monopoly so Sun
could do anything...)

16 posted on 01/29/2004 8:08:51 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: backhoe
Excellent research on Dem statements about WMD in Iraq.
17 posted on 01/29/2004 8:10:58 AM PST by MEG33 (America will never seek a permission slip to provide for the security of our country)
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To: Hill Street Blues
Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts has accused President Bush of lying

What a laugh.

18 posted on 01/29/2004 8:12:51 AM PST by RISU
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To: Hill Street Blues
EXCELLENT,EXCELLENT,EXCELLENT!!!I am forwarding link to this to many!!!!!!!!!!!!!
19 posted on 01/29/2004 8:13:15 AM PST by bandleader
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bookmark
20 posted on 01/29/2004 8:14:32 AM PST by clintonh8r ("Hugh" and "series" are SO last year....)
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To: Hill Street Blues
Oooooh...this one is going to be emailed all over. Let's see if any rumors pop up that George Carlin or Ted Nugent compiled this! Thanks for posting it.
21 posted on 01/29/2004 8:16:17 AM PST by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: Hill Street Blues
This is good & interesting. But, it still doesn't answer the basic question - how did the "intelligence" community get it so wrong for so long. This includes; US, Britain, Israel, UN & many others.
Did they misread the evidence & then support each others faulty analysis?
22 posted on 01/29/2004 8:17:04 AM PST by familyofman
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To: Hill Street Blues
bttt
23 posted on 01/29/2004 8:19:11 AM PST by tje (There is nothing more serious than pleasure.)
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To: Hill Street Blues
Bravo bump.
24 posted on 01/29/2004 8:19:31 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Hill Street Blues
bump
25 posted on 01/29/2004 8:21:03 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Hill Street Blues
Wonderful, I'd love Bill O. put this in his show...
26 posted on 01/29/2004 8:22:59 AM PST by JamesA (Stand up, stand together or die as one.)
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To: familyofman
This is good & interesting. But, it still doesn't answer the basic question - how did the "intelligence" community get it so wrong for so long. This includes; US, Britain, Israel, UN & many others. Did they misread the evidence & then support each others faulty analysis?

One of two reasons...either they are all really stupid..or Sadaam was engaged in building or obtaining WMD's. I think it's the latter.

This could be wishful thinking, but I think Bush has all the evidence he needs and is keeping it quiet until the Democrat nominee is known. Meanwhile his campaign is keeping a record of quotes from all the Dims on Iraq and WMD's. After there is an official nominee...boom...out comes proof and boom...out goes the only issue that the Dims have been able to manufacture.

27 posted on 01/29/2004 8:24:00 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Hill Street Blues
Bump. Wonderful information.
28 posted on 01/29/2004 8:25:31 AM PST by Darnright
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To: JamesA
Thank you all for your gratitude. Maybe you could email the author. I am sure he would like to hear from people. So would Men's News Daily.

UNlike newspapers these people really do not know who reads their stuff.
29 posted on 01/29/2004 8:26:53 AM PST by Hill Street Blues
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To: Hill Street Blues; redlipstick
Excellent read.
30 posted on 01/29/2004 8:27:48 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: Hill Street Blues
bump!
31 posted on 01/29/2004 8:29:38 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Hill Street Blues
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002
32 posted on 01/29/2004 8:36:00 AM PST by Hon
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To: jimkress
bump for further review
33 posted on 01/29/2004 8:39:08 AM PST by The_Eaglet (Conservative chat on IRC: http://searchirc.com/search.php?F=exact&T=chan&N=33&I=conservative)
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To: Hill Street Blues
Teddy Kennedy is an idiot bump!
34 posted on 01/29/2004 8:56:30 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl (Happy Iraqi Independence Day!!!!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross; Hill Street Blues
This is great. I am trying to gather together factual data to correct any liberal/DemonRats who try to continue to throw out these lies. I will not allow them to use this cr @ p to win the election. I'm also sick and tired of them bashing this Administration. Thanks. I am doing some cut-n-pasting.
35 posted on 01/29/2004 9:08:52 AM PST by beachn4fun (Ok the race is on......protect our military & their jobs & our freedom.....vote Republican in '04.)
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To: Hill Street Blues
bump
36 posted on 01/29/2004 9:41:43 AM PST by Becki (Pray continually for our leaders and our troops!)
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To: Hill Street Blues
someone should be using the airwaves to plaster this during the quiet time before elections. let the middle of the road folks see the duplicity of the RATS and their media partners.
37 posted on 01/29/2004 10:57:18 AM PST by q_an_a
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To: Hill Street Blues
BTT
38 posted on 01/29/2004 4:01:09 PM PST by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: LurkerNoMore!; hellinahandcart; sauropod; dighton; Poohbah; PhiKapMom; Ragtime Cowgirl
YEEEEEAAAAAAAH! Torment the libs in your address book with this...
39 posted on 01/30/2004 12:43:00 AM PST by Stultis
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To: Stultis
Surely you jest.

I don't have any libs in my address book, not anymore...
40 posted on 01/30/2004 12:48:06 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: familyofman
But, it still doesn't answer the basic question - how did the "intelligence" community get it so wrong for so long.

because it may not have gotten it wrong. I see a lot of egg on a lot of faces rushing to judgment on this issue. If there are no WMD then this is the largest smoke without fire event in history.

41 posted on 01/30/2004 12:49:58 AM PST by Texasforever
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To: Starfishie
What is it with you freaks? Why do you find the oldest threads to respond to me. Hello.. Bush won suck it up and deal with it. LOL!

PST.. Boxer is a lying freak and if you believe her you have just explained what makes you an idiot.

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT BUSH-A TRUE HERO!!

43 posted on 02/08/2005 4:28:13 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Hill Street Blues; Howlin; Timesink; Utah Girl; hosepipe; backhoe; FITZ; Happy2BMe; ...

44 posted on 02/08/2005 5:02:25 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: All
Don't be a CINO (Conservative in Name Only)
Don't listen to CINO's in politics,
the Main Stream CINO media,
and even here on Free Republic.
EXPOSE the traitor for what he really is, The Enemy Within.

Don't listen to CINO's who want to "move on".
And tell you "get over it Kerry lost"
"Kerry is finished."
He's NOT finished!

And remember this.

All it will take is for Clinton to have more problems with her health
to guarantee that Kerry WILL run in '08.




Col. Geo. "Bud" Day Medal of Honor Vietnam POW 1967-1973 USMC - USA Attorney 1949-2004-

Dear Joe: The major issue in the Swiftboat stories is, and always has been,
what John Kerry did in 1971 after he returned from Vietnam.

Kerry cast a long dark shadow over all Vietnam Veterans with his outright perjury before the Senate concerning atrocities in Vietnam. His stories to the Senate committee were absolute lies.. fabrications.. perjury.. fantasies, with NO substance. That dark shadow has defamed the entire Vietnam War veteran population, and gave "Aid and Comfort" to our enemies..the Vietnamese Communists. Kerry's stories were outright fabrications, and were intended for political gain with the radical left..McGovern, Teddy and Bobby Kennedy followers, Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, and the radical left who fantasized that George McGovern was going to be elected in 1972. Little wonder that returning soldiers from Vietnam were spit upon and castigated as "baby killers".
A returned war hero said so.

Kerry cut a dashing figure as a war hero, lots of medals, and returned home because of multiple war wounds..even a silver star. His Senate testimony confirmed what every hippie had been chanting on the streets.."Hey hey LBJ..How many kids did you kill today"?????
He obviously was running for political office in 1971.

Until Lt. John O' Neil, himself a Swifboat commander, spoke out before the 1972 elections against Kerry's outright deceptions, there was no one from the Swiftboat scene that could contradict Kerry's self serving lies.

I was a POW of the Vietnamese in Hanoi in 1971, and I am aware that the testimony of John Kerry, the actions of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, and the radical left; all caused the commies to conclude that if they hung on..they would win. North Vietnamese General Bui Tin commented that every day the Communist leadership listened to world news over the radio to follow the growth of the anti-war movement. Visits to Hanoi by Jane Fonda and Ramsey Clark gave them confidence to hold in the face of battlefield reverses.
The guts of it was that propaganda from the anti-war group was part of their combat strategy.

While the Commies were hanging on, innumerable U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Foce members were being killed in combat.

Every battle wound to Americans after Kerry's misdirected testimony is related to Kerry's untruthfulness.

John Kerry contributed to every one of these deaths with his lies about U.S. atrocities in Vietnam.



He likewise defamed the U.S. with our allies and supporters.

His conduct also extended the imprisonment of the Vietnam Prisoners of War, of which I was one.

I am certain of at least one POW death after his testimony,
which might have been prevented with an earlier release of the POWs.


I draw a direct comparison of General Benedict Arnold of the Revolutionary War, to Lieutenant John Kerry. Both went off to war, fought, and then turned against their country. General Arnold crossed over to the British for money and position. John Kerry crossed over to the Vietnamese with his assistance to the anti-war movement, and his direct liason with the Vietnamese diplomats in Paris.
His reward. Political gain. Senator..United States.

“Without question,
we were held captive longer
because of the anti-war people,
the Kerrys, the Fondas and Haydens,
the names we knew over there -
they encouraged the enemy to hang on.”
Excerpt from “Stolen Honor” website
- Leo Thorsness
Former Vietnam POW


U.S. Constitution Amendment XIV

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress,
or elector of President and Vice President,
or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States,
or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress,
or as an officer of the United States,
or as a member of any state legislature,
or as an executive or judicial officer of any state,
to support the Constitution of the United States,
shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same,
or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.
But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.


Violation of 18 US CODE 2381

TREASON
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States,
levies war against them or adheres to their enemies,
giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere,
is guilty of treason and shall suffer death,
or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined
Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection
under this title but not less than $10,000;
and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


Violation of 18 US CODE 953

Private correspondence with foreign governments
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States,
directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse
with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof,
with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government
or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes
or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply,
himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents
thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained
from such government or any of its agents or subjects.


Violation of UCMJ Section 904. ART. 104

AIDING THE ENEMY
Any person who--
(1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or
(2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or [protects or gives intelligence to or
communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly;
shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.


UCMJ 843. ART. 43. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
(a) A person charged with absence without leave or missing movement in time of war,

or with any offense punishable by death,

may be tried at any time without limitation.

45 posted on 02/08/2005 5:10:10 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (I served in Viet Nam Oct'68-Apr'69 I'm a war criminal, Hanoi Kerry is a hero AND a US Senator)
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To: Hill Street Blues
Let's see. The democrats are lying scum except when they're talking about Saddam Hussein and Iraq.

If I didn't believe anything they said then why on earth would I believe them now?

Why do you?

46 posted on 02/08/2005 5:14:40 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Thanks for the ping!


47 posted on 02/08/2005 8:40:21 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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