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Fact: KERRY is the deserter!
Michael Kranish, John F. Kerry: Candidate in the Making, Part II, The Boston Globe, June 16, 2003. ^ | 2-3-04 | Jonathan M. Stein

Posted on 02/03/2004 11:48:44 AM PST by jmstein7

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:11:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

John Kerry ought to adhere to the maxim “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”  Perhaps, before he slanders Bush, he should reflect on his own record.  Kerry is a hypocrite.

John Kerry did not complete his tour of duty in Vietnam – he opted out; he cut and ran.  In March of 1969, despite the fact that he was not disabled in any way, John Kerry appealed to Commodore Charles F. Horne for an early transfer out of combat.  His request was granted on March 17, 1968.  A loophole in the rules permits a soldier who has been “thrice wounded” to request transfer out of combat.  Although Kerry’s wounds had been nothing more than band-aid “boo boos”, and he was perfectly fit to serve, Kerry explicitly declined to continue serving his country.  Kerry, for lack of a better phrase, opted to cut-and-run.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2004; 2004election; deomcratnominee; deserter; jfk; johnfkerry; johnkerry; kerry; kerryrecord; vietnam
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1 posted on 02/03/2004 11:48:44 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: Mich0127
BUMP!
2 posted on 02/03/2004 11:50:23 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Link/source?
3 posted on 02/03/2004 11:51:44 AM PST by The Game Hen (brevity is the soul of wit)
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To: The Game Hen
http://www.usvetdsp.com/jf_kerry.htm
4 posted on 02/03/2004 11:52:24 AM PST by 2banana
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To: jmstein7
Kerry taking an opt out is hardly "desertion."
5 posted on 02/03/2004 11:52:58 AM PST by RoughDobermann
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To: jmstein7
Needs some documentation.
6 posted on 02/03/2004 11:53:15 AM PST by js1138
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To: RoughDobermann
It is as much as "desertion" as what he is accusing Bush of.
7 posted on 02/03/2004 11:53:24 AM PST by jmstein7
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Well Jim. I am NO fan of Kerry and while I understand your passion, he did not desert. An "early out" is not desertion. He went through proper channels and the military both transferred him and then released him.
8 posted on 02/03/2004 11:53:56 AM PST by Enterprise ("You sit down. You had your say. Now I'm going to have my say.")
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It is as much as "desertion" as what he is accusing Bush of.
9 posted on 02/03/2004 11:54:32 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: RoughDobermann
Neither is GW's missing a physical. What's good for the goose.....
10 posted on 02/03/2004 11:54:36 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: jmstein7
Destroying the language is not acceptable even if Democrats do it first.

This is not desertion.
11 posted on 02/03/2004 11:55:05 AM PST by SolidSupplySide
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To: jmstein7
His request was granted on March 17, 1968.

Wow! St Patrick's Day; I wonder if that is why he has pretended to be of Irish descent. Even the name is the same as an Irish County.

12 posted on 02/03/2004 11:55:08 AM PST by scouse
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SOURCE:

Michael Kranish, John F. Kerry: Candidate in the Making, Part II, The Boston Globe, June 16, 2003.

http://216.239.41.104/search?q=cache:W09CECkRl4MJ:www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/061603.shtml+%22boston+globe%22+kerry+charles+horne&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
13 posted on 02/03/2004 11:57:05 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Kut and run Kerry! Sounds good to me!
14 posted on 02/03/2004 11:57:25 AM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: All
It is as much as "desertion" as what he is accusing Bush of.

Neither is GW's missing a physical "desertion". What's good for the goose.....
15 posted on 02/03/2004 11:58:05 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Ketchup a coward. He's from the privileged elite like owl bore. No wonder there's so much resemblance in background and politics between Ketchup Carry and Owl Bore. Throw in Bubba Clintoon and the trio of cowardly stooges are complete.
16 posted on 02/03/2004 11:58:51 AM PST by lilylangtree (Olde English takes a long time to say, and we never say anything unless it takes a long time to say)
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To: jmstein7
If KERRY wants to call BUSH a deserter for missing a physical, then what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
17 posted on 02/03/2004 11:59:12 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
If Kerry went through the proper channels, I don't think there's a whole lot to pin on him. The only way something like this would be effective is if it contradicted other statements by him (something along the lines of "I was injured" or something like that).
18 posted on 02/03/2004 11:59:27 AM PST by sirshackleton
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To: Enterprise
Well not if you a Democrat anyway.
19 posted on 02/03/2004 11:59:49 AM PST by WHBates
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To: sirshackleton
If KERRY wants to call BUSH a deserter for missing a physical, then what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
20 posted on 02/03/2004 12:00:08 PM PST by jmstein7
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