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A Shameful Past Don't play the Vietnam card with me, John Kerry.
http://www.opinionjournal.com ^ | Monday, March 1, 2004 12:01 a.m. EST | LAURA BARTHOLOMEW ARMSTRONG

Posted on 02/29/2004 9:35:07 PM PST by BCrago66

Edited on 04/23/2004 12:06:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The Vietnamization of the 2004 presidential campaign has unfortunately begun, thanks to the likely Democratic nominee. But John Kerry's service--Vietnam, in case you haven't heard--doesn't exist in a vacuum. His 19-year Senate record is at long odds with that short naval career, just as his vote to send troops to liberate Iraq is at odds with his later vote not to fund the mission. His supporters ask us to note his heroism in combat. We have, ad nauseam. But more important, and the thing he doesn't want discussed, is the well-documented though less well-known hypocrisy of those who use his service to further their antimilitary agenda.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; kerry; vietnam

1 posted on 02/29/2004 9:35:07 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66; MEG33
Ping
2 posted on 02/29/2004 9:38:25 PM PST by Calpernia (http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm)
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To: BCrago66
HERE IS AN ABSOLUTELY "MUST SEE" VIDEO

of the Demonstration of "Vietnam Vets Against John Kerry" in NYC on Feb. 28th.

ANTI-KERRY DEMONSTRATION VIDEO

http://www.villagevoice.com/video/nyc-vets-02-28-04.php





VIETNAM VETERANS AGAINST JOHN KERRY WEBSITE:

http://www.usvetdsp.com/





And here is the link to his voting record: to cut intel agencies, defense and weapons systems:

KERRY's VOTING RECORD:

http://bjcat0.tripod.com/kerryrecord.htm
3 posted on 02/29/2004 9:40:20 PM PST by FairOpinion ("It's the judges, stupid." Re-elect Bush, send more Republicans to Congress.)
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To: Calpernia
bttt
4 posted on 02/29/2004 9:45:20 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: FairOpinion
That video was pretty moving. The Village Voice is getting pretty interesting. They're leftists, but unlike for example The Nation, they allow an opposing point of view, such as Nat Hentoff, the latest article on Kerry, and now this video.
5 posted on 02/29/2004 9:52:07 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: FairOpinion
bump!
6 posted on 02/29/2004 9:56:49 PM PST by Calpernia (http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm)
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To: BCrago66
Good Article
7 posted on 02/29/2004 9:58:13 PM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: BCrago66
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Seems it's now JOHN KERRY vs. MEL GIBSON..?


JOHN KERRY called us American Soldiers fighting for Freedom during the Vietnam War ...TERRORISTS.

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320



MEL GIBSON was so sparked during his filming of "WE WERE SOLDIERS" about our American Soldiers fighting for Freedom during the Vietnam War.. that he ordered its producer to start planning for "The PASSIONS of the Christ."

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=39081



Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collecton.htm
(IA DRANG-1965 Photos)


HATE killed CHRIST and lost.
So will JOHN KERRY.

8 posted on 02/29/2004 10:45:51 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.comA)
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To: maica; Freee-dame
Ping!
9 posted on 02/29/2004 11:17:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: BCrago66
Amen! Well spoken.
10 posted on 03/01/2004 12:01:30 AM PST by Shery (S. H. in APOland)
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To: Howlin
A must-read-ping-list ping.
11 posted on 03/01/2004 12:30:14 AM PST by lorrainer (Professional driver. Closed course.)
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To: BCrago66
Probably just reflecting Hillary's wishes. To keep her option open for 2008, she must make sure that John "flipflop" Kerry doesn't get elected this year. What better way than to use the left-wing media to do a hit piece. Her staff may well have friends on the Voice who rushed to her heinous' bidding.
12 posted on 03/01/2004 12:39:27 AM PST by CedarDave (Looking for new tagline, Bush campaign silence broken on Monday, time to go get them dim Dems!)
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To: BCrago66
As a Vietnam-era veteran, I suffered the after-effects of Kerry's betrayal of his felloe veterans. After I hung up my uniform, all I wanted was to get a job abd resume my place in American society. Thanks to Kerry, that wasn't to be. Employers weren't interested in hiring a "baby killer", "torturer", "doper". All the jobs I could get had no career potential, thanks to John Kerry.

We veterans have long memories and remember how we were treated as the direct result of this traitor. It is part of the Dems' pattern to elect people who hate America. Clinton lead anti-war rallies at the Kremlin on the invitation of the KGB. Kerry betrayed his fellow Vietnam veterans by lying and misrepresenting their accomplishments to the Congress.

See the pattern?
13 posted on 03/01/2004 2:20:33 AM PST by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: DustyMoment
Thanks for your service to our country from a fellow FL resident. My Dad was a WWII vet (Iwo Jima) and he would turn over in his grave if someone like Kerry was in the WH.
14 posted on 03/01/2004 2:25:06 AM PST by Elkiejg (Clintons and Democrats have ruined America)
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To: Elkiejg
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated but, in all fairness, I don't really consider myself a Vietnam vet. I was in-country on a 10-day detachment out of Japan and, at that, we were in what I consider the "country club" of Vietnam; Cam Ranh Bay, even so we saw some relatively minor skirmishes. The real Vietnam veterans are the grunts who manned the firebases and slogged through the rice paddies trying to win a war the US wasn't committed to winning.

Those are the men AND women to whom I look up. Guys like me don't really hold a candle to those folks.
15 posted on 03/01/2004 2:31:33 AM PST by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: BCrago66
BTTT.
My sentiments exactly.
16 posted on 03/01/2004 3:07:35 AM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: BCrago66
btttttttttt
17 posted on 03/01/2004 3:15:03 AM PST by dennisw (“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”)
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To: BCrago66
Black Bart must be very proud of his daughter, the son-in-law he never knew, and the grandchildren he never met. These patriots are the ones I want to hear from in the months ahead, as John F'in' Kerry continues to try and exploit his personal "history" while dodging the thousands and thousands of anti-military, anti-intelligence votes he's cast over his 19 years in the Senate. "BRING IT ON!"
18 posted on 03/01/2004 3:17:19 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: BCrago66; Cincinatus' Wife
Great piece! Bump!
19 posted on 03/01/2004 5:14:20 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: Travis McGee
Glad to see this posted here. I sent a reply to Opinion Journal. I don't know how many people read the responses there, but I wanted this author to know that she is expressing the sentiments of millions of Americans who were affected by service in Vietnam.

It seems that Kerry has been living in a Boston/Georgetown/Capitol Hill bubble, entirely removed from "real America." I guess I should add elite media to his bubble shield. However, real American voters know the truth about him.
20 posted on 03/01/2004 5:28:34 AM PST by maica (World Peace starts with W)
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To: BCrago66
Mr. Kerry led the way, proud in the company of Jane Fonda and others we believed had caused the deaths of good men. This group's testimony tarnished honorable actions.

Well said.

21 posted on 03/01/2004 8:46:37 AM PST by Gritty ("Kerry says challenging his record is challenging his patriotism. He's right. His record does!)
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To: Gritty
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22 posted on 03/01/2004 9:42:44 AM PST by Francis McClobber
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To: FairOpinion
GREAT VIDEO!!! (first link in post #3)
23 posted on 03/01/2004 10:15:46 AM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: BCrago66
I share much in common with this writer. I too am in Atlanta and a mother of two. I also was 8 when my dad, career Air Force, was sent to Vietnam. However, my dad came back home. My dad is also a flaming liberal (now a professor at a northeast university).

My dad has always voted Democrat. This year he says he will not vote at all. He refuses to vote for Kerry. Very telling that Kerry can't even garner the support of liberal veterans.
24 posted on 03/01/2004 10:30:58 AM PST by Republican Red (Karmic hugs welcomed!)
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To: SirChas
Just an FYI
25 posted on 03/01/2004 12:01:27 PM PST by mad puppy
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To: maica
"I sent a reply to Opinion Journal. I don't know how many people read the responses there,..."

Just checked, they haven't posted any responses to this article yet.
26 posted on 03/01/2004 12:34:41 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (The Barbarians are Inside the Gates!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Subject:
Re: A Shameful Past

Comment:
Thank you Ms Armstrong, for expressing so clearly and thoughfully what Senator Kerry's stand on military matters will mean to the future of America. He seems to want to relive the 'highlights' of his past experiences while on active duty. Yet apparently he has no insight into how his words and actions are perceived by millions of Americans who have direct connections to the war in Vietnam. Why he thinks that he can get a pass on his actual record from voters is amazing. I do not believe that Americans will want this man as Commander-in-chief.
27 posted on 03/01/2004 3:04:19 PM PST by maica (World Peace starts with W)
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To: SwinneySwitch
The responses are there now. Mine was not printed. The first six replies started with "thank you" to the writer. 2 of about 10 replies were negative.
28 posted on 03/01/2004 3:08:11 PM PST by maica (World Peace starts with W)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
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29 posted on 03/01/2004 6:04:44 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: DustyMoment
NEVER FORGET


...Thanks to the Enemy Within JOHN KERRY...

...30% TO 60% of our nation's homeless have been comprised of Vietam Vertarans for decades.


NEVER FORGET
30 posted on 03/01/2004 6:47:59 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: BCrago66
Bump
31 posted on 03/01/2004 6:56:02 PM PST by sport
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To: Roscoe Karns
Thank you very much.

ALOHA
32 posted on 03/01/2004 6:57:54 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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