But Congress has no capacity under our system to go out and negotiate a cease-fire. We have to persuade the Executive to do this for the country.
Mr. KERRY. Mr. Chairman, I realize that full well as a study of political science. I realize that we cannot negotiate treaties and I realize that even my visits in Paris, precedents had been set by Senator McCarthy and others, in a sense are on the borderline of private individuals negotiating, et cetera. I understand these things. But what I am saying is that I believe that there is a mood in this country which I know you are aware of and you have been one of the strongest critics of this war for the longest time. But I think if we can talk in this legislative body about filibustering for porkbarrel programs, then we should start now to talk about filibustering for the saving of lives and of our country. [Applause.]
Mr. Kerry. Yes, I do.
Senator SYMINGTON. How many clusters?
Mr. KERRY. Two clusters.
Senator SYMINGTON. So you have been wounded three times.
Mr. KERRY. Yes, sir.
Senator SYMINGTON. I have no further questions, Mr. Chairman.
The CHAIRMAN. Senator Aiken. [Applause.]
His comment about "boderline of private individuals negotiating" is a referance to US Code title 18 part 1 chapter 45 section 953, which would be the law he broke were he not in the Navy reserve. He was however, in the reserve and therefore subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The law he broke therefore is UCMJ section 904, article 104, Aiding the enemy. Any person who- without proper authority, knowingly 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 shall direct. Note that the name of this article is called AIDING THE ENEMY. The dictionary describes traitor as one who commits treason, treason is defined as betrayal of one's country by acting to provide aid to it's enemies. Feel free to let me know if you can see any way around the fact that John Kerry is the text book description of a traitor.
Read Hon's #3 Post.
IMHO, kerry ( and the treasonous libs) just trying to revive HIS "worn out, tired old playbook"...
Thanks so much for FR Jim. It is so great to be able to find all these things on this great site you and John have made!!
Bumping this thread BTTT !!