Skip to comments.Kerry and the Communists
Posted on 04/03/2004 3:39:13 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
In an article in the American Spectator, entitled, The Bolshevik in Kerry, George Neumayr wrote, Kerrys limousine liberation theology led him into one of the most embarrassing moments of his early Senate careerhis disastrous Neville Chamberlain-style diplomacy with Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega. Shortly after becoming a Senator, Kerry took off for Nicaragua with Tom Harkin on a free-lancing fact-finding tour, the purpose of which was to stymie congressional support for the Contras by finding that the Sandinistas weren't such bad guys after all.
Kerry said at the time, We believe this is a wonderful opening for a peaceful settlement without having to militarize the region. The real issue is: Is this administration going to overthrow the government of the Sandinistas no matter what they do? Neumayr notes that Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz was so flabbergasted by Kerrys shilling for Ortega that he denounced Kerry publicly for dealing with the communists and letting himself be used.
But thats not how Glenn Kessler of the Post saw it. Over the years, he wrote, Kerry has pushed engagement with the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the communists in Vietnam and the mullahs who run Iran. Kessler wrote that, Early in his Senate career, in 1985, he riled the Reagan administration by traveling to Nicaragua to meet with the Sandinista government, saying that we've got to create a climate of trust. Kessler said that Kerry had questioned U.S. support for the contras in Nicaragua in the 1980s.
Thats how Kessler sanitized a Kerry policy of appeasing the communists in Nicaragua. If we had followed Kerrys advice, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and perhaps even Mexico might be communist today. But no thanks to Kerry, pressure from the Contras forced the Sandinistas to hold free elections, which they lost. As a result, the communist insurgency in El Salvador collapsed and assumed the role of a political opposition party. On March 21, that party, led by veteran communist Schafik Handal, lost an election for the presidency. He got about 34 percent of the vote, compared to 58 percent for the conservative. Reagan was right, Kerry was wrong.
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He clearly at best has no understanding of capitalism, and at worst sees capitalism as the enemy.
Kerry, too, showed his infallible intuitive sense for character, as Ortega was charged by his daughter with serially molesting her from age eleven.
Like Richard A. Clarke, much of it was in the closet, to avoid surveillance.
Statute of Limitations = A Child Molester's Best Friend
1/6/02 Rape charges brought against the former president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, by his stepdaughter were dropped last month when a judge ruled that the statute of limitations had run out. His stepdaughter, now 33, said that Ortega had begun to molest her at the age of 11 and had raped her repeatedly after she turned 14. Women's groups are outraged at what they consider to be an obvious bias on the part of the judge, who said that too much time had elapsed since the events allegedly took place for guilt or innocence to be legally decided - the young woman's attorney says they plan to appeal. Former associates of Ortega claim they had knowledge of the abuse, while his wife, the victim's mother, denies the claims. This case once again highlights the basic problem with applying a statute of limitations to sexual abuse suffered by children: many years may pass before the abused party may understand and be able to prosecute the offender - especially if the offender is the President of the country. Maybe the statute of limitations should last as long as the statute of crappy awful trauma lasts. His stepdaughter can let us know when, if ever, that limitation passes.
Real nice friend Kerry has there. Man! ....
Posted on 03/05/2004 1:56:11 PM CST by bogdanPolska12
He seemed to want it both ways in the protest movement. While claiming to "hate" the communists, he decried any attempt to marginalize them within the movement. Once, when questioned about his political alliance with supporters of the enemy, Kerry said that any attempts to push out Hanoi supporters might result "in seriously dividing and weakening the movement, and making it less effective."
That didn't sit well with some VVAW members beyond the Washington Beltway...
Posted on 03/28/2004 5:45:24 PM CST by Stultis
here's either that statement [by Kerry], or a similar one, as I transcribed it in msg #277:The bigger issue at hand is the question, literally, of how the United States is going to get out of Vietnam now. And I have said again and again this evening that we can set a date, that we can bring the prisoners home.
But the point is I think this administration is still seeking some kind of victory. It is still committed to the idea, totally, of a non-communist regime [in South Vietnam], and I think that is unrealistic in terms of the political forces that are in play in South Vietnam, in fact in all of South East Asia. And we have learned, if we haven't learned anything by now, that we simply cannot impose a settlement ourselves.
I just don't understand how they believe, or how this other group believes, that the Vietnamese are going to succeed in doing with 50,000 Americans what they haven't been able to do with 500,000 Americans. I'd like that explained.
Remember, in 1971, candidate Kerry thought it was "unrealistic" for America to be "seeking some kind of victory" over communism in SE Asia. IOW he didn't just think we should abandon the notion of total victory, but any kind of victory, even a negotiated one.
Today Kerry, and his supporters, insist that his quest to deny America, and South Vietnam, "some kind of victory" was noble and idealistic.
This is the man who wants to be President.
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