Skip to comments."Unfit for Command": A Review
Posted on 08/14/2004 7:54:42 PM PDT by gilliam
"Unfit for Command": A Review Posted by McQ
Ive read Unfit for Command. Thats the easy part. Since then Ive been struggling to find a way to explain why this is so important to many of us out here to those who dont find it to be important.
(Excerpt) Read more at qando.net ...
O'Neill is on Cal Thomas's After Hours RIGHT NOW
Agreed. A most eloquent review!! The best I've read so far. Must BTTT!!
and again BTTT
The guy really "gets it"....
Holy Carp...I was going to wait to order but those excerpts are damning as all Hell.
I just called my local Barnes and Noble to ask AGAIN when they will have it. The guy was very snippy and said that it was supposed to be September 1st, but it MAY come in earlier. I said, I can't believe you don't know when it's going to come in. I was told alot of people have been asking for it. He got all pissy and repeated, verbatim, what he said the first time and added, IT'S A SMALL PUBLISHER. I said, "it's not a small publisher, you have many books in your store from this publisher. He let out a big sigh. I told him I have his name and I am coming tomorrow to speak to the manager.
review of "unfit for command"
He might actually be right. I hear the book is in its 4th printing BECAUSE OF ACTUAL ORDERS. The local shops may be having trouble getting it.
I had a similar experience at my Barnes and Noble. They told me it was Sept 2st and that a lot of people had been asking for the book. I went in person and the obviously lefty staff was very uncomfortable.
Cute one! I'm still catching up on 40 some replies, LOL. I figure if I just ping them all a couple of times I can get off easy!
JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets
I ordered our copy on Barnes and Noble on line. It arrived yesterday (ordered 7/29). I d/n have to deal with any prissy, petulant left leaning types. I am too old and too disgusted with this nonsense to put up with book store types with their knickers in a knot! My apologies to any bookstore clerks, owners, etc.--I am in a bad mood. My husband got to read "Unfit for Command" first--he won the toss!
Did you see the Canteen thread with all the music?
I started shouting in the Wichita Barnes and Noble the other day.
I normally keep my cool in public, but this lady set me off.
I asked her about when she would have it in. She then read a statement she had that it was published by a publisher known for publishing "books with a definite right-wing bent" and that it would not be published until Aug 15.
Let me tell you.......that just set me off. Especially because right next to it on the desk were these anti-Bush bumper stickers in a booklet.
I just ripped into her.....people started staring at my yelling about how they stuck all the liberal books at front and then dare to attack Regenery and claiming to be non-partisan while having anti-Bush bumper stickers on the customer service desk for sale.
I am sorry.....I exploded very quickly.
Amazon still says the publishing date is not until Aug 15, but then how the heck is it already out? It was supposedly out last week and members of the general public are getting copies.
"I had a similar experience at my Barnes and Noble. They told me it was Sept 2st and that a lot of people had been asking for the book. I went in person and the obviously lefty staff was very uncomfortable."
This is something you're going to run into more times than not. If you have any other book stores, try them as well. Remember, this isn't Clinton's book. Books tend to get on back order and local stores have trouble keeping up.
Looks like I will be calling the Wichita Barnes and Noble asking how it is being shipped to people already if the book is not out until tomorrow like they claimed when I went Thursday.
What I want is a poster (3'x2')of the book cover that I can plant in my front yard.
Great review and thanks for the addition info.
I cannot believe the media is covering this, but like the CNN Station Chief covered for Saddam Hussein, I guess they feel Kerry is worth protecting.
How about copy / past the above book review and Email it to the people in your address book. The review is very compelling.
If they don't go buy the book, they will at lease have an idea of what people are talking about on the news when they keep hearing "SWIFTVETS".
Your wish.... :)
It is clear from this and other sources that Kerry committed war crimes in VietNam. He was a loose cannon, shot randomly at civilians, burned down a village, etc.
He projected his guilt on his "beloved" band of brothers and the entire military chain of command, either to assuage his guilty conscience or distract from his crimes.
So Kerry was either a mentally disturbed man who could not tell truth from fiction, or a deliberate liar manipulating public opinion for his own benefit.
Either way, he is "Unfit for Command."
I've re read this paragraph a half dozen times, and it still shocks me. No wonder the swifties are coming out of the woodwork to oppose Kerry. If someone did this to me, I'd bear every ounce of mainstream media backlash just to get the truth out.
And it's apparently hundreds of them, too. I've been in the military almost ten years, and I can think of only a tiny handful of people that, were they ever to run for President, I'd actually say anything negative to the media about. It would be for those choice few, the real vermin that you'd be negligent to not warn people about. In each of those cases, I'd bet a months pay that there would be hundreds of people like me willing to show up as well.
In most cases, I'd say it's appropriate to keep your mouth shut and respect the rank, so to speak, unless they're completely over the top. Senator Kerry appears to be deep in 'vermin' territory, and I wish the swiftees luck in bringing his actions to the light.
I'm baaaack...BTTT for a compelling review!
Yes, luck, but also a great deal of help from a great many people. Everyone please go to: http://www.swiftvets.com and see how you can help.
In a word, this is about honor.
Kerry made the admiral an offer: If you will back off and drop your efforts, I will ensure that my biography, Tour of Duty, which I know is unfair to you, will be changed to make it accurate in a revised edition.
Very interesting comment ... and WHO wrote this book??
The B&N in my area tends to hire really weird people with nose rings and pierced tongues . . . undoubtedly the elite of the leftist literati . . . and thus, I suspect the manager who hired them is probably of the same mindlessness. Yours probably is too. Write to HIS boss! Higher B&N management probably wears Brooks Brothers suits and knows how to add and subtract as good businessmen. They are in the business of selling books. Write to THEM!
Which is why they jumped on the Cambodia story .. they could prove Kerry lied on that one
The media/press need to have Kerry release his records for a full review
BTW .. has Kerry HIMSELF responded to any of this yet???
I did 3 years and 10 months (two month "early out"). I only knew one guy I'd rate "as verminous as Kerry." Were he to run for anything significant, I'd be there...
No, and IMHO, he won't. A presidential candidate does not directly address such allogations unless he can completely refute them, in one 30 second sound bite, otherwise as soon as he does, he's toast.
When I called Barnes & Noble last week about getting this book, after I had reserved a copy, in a casual conversation with the chatty girl, after checking their web site and telling me that the problem was with their distritutor, she made the remark that there were 300 in the warehouse.
I asked her if she meant the warehouse for Raleigh and she said no; I said North Carolina and she said no. I said for what, and she said for the whole country.
The book is well written and concise. The Christmas in Cambodia, and all of John Kerry's other exaggerations and lies fill the first half of the book.
By far,, the most damning part is the part after he leaves Vietnam, and still in the military, damns and defames his fellow servicemen and gives aid and comfort to the enemy.
John Kerry meets with the Communist reps of the Viet Cong in Paris once, more likely twice.
" (p 136)John Kerry could noit have been a more perfect poster boy for the Communist Daily World (newspaper) than if he had been recruited and trained by the KGB itself "
"(p.137) Speech by JK to YMCA in Phila PA June 14,1971... HO CHI MINH IS THE GEORGE WASHINGTON OF VIETNAM"
excellent column. I am even more motivated to prevent this traitor from becoming President than I was before. I can't wait to get this book!
Agreed .. but the way I see it .. he's toast by ignoring it also
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