Skip to comments."The New Soldier" electronic adaptation can be found here
Posted on 08/21/2004 8:32:23 PM PDT by gorio
August 19, 2004
That's the title of the little book John Kerry wrote long before he decided that his service in Vietnam was something to boast about. Something to base a presidential campaign on. The introduction contains a portion of Kerry's 1971 testimony before congress as part of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Here is a bit of what he had to say about what he now so proudly trumpets as the foundation of his qualifications for the Presidency.
In our opinion, and from our experience, there is nothing in South Vietnam which could happen that realistically threatens the United States of America. And to attempt to justify the loss of one American life in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos by linking such loss to the preservation of freedom, which those misfits supposedly abuse, is to us the height of criminal hypocrisy.
if you read carefully the President's last speech to the people of this country, you can see that he says and says clearly, "but the issue, gentlemen, the issue is communism, and the question is whether or not we will leave that country to the Communists or whether or not we will try to give it hope to be a free people." But the point is they are not a free people now, and we cannot fight communism all over the world. I think we should have learned that lesson by now. So far I have only read the introduction. I hope to get into the text tomorrow. Then of course there is the Epilougue
(Excerpt) Read more at nomayo.mu.nu ...
Here is most all of the text and most of the pictures:
JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets
Ping tonk! E version of Kerrys forbidden book "The New Soldier"
the man who would be king
I loved that film
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One BOOK that Kerry wants banned, his own! PING
One can just imagine what the status of your Republic would be if Ronald Reagan was defeated in 1980 and Carter was the President in the first 4 years of the '80's.
Thanks for the ping!
From the Crimson article....IOW "I'm a commie"
He supports a volunteer Army, "if and only if we can create the controls for it. You're going to have to prepare for the possibility of a national emergency, however." Kerry said that the United Nations should have control over most of our foreign military operations. "I'm an internationalist. I'd like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations."
On other issues, Kerry wants "to almost eliminate CIA activity. The CIA is fighting its own war in Laos and nobody seems to care." He also favors a negative income tax and keeping unemployment at a very low level, "even if it means selective economic controls."
LOL, not a best man but wants to be President? He seems to have forgotten his shame recently. Didn't he just wrap himself up not just in an American flag, but in a Vietnam-centric American flag, at the convention?
What a hypocrite.
lets all hold hands and make it all better
John Kerry is a socialist.
He has all any man could want....
Or does he?
He wants POWER! He sees himself as the salve to the wounds of a nation, he desires to be a RIVER to his people.
I see a lot of this as having to do with the draft.
And you know..they were right.. in away..we dont want them aboard, And we ended the draft.
But thats not good enough for the left.
They honestly believe they can stop conflict
Thanks...have saved it so as to read it fully. Is this all of the book or just excerpts? Has anyone tried to track down any of those whose 'stories' are told in the book in order to see their views so many years later???
Honest men can disagree about whether or not Kerry fluffed up his record to get a purple heart, but his testimony before Congress was crystal clear: It's part of the Congressional record and tape recorded for posterity. His actions in testifying before Congress and in leading the VVAW gave great aid and comfort to the enemies of freedom. Only God Almighty knows the entire toll Kerry's actions had on the lives of the men he sold out, and on the innocent people of South Viet Nam who perished. My eyes well up with tears when I consider the years so many of our finest and bravest men suffered from injuries that were inflicted upon them when they were being held as prisoners of war by the enemy emboldened by Kerry's rhetoric. The names on the wall. The ones we will never know. Their blood cries out from the ground. Surely, we can in charity forgive John Kerry for his folly, maybe even excuse his actions because he was "swept up with the times." Maybe. But should this man ever be allowed the honor of serving as the President of the United States of America? Never.
"In this section we present an overview of the book, along with most of the text and selected photographs. Much of the text consists of John Kerry's testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on April 22, 1971, and quotes from other members of the VVAW taken from the Winter Soldier testimony."
Thanks! I've been trying to find that. . .
Oh well..if you can't wipe it out Johnny, just lie and embellish till you get it like you want it.
Mr. Kerry: I would like to discuss that.
It is my opinion that the United States is still reacting in very much the 1945 mood and postwar cold-war period when we reacted to the forces which were at work in World War II and came out of it with this paranoia about the Russians and how the world was going to be divided up between the super powers, and the foreign policy of John Foster Dulles which was responsible for the creation of the SEATO treaty, which was, in fact, a direct reaction to this so-called Communist monolith. And I think we are reacting under cold-war precepts which are no longer applicable.
I say that because so long as we have the kind of strike force we have, and I am not party to the secret statistics which you gentlemen have here, but as long as we have the ones which we of the public know we have, I think we have a strike force of such capability and I think we have a strike force simply in our Polaris submarines, in the 62 or some Polaris submarines, which are constantly roaming around under the sea. And I know as a Navy man that underwater detection is the hardest kind in the world, and they have not perfected it, that we have the ability to destroy the human race. Why do we have to, therefore, consider and keep considering threats?
At any time that an actual threat is posed to this country or to the security and freedom I will be one of the first people to pick up a gun and defend it, but right now we are reacting with paranoia to this question of peace and the people taking over the world. I think if we are ever going to get down to the question of dropping those bombs most of us in my generation simply don't want to be alive afterwards because of the kind of world that it would be with mutations and the genetic probabilities of freaks and everything else.
Therefore, I think it is ridiculous to assume we have to play this power game based on total warfare. I think there will be guerilla wars and I think we must have a capability to fight those. And we may have to fight them somewhere based on legitimate threats and that is what I would say to this question of world peace. I think it is bogus, totally artificial. There is no threat. The Communists are not about to take over our McDonald hamburger stands. (Laughter)
Senator, I will say this. I think that politically, historically, the one thing that people try to do, that society is structured on as a whole, is an attempt to satisfy their felt needs, and you can satisfy those needs with almost any kind of political structure, giving it one name or the other. In this name it is democratic; in other it is communism; in others it is benevolent dictatorship. As long as those needs are satisfied, that structure will exist.
But when you start to neglect those needs, people will start to demand a new structure, and that, to me, is the only threat that this country faces now, because we are not responding to the needs and we are not responding to them because we work on these old cold-war precepts and because we have not woken up to realizing what is happening in the United States of America.
"Oh well..if you can't wipe it out Johnny, just lie and embellish till you get it like you want it."
Yup... Piss and moan. I understand battle can suck, best that you own it though
What a doofus
Some of the Venona files mentioning Stone are online here:
Uh, didn't he just give a speech in front of Veterans of Foreign Wars? He won't stoop to join em but he'll take their votes.
The cold War was real
it IS REAL, and we are fighting it on our own shores
The anti-Kerry reviews seem to have been pushed down the list and onto the next page.
And Kerry's still fighting on the enemy side of it.
Before it gets pulled off the Internet.
One BOOK that Kerry wants banned, his own!
Got it in my HD and am gonna burn this to a CD. Kerry might not want anyone to see his lil book but.....HAHAHAHAHAHA!.....tooooo bad!
Thanks for posting this, gorio!
And thanks so much for the ping, Tonk!!
JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vets
Vets Not Fonda Kerry
Downloaded the Acrobat and will print it out and distribute it! Thanks!
One BOOK that Kerry wants banned, his own! PING
Oh, yeah! And here is ANOTHER (by the Swiftboats) !!
Excellent anti-Kerry video laying out the VietNam case against him...
Great to forward and spread to the public.
Kerry: I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by the Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president of the United States telling the American people that I was not there; the troops were not in Cambodia. I have that memory which is seared--seared--in me.
DRUDGE has learned from the accounts of Swift Boat officers and Kerrys crewmembers that Kerry was never in Cambodia. UNFIT FOR COMMAND authors charge that Kerry made it all up.
Despite the dramatic memories of his Christmas in Cambodia, Kerrys statements are complete lies, according to John ONeil, co-author and the Swift Boat commander who took over Kerrys boat. Kerry was never in Cambodia during Christmas 1968, or at all during the Vietnam War. . . . he was more than fifty miles away from Cambodia.
Kerry was stationed at Coastal Division 13 in Cat Lo. Coastal Division 13s patrol areas extended to Sa Dec, about 55 miles from the Cambodian border. . . . Tom Anderson, Commander of River Division 531, who was in charge of PBRs (small river patrol crafts] confirmed that there were no Swifts anywhere in the area and they would have been stopped had they appeared.
All the living commanders in Kerrys chain of command . . . deny that Kerry was ever ordered to Cambodia. They indicate that Kerry would have been seriously disciplined or court-martialed had he gone there. At least three of the five crewmen on Kerrys boat, Bill Zaldonis, Steven Hatch, and Steve Gardner, deny that they or their boat were ever in Cambodia.
Kerrys FITREPs are awash in dings, and some of the reports border on the adverse, particularly his combat FITREPs. The FITREPs convey significant performance problems and suggest problems in conduct, so much so that it is surprising that the campaign chose to release them. This may suggest that the FITREPs held from public view are even more adverse.
In what would customarily be an opportunity for a glowing swan song FITREP, the Commanding Officer of USS Gridley (DLG-21) tacitly blasts Kerry on his departure for Swift Boat duty by ranking him significantly below the norm in desirability for virtually every Navy assignment possible - command, staff, whatever. He is a ship handler who is dinged in ship handling. He is in line for command, but his CO doesnt want him near the bridge. He is slammed in all performance areas - most notably and significantly in initiative and reliability. The nice narrative emphasizes performance in collateral duties, but in the grades and marks, the CO is telling the selection board and detailer loud and clear that this officer is lazy, unreliable and not suited for command. 3 SEP 68 (W.E. HARPER).
Even his fellow comrades in the Vietnam Veterans Against the War figured out he was a phony.
On October 10, 1971, the first source advised that Kerry's speech was received by local VVAW supporters as a clear indication that Kerry is an opportunist with political aspirations.
Therefore, the source advised, support has been withdrawn from the New York City office in general and John Kerry in particular.