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Dole Blasts Kerry on Purple Hearts, Urges Apology for War Protests
NewsMax.com ^ | 8/22/04 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 08/22/2004 10:54:07 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax

Severely wounded World War II combat hero Sen. Bob Dole questioned whether John Kerry deserved his three Purple Hearts on Sunday, and suggested that the top Democrat should apologize to his fellow Vietnam veterans for engaging in anti-war protests while they were still fighting the war.

"I respect his record - but three Purple Hearts, he never bled that I know of," Dole told CNN's "Late Edition." "They were all superficial wounds."

"As far as I know he never spent one day in the hospital, I don't think he draws any disability pay. He doesn't have any disability. And he's boasting about three Purple Hearts, when you think of some of the people who really got shot up in Vietnam."

Dole, who nearly died as a member of the US 10th Mountain Division from wounds he sustained during the 1944 invasion of Italy, is the nation's foremost champion of veterans causes, recently completing a successful mission to create a World War II memorial on the Capitol Mall this summer.

Drawing on those credentials, Dole called on Kerry to issue a public apology for calling his fellow Vietnam soldiers war criminals during his 1971 Senate testimony, telling CNN, "Maybe he should apologize to all the other two-and-a-half million veterans who served. He wasn't the only one who was in Vietnam."

"I think Sen. Kerry needs to talk about his Senate record, which is pretty thin." Dole added. "That's probably why he's talking about his war record, which is pretty confused."


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apology; bobdole; combat; dole; hero; kerry; purplehearts; veterans; vvaw
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1 posted on 08/22/2004 10:54:08 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
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I voted for Dole!!!! he was and is a good man


2 posted on 08/22/2004 10:56:15 AM PDT by woofie ( It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Word! and my new tag line for the day...


3 posted on 08/22/2004 10:56:49 AM PDT by Drango ("I think Sen. Kerry needs to talk about his Senate record, which is pretty thin." Dole added. "That')
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Ohhhhh, that's gotta hurt bad. kerry's must be furious! I am so proud of Bob Dole. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


4 posted on 08/22/2004 10:57:10 AM PDT by tioga (Flush the johns in '04!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"I think Sen. Kerry needs to talk about his Senate record, which is pretty thin." Dole added. "That's probably why he's talking about his war record, which is pretty confused."

Ooooh!

5 posted on 08/22/2004 10:57:46 AM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Quote of the month:
""I think Sen. Kerry needs to talk about his Senate record, which is pretty thin." Dole added. "That's probably why he's talking about his war record, which is pretty confused."

Thank you Mister Senator.

6 posted on 08/22/2004 10:57:54 AM PDT by norton
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Beat my post of this by 30 secs. Keep up the good work, Carl (from Oyster Bay ;-)


7 posted on 08/22/2004 10:59:17 AM PDT by pookie18
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To: Carl/NewsMax

BUMP!


8 posted on 08/22/2004 10:59:21 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Bob Dole deserves his Purple Hearts, God Bless him for speaking out.

Now more politicans that are Veterans need to do the same thing.

I am building a kerry page in my website now, may I add this to it?


9 posted on 08/22/2004 11:00:02 AM PDT by The Mayor (God gives grace for this life and glory in the life to come.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

That's gonna leave a mark! I'd like to see the MSM field this one...


10 posted on 08/22/2004 11:00:41 AM PDT by Tallguy (If Clinton did a good job stopping the Millenium Bomber, I've got 2 Towers in NYC to sell you...)
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To: woofie
I voted for him also. I am glad to see he came out with this statement about Kerry, he, Dole, is a true and honest PH winner. If he would have shown more "spunk" when running for president, he would have done better.
11 posted on 08/22/2004 11:00:47 AM PDT by depenzz
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To: Carl/NewsMax
My Favorite post for dims and trolls
who slither in here each day.
And the Lame Stream media
who find the real news on Free Republic,
then rewrite and spin the truth.


Mommy Heinz!
Help!


Look what the Washington Post said on 8/21/04

"Although Kerry campaign officials insist that they have published Kerry's full military records on their Web site (with the exception of medical records shown briefly to reporters earlier this year), they have not permitted independent access to his original Navy records. A Freedom of Information Act request by The Post for Kerry's records produced six pages of information. A spokesman for the Navy Personnel Command, Mike McClellan, said he was not authorized to release the full file, which consists of at least a hundred pages. "

Look! What the Harvard Crimson wrote about me in 1970

Published on Wednesday, February 18, 1970
John Kerry: A Navy Dove Runs for Congress
By SAMUEL Z. GOLDHABER
Crimson Staff Writer

"...One time Kerry was ordered to destroy a Viet Cong village
but disobeyed orders and suggested that the Navy Command
simply send in a Psychological Warfare team to be
friend the villagers with food, hospital supplies,
and better educational facilities."



Now my shipmates on the
USS GRIDLEY CG-21
are attacking me.

Click Here Mommy
and see what
the USS GRIDLEY crew say.


They say I told lies in Tour of Duty
GRIDLEY CREW ARE LIKE
SWIFT BOAT VETS MEANIES!

Mommy : People can get
MY real book here FREE!!
I'm so proud of !
The New Soldier,
By John Kerry
and Vietnam Veterans
Against the War



Mommy : Please don't be mad
about my hero Al Hubbard.

Head of Kerry's Vietnam Vets Against the War was Vietnam Vet phony
"Many of the stories were later shown to be fictional. Other so-called Vietnam veterans, such as the executive secretary of VVAW, Al Hubbard, a self-styled poet ("See what you've become, Amerika," ends one of his Vietnam odes),
turned out to have no record of service in Vietnam."



Mommy : Why does McCain
still campaign with Bush?
Mommy : Why doesn't Al Gore defend me?
He is a Vietnam Vet.

Mommy : Did Hillary
"leak" FBI Files on me?
I even used her famous slogan?


"Kerry entered and abandoned Vietnamese village and slaughtered domestic animals
owned by the civilians and burned down their homes with his Zippo lighter."




It only takes one idiot to raze a village!
(My original response!)


Mommy : Where is Ted Kennedy?




12 posted on 08/22/2004 11:01:06 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Jane and Hanoi Kerry sitting in a tree F-R-E-N-C-H-I-N-G)
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Thank you Bob Dole! Now that is a man that rightfully awarded a purple heart. "Three Bandaids Kerry" should be ashamed for seeking or accepting purple hearts for minor wounds - it demeans the award. Secondly, he should admit that his "protests" undermined America's war effort and hurt POWs. That war was lost in the press and at home, not in the field.


13 posted on 08/22/2004 11:01:33 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Great thread, thank you! And Kerry earned those 3 purple hearts in about 3 months, with not one day off in the hospital. Amazing....


14 posted on 08/22/2004 11:02:26 AM PDT by xJones
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Wow, this is huge. Dole does not spesk lightly on these matters


15 posted on 08/22/2004 11:02:48 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: woofie
It's strange how the compassionate, caring and altruistic liberals are never asked to apologize for any of their anti-war, anti-American, and anti-religious hate speech, isn't it?

You would think that the narcissists and human wreckage in the news media would have noticed by now.

16 posted on 08/22/2004 11:03:56 AM PDT by Reactionary
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Damn. Lock and load, Senator Dole!
17 posted on 08/22/2004 11:05:06 AM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: Peach; Dog

Well, goodness gracious.


18 posted on 08/22/2004 11:05:22 AM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: Torie; ambrose

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19 posted on 08/22/2004 11:05:27 AM PDT by KQQL
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To: xJones

Correction, Kerry earned his 3 purple hearts in 5 months.


20 posted on 08/22/2004 11:05:28 AM PDT by xJones
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