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Bob Dole Slams Kerry
www.netwmd.com ^ | August 23, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee

Posted on 08/23/2004 8:31:55 AM PDT by stevejackson

Bob Dole Slams Kerry
By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 23, 2004
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Nothing has really changed for Democratic hopeful John Kerry, except that real war veterans, like Bob Dole, are questioning the “superficial wounds” and resulting “medals” he received during four (4) months service in Vietnam. Kerry is still flailing, trying to cover up a career punctuated by extreme left-wing politics and flip-flopping by talking to voters about his military service. He squandered his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention by trying to convince Americans that his tour of duty in Vietnam will make him a great commander in chief. Bob Dole isn’t buying it:

Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole joined critics of Kerry, telling CNN's "Late Edition" Kerry should apologize for his testimony to Congress more than 30 years ago in which he quoted other veterans talking about alleged atrocities in Vietnam.

Dole also said Kerry had received only "superficial wounds" in Vietnam and had been taken out of combat as a result.

"I respect his record. But three Purple Hearts and he never bled, that I know of. I mean, they're all superficial wounds. Three Purple Hearts and you're out," said Dole who himself was badly wounded in World War II.

"Maybe he should apologize to the other 2.5 million veterans who served," said Dole. "He wasn't the only one who was in Vietnam."

An apology is indeed in order. According to Ben Shapiro,

In any case, I'm far more concerned with John Kerry's record since he got back to the United States. His record starts with stabbing in the back American soldiers who were still under fire. In 1971, he told Congress that American military members "raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, (blew) up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam ... "

Hilariously, Kerry has attempted to build his 2004 presidential campaign on the idea that he was a famous war hero. Kerry infamously intoned upon reaching the stage at the Democratic National Convention: "I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty." In his nomination acceptance speech, Kerry referred to his Vietnam service no fewer than eight times. He didn't refer to his 1971 testimony before Congress once.

In his 1971 testimony, did Kerry mean that all U.S. soldiers participated in such alleged atrocities while serving in Vietnam? There are a lot of Vietnam vets that would contradict Kerry’s hyperbole. In the early 1970’s Kerry got very cozy with extreme leftist (communist) groups like the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW):

The communist Daily World delightedly published photos of him speaking to demonstrators and boasted that the marchers displayed a banner depicting a portrait of Communist Party leader Angela Davis, on record stating, “I am dedicated to the overthrow of your system of government and your society,” the New American recalled in May 2003.

“By frequently participating in VVAW’s demonstrations, Kerry found himself marching alongside what the Boston Herald Traveler identified as ‘revolutionary Communists.’ While noting that known Reds had openly organized these events, the December 12, 1971 Herald Traveler reported the presence of an ‘abundance of Vietcong flags, clenched fists raised in the air, and placards plainly bearing legends in support of China, Cuba, the USSR, North Korea and the Hanoi government.’"

Kerry went from fighting the North Vietnamese as a soldier to supporting their communist agenda as a senator:

As chairman of the Select Senate Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, created in 1991 to investigate reports that U.S. prisoners of war and soldiers designated missing in action were still alive in Vietnam, Kerry badgered the panel into voting that no American servicemen remained in Vietnam.

“[N]o one in the United States Senate pushed harder to bury the POW/MIA issue, the last obstacle preventing normalization of relations with Hanoi, than John Forbes Kerry,” noted U.S. Veteran Dispatch.

“But Kerry's participation in the Committee became controversial in December 1992,” reported the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity, “when Hanoi announced that it had awarded Colliers International, a Boston-based real estate company, an exclusive deal to develop its commercial real estate potentially worth billions. Stuart Forbes, the CEO of Colliers, is Kerry's cousin.”

The “odd coincidence,” according to FrontPageMagazine.com, involved a deal worth $905 million.

In one bizarre incident, Kerry protested the Vietnam war by joining with a group of veterans in throwing their war medals over a fence near the U.S. Capitol. But it turned out later that he secretly kept his own medals and threw away someone elses!?!?!?! How does this show integrity? Where are his medals now? They are hanging in his office.

All these revelations about his conversion from a soldier into an anti-warrior have alienated veteran’s groups. One vet, Joe Repya, was quoted recently in USA Today,

"Nobody says he wasn't brave when he was in Vietnam," said Repya, co-chairman of Veterans for Bush in Minnesota. "But once he came home, he disavowed his oath as an officer and he gave aid and comfort to our enemy by his anti-war stance. The North Vietnamese said the anti-war movement helped prolong the war, where they could get a better position" at peace talks to end the war.

Kerry’s actions have so estranged vets that a group called Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry has been set up.

Now Kerry is criticizing President Bush for a long-overdue realignment of American troops overseas, even though, as Victor David Hansen so eloquently points out, “there is no legitimate criticism to be offered.” The senator’s stand on U.S. armed forces redeployment is about as deep as, “If Bush says one thing, I’ll take the opposite stand.” In fact, Kerry publicly supported reducing the number of American forces in Korea and Europe just two weeks before Bush made the same proposal:

"If the diplomacy that I believe can be put in place can work, I think we can significantly change the deployment of troops, not just there but elsewhere in the world -- in the Korean peninsula perhaps, in Europe perhaps," Kerry said on the August 1 broadcast of ABC's "This Week."

Kerry is so upset about criticism of his Vietnam War record precisely because he has nothing to offer as an American president. Will he be elected for being the “most liberal member of Senate?” I doubt it. Senator Kerry is unhappy about veterans trying to “smear” his Vietnam record -- but he didn’t get upset about Michael Moore telling lies about President Bush.

The closer we get to November, the more convinced I become that President Bush will win reelection. The more people get to know Kerry, the less I see the heartland voting for him. Kerry is indeed the “first candidate in U.S. history to run a presidential campaign against himself.”


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1 posted on 08/23/2004 8:32:08 AM PDT by stevejackson
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To: stevejackson

Go Bob Dole!

A good man who always says what he is thinking. Woulda made a decent President.


2 posted on 08/23/2004 8:37:06 AM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: stevejackson

Good Oped with good documentation:

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"Maybe he should apologize to the other 2.5 million veterans who served," said Dole. "He wasn't the only one who was in Vietnam."

An apology is indeed in order. According to Ben Shapiro,


In any case, I'm far more concerned with John Kerry's record since he got back to the United States. His record starts with stabbing in the back American soldiers who were still under fire. In 1971, he told Congress that American military members "raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, (blew) up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam ... "

Hilariously, Kerry has attempted to build his 2004 presidential campaign on the idea that he was a famous war hero. Kerry infamously intoned upon reaching the stage at the Democratic National Convention: "I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty." In his nomination acceptance speech, Kerry referred to his Vietnam service no fewer than eight times. He didn't refer to his 1971 testimony before Congress once.




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3 posted on 08/23/2004 8:41:30 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm a donor to the Swift Boat Vets fund. Have you donated? If not please do it now!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I love Bob Dole. One would be hard-pressed to find one as humble, intelligent, and genuinely funny as him. He's truly a great American.


4 posted on 08/23/2004 8:43:41 AM PDT by SCChemist
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To: SCChemist

The third party losers in life owe America for their help in enabling their Criminal Buddy the Clintoon being elected instead of Bob Dole. I can't believe the back stabbing these losers in life did with Senator Dole, which enabled the Clintoon to have a second term of raping America.


5 posted on 08/23/2004 8:47:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm a donor to the Swift Boat Vets fund. Have you donated? If not please do it now!)
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To: SCChemist

Would Falsely obtaining only one of the 3 Purple hearts constitute Intentional Desertion???


6 posted on 08/23/2004 8:53:33 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot
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To: stevejackson

Compare the two.

Kerry: You can't go any where without seeing a clip of "Mr. 3 Purple Hearts" mountain biking, jogging or whatever. Any thing to showcase his athletic vigor.

Dole: An athlete who came back from war an utter cripple. All the media folks could do was laugh at how he cradles an ink pen in his whithered hand.

Terribly freekin' sad.


7 posted on 08/23/2004 8:59:53 AM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: RockinRight

Yes Bob Dole would have made a darn good POTUS...
Kinda makes one wonder ..'what the heck were the voters thinking?'
and what in the hell is the matter with them...

PROPAGANDIZED.....


8 posted on 08/23/2004 9:02:44 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: stevejackson

Kerry is a pantswetting, crybaby liberal.


9 posted on 08/23/2004 9:05:12 AM PDT by kimosabe31
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To: Grampa Dave

You might also thank Ross Perot for that, as well.


10 posted on 08/23/2004 9:11:18 AM PDT by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: oyez

Ross Perot is the poster boy for the election and re election of the rapist Clintoon.


11 posted on 08/23/2004 9:15:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (https://www.swiftvets.com/swift/ccdonation.php?op=donate&site=SwiftVets)
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To: stevejackson

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13 posted on 08/23/2004 9:20:01 AM PDT by freddiedavis
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To: myheroesareDeadandRegistered
...All the media folks could do was laugh at how he cradles an ink pen in his whithered hand. ....

My "well informed" liberal friend did not know he was injured in WWII and that he was not supposed to survive. Dole's speach where he described his father coming on the train to say good bye to his son was impressive. He later adds that his job was to fill out retirement checks for his father and men like him. So, any who would say he would break that trust were wrong.

That was also the speach where he say the Republicans were the party of Lincoln and if anyone in the party was racially motivated, the exits were clearly marked.

Great man. And as strong as he was, he wasn't strong enough to beat back the liberals.

W is stong enough.
14 posted on 08/23/2004 9:25:59 AM PDT by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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To: coosamtn

Um...watch out for that low-flying black helicopter, it almost knocked your tinfoil hat off...


15 posted on 08/23/2004 9:28:02 AM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: stevejackson
Kerry is indeed the “first candidate in U.S. history to run a presidential campaign against himself.”

I like it.

16 posted on 08/23/2004 9:31:09 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: stevejackson

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17 posted on 08/23/2004 9:41:37 AM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Judge Greer allows violations of Florida Statutes)
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To: stevejackson

bumpity bump rttt


18 posted on 08/23/2004 10:20:31 AM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Judge Greer allows violations of Florida Statutes)
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To: stevejackson
This is the BEST "Bang for your political buck" - EVER!

Click the logo to donate to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.


19 posted on 08/23/2004 10:21:06 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: RockinRight

I remember how the Dems trashed Dole's service in 96 and Bush's in 88.


20 posted on 08/23/2004 10:22:09 AM PDT by Guillermo (OJ is innocent because Mark Fuhrman said the "N" word.)
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To: coosamtn
I don't doubt the Clinton's want Kerry to lose, I just don't think Bob Dole has a thing to do with it.
22 posted on 08/23/2004 5:30:43 PM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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