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Posted on 09/04/2004 8:11:36 AM PDT by CHARLITE

Senator Kerry, Americans want to see your entire Military Record by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.

It is well known that John Kerry testified before the Congress in 1971 and his testimony although both disputable and refutable in factual, ethical, and Constitutional terms, is an indisputable historical fact. Now and forever, Kerry’s ignominious testimony soils the record and good name of millions of Veterans and the United States of America. How that testimony came about, and what Kerry’s political aspirations were then, are self-evident now.

Kerry was “at home” among Senators who had a likeminded agenda in 1971 and both were grandstanding, but Kerry erroneously thought it would light a fuse and rocket him to political stardom. But those “old coots” flushed him like a used Tampax. Not to be deterred from his ambitions, Kerry carefully calculated marriage to the “right,” wealthy woman and engineered affiliation with leftists elitists to establish himself as a true Massachusetts liberal; and that put him back on the road to his self-ordained “messianic” mission of becoming the second “JFK.”

The indisputable fact is that in order to advance his own political ambitions, John Kerry chose to malign millions of military members who were serving honorably for a worthy cause in Vietnam, the cause of Freedom! One must ask, is the cause of Freedom ever unworthy?

Clearly, Kerry’s actions were unworthy when analyzed in the bright light of truth. Rather than Freedom, Kerry not arguably, but certifiably supported tyranny and despotism following departure from his micro “Tour of Duty.” (Two tours? For those in the know, what a laugh!)

Regarding whether or not Saddam Hussein should have been removed as dictator of Iraq, Kerry is consistent only in his ambivalence. When he senses that the American public favors the War on Terrorism, he is a War on Terrorism Candidate. In the alternative, when Kerry senses that the WOT declines in importance or that it engenders antipathy among Americans, Kerry is against the WOT.

The cause of Freedom is only a convenient adjunct to Kerry’s political aspirations and personal ambitions.

Kerry’s “flip flops” are so numerous and so well known, that no amount of spin by his campaign or George Soros’ multi-million dollar support of to mold and control public perception, can overcome the reality of Kerry’s post-Vietnam Constitutionally treasonous behavior. In similar vein, “Moore’s” Americans may be as “dumb” as he has so emphatically characterized them to be (since there are indeed many who “embrace” his fictional “911” piece), but mainstream Americans are not stupid since they can plainly see Kerry’s flip flops and his consistent dissimulation.

Americans don’t like it (and they don’t easily forget) when one of their own stabs America in the back with the treachery of a reincarnated Benedict Arnold. Kerry is indisputably guilty of “stabbing America in the back” while wrapping himself in the Freedom of Speech provision of the First Amendment, (if one chooses to ignore the Constitutional proscription against giving aid and comfort to the Nation’s enemies) and of tacitly, if not actually, supporting two despots.

For over a year so called, “liberals,” the Democrat Party, including Kerry and his co-candidates, smeared, maligned, cursed, vilified, and otherwise bashed the President. Undoubtedly, the President deserved some of it, but it is totally hypocritical and disingenuous for Kerry and his “fellow travelers” have the temerity to tell the American people that Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are engaging in a “smear” campaign against Senator Kerry on behalf of the Republican Party. That is beyond absurd, it is beyond outrageous; it is comical!

Is the Republican Party gleeful that Kerry is getting his due? The writer’s guess is, “you bet!” And it couldn’t happen to a “nicer girlyman.”

A friend called during the President’s wide ranging and thoughtful acceptance speech. The friend was “wringing his hands” at the divisiveness that pollutes the political air, he cried that the debate ought to be about the issues. It wasn’t too long before he learned that as far as this writer is concerned, Mr. Kerry is the issue. As it has been aptly pointed out that before Kerry can debate the President, he must first finish the debate with himself, a debate that began before Vietnam.

Where the President and others applaud Kerry for his Vietnam service, this writer does not. Why won’t Kerry release his entire military record? Kerry’ s campaign asserts that he has, but there are at least three indisputable possibilities:

1. the Kerry Campaign commits an intentional fallacy; 2. speaks a lie; or, 3. is intentionally withholding damaging information from public release.

The instructions on Standard Form 180 state in part:

“2. Restrictions on release of information. Release of information is subject to restrictions imposed by the military services consistent with Department of Defense regulations and the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act of 1974. The service member (either past or present) or the member's legal guardian has access to almost any information contained in that member's own record. Others requesting information from military personnel/health records must have the release authorization in Section III of the SF 180 signed by the member or legal guardian…” From everything this writer has read on the subject, Kerry has refused to honor requests that he comply with the last portion above.

Until Kerry releases his entire military service record, as the President has, Americans must assume that Kerry is hiding something that would destroy his candidacy. This is most likely the case, and thus it is a matter of utmost importance for him not to release the records; and that makes it a most urgent matter of the utmost importance for Americans to demand Kerry’s entire military record be released. No release, no consideration.

Except for “sugar coating” it, Zell Miller said it all, and well.

Imagine Kerry’s behavior before a Senate Committee during WWII similar to the way he testified in 1971, arguing that the attack on Pearl Harbor was America’s fault, that there was no threat from Germany, and that American servicemen cut off heads, blew up bodies, and behaved worse than Genghis Khan; then have the unmitigated gall to wrap himself in the Flag, and dripping with “patriotism,” salute, and tell the American public that he is “reporting for duty?” He’d be run out of town; and mainstream Americans are getting ready to do precisely that on November 2nd!

Semper Fidelis

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: causeoffreedom; congress; johnkerry; kerry; militaryrecords; politicalambitions; reportingforduty; testify; veterans; vietnamatrocities

1 posted on 09/04/2004 8:11:37 AM PDT by CHARLITE
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But those “old coots” flushed him like a used Tampax.

That's telling it like it is. Can't get much more graphic than that!!!

2 posted on 09/04/2004 8:14:50 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: Boxsford

Considering that all of Kerry's commanders except one have signed th Swift Boat veterans letter opposed to a Kerry presidency, we have to assume there's something in those records that Kerry is frightened for us to see.

It's probably comments like "unfit to command" in his performance appraisal records.

4 posted on 09/04/2004 8:24:53 AM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
Absolutely. And, whether Kerry opens those records or not...its hurting his campaign. Kerry's team has to decide which will hurt him less. My guess is they'll keep taking the hits and never open those records.

It's probably comments like "unfit to command" in his performance appraisal records
lol! to be sure!

5 posted on 09/04/2004 8:33:08 AM PDT by Boxsford
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To: Boxsford

Why isn't Bush/Cheney hammering the Kerry team to open both their military and medical records to the voting public? Why isn't Brit Hume and Fox News doing the same?

It would put Kerry in his deepest hole yet. If he doesn't, he will be viewed as having something to hide, if he does, he will be exposed. That is, if there is something to hide. We just don't know. We can't wait for the elite media to do it. Maybe some emails to the major networks would help.

6 posted on 09/04/2004 8:44:23 AM PDT by sarasotarepublican
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Mr. have told Americans over and over again that you will be a better War Chief than Pres. Bush...recently you were even so bold to say..."Bush is Unfit to Command" Appears you are giving Pres Bush a dose of what you feel the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth are Giving you..this is most unfair of you- imo

How many times does Pres. Bush have to tell you that he has NO affiliation with the SBVT and that as free Americans they are entitled to free speech...The SBVT have told America that they have no political affiliations and many voted for Al Gore last time...

But let's put that aside...Mr. Kerry you have stated that it is YOUR WAR RECORD that is the PROOF of your qualifications to be a better Commander in Chief than Pres GW Bush...

How can we vote for you unless you show us that your war record is TRUE....and that you aren't many of your fellow Naval Officers say you have and have a propensity to...

Set the records straight Mr. Kerry ...Prove to us once and for all that the SBVT are LYING as you have said they are...

Show us your records that we may know the truth and if you are telling the truth...we will know of your qualifications and will have a better time ascertaining which man will be the better President of the United States...and Commander in Chief during our War on Terror....

The fact that you are reluctant and resist producing your records cast great doubt on whether or not you are telling us the truth about your WAR QUALIFICATIONS....

7 posted on 09/04/2004 8:48:46 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To Kerry: Be sure and mark the 'Undeleted' box on the Standard Form 180 (Rev. 02-02). . . . and be sure to supply dates for both Active and Reserve Service dates and National Guard, if applicable. Thank you very much.

8 posted on 09/04/2004 8:54:28 AM PDT by Eastbound (Ne'er a Scrooge or a Patsy be)
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To: Eastbound

P.S.: Also list all other documents, health records, investigations, and ALL information relative to your service dates in SECTION II, Item 2, including fitness reports, Captain's Masts and/or Court Martials, disciplinary actions and administratvie hearings if any. Thanks again.

9 posted on 09/04/2004 9:02:38 AM PDT by Eastbound (Ne'er a Scrooge or a Patsy be)
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John Kerry had a plan. He would threaten any news outlet that dared to print a negative story about him. He would stop anyone from releasing facts about his past.

Well Mr. Kerry, you underestimated the SwiftBoat Vets and you will soon accept the fact that "WE ARE NOT STUPID".

10 posted on 09/04/2004 9:09:30 AM PDT by fabriclady
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To: sarasotarepublican
After all the brouhaha about Cheney's health, not only should we call for military and medical records of Kerry, but Edwards' medical records, too.

Kerry had a bout of prostate cancer at the beginning of this year, right? That alone should be followed up on and reported to the public.

11 posted on 09/04/2004 9:12:02 AM PDT by uvular (Release your uncensored military, senatorial, and medical records, Mr. Kerry)
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To: uvular

You make perfect sense. Why the Republicans are not using this opportunity, I have NO idea. They desperately need to continue running this campaign as well as their convention. Maybe after the 60 minute smear piece, they will.

12 posted on 09/04/2004 9:31:58 AM PDT by sarasotarepublican
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To: Boxsford

Absolutely. And, whether Kerry opens those records or not...its hurting his campaign. Kerry's team has to decide which will hurt him less. My guess is they'll keep taking the hits and never open those records.

Of COURSE! It was a right-wing mafia hit on Kerry's good name, doncha see? The Republicans stole the election again! No one ever sees the records, no one knows the truth, so the truth is what the Maindream media and the leftist cretans SAY it is.

13 posted on 09/04/2004 9:32:15 AM PDT by Just Lori (Communists, dictators, and terrorists all SUPPORT KERRY FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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15 posted on 09/04/2004 10:53:32 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Whadya mean you haven't bought my book yet?)
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To: CHARLITE; crushkerry

I'd for starters like to see the records BEHIND his 1st Purple Heart.

With the Boston Whaler operating in the dark with night scopes, and only THREE men on board, and the backup boat too far to see anything, WHO WOULD BE LYING?

engineman-Runyon, and
2nd engineman-Zaldonis)?

and 'unknown' engineman)

should either SINK THE SWIFTVETS
or else SINK KERRY. Is this WHY Kerry won't release them?

Who needs TWO enginemen to operate one outboard motor?

on Sunday, April 18, 2004, when NBC correspondent Tim Russert questioned Kerry on national television about the skimmer incident, Kerry described the incident as “the most frightening night” of his Vietnam experience.

16 posted on 09/04/2004 11:59:15 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (FreedomLoving_Engineer)
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To: Baynative

I think Hewitt retired.

17 posted on 09/04/2004 12:04:29 PM PDT by Tom_Busch (Vote Bush/Cheney in 2004)
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John Kerry Research Thread:

18 posted on 09/08/2004 10:36:33 AM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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