Skip to comments.Vets refuse to forgive Kerry for antiwar acts
Posted on 09/07/2004 1:24:21 PM PDT by Calpernia
"If I got three Purple Hearts for three scratches, I'd be embarrassed," said Ted Sampley, who fought in Vietnam and publishes U.S. Veteran Dispatch. He remembers soldiers turning away awards for minor injuries.
Mr. Kerry has said none of his Purple Heart injuries, only one of which removed him from the field for two days, was critical.
After his third Purple Heart, Mr. Kerry requested and was granted permission to return to the United States to work behind a desk in New York. Even while still a Navy man, he began traveling to antiwar rallies with leading war protesters such as Adam Walinsky, a former speechwriter for Robert F. Kennedy.
Mr. Walinsky recalled that Mr. Kerry flew him around the state of New York for several Vietnam Moratorium protests in October 1969.
"He was a guy who had been in the war," he said. "We spent a lot of time talking about the campaign, the presidential campaign and the Vietnam War."
Mr. Kerry has said he did not take part in the protests, but was intrigued by Mr. Walinsky's views about the war. The two men stayed in contact and "became reasonably good friends," Mr. Walinsky said.
Others were shocked by the Naval officer's association with the antiwar movement.
"He gets this cushy job in his hometown, goes around protesting the war, then asks to get out six months early," Mr. Sampley said. "What regulations were busted when Kerry as a Naval officer and still on the payroll was flying around protesting the war? And who had to stand in and fight for John Kerry after he left six months early?"
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WOW! Now that's impressive to me! How you linked all that up with a photo. Well, it's beyond me how you did it. Very impressive, though! If I owned a hat --- it'd be off to you, lol.
>>>>Cal, I always heard that clinton made more than one trip to Russia, once for the week, but another that was much longer, and that is when he was in the terrorist training camp.
Are you thinking of this trip? Or another year?
TITLE=CLINTON - RUSSIA (L)
INTRO: President Clinton begins a summit with Russian
President Vladimir Putin in Moscow later today
(Saturday) expected to focus on arms control.
Correspondent Deborah Tate reports from Berlin, where
Mr. Clinton departed for the Russian capital.
Text: U-S officials say they do not expect any arms
control agreements to result from this summit. Even
so, Mr. Clinton says just discussing the issue and
presenting each country's views will make the visit
O'Reilly had John O'Neill on tonight and I think even O'Reilly was impressed with how calm and knowledgeable O'Neill was.
Now this is the type of stuff I would LOVE to see added to FR!
A reading room, where we can have books loaded, those movies that were mentioned in post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1209454/posts?page=70#70
That would take a lot of bandwidth. Maybe make it a pay for area.
Ya, he took the 'wind' right out of him, LOL!
BILL CLINTONI have written and spoken and marched against the war. One of the national organizers of the Vietnam Moratorium is a close friend of mine. After I left Arkansas last summer, I went to Washington to work in the national headquarters of the Moratorium, then to England to organize the Americans here for demonstrations October 15 and November 16.
Connection? You decide. REVIEW WHOLE THREAD
Of course there's a connection!
Now now, some of us are slow ;)
Maybe everyone else knew all of this....I just got a clue on a few things this evening. Well, more than a few things.
America (a certain percentage of Americans, anyway) gave Clinton a pass, even tho he protested against the war and evaded service -- and look what we got, a Prez who ran from Somalia when the Black Hawk Down incident caused eighteen American casualties. Eighteen!
We don't need another girlie-man Prez like Kerry in office as Commander in Chief.
>>>America (a certain percentage of Americans, anyway) gave Clinton a pass
Too many of you keep saying this.
Look at ALL the voter fraud that is coming out in the news as of late. I'm from one of those states where our vote hasn't counted for YEARS.
Couple the fraud in several states, ship in immigrants and grant them voter rights, add some hollywood glitz and propaganda for the naive, then throw in curve balls such as a Ross Perot.
What do you get? Voter fraud.
Bush will win this time. Unless we get hit with something unforeseen.
Clinton was not elected. Reference the FL temper tamtrum for confirmation.
Anyone who has paid any attention to Kerry's Campaign would easily conclude that John Kerry has a hard time admitting a mistake.
When John Kerry was confronted about a false statement he was making on the campaign trail, John Kerry said his speech writer was told to remove that line from his speech weeks ago!
When John Kerry took a spill on the Ski Slope, he blamed one of his Secret Service Agents
When the Kerry Campaign Train blew past a large gathering of supporters that he was scheduled to speak to, he blamed the Conductor.
It's his life story
I remember Admiral Stockdale from the Vice Presidential debate in 1992, when he was Ross Perot's VP nominee on the Reform Party ticket. He turned in a credible performance and I was most impressed with his demeanor, patriotism and service history.
Phil, thank you, it sounds like the right name, I had only the Readers Digest version, so don't know the cover of it.
Tell me did you read it?
Who was the snitch? He refers to someone who caused trouble for the POW's.
For some reason, I always thought it was McCain......but I do not know for sure who it was.
Reading that book, would be enough insight into the man, that I would vote for him even today.