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The Speech John O'Neill Wasn't Allowed to Give
WinterSoldier.com ^ | October 22, 2004 | Max Friedman

Posted on 10/22/2004 9:50:57 AM PDT by Interesting Times

Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause - honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.

-- President Abraham Lincoln, December 2, 1863

In 1971, a Vietnam veteran wrote a speech defending the honor of the servicemen and women who served in that war and its surrounding theaters of operation. He hoped to present it before Congress, but was prevented from doing so, while the Senate testimony of anti-war Vietnam vet John Kerry was splashed all over the media. John O'Neill's eloquent defense of the Vietnam veteran lay sleeping in old files for more than 33 years, but it retains its original power and deserves to be heard at this point in America's history.

Through political contacts, former Navy Lieutenant John F. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran from Coastal Division 11 (Swift boat patrols), became the public voice of disaffected and often radical men who claimed not only to be Vietnam veterans, but also to have witnessed or perpetrated war crimes in South Vietnam. Enamored of the tall, well-educated Kerry, Sen. William J. Fulbright (D-Ark), invited him to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, about what his organization claimed was the criminal legacy of U.S. servicemen in Vietnam.

Kerry was the leading spokesman of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), an organization described in several books as having been started by Veterans for Peace, another radical group which had been identified and cited before the Congress as a Communist Party USA front organization. Kerry's Yale education and eloquence helped to deflect attention from the radical orientation of the VVAW, so that when he spoke on that April day before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, his words were printed across the front pages of the newspapers and heard on television -- words that charged U.S. servicemen with committing war crimes as a matter of policy.

The most damning part of Kerry's accusation was based on "testimony" at the VVAW's Winter Soldier hearings regarding war crimes: "They told stories that at times they had raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable tele-phones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown 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 in addition to the normal ravage of war."

Kerry charged that these practices were normal, "crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command." [Kerry reportedly expanded on this theme in a speech that same month before the New York Stock Exchange in which he said that "Guilty as Lt. Calley (of My Lai massacre infamy) might have been of the actual act of murder, the verdict does not single out the real criminal. Those of us who have served in Vietnam know that the real guilty party is the United States of America."]

Meanwhile, another Navy Lieutenant from Coastal Division 11, John O'Neill, wrote an equally eloquent defense of the Vietnam serviceman, but his efforts to testify before a Congressional committee failed to come to fruition. O'Neill, who had served a full year on the Mekong River and Mekong Delta waterways -- eight months more than Kerry -- and through many more firefights, would have presented a very different view of what he saw on the water and on the ground during his tour of duty. His words would have given the American people and the world a totally different image of those who fought for freedom in a land far, far away.

O'Neill represented a new group of Vietnam vets, Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace (VVJP), created as a counter-voice to the radicalism of the VVAW. The group included members from the 5th Special Forces, the Army, Marines, and Navy. Among the names of the VVJP leadership were those of Minarik, Kerns, Johnson, Siegal, Kesler and Zeller. Thousands more soon joined the group across the country, making it nearly equal in membership to the far more heavily publicized VVAW.

In April, 1971, O'Neill's mission was to publicly defend the honor of the American Vietnam veteran, but he never got the chance to do so until July, when he faced off against Kerry on the Dick Cavett Show, and according to most press reviews, cleaned his clock.

O'Neill's efforts to speak to Congress were described by syndicated columnist Holmes Alexander in an article for Human Events (weekly) on June 19, 1971: "Lt. John O'Neill served in the same unit that Kerry was in, Coastal Division 11, in the Mekong Delta, and O'Neill had asked his two Texas Senators and his San Antonio congressman to get him into the witness chair. This didn't pan out, but O'Neill would have made some remarks which I am able to produce here".

Alexander was only able to cite three paragraphs of O'Neill's three page speech. Today, we have the opportunity to read all of Lt. John O'Neill's stirring words in defense of his comrades in arms.

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The Unheard Speech

I have come to speak for peace -- a just and lasting peace in Southeast Asia. On the basis of almost three years spent in Southeast Asia, I believe the best way to achieve peace and end the American involvement in the Vietnam war is through the President's Vietnamization policy.

From the text of testimony given to this committee by Lt. John Kerry on the 22nd of April, 1971: "I am here as one member of the group of 1000, which is a small representation of a very much larger group of veterans in this country and were it possible for all of them to sit at this table, they would be here and have the same kind of testimony."

I am a Vietnam veteran. As a matter of fact, I served in the same unit as Mr. Kerry, Coastal Division 11, while I was in Vietnam. On the basis of our shared experiences, I would like to make a few observations. 500,000 Vietnam veterans have joined the VFW and American Legion. Does Mr. Kerry speak for them? Over 1 million of the 2-1/2 million Vietnam veterans remain in the Armed Services. Does Mr. Kerry speak for them? NO - Mr. Kerry speaks for no one except himself and his embittered little group of 1000 out of a total of 2-1/2 million Vietnam veterans.

Mr. Kerry speaks of "...crimes committed on a day to day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command." I served in Coastal Division 11 for a year. I never saw one war crime committed by Allied Forces. I served for much of the prior two years in waters adjacent to Vietnam. I never saw one war crime committed by Allied Forces.

That is not to say that there are no war crimes committed in Vietnam. While serving in Operation Seafloat in the Mekong Delta, I saw kidnappings of minors and assassination utilized almost daily by Viet Cong forces in the area.

Even among Allied Forces, there are certainly war crimes. In the city of Boston last year, there were 129 murders. Any group or city has psychotics. To say murder is part of the public policy in Boston is a lie. To say war crimes are commonly committed in Vietnam as a matter of policy is also a lie.

Mr. Kerry said: "The country does not know it yet but it has created a monster in the form of millions of men... who have returned with a sense of anger and a sense of betrayal... we are angry because we feel we have been used in the worst fashion by the administration of this country."

I am not angry. I have not been betrayed. I believe in America. I believe in the principle of self-determination, and from my own experiences, I believe that the Vietnamization policy of the President is the correct way to achieve this goal. So do the great majority of Vietnam veterans.

We don't often come to Washington. We have schools to attend, jobs to work at or maybe we're still in the Armed Services far from home. The President does our talking for us, as with most Americans. Mr. Kerry certainly does not.

According to Kerry's testimony: "We can not consider ourselves America's best men when we are ashamed of and hated for what we were called on to do in Southeast Asia."

When I belonged to Coastal Division 11 and earlier when Mr. Kerry belonged to Coastal Division 11, everyone there including he and I were volunteers for Vietnam. We always had a rule -- if you objected to a mission or to the unit itself -- you could submit a request and be assigned elsewhere. He never left the service and neither did I. I am proud and not ashamed of my service. Many of those who served in Coastal Division 11 in 1968, 1969, and 1970 are back in Vietnam. Those men, better men than either Mr. Kerry or myself, are certainly not ashamed.

Mr. Kerry went on to say: "We found that the Vietnamese whom we had enthusiastically molded after our own image were hard put to take the fight against the threat."

The unit Mr. Kerry and I served in does not exist any longer. The waterways we once patrolled and fought on are now patrolled by South Vietnamese. To paraphrase Winston Churchill "Give them the tools and they will finish the job." The continuing efforts of the brave South Vietnamese men who fight on the same rivers and canals we once fought on rebuts Mr. Kerry far better than I could.

Finally, John Kerry testified that, "We found all too often American men were dying in those rice paddies for want of support from their allies."

In March 1970, while operating in Operation Seafloat, we had a very slow moving American tug, escorted by a South Vietnamese swift boat. It was ambushed by the Viet Cong from heavy bunkers on the river bank. The South Vietnamese swift boat could have easily avoided the ambush. Instead, it turned and beached and assaulted the bunkers. This was the single most heroic act that I have witnessed during almost three years in Vietnam and it was done by South Vietnamese risking their lives to save American lives. This is not an isolated example.

It is also interesting to take a look at Mr. Kerry's solution to Vietnam -- he wants those same South Vietnamese to die in those same rice paddies for want of support from their allies -- the United States.

I could go on and on through the testimony of Mr. Kerry and others who appeared before this committee and find the same sort of misrepresentations. There is one that particularly concerns me. This is the use by the anti-war movement of the American dead to justify their cause. We all remember the demonstration last November. I knew so many people from the Naval Academy and Coastal Division 11 who died in Vietnam. Ken Norton, Hal Castle - a lot of people. How much more perverse, how much more morbid can you get than to use the dead for purposes they never intended. Can't they allow them to rest with their sacrifice stand-ing alone as mute testimony to their love of America?

Shall a radical minority govern the complacent majority? Shall South Vietnam be governed by the 10% who sympathize with the Viet Cong because they are willing to throw bombs? Shall the government of the United States be dominated by 250,000 people because they are able to appear in Washington? Shall Mr. Kerry and his little group of 1000 embittered men be allowed to represent their views as that of all veterans because they can be mustered anywhere and appear on every news program? I hope not, for the country's sake.

John O'Neill
April, 1971

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General Douglas McArthur, famed hero of World War II and Korea, said in his farewell address to Congress in 1951 that "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."

Not this time, General.

Today, an "old sailor" has stood up for one last mission. He has taken his place on the bridge of the ship "America" to warn his country of the dangers from within, just as 9/11 warned us of the dangers from without. Though John O'Neill is a bit older and grayer than he was when he fought in Vietnam, he is back at his post once again, working to serve and protect his beloved country. And he is far from alone.

John O'Neill's weapons today are words, and his objective is to reclaim the honor of those who served so valiantly on the battlefields of Southeast Asia so long ago, even as a new generation of American servicemen and women are deployed once again on battlefields around the world, protecting America from new enemies.

John O'Neill speaks for those who fell in the line of duty and in the cause of freedom -- those who can no longer speak for themselves -- to defend their honor and their sacrifice. He speaks for the silent majority of Vietnam veterans who want to proclaim to their country and the world that they served the cause of freedom with their honor and their blood, and that no one can ever take this away from them again. And lastly, he speaks for men such as veteran Jay McConville of Alexandria, Virginia, who wrote this to the editor of "National Review" last March:

"I was in the military many years after Vietnam, but there were still veterans of that war in units alongside me. They were, without exception, well adjusted, honorable, and patriotic men, deservedly proud of their service. Perhaps by confronting Kerry's Vietnam lies, we can finally, as a nation, fully acknowledge the heroism of these veterans, and remove the undeserved badge of shame that has needlessly and wrongfully been affixed to them..."

The difference between 1971 and today is that Vietnam veterans now have a chance to tell their side of the story, to refute the many attacks on their honor, and to defend their service of long ago.

They want to reclaim their honor, Senator Kerry.

They want it back now.

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Max P. Friedman was a MACV-accredited correspondent in Vietnam for Human Events weekly, and was the creator and co-editor of the Senate study "The Human Cost of Communism in Vietnam."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1971; 229; hanoijohn; johnkerry; johnoneill; kerry; kerrytestimony; phonywarcrimes; sbv; silenceddissent; vietnam; vietnamwar; vvaw; vvjp
The rebuttal to John Kerry's Senate testimony that Congress and the media suppressed...
1 posted on 10/22/2004 9:50:57 AM PDT by Interesting Times
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To: Interesting Times

Only a democrat could POSSIBLY side with a 'self-admitted WAR CRIMINAL',,,who ALSO gave 'aid and comfort' to the enemy during time of war--over 150+ fellow vets WHO KNEW JOHN KERRY best!!!!


2 posted on 10/22/2004 9:53:12 AM PDT by stockstrader
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John O'Neill has been telling the same story for 33 years -- something that must be utterly beyond the comprehension of John Kerry.


3 posted on 10/22/2004 9:53:19 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
lol....To John Kerry,

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,,,

ARE THREE DIFFERENT STORIES.

4 posted on 10/22/2004 9:55:18 AM PDT by stockstrader
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6 posted on 10/22/2004 9:57:46 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (GET OUT THE VOTE NOV 2 ! IF YOUR NEIGHBORS OR RELATIVES NEED A RIDE TO THE POLLS OFFER TO HELP)
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To: Interesting Times
Bravo!

John O'Neil and company are without a doubt, the most important and effective counter punch to the Kerry Campaign[swindle].

They will be always hold a place of honor in my book.

7 posted on 10/22/2004 10:00:21 AM PDT by Cold Heat (http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/staticpages/index.php?page=20040531140357545)
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To: Interesting Times

Why hasn't SBVFT been running ads with Kerry's admission of war crimes "I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers have committed"?

Why haven't they been running ads showing the upside down American flag on Kerry's book New Soldier?
Kerry has done so many overtly anti-American things captured on tape, why has it not been exploited?

Doesn't Hannity have some explosive Kerry tape..?
Why hasn't he shown it on his show, or more imporatntly given it to the Swift Boat Vets to run in TV ads?


8 posted on 10/22/2004 10:02:25 AM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: Interesting Times
Shall a radical minority govern the complacent majority? Shall South Vietnam be governed by the 10% who sympathize with the Viet Cong because they are willing to throw bombs? Shall the government of the United States be dominated by 250,000 people because they are able to appear in Washington? Shall Mr. Kerry and his little group of 1000 embittered men be allowed to represent their views as that of all veterans because they can be mustered anywhere and appear on every news program? I hope not, for the country's sake.

We seem to have the same problem now!

9 posted on 10/22/2004 10:03:54 AM PDT by rocksblues (Sorry John, we remember and will never forget your treason!)
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To: Interesting Times
"Shall a radical minority govern the complacent majority?..."

John O'Neill

April, 1971

Mr. O'Neill, you are a visionary.

33 years later we're still asking overselves that question.

Thankfully you and your fellow patriots shall have the last laugh this election for the good of ALL of us.

America is grateful, sir. Thank you and God Bless.

10 posted on 10/22/2004 10:06:06 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


11 posted on 10/22/2004 10:09:25 AM PDT by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry back to Bedlam,Massachusetts!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!!


12 posted on 10/22/2004 10:09:28 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT!!!!!!!


13 posted on 10/22/2004 10:09:45 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Interesting Times
Just last night, I read about this in Unfit for Command.
14 posted on 10/22/2004 10:10:51 AM PDT by Seeking the truth ( www.0cents.com - See Vietcong Vets for Kerry stuff here!)
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To: Chieftain

If this rebuttal had been heard thirty-some years ago, what a difference.


15 posted on 10/22/2004 10:17:30 AM PDT by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Interesting Times
Big John O'Neill ~ Bump!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

16 posted on 10/22/2004 10:20:52 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping!


17 posted on 10/22/2004 10:25:24 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: counterpunch
Why hasn't SBVFT been running ads with Kerry's admission of war crimes "I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers have committed"?

Kerry wasn't confessing to committing war crimes in any real sense. He was falsely claiming that American military policy in Vietnam was, of itself, a war crime. The Swifts/POWs have chosen to focus on his lies about war crimes authorized "at all levels of command." In my opinion this is the correct thing to do.

Why haven't they been running ads showing the upside down American flag on Kerry's book New Soldier? Kerry has done so many overtly anti-American things captured on tape, why has it not been exploited?

John O'Neill has appeared on dozens of TV shows waving that book in front of him and accusing John Kerry of mocking the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.

Doesn't Hannity have some explosive Kerry tape..? Why hasn't he shown it on his show, or more imporatntly given it to the Swift Boat Vets to run in TV ads?

Most likely because it doesn't exist.

The Swifts/POWs are doing rather an effective job. Perhaps you or others might have approached things differently, but it's pretty hard to argue with their results to date.

18 posted on 10/22/2004 10:30:41 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Seeking the truth
Swifties Rok!!

Pray for W and Our Troops

19 posted on 10/22/2004 10:31:45 AM PDT by bray (Yaawn didn't Marry-up at all)
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To: Interesting Times

bump!!


20 posted on 10/22/2004 10:32:55 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~Poetry is my forte.~)
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To: Interesting Times
Thanks, IT. I copied it and emailed the world.

John O'Neill and ALL the Swiftees are truly men of honor.

21 posted on 10/22/2004 10:36:06 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: Interesting Times

I think you're over-thinking the war crimes issue. I believe that hearing Kerry admitting to war crimes would effect most voters on a gut level. Talk about "at all levels of command" just doesn't have the same tangible impact. I mean, lets say Kerry was just using his admission to lie about war crimes. Fine, then that will do just as much damage as any other accusation he made. But a significant percentage of people will say "I cannot vote for a war criminal, end of story" regardless of the spin and justification by the Democrats. It's check mate - he's either a liar or a war criminal, take your pick.

O'Neill may be waving the book on inside baseball shows, but the people watching those shows aren't the ones who need to be reached. It's the ones who don't watch the talking heads shows (which is most people) who need to see Kerry's treason. And its pretty hard to focus in on the upside down American flag when O'Neill is waving it around. It needs a close up in ads across the country.

Sean has talked about having the video, he says he's seen it. I think there is some copyright permissions issues. But this is our country and our future. I think Sean, and most certainly the SBVFT (who will dissolve as an entity after Nov. 2nd) can afford a lawsuit to save the Union.

I think the SBVFT are going a good job, but they could do better. It seems to me like they're holding their fire.
You tell me which is more effective, abstract commercials about medals as symbols, or ads with a tangible admission to war crimes from the man who wants to be president?


22 posted on 10/22/2004 10:46:42 AM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: counterpunch
Well, you know how it is... some people do things, and others talk about doing them.

Here's the audio clip of Kerry "confessing" to atrocities. Knock yourself out...

23 posted on 10/22/2004 10:55:56 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times; PhilDragoo; devolve; Happy2BMe
bump!

My thanks to BulletBobCo for the concept of this
pic and to Conspiracy Guy for the captions!


24 posted on 10/22/2004 11:09:33 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


25 posted on 10/22/2004 11:19:54 AM PDT by onyx (John "F" Kerry deserves to be the final casualty of the Vietnam War - Re-elect Bush/Cheney)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

thanks for the ping.


26 posted on 10/22/2004 11:30:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (If 260 National Guard vets said Bush was an incompetent liar, the MSM would cover it. BiGTime)
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks
& bttt


27 posted on 10/22/2004 11:31:12 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


28 posted on 10/22/2004 11:37:43 AM PDT by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: Interesting Times

And continues to be supressed.


29 posted on 10/22/2004 12:09:15 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


30 posted on 10/22/2004 12:38:44 PM PDT by Donaeus (Order "Stolen Honor" DVD or VHS today from www.stolenhonor.com & help POW's expose JFinkK)
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To: Interesting Times

God Bless John O'Neill!


31 posted on 10/22/2004 1:54:31 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Interesting Times

Great piece!
Thanks for the ping!


32 posted on 10/22/2004 2:01:15 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for posting the times. I am fortunate to live in an area where it's going to be broadcast.


33 posted on 10/22/2004 2:07:46 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: Interesting Times
Mr. Kerry speaks for no one except himself and his embittered little group of 1000

I see that some things never change!

In March 1970, while operating in Operation Seafloat, we had a very slow moving American tug, escorted by a South Vietnamese swift boat. It was ambushed by the Viet Cong from heavy bunkers on the river bank. The South Vietnamese swift boat could have easily avoided the ambush. Instead, it turned and beached and assaulted the bunkers. This was the single most heroic act that I have witnessed during almost three years in Vietnam and it was done by South Vietnamese risking their lives to save American lives. This is not an isolated example.

Those that want to call the War on Terror equivalent to Vietnam need to read this paragraph over and over until it sinks in. This is one parallel I will accept because it is quite simply a fact born out by history:
- Free people will fight to retain their freedom - all they need is the tools,
- Oppressed people need help to fight, and a vision of the freedom the waits for them. Once free, and confident in their freedom, they will assume the mantle of responsibility for it gladly.

How much more perverse, how much more morbid can you get than to use the dead for purposes they never intended. Can't they allow them to rest with their sacrifice stand-ing alone as mute testimony to their love of America?

Amen and Amen and Amen

Once again, one of America's Best and Brightest making Annapolis proud.

34 posted on 10/22/2004 2:08:10 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: Interesting Times
BTTT and more $$$ to the Swifties

Thanks again to John O'Neill!

35 posted on 10/22/2004 2:58:21 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Defeating Kerry will be the homecoming Nam Vets never got!)
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To: christie
I am fortunate to live in an area where it's going to be broadcast.

On Monday, everybody who has a computer is going to live in an area where Stolen Honor is broadcast...

36 posted on 10/22/2004 3:15:04 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

Google Usenet Search: Unfit for Command Epilogue
http://tinyurl.com/6s6jn


37 posted on 10/22/2004 3:33:04 PM PDT by RBMN
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To: Interesting Times

^^^^^^


38 posted on 10/22/2004 4:48:39 PM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: Interesting Times

>I>The rebuttal to John Kerry's Senate testimony that Congress and the media suppressed...</I>

Thank you for publishing it. Another plus for the new media.


39 posted on 10/22/2004 5:44:35 PM PDT by zot (GWB -- four more years!)
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John O'Neill has been telling the same story for 33 years -- something that must be utterly beyond the comprehension of John Kerry.

Kerry doesn't even tell the same story today that he, himself, told yesterday.

40 posted on 10/22/2004 5:59:42 PM PDT by zot (GWB -- four more years!)
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Bump!


41 posted on 10/22/2004 6:17:18 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (A proud member of the self-preservation society)
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To: Interesting Times

Appreciate the ping I.T., O'Neill is fantastic.


42 posted on 10/22/2004 7:26:50 PM PDT by potlatch (Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.)
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To: Interesting Times

bump


43 posted on 10/22/2004 8:04:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (If 260 National Guard vets said Bush was an incompetent liar, the MSM would cover it. BiGTime)
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Incredible. John O'Neill is my hero. And what he put up with on MSNBC last night with Lawrence O'Donnell screaming at him calling him a liar, screaming expletives in between insults such as "unfit to publish" -- they had to break to a commercial he was so out of control -- it was NOT TO BE BELIEVED. I don't know if you saw it, but I've NEVER seen anything like it. O'Neill remained cool as a cucumber and it just made us look so so good. O'Neill said something to that very effect, "well, I think Mr. O'Donnel has just demonstrated to the American people exactly the choice they have: angry out of control people screaming at them like Mr. O'Donnell here or reasonable discourse such as our side can offer" It was perfect. Thank you for sharing the speech that wasn't allowed. The time has come. And O'Neill's voice WILL be heard.


44 posted on 10/23/2004 8:44:21 PM PDT by Aim Higher
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Shall a radical minority govern the complacent majority? Shall South Vietnam be governed by the 10% who sympathize with the Viet Cong because they are willing to throw bombs? Shall the government of the United States be dominated by 250,000 people because they are able to appear in Washington? Shall Mr. Kerry and his little group of 1000 embittered men be allowed to represent their views as that of all veterans because they can be mustered anywhere and appear on every news program? I hope not, for the country's sake.

Apparently, O'Neill is a prophet too. I wish he wasn't.

Mr.O'Neill is number one on the list that I would be honored and privileged to meet one day.

45 posted on 10/23/2004 9:10:35 PM PDT by abner (http://www.swiftvets.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: abner; All

last day to donate to the Swiftvets.......


46 posted on 10/25/2004 11:56:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

great post


47 posted on 10/25/2004 12:10:22 PM PDT by mel
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* BUMP *


48 posted on 10/25/2004 4:37:04 PM PDT by Cboldt
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