Skip to comments.STATEMENT TO KERRY & SOLIDARITY WITH OUR SWIFT BOAT BROTHERS FROM SPECIAL FORCES VIETNAM VETERANS
Posted on 10/23/2004 12:48:04 PM PDT by CHARLITE
An Open Letter to Senator John Kerry and a Statement of Solidarity with our Swift Boat Brothers-in-Arms from Special Forces Vietnam Veterans
The undersigned Special Forces Vietnam Veterans support our Swift Boat brothers-in-arms and believe that John Kerry is unfit to be our Commander-in-Chief or to lead our nation as President. The Kerry presidential campaign has raised the significance of this deeply-felt and long-standing issue. While many, if not a majority, of the signatories of this request are Republicans and Bush supporters, many are not. Those who are Democrats have been effectively disenfranchised by Kerrys candidacy. For most of us the question of his fitness to serve as Commander-in-Chief, or in any other office of honor and high public responsibility, was settled permanently in the negative thirty-three years ago. He slandered and dishonored all Vietnam Veterans in false and exaggerated testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. By throwing away the symbols of his honors, he insulted all veterans of all wars by debasing the milestones of their valor. He has unrelentingly opposed issues vital to veterans. He has supported measures that have led to genocide of our former allies, the Montagnards, and the enslavement of the people of Vietnam. He has blocked efforts to enact Human Rights legislation to help alleviate their condition. He has taken action which led to the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam that most of us believe were left behind. His stated plan to double special operations forces rapidly in response to todays threats demonstrates his lack of understanding of what makes a Special Forces soldier and his failure to understand that the available conventional armed forces manpower pool is insufficient to provide the necessary qualified personnel without seriously degrading standards. By Lieutenant Kerrys own request, he returned to the United States after completing only one-third of his tour. He did this by seeking and receiving three Purple Hearts for wounds of questionable cause and severity. He was the commander of a military unit, in this case a Naval combatant craft, and he abandoned his crew to the fight to return to a life of ease. By the standards expected of a Naval line officer of the United States, even with the most charitable interpretation, this is contemptible. There are serious questions concerning the circumstances of Lieutenant Kerrys first Purple Heart, and perhaps about his other decorations, as well. These questions prompt us to call him to sign Standard Form 180 to authorize the full release of all records pertaining to his service. If his awards failed to measure up to the standards required, he should formally request that these awards be rescinded and removed from his record. No apology, especially a Jane Fonda-type, insincere or tepid apology is acceptable. No legislative abridgement of our freedom of speech or because one candidate or the other does not wish to discuss the matter will halt the discussion of these issues. We have the American right to discuss these issues. We fought for that right. We call upon the American people to reject his effort to become Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces and we urge other Veteran groups to join our solidarity with the Swift Boat critics of Senator John Kerry.
This statement is signed by the following 356 Special Forces Vietnam Veterans. 12 Special Forces veterans indicated that they did not wish to sign and their names are being withheld to preserve their privacy. Both of these lists have been cross referenced in the Special Forces in SE Asia Database to verify that they served with Special Forces in SE Asia.
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...and a ping to Arkansas.
figured you'd want to see this
I don't think any one will pay attention, I'm afraid. I think we have a whole generation of lazy, globalists, that think it is more important to be "liked" than to be free.
"Experience proves that the man who obstructs a war in which his nation is engaged, no matter whether right or wrong, occupies no enviable place in life or history. Better for him, individually, to advocate war, pestilence, and famine than to act as obstructionist to a war already begun." - Ulysses S. Grant
Lots of people are interested. I think you will find on election day that GW will win big. The polls are wrong and they are wrong because they are using pre 9/11 data. GW has a stronger lead then is being seen. Remember, the candidates have their own polls which are accurate, not like the ones we see which are biased in most cases. The Polls the candidates have are not released, but I would bet the reason the Demwits are so hysterical and violent is that their polls show them way behind, not just a little, not tied, but getting stomped. Proof of this is the way Kerry keeps campaigning in Blue states, not red.
Do you think this will go anywhere?
I have been thinking about something like that - after the election?
It would take a heck of a lot of people to not watch news, not buy newspapers for it to work and I don't know if we could.
Is this getting any press coverage?
I don't know. I think that people are not so television bound as they once were and with the rise of the internet, I think more and more people everyday are getting their news via the internet. I think there has also been a trend to the right in this country as reflected clearly in the abysmal ratings of network news and even CNN and MSBC, despite the fact that they have more markets than Fox, which is way ahead in ratings. The MSM is vulnerable right now. They've lost credibility and they're becoming a dinosaur. It's not hard for me not to watch, and I suspect that it isn't all that hard for many others either, especially with the availability of viable alternatives.
I was waiting for this. Barry Archer is in my group.
97% of Special Forces Vietnam Veterans Say
John Kerry Is Unfit To Be War-Time President
If they are hysterical (they are) and violent (they have been in some cases) now, what will they be like come November 3rd, or 10th, Christmas or whenever the Supreme Court finally declares the election results final?
Y'all keep yor powder dry, ya hear!
I am boycotting CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC until they purge their news divisions....and that could be a long time. Same goes for the newspapers here in LA. I'll get my information from the Internet and talk radio. It sure would be great if a few hundred thousand people did the same thing. This letter from the Special Forces Vietnam Vetrans will never make the MSM. That's a crime
Well, ya know, a person can only take so much snickerin'.
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