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ELECTION 2004: Kerry used vets for political gain
The Florida Times-Union ^ | Oct 29, 2004 | Self

Posted on 10/29/2004 2:17:11 AM PDT by Chieftain

ELECTION 2004: Kerry used vets for political gain Sen. John Kerry smeared 2.5 million Vietnam veterans when he spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations committee in 1971. He said that we had "committed war crimes on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command" and "razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan." Kerry's words were calculated to embarrass and manipulate the Nixon administration by spreading vicious lies about brave men who served honorably. His words caused wounds much more painful than any the enemy could inflict. They cast doubt and shame on an entire generation of patriots who served with honor and dignity and further divided our nation, solely to gain political power. The veterans he smeared were just tools he used for his purposes then discarded, like trash.

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They finally published a letter I submitted against Kerry!
1 posted on 10/29/2004 2:17:12 AM PDT by Chieftain
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To: Chieftain

Well Done Chief.


2 posted on 10/29/2004 2:20:22 AM PDT by Eldorado431
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To: Warrior Nurse; Taxman; Veritas et equitas ad Votum; krunkygirl; Dutchgirl; OXENinFLA; cyn; ...
Here's the whole letter...

Kerry used vets for political gain

Sen. John Kerry smeared 2.5 million Vietnam veterans when he spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations committee in 1971.

He said that we had "committed war crimes on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command" and "razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan." Kerry's words were calculated to embarrass and manipulate the Nixon administration by spreading vicious lies about brave men who served honorably.

His words caused wounds much more painful than any the enemy could inflict. They cast doubt and shame on an entire generation of patriots who served with honor and dignity and further divided our nation, solely to gain political power. The veterans he smeared were just tools he used for his purposes then discarded, like trash.

Thirty-three years later, Kerry is a candidate for president and commander of the armed forces, and again he is smearing the reputation of our brave soldiers, this time in Iraq. He falsely claims they didn't guard 380 tons of high explosive munitions, allowing them to be looted. The basis for this attack: an October surprise hit piece in The New York Times. Within hours of the newspaper hitting the rack, Kerry was on the campaign stump smearing these soldiers, with no proof or research whatsoever!

His words cast doubt and shame on these brave and honorable warriors, but Kerry saw an opportunity to gain politically and he jumped right on it. He snatched a headline from the newspaper that has been his willing accomplice throughout his campaign, and used it to smear the 101st Airborne Division. The same day, NBC news debunked the story, as they had a reporter embedded with the 101st when it entered the Al Qaqa weapons facility in April 2003, who said there were no such munitions. Even after the Times' story was debunked, Kerry was still smearing those soldiers.

A leopard doesn't change his spots, even after 33 years. He smeared veterans for political gain in 1971 and now he has done the same thing in 2004.

This is the guy who declared he was "reporting for duty," who would command the same armed forces he just smeared. I hope the American voters will make the correct choice on their ballots Tuesday and ensure he never has that opportunity.

3 posted on 10/29/2004 2:21:03 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: Chieftain
Salute!

Good letter. I have relatives in your neck of the woods. One cousin's wife is a school teacher - and not a flaming NEA-Lib - it's her husband (my cousin) that's the political 'black sheep' of the family down there.
4 posted on 10/29/2004 2:21:10 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: Chieftain

A "Way to Go Chieftain!!" BTTT for the "morning FR crew" !!


5 posted on 10/29/2004 2:22:21 AM PDT by musicman
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; stand watie

FReeper published PING!


6 posted on 10/29/2004 2:22:45 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: Chieftain

BTTT, and many thanks.


7 posted on 10/29/2004 2:26:04 AM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: Chieftain

great work chief


8 posted on 10/29/2004 2:27:44 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: Chieftain

Great letter!


9 posted on 10/29/2004 2:39:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: moonman; Matchett-PI; MindBender26

FReeper published PING!!


10 posted on 10/29/2004 2:42:49 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: Chieftain

Great letter...Well done!


11 posted on 10/29/2004 3:04:57 AM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: Chieftain

Good job!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 10/29/2004 3:16:37 AM PDT by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud to be an American Republican)
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To: Chieftain

Congratulations!!!


13 posted on 10/29/2004 3:20:02 AM PDT by SaintDismas (Jest becuz you put yer boots in the oven, don't make it bread)
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To: Chieftain; Bob J
"His words caused wounds much more painful than any the enemy could inflict. They cast doubt and shame on an entire generation of patriots who served with honor and dignity and further divided our nation, solely to gain political power. The veterans he smeared were just tools he used for his purposes then discarded, like trash."

Wonderfully put, Chieftain. From your pen to the voters brains, we pray!

Thanks again for your trip to Orlando to support the swift boat vets, and for all you've done to help them get their message out. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1258708/posts

Good morning, Bob J :o) -- fyi PING -- lots going on in FL, and lots of good people doing all they can.

14 posted on 10/29/2004 4:54:24 AM PDT by cyn (Prayers always for Terri Schiavo and her family.)
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To: Chieftain; Nightshift; cyn; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Great job on the letter! Congratulations! You put the truth out there!


15 posted on 10/29/2004 4:59:48 AM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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To: Chieftain

Great job


16 posted on 10/29/2004 5:06:09 AM PDT by boxerblues (www.ohbluestarmothers.org)
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To: cyn

BTTT


17 posted on 10/29/2004 5:08:18 AM PDT by IWONDR
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To: Chieftain

Good job. It's been so long since I've read the TU that I almost forgot it existed.


18 posted on 10/29/2004 5:10:19 AM PDT by js1138 (D*mn, I Missed!)
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To: Chieftain

Hail to the Chief(tain)!


19 posted on 10/29/2004 5:20:33 AM PDT by mattdono ("Crush the democrats, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags" -Big Arnie)
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To: Chieftain

You did it!!!Congratulations. And it was the lead article, took up the whole top part of the editorial page! Well written and hit all the key points. I was ready to cancel my subscription till they posted your letter (ha).

YIPPEEE!!! You rule dude!


20 posted on 10/29/2004 5:39:30 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Lola---the patriotic part-shepherd dog --wants FOUR MORE YEARS!)
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To: Chieftain

Outstanding, Top!


21 posted on 10/29/2004 6:07:38 AM PDT by RaceBannon (KERRY FLED . . . WHILE GOOD MEN BLED!!)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks, Race, but I don't deserve a promotion, (I'm proud to the Gunny)!


22 posted on 10/29/2004 6:32:30 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: Chieftain

Chieftain,
Good job. So when are you going to start your campaign for office. You could move to Corrine Brown's district.


23 posted on 10/29/2004 6:43:33 AM PDT by solsrchr2
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To: Chieftain

Wahoooooo, great stuff.


24 posted on 10/29/2004 6:59:52 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (We have to stop Kerry for our grandkids sake!!!!!!!! GO W)
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To: solsrchr2
So when are you going to start your campaign for office. You could move to Corrine Brown's district.

Beleive it or not, I would only have to move less than a mile to be in District 3. That things winds and turns about every 500 yards!

25 posted on 10/29/2004 7:26:58 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: Chieftain
!!!!!!!!!!!

free dixie,sw

26 posted on 10/29/2004 8:39:41 AM PDT by stand watie ( being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
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To: Chieftain

Awesome!


27 posted on 10/29/2004 8:43:39 AM PDT by OHelix
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To: Keith in Iowa
it's her husband (my cousin) that's the political 'black sheep' of the family down there.

every family has its character, so don't feel too bad.

28 posted on 10/29/2004 8:45:29 AM PDT by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: Chieftain; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; stockpirate

EXCELLENT LETTER FROM A GREAT FREEPER!!!!


29 posted on 10/29/2004 1:43:25 PM 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: Chieftain

Soneone else said but I will too.

Well done Chief!

And God Bless America.


30 posted on 10/29/2004 2:32:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (Kerry; supported by, financed by, trained by, guided by, revered by, in favor of, Communists.)
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To: Chieftain

Good post Chieftain


31 posted on 10/29/2004 4:48:08 PM PDT by Nightshift (Ignorance on your part, doesn't require a reply on my part.)
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To: Chieftain

you did all vets well... congrats on a job greatly done!


32 posted on 10/30/2004 2:07:36 AM PDT by marine_wife
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