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Tran Blasts Dean: Calls for Solidarity in Iraq
California State Assemblyman Van Tran Press Release ^ | 12/06/2005 | California State Assemblyman Van Tran

Posted on 12/08/2005 5:22:46 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE

Edited on 12/08/2005 5:43:51 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 68 ASSEMBLYMAN VAN TRAN

    Issues: Press Releases Tran Blast Dean, Calls For Solidarity In Iraq "Dean's comments are irresponsible and revisionist"

WASHINGTON, D.C.– On Monday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said during an interview with WOAI radio in San Antonio, TX, “Of course, the South Vietnamese couldn’t manage to support their own country.”

“Dean’s comments are irresponsible and revisionist,” said California Assemblyman Van Tran (R-Costa Mesa), the first Vietnamese-American legislator in America. “Instead of undermining our war effort, Dean should focus on joining the rest of Americans in supporting our troops.”

“South Vietnam only fell after Congress lost the will to support our allies. Their terrible decision in 1975 has led to three decades of tyranny in that country, where freedom is persecuted and political choice doesn’t exist. This is something we can not let happen in Iraq. To maintain security in the region and to continue an aggressive prosecution of the War on Terror, American must continue to support the new government in Iraq and help them establish stability there.”

“I am particularly offended by Dean’s attempt to pull the Vietnamese people into his political strategy. Like the oppressed people from Cuba, the Vietnamese people have a strong love of freedom and democracy. Millions have died and more have been imprisoned trying to secure those freedoms.”

“After the January elections in Iraq I wrote:

‘I still mourn the dreadful situation in Vietnam, where human rights are crushed and freedom is a distant dream. Our loss there helps Sunday’s achievement to shine even brighter as a symbol of hope to the world.’

‘Sunday’s vote was a great step toward the promise of democracy, but only one step up the long stairway of a truly democratic society. Remember it took Japan and Germany about ten years to govern independently after their surrender in 1945 (it was four years before the first election in Germany). The progress in Iraq has been heart warming and should help us to reaffirm our values as this troubled nation continues the path to democracy.’”

“The terrorists are trying to win this war by challenging America’s spirit and returning us to a status where we just react to future attacks. They have succeeded in bringing the unwitting Dean to their efforts, but we can not just bury our head and wait.”

###   For Issues Information See Also:Press Releases | Opinion Editorials

    Assemblyman  Van   Tran Assembly District 68 Proudly Serving: Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Anaheim, Stanton, Newport Beach Capitol Office State Capitol Room 4009 Sacramento, CA 94249-0068 Phone: (916) 319-2068  


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BUSH/CHENEY's immediate answer to the Attacks of 911 was to start bringing Freedom to the oppressed peoples & cultures of the world as America's own best self protection against future terrorist attacks here at home.

California State Assemblyman Van Tran is the 1st Vietnamese-American to take office as a State Legislator in United States History, being sworn in on December 6, 2004.

As a direct result of a Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress cutting off of funds for the then Free South Vietnamese to continue fighting for their own Freedom ...a 10 year old Cub Scout named Van Tran and his family had to quickly board an American C-130 Air Transport plane bound for Freedom abroad ...six days before the Fall of Saigon in April 1975. He spoke just 2 words of English at the time.

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1 posted on 12/08/2005 5:22:47 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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Official Assemblyman Van Tran website:

http://republican.assembly.ca.gov/members/index.asp?Dist=68&Lang=1

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2 posted on 12/08/2005 5:26:58 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Mo1; doug from upland; Peach; Alamo-Girl; b4its2late; retrokitten; cripplecreek; tiredoflaundry; ...

What irony -- Howard Dean meets a Vietnamese American who clobbers him with reality.


3 posted on 12/08/2005 5:27:25 AM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: saveliberty; ALOHA RONNIE

Good Morning.

Thanks for the ping SL.

Sorry I can't stick around for Tony today,got to go to work.:)

Great read AR!

Thanks for posting it.

WTG Van Tran!!!!


4 posted on 12/08/2005 5:32:02 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (The Democrats have "A Policy of Prevarication")
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To: saveliberty
"South Vietnam only fell after Congress lost the will to support our allies. Their terrible decision in 1975 has led to three decades of tyranny in that country, where freedom is persecuted and political choice doesn't exist. This is something we can not let happen in Iraq.
5 posted on 12/08/2005 5:33:37 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: saveliberty

even though he speaks first-hand about what happened in Nam and why we can't let it happen again, it's only a matter of time before he's attacked as being "out of the mainstream"..

I personally think they should leave Dean alone..he's the single greatest weapon the Reps have..


6 posted on 12/08/2005 5:33:53 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Islam is a religion of peace and they'll behead 13 year old girls to prove it...)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

From his press release:

"Assemblyman Van Tran Assembly District 68 Proudly Serving: Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Anaheim, Stanton, Newport Beach. . . ."

I hope they're proud of Mr. Tran. I certainly am, and I don't even live in California.


7 posted on 12/08/2005 5:35:28 AM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Mo1

I wish he had mentioned the boat people.

Or the 1.7 million Cambodians slaughtered by Pol Pot


8 posted on 12/08/2005 5:35:37 AM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; saveliberty

Excellent, simply excellent. Thanks for the ping, this one is going out to me email list.


9 posted on 12/08/2005 5:35:54 AM PST by prairiebreeze (I am unapologetically and enthusiastically celebrating CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: saveliberty

It went right over Dean's head.

He will just get uo, brush himself off, and continue on.


10 posted on 12/08/2005 5:38:19 AM PST by sport
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Oh, Dean should get a paycheck from Rove, he's so good for us.

But Tran is doing an important thing in challenging the conventional wisdom that the withdrawal from Vietnam is a good thing.

Howard Dean will take no time at all to get back to the business of disrupting his party. However, he is at risk as it's visible to seasoned Dems that he is trying to control the party message and is doing it badly for them.

There is an unawareness that is pretty high in the DNC. But this is a little hard to miss.

So by attacking Dean, we are in fact strengthening his position in the DNC. Some kneejerkism just can't be stopped. And that's a useful tool for us. :-)


11 posted on 12/08/2005 5:39:21 AM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: prairiebreeze

:-) You're welcome!


12 posted on 12/08/2005 5:39:50 AM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: sport

:-) Excellent. Because the good part is to challenge the conventional wisdom of average Americans. If Dean is oblivious, that is wonderful for us.


13 posted on 12/08/2005 5:40:57 AM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: saveliberty

This is wonderful...Dean is obtuse beyond words.

I hope he stays at the DNC forever.


14 posted on 12/08/2005 5:43:29 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: prairiebreeze

It's also going out to MY email list. heh.


15 posted on 12/08/2005 5:43:50 AM PST by prairiebreeze (I am unapologetically and enthusiastically celebrating CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Funny how actions have consequences, and thanks to the dems treachery in Vietnam, Tran is a true American patriot.

What other action was possible by Bush and Cheney after 9/11? Groveling to UN thuggery? Carpetbombing?


16 posted on 12/08/2005 5:45:19 AM PST by hershey
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To: SE Mom

He is on the brink of getting into trouble as the disarray is too public for the Dems to deny.


17 posted on 12/08/2005 5:48:25 AM PST by saveliberty (The feed? What's that?)
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To: saveliberty

Dr. Demento is Karl Rove's operative lol.


18 posted on 12/08/2005 5:58:16 AM PST by sono
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Every time Howard Dean opens his mouth he demonstrates that he is truly one of the most ignorant people who has ever lived. Let him keep talking.
19 posted on 12/08/2005 5:58:25 AM PST by manwiththehands ("Attack (Democrats) until they stop twitching and then attack some more." -J. Peter Mulhern)
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To: saveliberty
Thanks for the ping, Saveliberty. Truly, reality hitting Howard Dean between the eyes. If the Dems want to link Iraq to Viet Nam, then this is the perfect analogy. It is not quagmire vs. the most rapid conquest in modern times. It is whether the Dems will be allowed to sabotage this nascent victory the same way they sabotaged the impending victory earlier in Viet Nam.
20 posted on 12/08/2005 5:58:33 AM PST by FOXFANVOX (Tony Snow: Fighting the Democrats "Legacy of Lies"!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I have been ashamed of what my country did to the Vietnamese people for 30 years. Had the spineless critters in congress not cut off funding millions of people in that part of the world would still be living. Jacka$$ idiots like Dean and Kerry should keep their mouths shut about things they know nothing about.
21 posted on 12/08/2005 6:02:43 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver (Most Americans are so spoiled with freedom they have no idea what it takes to earn and keep it.)
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After the Fall of Freedom in Vietnam 30 years ago, exactly, came...


Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

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22 posted on 12/08/2005 6:04:58 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

And who's family business got a billion dollar real estate contract with the Hanoi government? That's right. John F*ing Kerry.


23 posted on 12/08/2005 6:06:07 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ah, the Left, still using the same old playbook.


24 posted on 12/08/2005 6:07:52 AM PST by wolfcreek
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25 posted on 12/08/2005 6:14:11 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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The MSM aggressively propagates the malicious falsehoods every radical Bush-hating entity promulgations.
In what can rightly be viewed as a form of "Information Warfare" these "Guardians of the peoples right to know"
are active participants in a coordinated assault on the presidency of George W. Bush.


As they willfully disseminate misinformation and disinformation, while knowingly
lie by omission in ignoring or discounting the voices of truly knowledgeable people
like Van Tran and Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas), the cRats and the MSM together are
engaging in direct attacks on this nation which far more insidious and far more dangerous to us
as a nation than are attacks of terrorists.





26 posted on 12/08/2005 6:17:14 AM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: saveliberty

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 12/08/2005 6:54:24 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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:-) You are welcome, Alamo Girl!


28 posted on 12/08/2005 6:56:39 AM PST by saveliberty (Senator Ted drove over the power line. Really!)
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Many come out to show war support across land

http://www.post-gazette.com/nation/20030324antiwar0324p7.asp
(AP Article/Photo)

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29 posted on 12/10/2005 4:34:27 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Mo1

Ben Stein has written a lot about this in the context of the liberal glee at getting Nixon, at the expense of a genocide in Cambodia and commie victory in Vietnam.


30 posted on 12/10/2005 9:28:47 PM PST by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: TheForceOfOne

Gad! Where was the "Warning-May Cause Fracture of Ribs With Laughter"
warning label on that cartoon!?


31 posted on 12/10/2005 9:37:46 PM PST by VOA
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Van Tran is one of the fortunate Vietnamese who made it to freedom and he knows how disasterous the words of Dean and his ilk can be.

God Bless him, unlike Dean, he knows what an American patriot is made of and he lives it.

32 posted on 12/10/2005 10:54:29 PM PST by smoothsailing (NamVet'68'69----NEVER FORGET)
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VAN TRAN - 1st Vietnamese-American State Legislator takes Oath of Office

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1297470/posts

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33 posted on 12/10/2005 11:06:17 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
As a direct result of a Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress cutting off of funds for the then Free South Vietnamese to continue fighting for their own Freedom...

As a famous Californian repeatedly says, NEVER FORGET!

Thanks for the ping and continued success to Freedom Fighter Assemblyman Van Tran.

34 posted on 12/11/2005 4:43:46 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother
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To: Zacs Mom

Goods stuff ~ Bump!


35 posted on 12/11/2005 12:04:02 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

You bet they do!! I'm thrilled to say I was able to join the nearly 3,000 people who showed up in Crawford, Texas this past summer for the rally to show the troops and our President support and to tell the world that Cindy Sheehan does not speak for us!!

There were lots of FReepers there and I was really honored to have the chance to meet Jim Robinson, to shake his hand (and give him a hug) and thank him for Free Republic!

There a some great pictures of this wonderful event posted here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1534155/posts?page=33#33


36 posted on 12/11/2005 3:16:27 PM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

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NEVER ever FORGET


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37 posted on 12/13/2005 1:19:32 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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...and now for very good reason:


Victims of Communism Memorial Planned for D.C.

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/12/13/111032.shtml

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38 posted on 12/15/2005 5:57:42 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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39 posted on 12/15/2005 8:50:02 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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Picture - Victims of Communism D.C. Memorial

http://www.VictimsofCommunism.org

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40 posted on 12/18/2005 6:21:17 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


41 posted on 12/18/2005 8:53:39 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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42 posted on 12/19/2005 12:40:12 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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One who acted to save others before himself on 9/11:

Lifesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA, R.I.P.

http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.strategyzoneonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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43 posted on 12/19/2005 6:16:05 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I missed this when it was originally posted. Thank you Assemblyman Van Tran and thank you Ronnie for posting this.


44 posted on 12/19/2005 6:47:41 AM PST by Liberty Valance ("Can't hide Freedom's song." ~ Starwise)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Brucifer; Tony Snow

Bump to the top


45 posted on 12/19/2005 6:50:13 AM PST by Liberty Valance ("Can't hide Freedom's song." ~ Starwise)
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TRAN considers state Senate run


Assemblyman VAN TRAN, R-Westminster CA, announced Wednesday that he's formed an exploratory committee for a possible run at the state's 34th Senate District, setting up what could be the county's most hotly fought election next year.

TRAN likely would face another political veteran, Assemblyman TOM UMBERG, D-Santa Ana CA.

Democrats held an edge of 1.7 percentage points over Republicans in the district's voter registration, making it the most competitive legislative race in Orange County. It also would be one of the most competitive in California, which means it would attact money from throughout the state.

The seat is being vacated by Democrat JOSEPH DUNN because of term limits.

....Orange County Register CA Newspaper
....12/22/05 Local Section, Page 2


http://republican.assembly.ca.gov/members/index.asp?Dist=68&Lang=1&Body=&RefID=&WelcomeID=

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46 posted on 12/23/2005 12:55:55 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
"'South Vietnam only fell after Congress lost the will to support our allies. Their terrible decision in 1975 has led to three decades of tyranny in that country, where freedom is persecuted and political choice doesn’t exist. This is something we can not let happen in Iraq. To maintain security in the region and to continue an aggressive prosecution of the War on Terror, American must continue to support the new government in Iraq and help them establish stability there.'"

Amen.
This man's more American than most "Americans" who were born here.

And about that "Reeducation Camp"?
Sure learn a lot hanging from a post after a beating & drug through the mud, eh?
A Liberal-Socialist's dream come true: "Think our way, or else."

Great to see you're still banging around, Sarge.

A very Merry Christmas to you & yours.

...from me & mine. ;^)

47 posted on 12/23/2005 1:47:09 PM PST by Landru (If a sucker's born every minute, that's a lotta suckers.)
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Thanks for letting me know about this young man. He may be someone that us RVN vets can get behind and help out. He is testimony that our cause was just. My son lives in Huntington Beach...I'll get his take on Mr. Tran. In looking at his bio he apparently was trained well...he worked for Bob Dornan..can't be bad with that sort of upbringing. Merry Christmas.
48 posted on 12/23/2005 2:17:36 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver (Most Americans are so spoiled with freedom they have no idea what it takes to earn and keep it.)
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To: sport

Yup, Dean should have run this one past Kerry....Kerry was a hero in Vietnam, he has medals and everything....


49 posted on 12/23/2005 2:20:57 PM PST by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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Merry Christmas to your & yours as well, Freeper Landru:

http://www.lzxray.com/Ronnie3.jpg

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50 posted on 12/23/2005 3:53:02 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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