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'My Motives Were Pure and Innocent' (Kerry "band of brothers" man pleads guilty to child porn)
Best of the Web ^ | Dec. 23, 2008 | JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 12/23/2008 8:15:36 PM PST by tlb

Remember Wade Sanders? He was one of the "band of brothers"--Swift Boat veterans who supported John Kerry's presidential campaign and appeared onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Sanders was one of Kerry's nastiest surrogates. In August 2004, he likened the president to a "trapped animal." In September, he compared Karl Rove and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth chief John O'Neill to Josef Goebbels. He repeatedly referred to the president and his men as "chicken hawks," an especially nasty term because it is slang for a child molester as well as a derisive term for a nonveteran who favors a strong defense.

Sanders, who also served as a deputy assistant Navy secretary during the Clinton administration, continued his anti-Bush campaign even after Kerry's defeat. In a December 2004 op-ed for the San Diego Union-Tribune, he lectured the president on "the heavy responsibility of command":

Sir, with all due respect, you would be well advised to acquaint yourself with the level of responsibility and accountability that accompany the title. If you really want to fill those shoes, if you want to parade about in uniform, if you want to use our men and women in uniform as your personal props, then please honor moral and ethical standards that go with the job.

Sanders is back in the news. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that he "pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal charge of possessing child pornography".

Sanders acknowledged in court that he had "possessed computer files containing 600 images of minors, including a 21-minute video that depicted girls engaging in sex acts with an adult man."

Sanders, a lawyer, said he didn't realize federal child pornography laws barred downloading or viewing the material even by researchers. He said that is why he decided to plead guilty.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California
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I was just thinking of the Band of Brothers after seeing the Wesley Clark editorial about the military and democrats. Good timing.
1 posted on 12/23/2008 8:15:37 PM PST by tlb
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To: tlb
said he didn't realize federal child pornography laws barred downloading or viewing the material even by researchers.

I believe that is a common defence among the pervs. "I wuz just doing research".

2 posted on 12/23/2008 8:19:53 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: tlb
"..Sanders, a lawyer, said he didn't realize federal child pornography laws barred downloading or viewing the material even by researchers. He said that is why he decided to plead guilty."

Please!

3 posted on 12/23/2008 8:20:34 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tlb
...even by researchers.

Yeah. Can't wait for your first scholarly paper.

4 posted on 12/23/2008 8:22:07 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: tlb

“Research”, huh?

Where have I heard that before?

Oh, yeah! Bernie Ward.


5 posted on 12/23/2008 8:22:11 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Graybeard58
"possessed computer files containing 600 images of minors...

Yeah, for "research". Bovine squeeze.
6 posted on 12/23/2008 8:22:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: tlb

Just double tap the POS and all like him.


7 posted on 12/23/2008 8:23:28 PM PST by davetex ("We are Americans, we don't hide from history, we make history" John McCain 9/4/2008)
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To: tlb; Chieftain

MAJOR MAJOR SCHADENSFREUDE !!!!!


8 posted on 12/23/2008 8:25:43 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (FREE BLAGO !!! LET HIM SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER !!!)
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To: tlb

BookMark for later reference..Thanks for posting this.


9 posted on 12/23/2008 8:25:48 PM PST by Tainan (Yeah, its confusing. But what else is there to do?...Merry Christmas!)
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To: tlb

Speaking of porn...

10 posted on 12/23/2008 8:26:04 PM PST by MarineBrat (You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.)
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To: tlb

figures...


11 posted on 12/23/2008 8:30:09 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: tlb

I am sure that the MSM will report this.


12 posted on 12/23/2008 8:31:14 PM PST by Volunteer
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To: CE2949BB

and Pete Townsend..


13 posted on 12/23/2008 8:34:55 PM PST by TomServo
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To: tlb

BTW, 1423 days since John Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records.


14 posted on 12/23/2008 8:35:57 PM PST by MarineBrat (You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.)
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To: tlb
Sanders, a lawyer, said he didn't realize federal child pornography laws barred downloading or viewing the material even by researchers.

Democrats lie. Always.

15 posted on 12/23/2008 8:36:08 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: TomServo

Is there a Handbook for Pedophiles? lol.

The same excuse keeps popping up.


16 posted on 12/23/2008 8:36:57 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: tlb
jedwards "He has a good point" said infidelity researcher John Edwards.
17 posted on 12/23/2008 8:37:37 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: tlb
Give him the "spike!!"


18 posted on 12/23/2008 8:38:11 PM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: tlb

Sanders is lucky that he’s a DemocRAT. If he was a Republican, this would be ALL OVER the “news.”


19 posted on 12/23/2008 8:39:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For more information on America's "new direction" read The Road to Serfdom. by Friedrich A. Hayek.)
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To: Graybeard58

Hang him. By whatever


20 posted on 12/23/2008 8:44:43 PM PST by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | Impeach Obama!)
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To: tlb
He was one of the "band of brothers"--Swift Boat veterans who supported John Kerry's presidential campaign and appeared onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Were there others? I thought Sanders was the only Swift Boat veteran (serving with Kerry) that supported Kerry.

21 posted on 12/23/2008 8:47:24 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: tlb

Wow, how far some fall.


22 posted on 12/23/2008 8:48:02 PM PST by utahson
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To: tlb
Remember Wade Sanders? He was one of the “band of brothers”

I thought his name sounded a little more familiar than a former sec. of the Navy during the Clinton administration.

23 posted on 12/23/2008 8:48:10 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: tlb

“CHICKEN HAWK”, INDEED!


24 posted on 12/23/2008 8:48:52 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: CE2949BB

And that guy from The Who - I can’t remember his name right now.


25 posted on 12/23/2008 8:50:28 PM PST by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

What does “schadensfreude” mean - I’ve been seeing it alot on Free Republic.


26 posted on 12/23/2008 8:51:19 PM PST by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: TomServo

Yeah, that’s the guy - Pete Townsend.


27 posted on 12/23/2008 8:51:59 PM PST by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: CE2949BB
“Research”, huh?

Where have I heard that before?

Oh, yeah! Bernie Ward.

Pete Townshend also.

28 posted on 12/23/2008 8:56:30 PM PST by denydenydeny ("Banish Merry Christmas. Get ready for Mad Max.."-Daniel Henninger)
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To: tlb

Not surprising. Kerry also had James Michael McHaney on his campaign team in 2004. He was later arrested for trying to rape a ten year old boy.


29 posted on 12/23/2008 9:01:08 PM PST by Perchant
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To: 3catsanadog

“schadenfreude” is a German word which describes
the enjoyment of other people’s suffering.


30 posted on 12/23/2008 9:02:27 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Perchant
He was later arrested for trying to rape a ten year old boy.

My bad, it was a 13 year old boy.

31 posted on 12/23/2008 9:05:14 PM PST by Perchant
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To: tlb
Ex-Navy official Wade Sanders pleads guilty in child porn case

"..Sanders, 67, of San Diego, had more than 600 images of child pornography on his computer, including a 21-minute video showing "pre-pubescent females" having sexual contact with an adult male, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Sanders, a lawyer, is a retired Navy captain who received the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart for service as a swift-boat captain in the Vietnam War. He faces a possible 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine when sentenced March 30.

Under a plea bargain, prosecutors have agreed to recommend a prison sentence of five to six years..."

32 posted on 12/23/2008 9:06:21 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: CE2949BB

Pete Townsend, too.


33 posted on 12/23/2008 9:18:39 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: CE2949BB

I believe Pete Townsend also used the research defense.


34 posted on 12/23/2008 9:25:02 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I caught this blurb on the news, but there was nothing said about Kerry, the Swift Boat Veterans, Democrats, or the election. Just a former Clinton staffer.

So I totally missed the name connection. Which is what the press wanted.

Amazing.

35 posted on 12/23/2008 9:30:35 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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"....Which is what the press wanted."

Bet the rent on that.

36 posted on 12/23/2008 9:36:06 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tlb

I hate John Kerry but surely having to listen to his wife’s accent for the rest of his life and eternity if his religion has it right— is punishment enough.


37 posted on 12/23/2008 9:42:11 PM PST by exist
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To: tlb
Wade Sanders and John Kerry told awful lies about W. Sanders being a child porn researcher in zero way indicates that Kerry too is a child porn researcher. Although when tossed into the mix it more adds to the likelihood than it does to the unlikelihood. Maybe Theresa, his wife, is interested in child porn research, I have no way of ruling it out.

38 posted on 12/23/2008 9:46:44 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: TruthWillWin

No, there were something like 3 or 5...another one was Jim Wasser, a lying union hack here in Illinois.


39 posted on 12/23/2008 9:51:56 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. Only a hippopotamus will do!)
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To: 3catsanadog
Look Here

Merry Christmas
3catsanadog!


40 posted on 12/23/2008 9:52:14 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Gumdrop

And Scheissefreude is the enjoyment of not being constipated.


41 posted on 12/23/2008 10:38:03 PM PST by 353FMG (The sky is not falling, yet.)
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To: tlb

"Ah'm researchin' interns for mah wife's new office..."

42 posted on 12/23/2008 10:45:15 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Clint Williams

Rope, it can be used over & over.


43 posted on 12/23/2008 10:47:56 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: calcowgirl
Sanders back in the news again:

... I wondered at the time if he was the one that got Kerry's documents through Lehman's office and was trying to figure out how long he had been in the medal business. I couldn't prove anything, so I dropped my research. ... ----------Wade Sanders - (Re: Kerry citation a 'total mystery' to ex-Navy chief (John Lehman)) From calcowgirl , 08/28/2004 9:49:54 PM PDT new

44 posted on 12/23/2008 11:08:12 PM PST by piasa
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To: tlb; Cincinatus' Wife
MAY 3 & 7, 2003 : (WADE SANDERS REFERS TO SWIFT BOAT VETERANS AS BITTER DRUNKS- LABELED ONE SERIOUSLY DISABLED VET "A WHINING CRYBABY") In emails on May 3, 2003, and on May 7, 2004,trying to dissuade Swiftees from joining Admiral Hoffmann, Wade Sanders referred to the group as "bitter drunks," something the sailors involved deeply resented. Moreover, Sanders referred to Joe Ponder, a seriously disabled Swiftee who cried when talking about Kerry's charges, as "a whining crybaby."*** - pages 68-69 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1191837/posts?page=11#11 11 posted on 08/15/2004 1:18:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
45 posted on 12/23/2008 11:11:19 PM PST by piasa
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To: tlb; Cincinatus' Wife
MAY 3 & 7, 2003 : (WADE SANDERS REFERS TO SWIFT BOAT VETERANS AS BITTER DRUNKS- LABELED ONE SERIOUSLY DISABLED VET "A WHINING CRYBABY") In emails on May 3, 2003, and on May 7, 2004,trying to dissuade Swiftees from joining Admiral Hoffmann, Wade Sanders referred to the group as "bitter drunks," something the sailors involved deeply resented. Moreover, Sanders referred to Joe Ponder, a seriously disabled Swiftee who cried when talking about Kerry's charges, as "a whining crybaby."*** - pages 68-69 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1191837/posts?page=11#11 11 posted on 08/15/2004 1:18:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
46 posted on 12/23/2008 11:12:49 PM PST by piasa
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To: CE2949BB
Where have I heard that before?

Peter Townshend?

47 posted on 12/23/2008 11:18:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Perchant

Scott Ritter is another Democrat pedophile who got nailed.
I think he’s into little girls, though.


48 posted on 12/23/2008 11:21:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Just mythoughts; Grampa Dave
Remember Wade Sanders? He was one of the "band of brothers"--Swift Boat veterans who supported John Kerry's presidential campaign and appeared onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. ...Sanders is back in the news. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that he "pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal charge of possessing child pornography". Sanders acknowledged in court that he had "possessed computer files containing 600 images of minors, including a 21-minute video that depicted girls engaging in sex acts with an adult man."
{{Sanders' connection with Kerry dates back to before when the two served in Vietnam. Sanders and David Thorn, Kerry's brother-in-law, were shipmates and shared an apartment in Belmont Shore, where Kerry "became a resident of our couch," according to Sanders.
Through the years, Sanders said he and Kerry have remained friends. Sanders, who was a former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, has been campaigning for Kerry across the country. He has also been critical of Bush on veterans' issues for many years.}}

*cough* *cough* *cough*
not going to say a word...

49 posted on 12/23/2008 11:21:33 PM PST by piasa
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To: tlb

Hey Wade?!? Is Bernie Ward going to be your ‘catcher’ or the ‘pitcher’?

Calling Chrissy Matthews, time to host a Federal Prison Edition of “Let’s Play Hardball”, w/Sanders & Ward!

Two scumbags that truly deserve each other.


50 posted on 12/23/2008 11:22:55 PM PST by mkjessup
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