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John Kerry as Secretary of State - Lets Review His Dark Past
The New American ^ | 21 December 2012 | Bob Adelmann

Posted on 12/21/2012 5:18:09 PM PST by VitacoreVision



Senator John Kerry's impeccable credentials as a "climate hawk," membership in Yale's secret society Skull and Bones, and a voting record that almost completely ignores the Constitution, qualify him to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.

Senator John Kerry to Replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State


The New American
21 December 2012


When Susan Rice, the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from consideration for the post of secretary of state last week, rumors abounded that next in line would be Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). That rumor was confirmed on Friday, putting in place the first change in President Obama’s second term as Kerry is set to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary.

This is a position that Kerry has coveted ever since Obama was elected in 2008. It was Kerry who first introduced Barack Obama and launched his political career in 2004 by inviting him to give the keynote speech at the Democratic convention. He endorsed Obama in January 2008, and when the position of secretary of state went to Clinton, Kerry put his head down and went to work for the president, carrying out several diplomatic missions for him, including behind-the-scenes trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria to "engage" the political powers there.

The only problem with Kerry, according to David Sanger, writing for the New York Times, is that he is a white male, and Kerry "would be the first white man to serve in the post since Warren Christopher left the job in early 1997. His successors have been Madeleine K. Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Mrs. Clinton."

Other than that, Kerry fits the mold perfectly. A graduate of Yale, where he majored in political science, Kerry joined Skull and Bones, the secret society that has had unheralded but remarkable influence in American political affairs for decades. Antony Sutton, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, wrote a major investigative work covering Skull and Bones, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones, which he considered his most important work. Far from being a campus fraternity, Skull and Bones is a recruiting tool to absorb the best and the brightest into the insider establishment. Other members of the Skull include Tafts, Rockefellers, Pillsburys, and Bushes, and many have become senators, judges, Cabinet secretaries, and even presidents (i.e., George W. Bush).

By itself that would almost be enough to qualify him for the position. But Kerry's voting record as senator from Massachusetts sealed the deal, as he opposes privatizing Social Security, supports abortion (even though he was raised as a Roman Catholic), approves same-sex marriage, opposes capital punishment, and supports gun control laws. He voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), along with Most Favored Nation status for China. His Freedom Index rating, based on his voting record in the Senate, is 13, indicating a complete disregard for any of the limitations the Founders built into the Constitution, which qualifies him perfectly for the position.

Green liberals naturally are delighted that nothing will change and that some things might actually get better under Kerry at State. Lisa Hymas, writing for Grist.org, a “green” blog, says that Kerry will “be the most ardent climate hawk ever to hold the office.” She then quoted from an interview Kerry had with Grist in 2007. Said Kerry at the time: "Global climate change is a security issue on a planetary scale." And in a Senate speech last June, Kerry said that "climate change is one of two or three of the most serious threats our country now faces, if not the most serious."

As secretary of state, opines David Goldwyn, a supposedly internationally respected energy consultant (according to Hymas), Kerry "would not only put climate change in the top five issues he raises with every country, but he would probably rethink our entire diplomatic approach to the issue."

It's helpful to remember that he pushed "cap and trade" legislation, which would have required "nothing less than a reorganization of society and technology that will leave most remaining fossil fuels safely underground," according to Larry Lohman in New Scientist magazine. Happily, such legislation failed, with no thanks to Kerry.

On the matter of the Keystone XL pipeline, Kerry has obfuscated his green-at-any-cost ideology while chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2011:

There's a lot at stake here and I’ll do my best to leave no question unanswered including every possible economic and environmental consideration before a final decision is made.

But Joe Romm, writing at Climate Progress, is certain where Kerry stands on the issue:

I'm not sure Kerry could become Secretary of State fast enough to influence the Keystone XL pipeline decision, but it is hard to believe he would not have raised this issue with the President, since a go-ahead decision would immediately undercut the Administration's credibility on the climate issue both at home and abroad.

For further proof that Kerry's position as secretary of state will change nothing, one needs only to note Hillary Clinton's remarks at the influential, internationalist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in July, 2009. First, she acknowledged that the CFR is the center of influence in the American government:

I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it's good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won't have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.

Youtube: Hillary Clinton admits that the CFR runs the Government; Council on Foreign Relations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9gFX3Kr7nU


Then she proceeded to expound on America's role as interventionist in other countries' affairs, all in the name of "solving problems":

We have the chance, and a profound responsibility, to exercise American leadership to solve problems in concert with others. That is the heart of America's mission in the world today.

She specifically ignores any limitation placed on such intervention by the Constitution:

The question is not whether our nation can or should lead, but how it will lead in the 21st century. [Emphasis added.]

And then she spells out the agenda:

We want to reverse the spread of nuclear weapons, prevent their use, and build a world free of their threat. We want to isolate and defeat terrorists and counter violent extremists while reaching out to Muslims around the world.

We want to encourage and facilitate the efforts of all parties to pursue and achieve a comprehensive peace in the Middle East....

We want to combat climate change, increase energy security, and lay the foundation for a prosperous clean-energy future.

She has no problem working closely with avowed enemies of the United States:

We will also put special emphasis on encouraging major and emerging global powers — China, India, Russia and Brazil, as well as Turkey, Indonesia, and South Africa -- to be full partners in tackling the global agenda. [Emphasis added.]

I want to underscore the importance of this task, and my personal commitment to it. These states are vital to achieving solutions to the shared problems and advancing our priorities -- nonproliferation, counterterrorism, economic growth, climate change, among others.

She is comfortable with current U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan:

In Afghanistan and Pakistan, our goal is to disrupt, dismantle, and ultimately defeat al-Qaida and its extremist allies, and to prevent their return to either country.

She is following the lead of President Obama, as will Kerry, on nuclear weapons:

President Obama is committed to the vision of a world without nuclear weapons and a series of concrete steps to reduce the threat and spread of these weapons.

And on his green agenda:

Our Administration is also committed to deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, with a plan that will dramatically change the way we produce, consume and conserve energy.

Now we must urge every other nation to meet its obligations and seize the opportunities of a clean energy future.

She summarized the agenda for herself and for incoming Secretary Kerry nicely:

We are both witness to and makers of significant change. We cannot and should not be passive observers. We are determined to channel the currents of change toward a world free of violent extremism, nuclear weapons, global warming, poverty, and abuses of human rights.

About the only thing that will change when John Kerry takes the reins at the State Department is that he is male, and taller.


SOURCE:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/14009-senator-john-kerry-to-replace-hillary-clinton-as-secretary-of-state


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fm180; form180; hillaryclinton; johnkerry; secretaryofstate; signtheform

1 posted on 12/21/2012 5:18:16 PM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

Jean Effin Kerry is uniquely qualified. He has experience negotiating with the North Vietnamese in Paris, on his own, while still an active duty Navy officer. As a traitor to his country he will be the perfect fit for the 0bamugabe administration.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 5:34:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: VitacoreVision

He twice sold this country down the river and now he’s going to do it again with our enemies.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 5:39:56 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: All
Additional treason...


4 posted on 12/21/2012 5:41:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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Hopefully this pic will stick.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 5:45:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Funny how this fact seems unmentionable. Tho I will admit it’s going to be fun watching him squrim while the pubbies question Hill on Benghazi. That is IF the GOP can remember that it promised to resolve Benghazi BEFORE attending to confirmation hearings!


6 posted on 12/21/2012 5:46:42 PM PST by Mach9
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To: VitacoreVision

What ever happened to the records release John “the traitor” Kerry promised during his media run campaign for POTUS?


7 posted on 12/21/2012 5:48:42 PM PST by Baynative
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To: TigersEye
Yes they are birds of a feather. Both are anti-American.

By the way, did you know that Kerry served in Vietnam?

8 posted on 12/21/2012 5:48:42 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Really? I heard he served in Cambodia. With a magic hat.

Kerry's forgotten Communist-coddling October 29, 2004

9 posted on 12/21/2012 5:51:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Mach9

I wouldn’t count on any Republicans to bring up either of his treasonous acts.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 5:52:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Mach9
I can't think of anyone in the Senate who will stand up against this fraud because of their fear of the media.

om the humorous side it is kind of funny the he is trying to ride in on the coattails of a woman who is basically sharing with him something created by her husband.

11 posted on 12/21/2012 5:56:42 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Mach9

Hate his politics but he went to fight for my country while his opposition hid from military service. I can disagree with a man’s politics but still respect his going to serve his country. His opinions changed afterwards, but if it is courage and patriotism versus running away from duty, at least on a basis on who put their life on the line for his country, he dwarfs some of his harshest critics.

I would vote against him on policy but I would never second guess his manhood.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 5:59:47 PM PST by sakic
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To: VitacoreVision

Vietnam. He was there!


13 posted on 12/21/2012 6:00:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: I Drive Too Fast
By the way, did you know that Kerry served in Vietnam?

Yes, I did. It's seared into my memory.

14 posted on 12/21/2012 6:09:49 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: VitacoreVision

Kerry is the consummate embodiment of the uber wealthy pushing a global climate change agenda so that they can justify reallocation of private property and reorganization of government power for wealthy class benefit. He and Theresa are right there on the same horse as Al Gore.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 6:10:24 PM PST by marsh2
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To: TigersEye

John Kerry gives testimony under oath before congress, saying that American soldiers committed atrocities against Vietnamese civilians with the full knowledge and consent of their superior officers.

One of his supporters can be seen against at the back of the room raising a clenched fist as a show of communist solidarity.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 6:11:59 PM PST by Baynative
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To: VitacoreVision

Let’s see his tax returns!


17 posted on 12/21/2012 6:12:42 PM PST by BigLittle (Let us not expect the spiritual spring until we first pass through the spiritual winter.)
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To: VitacoreVision

Obamagabe has divided this nation like no other politician or president has ever done.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 6:17:06 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: sakic

You have no idea of how he served this country in Vietnam when you come up with a statement like that. Go do some research.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 6:18:55 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: VitacoreVision
"I'm baaaack!"...
20 posted on 12/21/2012 6:39:07 PM PST by Route395
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To: sakic

Kerry did two tours in Nam. First tour in the blue water navy. Second tour he got a surprise assignment to the Mekong delta brown water fleet . Fact is that he cut his tour short by getting 3 purple hearts and sent home. Not even one stitch from his wounds. My belief is he couldn’t hack getting shot at.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 6:45:50 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: VitacoreVision

Although made for when it was thought he would be nominated for Secretary of Defense, the video also applies to any nomination to Secretary of State

http://youtu.be/1XP-mMDgGHM


22 posted on 12/21/2012 7:04:20 PM PST by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: VitacoreVision
KERRY VIETNAM
23 posted on 12/21/2012 7:13:44 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: TigersEye

Ty for citing his out and out despicable treason.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 7:17:24 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

Kerry left Viet Nam because he was told to.

http://www.wnd.com/2004/05/24616/


25 posted on 12/21/2012 7:35:36 PM PST by Venturer
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To: VitacoreVision

Let’s not forget how, when he was chairman of the Senate Select Committee for POW/MIA Affairs, Kerry concealed and shredded documents related to live sightings of POW/MIAs in Viet Nam and Cambodia. All the while, he was pushing for normalization of relations and trade with Viet Nam.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 7:39:15 PM PST by MikeNJ
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To: Baynative

I see two people giving the communista clenched fist salute.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 8:20:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: VitacoreVision
“Lurch” - “Traitor John”

John Fn Kerry with the 3 purple owies. Fragged himself and got early out from Vietnam. They lied before Congress about soldiers.

TRAITOR just like Hanoi Jane.

28 posted on 12/21/2012 8:21:26 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: sakic

Disagree. He went there for future political gain. Never forget, he thinks of himself first. He sold out his fellow servicemen, and for that he can never be called a man. He was a coward, a traitor, and a fake. Still is.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 8:23:21 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Andrei Bulba

Everyone should. AFAIK there is no statute of limitations on treason. The nation that doesn’t execute its traitors ends up electing them.


30 posted on 12/21/2012 8:25:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Thank you for posting. Yes, he is red as hell right there with Daniel Ortega (w/Humbarto Ortega and Artero Ruiz) Sandanista Commie B__tards.


31 posted on 12/21/2012 8:26:00 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: sakic

Kerry is traitor trash.


32 posted on 12/21/2012 8:32:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Mach9

“. . . while the pubbies question Hill on Benghazi . . ....?”

She cannot be subjected to such stress. She’s ill.
Haven’t you been paying attention? The script calls for Hillary to held blameless.


33 posted on 12/21/2012 9:21:07 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: VitacoreVision

I think he “served” with the Navy in VietNam??? Received 3 purple hearts for breaking his fingernails??? Threw away he service medals for serving in VN, while demonstrating against the war in VietNam, yet has them proudly hung on his senate wall??? Good choice for Sec of State for the communist leader of this country. (sarc) BLECH!


34 posted on 12/22/2012 6:52:40 AM PST by tillacum
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To: SkyDancer

He did nit have to go. He went. W’s family helped W not go. Politics aside, one of the two men went to serve his country. W’s father had no trouble finding his way into the military.

Denigrating people who serve their country because you don’like their politics is absurd and shows blind loyalty to politics. Blind loyalty makes one blind.


35 posted on 12/23/2012 1:56:20 AM PST by sakic
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To: sakic

The fact that GWB did not go has already been beaten into the ground. Dan Rather lost his job over that. Secondly, Swift Boat. Need I say more. The man is a coward and a traitor when he came back and lied when he testified to Congress. Twice!!


36 posted on 12/23/2012 7:54:30 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

A man who enlists is never a coward. He may be a dirtbag, but never a coward. A man who evades service who calls an enlisted man a coward is as low as they come.


37 posted on 12/23/2012 4:31:21 PM PST by sakic
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To: SkyDancer

A man who enlists is never a coward. He may be a dirtbag, but never a coward. A man who evades service who calls an enlisted man a coward is as low as they come.


38 posted on 12/23/2012 4:32:15 PM PST by sakic
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To: sakic
Benedict Arnold comes to mind. Just because you enlist doesn't make you a hero either.

Kerry applied for a deferment in 1966 so he could study in France for a year. Only when he was denied this deferment did he opt to volunteer for the Navy signing an Officer Candidate contract to join the Naval Reserves. It was popular among young men of that day to volunteer in an effort to avoid being drafted into the Army.

Kerry’s contract was for six years of active and reserve duty, and one year of inactive standby reserves. The “three Purple Hearts and out” clause simply made it possible for Kerry to transfer out of harms way. It didn’t void the contract he signed with the Navy. He was still obligated to serve out his contract, a contract that would have seen his active duty ending in 1972 and reserve duty ending in 1978.

In Kerry’s letter asking for early release from active duty he falsely stated that his “regular period of obligated service would be completed in December of this year." On January 3, 1970 Lt. Kerry was transferred to the Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainridge, Maryland. On July 1, 1972 Lt. Kerry was transferred to Standby Reserve Inactive. On February 16, 1978 Lt. Kerry was discharged from Naval Reserve.

John Kerry was discharged from active duty, not the military, on January 3, 1970 after serving only three years and eighteen days of his contract with the Navy. At this time he was obligated to attend 48 Naval Reserve drills per year and complete 17 days of active training during each of the years required. But because Kerry hasn’t been forthright with the American people, because he hasn’t been transparent to the point of signing a Form 180 to release the total of his military records – not the incomplete and embellished offerings posted on his campaign website – we’ll never know if he satisfied these requirements or not. Of course, the mainstream media could force him to open his files as they have forced President Bush to do but that would require the media to be non-partisan, something they have consistently proven they’re not.

Even though Kerry’s contract with the Navy mandated that his service would have been completed in total in 1978 it is troubling to note that he didn’t receive an Honorable Discharge until March 12, 2001. This raises questions as to the category of his discharge at the time he left military service. It also raises questions as to how he came to acquire an Honorable Discharge almost 30 years after the fact. But that isn’t the most troubling aspect of the time directly after his service in Vietnam.

It’s interesting to note that no official military records have been released regarding the whereabouts, actions or daily status of John Kerry from January 3, 1970 to July 1, 1972. We know he was active with Vietnam Veterans Against the War during this time and that he even appeared before the Senate, testifying – or perjuring himself – to the atrocities American soldiers were committing, “on a daily basis and with the full knowledge of their superiors,” both actions in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. But where the military is concerned, nothing.

As the liberally biased media start to rehash President Bush’s National Guard record, let’s demand some straight answers from Senator Kerry about his military record beyond the “honors” he insists he acquired. Let’s find out if he satisfied his military obligation and if his actions and testimony after he left the service constitutes activities illegal. Let’s get Senator Kerry to release all of his records so we can truly see who and what he is. It’s the least he can do when asking for the trust of the American people.

Senator Kerry is unfit to serve in any part of the US government.

39 posted on 12/23/2012 4:52:43 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

If Kerry was indeed unfit to serve in govt because of his lack of service, what would make W worthy of service?

I agree that policy wise Bush crushes Kerry but under what logic is Kerry’s service below Bush not participating?


40 posted on 12/23/2012 7:43:04 PM PST by sakic
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To: sakic

If you had bothered to read why GWB wasn’t eligible for service in Vietnam you’d know. Obviously you have your own agenda.


41 posted on 12/23/2012 8:49:39 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

I have read about it and a fellow named Barnes got W a cushy spot, unavailable to the general populace.

Again, I do not like Kerry for what he did after his service and his politics, but I will never demean a man who volunteered to fight for America. Ripping him for subsequent events is fine with me, but those who served should be looked at positively for that aspect of their life.


42 posted on 12/24/2012 5:48:13 AM PST by sakic
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To: sakic

Well again, you should read about his service in Vietnam. His actual service, how he performed, what he did. And what how he scammed his way out.


43 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:52 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

I have read it but he did volunteer. No one made him go to Vietnam. W got an inside pass to avoid going, yet that is okay?

I don’t like McCain either but I will always respect a man who volunteers to serve his country more than I respect a man who is a hawk after he evaded or avoided service.

It won’t alter who I vote for but a certain part of me will always respect a part of a person who volunteered.

I hate when Dems or Pubs disrespect those who went to defend us. I don’t like what Kerry did afterwards or his politics but he went when some of those that became his critics hid with phony deferments.


44 posted on 12/25/2012 3:40:50 AM PST by sakic
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To: SkyDancer

I have read it but he did volunteer. No one made him go to Vietnam. W got an inside pass to avoid going, yet that is okay?

I don’t like McCain either but I will always respect a man who volunteers to serve his country more than I respect a man who is a hawk after he evaded or avoided service.

It won’t alter who I vote for but a certain part of me will always respect a part of a person who volunteered.

I hate when Dems or Pubs disrespect those who went to defend us. I don’t like what Kerry did afterwards or his politics but he went when some of those that became his critics hid with phony deferments.


45 posted on 12/25/2012 4:43:49 AM PST by sakic
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To: sakic

-——he did volunteer———

He is well known as a stereotype and is portrayed in the Movie In Harm’s Way. He volunteered because it was politically expedient and a necessity to career growth.


46 posted on 12/25/2012 4:52:48 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: bert

Then why didn’t all aspiring politicos do it? Why did some avoid it and then later strive to be perceived as tough, virile politicos?

Sorry, but I will always reserve some respect for anyone who volunteered. I don’t look down a bit at those who did not volunteer, unless they later tried to portray themselves as tough guys an guys like Kerry as weenies.

Never denigrate a man who went to fight for his country, especially if he got hurt. His politics are fair game but not his manhood.


47 posted on 12/26/2012 4:24:56 AM PST by sakic
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