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Question John Kerry Long and Hard!
Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Ken Blackwell

Posted on 12/22/2012 11:54:14 PM PST by Kaslin

This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison

Sen. John Kerry has a long and dubious record in foreign policy.

In the 1970's, he testified against his fellow Vietnam War veterans before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He charged that they were violating the Geneva Conventions every day in Vietnam. Some POWs were outraged at Kerry's disloyal statements. They said they had been tortured by their Communist captors trying to force them to make such untrue statements.

Worse, Kerry went to Paris in 1971. There, he met with North Vietnamese Communists. We need to see all his notes from those meetings. Any negotiation between a private U.S. citizen and a foreign power is illegal. It violates the Logan Act of 1798. Did Kerry demand of the North Vietnamese Communists that they abide by the Geneva Convention? Or is that only a demand he made of his fellow Americans?

We do not charge Kerry with treason in the statements and actions he engaged in then. Treason consists of giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States. But this country has set a very high bar for conviction for treason--ever since the Burr Treason Trial of 1807. Nonetheless, we do say Kerry's actions and statements then were not those to which America's top diplomat should be linked. What was he thinking?

In the 1980s, Kerry campaigned for the Nuclear Freeze. The Soviet KGB, we now know, was a major funder and promoter of this disastrous idea. The Freezeniks believed that President Carter's promise to send Pershing and Cruise missiles to our NATO allies in Western Europe should be dishonored.

Freezeniks thought that the only thing we should do in response to aggressive Soviet placement of SS-19 and SS-20 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBMs) in Eastern Europe was to freeze the West into no response. By freezing in terror, we could morally pressure the Soviets into withdrawing their missiles, the naive Freezeniks argued. Harvard's Polish-born Adam Ulam famously punctured this pink balloon: "An' wot will you doo iff they dun't?"

Ulam's common sense response was followed by President Ronald Reagan. Reagan agreed with the democratically elected Socialist President of France, Francois Mitterrand, that NATO would fall apart if we failed to meet this Soviet thrust. The Cruise and Pershing Missiles went forward. And, in good time, Reagan and Mitterand's policy of peace through strength brought the greatest arms reduction treaty in history and it helped bring down the Iron Curtain.

Has John Kerry learned anything from that experience? We need to know.

Then, there is his appalling joke when President George H.W. Bush was elected. He said the Secret Service has instructions, if anything happens to President Bush--"to shoot Dan Quayle."

He got a lot of yuks from the media on that one.

Question 1: Does Sen. Kerry think assassination of the President and Vice President is funny?

Question 2: If John Q. or Jane Q Public makes a joke about murder of the President and Vice President, they get a visit from the Secret Service; why does a United States Senator like Kerry get away with it?

For these and a host of other reasons, John Kerry should be grilled with tough questions. He has been wrong about every major foreign policy issue since 1972. Aren't his failures over four decades something his colleagues should worry about?


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1 posted on 12/22/2012 11:54:23 PM PST by Kaslin
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There is also his meeting with the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad


2 posted on 12/22/2012 11:58:41 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Kaslin

Pelosi went to Syria too, eh?


3 posted on 12/23/2012 12:04:37 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Yes she did and here is the proof


4 posted on 12/23/2012 12:13:51 AM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Kaslin

Try to look at the positive side. Maybe Lurch can succeed where Hitlery failed, IE ousting the Indonesian.


5 posted on 12/23/2012 12:14:09 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Kaslin

I am very concerned. John Kerry is a traitor. He is undeserving of this appointment. But then, everyone in this administration is undeserving.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 12:24:42 AM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Kaslin
Please, someone ask him how he voted when the VVAW voted to assassinate 5 US Senators. He was there at the meeting according to his FBI file. He states he quit before the vote. Also we know he was in on the plan to overthrow the US government and the collection of arms and ammo for the VVAW for that purpose. The method of financing the weapons buying,......dope selling. All verifiable from the FBI.

For whatever reason, all people seem to remember is his testimony about atrocities and throwing away his medals. It was way bigger than any of that.

7 posted on 12/23/2012 12:35:48 AM PST by chuckles
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To: Swede Girl

You said it.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 12:36:25 AM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: chuckles
Oh, and PS......

He joined the Navy in 1966 for a 6 year hitch, but his "honorable dishcharge" is in 1978. What did his discharge say in 1972?

9 posted on 12/23/2012 12:40:02 AM PST by chuckles
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To: Kaslin

John Kerry is an empty suit. He didn’t even get anywhere in life by sleeping with someone. He got someplace in life by sleeping with someone who slept with someone, and she was probably hammered at the time.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 2:43:48 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Kaslin

Obama unfortunately wants every wrongheaded position Kerry has held in the past. Obama knows Kerry is vain beyond belief and he will push that button whenever he wants.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 2:59:10 AM PST by monocle
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To: JohnBrowdie

And how much $$$ did Teresa pay for Kerry’s appointment?


12 posted on 12/23/2012 3:19:15 AM PST by ryderann
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To: Kaslin

Traitors in empty suits with empty heads is the American norm these days.


13 posted on 12/23/2012 3:24:24 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: Kaslin

"Well Bashar, you could come live in the United States, get a good education, or you could end up in Afghanistan?"

14 posted on 12/23/2012 3:33:54 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Kaslin

We know libs are empty headed. Even if you shoot them in the head it doesn’t stop them. Proving they are brainless.
Right Gabby?


15 posted on 12/23/2012 4:36:33 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Kaslin

Aren’t his failures over four decades something his colleagues should worry about?
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Now you know why Obama wants him. Destruction of our way of ife is the Obama goal and nothing helps that mission like a failure running things.

By the way let’s not forget he and John McCain and the MIA issue.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 4:40:15 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin
This is the exact reason Kerry is being appointed - as a Senator, he will not be closely questioned by the fellow members of "the world's most exclusive club". Everything will be pro forma but will have no substance. Expecting anything more than that is just unrealistic.
17 posted on 12/23/2012 4:43:44 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Kaslin
Look, we know Kerry is a narcissistic triangulating self-promoting doofus

But we also that aside from token Senate-Boy-club sound and fury signifying nothing, he's a shoo-in and will be our next Secretary of State

He truly is inheriting Madame's Rodham’s mess and an agency riddled with her snippy little metrosexual jihadist-loving implants...so how much worse can it get?

At least TerAYza and his exhibitionist daughter with the flat toots might provide some good entertainment at those stuffy embassy receptions

18 posted on 12/23/2012 5:24:02 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Kaslin
Look, we know Kerry is a narcissistic triangulating self-promoting doofus

But we also that aside from token Senate-Boy-club sound and fury signifying nothing, he's a shoo-in and will be our next Secretary of State

He truly is inheriting Madame's Rodham’s mess and an agency riddled with her snippy little metrosexual jihadist-loving implants...so how much worse can it get?

At least TerAYza and his exhibitionist daughter with the flat toots might provide some good entertainment at those stuffy embassy receptions

19 posted on 12/23/2012 5:24:18 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: The Shrew

Swift ping


20 posted on 12/23/2012 6:06:38 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

The memory span of the average American voter is very, very, very short. Most have no idea of anything that is happening in politics or in our legislative process.

Kerry can be compared to “Hanoi Jane” in his support for the American culture. He’s a liar, a coward, a Marxist (as long as it does not affect his money, and a sorry excuse for a man.

Besides that, HE IS A UGLY AS A BAR OF HOMEMADE SOAP!


21 posted on 12/23/2012 6:22:12 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Kaslin

Misread the header. I thought it was my autobiography!


22 posted on 12/23/2012 6:29:25 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Kaslin

“In the 1980s, Kerry campaigned for the Nuclear Freeze. The Soviet KGB, we now know, was a major funder and promoter of this disastrous idea.”

Just like Barry did:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/184298/obama-student-radical-andrew-c-McCarthy

Obama: Student Radical

By Andrew C. McCarthy

July 6, 2009 7:12 A.M.

During the campaign, I wrote a piece called “Why Won’t Obama Talk About Columbia? — The years he won’t discuss may explain the Ayers tie he keeps lying about.” So now, nearly six months into the Obama presidency, the mainstream media has finally done a bit of the candidate background reporting it declined to do during the campaign — other than in Wasilla — and whaddya know? The New York Times unearthed a 1983 article called, “Breaking the War Mentality,” that Columbia student Barack Obama wrote for a campus newspaper. The article shows that Obama dreaded American “militarism” and its “military-industrial interests,” while effusing enthusiasm for the dangerously delusional nuclear-freeze movement.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 8:39:43 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Kaslin

Kerry should be aggressively questioned on what coaching he gave to Barry regarding the Big Benghazi Lie in the 2nd debate that saved Barry’s campaign! Did Kerry tell Barry to claim that he had said the 9/11/12 attach was a terrorist attack on the first day?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2971501/posts

Did Kerry violate separation of powers by coaching Obama’s 2nd debate Benghazi lie? (vanity)

Sen. John Kerry is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations responsible for oversight of US State Dept., execution of foreign policy and oversight of diplomatic facilities.

But in Oct. 2012, Kerry was also acting as Obama’s debate coach when Obama prepared for the 2nd debate, the foreign policy debate at which Romney was expected to grill Obama over the Benghazigate disaster.

Did Kerry violate the separation of powers and ignore a conflict of interest in being both Obama’s foreign policy debate coach and Chair of the committee?


24 posted on 12/23/2012 8:46:07 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: chuckles
"Hey, hey, ho, ho!
Sign your SF-one eight-oh!"
25 posted on 12/23/2012 10:10:23 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: Seizethecarp

Did Kerry violate separation of powers by coaching Obama’s 2nd debate Benghazi lie?

Should John Kerry be shot as a traitor to the united States alongside Hanoi Jane?


26 posted on 12/23/2012 2:41:37 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Seizethecarp; Kaslin

Kerry should wear a necklace of cameos to his hearings. Each cameo will have the likeness of one of his disgraceful pals. Jane Fonda, Ho Chi Mien, Daniel Ortega, Fidel Castro, Bashir Assad, Hugo Chavez, Manuel Zelaya, Mohammed Morsi and John Edwards. Readers can name many more, I’m sure.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 1:46:14 PM PST by bukkdems (Polygamy requires thinning the herd of males, unless territory can be conquered.)
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