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Letter of Response - Kerry Email to SoldierDad
11/3/06 | SoldierDad

Posted on 11/03/2006 2:55:09 PM PST by SoldierDad

Subject: Thank you for your message

Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 14:51:34 -0700

From: info@johnkerry.com

To: info@johnkerry.com

Thank you very much for your comments. As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop.

This is the finest military that we've ever had. I have fought a lifetime on behalf of veterans. We have the finest young men and women serving us in the United States military that we've ever had, and I’m proud of that. As a combat veteran, I know the dedication, integrity, and commitment of American troops. I've lived it. Had George Bush and Dick Cheney lived it one minute of their comfortable lives in combat they would never have sent American troops to war without body armor or without a plan to win the peace and they wouldn't be exploiting our troops today.

The White House's attempt to distort my true statement is a remarkable testament to their failure in making America safe. It is a stunning statement about their willingness to reduce anything in America to raw politics. It is textbook Republican campaign tactic. Try to change the topic; try to make someone else the issue; not the policy, not their responsibility.

I apologize to no one for my criticism of the President and of his broken policy. If anyone owes our troops in the fields an apology, it is the President. It's their willingness to distort, their willingness to mislead Americans, their willingness to exploit the troops, as they have so many times at backdrops, at so many speeches at which they have not told the American people the truth. It’s George Bush's broken policy that kills and maims our heroes in Iraq every single day. His pathetic attempt to distort a botched joke about President Bush is a shameful effort to distract from a botched war.

President Bush owes an apology to our troops and to their families for mistake after mistake in Iraq. George Bush didn't do his homework when he ran from sound intelligence about Iraq. Dick Cheney didn't learn from the lessons of the Gulf War when he forgot his own advice not to get bogged down in Iraq. George Bush didn't do his homework when he ignored General Shinseki's advice to go to war with enough troops to maintain order. This entire administration didn't learn anything about telling the truth; otherwise they would have leveled with the American people that we are stuck in a civil war in Iraq today.

The following is my email response to Mr. Kerry's email to me:

First, let me state emphatically, our President owes no one an apology, and he has not "botched" anything regarding the war in Iraq. It is the liberals in this country who keep "botching" things with their partisan, politically motivated attempts to regain power in Congress, while at the same time rendering aid and comfort to our enemies. Liberals should be ashamed of their behavior during this time of war.

Second, you have made a political career out of belittling and bashing our military, Mr. Kerry. You claim to be a combat veteran, but my son has now more time in combat than you ever did, and he is not attempting to wound himself in order to be sent home after a brief stint. Further, your bashing of the President and Vice President rings hollow in light of the fact that you have shown complete support of Mr. Clinton, who not only never served in uniform (as did President Bush), but is known to have gone to foreign countries while we were at war and belittled his own country. Stop this partisan one-sided bashing of convenience, Mr. Kerry.

Third, you do owe all of our troops, as well as President Bush and his administration a huge apology for your hurtful and callous remarks. If you cannot bring yourself to issue a REAL apology, then Americans have no alternative but to know you as the pompous, narcissistic, egomaniacal, self-aggrandizing fool that you've shown yourself to be. Our military is not "stuck" in Iraq, and we are not engaged in a civil war in Iraq. Perhaps you should spend some time over there and ask the people of Iraq if they wish to have our troops there, and if they want to have a peaceful country. Our military and the Iraqi people are fighting insurgents (many from other countries) and terrorists who are trying to move Iraq into a civil war. I'd think that someone who claims to have intelligence would be able to tell the difference. But, perhaps I'm wrong. You don't have any intelligence. My family has four members serving in our armed forces, and all of them are intelligent. They enlisted in order to defend our nation and help the Iraqi people. They were/are full aware of what is at stake, unlike you who seem to think you are above all that. As far as intelligence goes, I'll stack up my B.A. (Suma cum laude, with Honors) and my M.A. against your bought and paid for education from Yale any day.

With going on 3000 troops having sacrificed their lives for people like you to be free to make stupid comments, making your "botched" joke (as you call it) is completely inappropriate. Our nation being at war is not a "joke" Mr. Kerry, and you have no business trying to make "jokes" during this time of war. When I think of people like you being in the positions you are in, I think about what might have been had you, Pelosi, Murtha, Kennedy, Reid, Reed, Schumer, et al had been in Congress during WWII. I can only surmise that we would probably have lost that war.

You need to step down from your Senate seat Mr. Kerry. You are not fit to be a political leader in this nation, and your continued bashing of our military is just providing fodder for our enemies. This is a sad state of affairs when our enemies are rooting for the Liberals in this country to take control of Congress so that they can defeat American. You are an embarrassment and a liability to our nation. Resign now while we still have a chance to win this war.

Sincerely,

Richard L. Pinnell

Proud Father of an American Hero (10th Mountain - Climb to Glory)

Proud Uncle of Three American Heroes.

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To: SoldierDad

A big ol' USAF veteran salute to you and your son. Thanks.


101 posted on 11/03/2006 4:18:43 PM PST by alarm rider (Casting a large net for new, shiny tag lines...)
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To: SoldierDad

Wow! Most excellent! My son's unit was attached to the 10th Mountain when they first arrived in Iraq. It's his favorite patch! Sir, you are awesome! God bless our troops!


102 posted on 11/03/2006 4:19:26 PM PST by fishergirl (Choose your vices carefully, then be loyal to them.)
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To: Txsleuth

TANKS,,,;0)


103 posted on 11/03/2006 4:19:43 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
"On a more serious note, drop either me or Freeper PatriciaRuth some private FReepmail to let us know how we can send support letters and care packages to you/your unit."

That is something I would love to do as well! The upcoming time of year can be even more difficult to be away from home.
104 posted on 11/03/2006 4:20:04 PM PST by gidget7 (Political Correctness is Marxism with a nose job)
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To: umgud

LOL!!!
Well said, umgud!
Ms.B


105 posted on 11/03/2006 4:20:25 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Milo828

Thank you for your service Milo828!


106 posted on 11/03/2006 4:21:10 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SoldierDad

Well stated SoldierDad!


107 posted on 11/03/2006 4:23:17 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SoldierDad

I just got the same stupid email from him. I told him I was proud to serve under President Bush and that I was in Afghanistan for the 2004 election when Kerry lost. I never saw so many happy and relieved troops. The thought of a Kerry White House was indeed nauseating and demoralizing. I, too, told him he should resign.

I doubt his minions will pass my email on to him. He hears what he wants and manages to stay completely delusional.


108 posted on 11/03/2006 4:26:41 PM PST by CheneyChick (Another College Educated OEF Veteran for President Bush...)
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To: SoldierDad
Let'em have it!

Excellent letter, keep them coming.

109 posted on 11/03/2006 4:27:32 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: SoldierDad; All

Here's something I read, it describes Kerry to a "T".

"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight-
nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety-
is a miserable creature, who has no chance of being free
unless made and kept so by better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill


110 posted on 11/03/2006 4:31:01 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (women who behave rarely make history)
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To: meg88

I'm sure some intern had to stay up late to write the form letter and make a zillion copies to respond to the avalanche of hate-mail.


111 posted on 11/03/2006 4:31:39 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: SoldierDad
Outstanding, first-rate letter!

It's a shame that Kerry doesn't have the intelligence to understand it.

112 posted on 11/03/2006 4:33:55 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: SoldierDad; Chieftain; SandRat

Thank you SoldierDad for taking the time to respond to Scairy's "email"....yeesh, it just get dumber and dumber. Now he is sending out form letters in email.

I heard the other night one comentator saying that "Kerry is finished. You are finished when they are laughing at you." so true.

No one could have scripted the last two days!


113 posted on 11/03/2006 4:34:36 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Moderate Mooslims.....what's that?)
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To: SoldierDad

Great letter! I hope you have a good time with your son while he is on his RnR, please thank him from me and let him know he and the rest of our brave soldiers are in my prayers every night.


114 posted on 11/03/2006 4:35:06 PM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay
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To: Txsleuth

bill kept asking, lurch agreed a couple of times but he canceled.

LLS


115 posted on 11/03/2006 4:36:34 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: SoldierDad

Outstanding!


116 posted on 11/03/2006 4:42:37 PM PST by Cold Heat (Turnout is critical! I have voted! How about you?)
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To: SandRat

You see this yet?


117 posted on 11/03/2006 4:43:53 PM PST by HiJinx (In the end, the good guys win.)
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To: SoldierDad
Wow! That was absolutely excellent! You make this American proud! Thank you for posting that.
118 posted on 11/03/2006 4:44:44 PM PST by avacado
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To: SoldierDad
You need to step down from your Senate seat Mr. Kerry.

After he signs his Form 180

http://www.archives.gov/research/order/standard-form-180.pdf

119 posted on 11/03/2006 4:50:19 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: HiJinx

Yep! Sure Did! I'd like to send this around to everyone at work on Monday but, know I can't because of the rules.


120 posted on 11/03/2006 4:51:18 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SoldierDad
Your reply to Kerry is on its way to Mirimar, Brag, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

I liked it!
121 posted on 11/03/2006 4:52:48 PM PST by Beagle8U (Getting the FReepers to bring down the Dixie Chix is hard work......G.W. Bush)
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To: SoldierDad

Thank you


122 posted on 11/03/2006 4:56:11 PM PST by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: SoldierDad

Please thank your son and your nephews for their service. Our family appreciates their dedication and valor.

123 posted on 11/03/2006 4:59:56 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE (Embarrassed to be a Massachusetts Resident)
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To: SoldierDad; All
The vain SOB can’t even make a proper apology. In condensed form: “I was in Vietnam, and I’m sorry, and Bush and Cheney suck, and I was in Vietnam.”

Very nice work on him.

124 posted on 11/03/2006 5:01:17 PM PST by dighton
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To: SoldierDad

Hot diggity dog!!! Love it!! Good response my friend, good job and please thank your relatives for their service to our country.


125 posted on 11/03/2006 5:06:07 PM PST by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind, don't matter!)
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To: SoldierDad

What a beautiful response.


126 posted on 11/03/2006 5:07:49 PM PST by CDB
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To: SoldierDad

Well done!!


127 posted on 11/03/2006 5:09:53 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: TASMANIANRED; SoldierDad; Dark Wing; Radix; txradioguy; MoJo2001; tomkow6; Jim Robinson


SOLDIER DAD AND SOLDIER SON!!!


128 posted on 11/03/2006 5:10:53 PM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: meg88; soldiers dad
Is this Kerry's form letter?

I believe (didn't save it) it's word-for-word the form reply I also received when I sent an email on day 1 suggesting he resign.

I'm sure there are two categories for his staffers to "push the send button" on.

Pro Kerry - gets his toughguy talk.

Anti Kerry - gets what we saw posted.

129 posted on 11/03/2006 5:12:59 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: SoldierDad; Mo1
BRAVO!!!!

I found myself nearly cheering out loud at every word, SD! Thank you for so beautifully and powerfully expressing what we all feel about this traitor!

BUMP!!!

130 posted on 11/03/2006 5:18:33 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Freedom VALEDICTORIAN VET!! Take THAT mr stinky frenchman!)
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To: Mo1

Without going over word for word, I can tell you this is the same form e-mail that Kerry sent me.

I sent him an e-mail calling on him to resign from the Senate and told him he wasn't fit to shine the boots of our soldiers, and this was how he responded.


131 posted on 11/03/2006 5:18:58 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: SoldierDad
President Bush owes an apology to our troops and to their families for mistake after mistake in Iraq

In the history of the world, name one war that was mistake free.

So, George Bush failed to be the first world leader to run an error free war. Is that some sort of crime?

132 posted on 11/03/2006 5:21:29 PM PST by lowbridge (Got my own set of keys to the Rovian Weather and Earthquake Machine.)
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To: SoldierDad

"I doubt that he'll read it, but I can hope."

At the risk of being a wet blanket, mr 'do you know who I am?' husband-of-a-billionairess, senator for decades Mr. Jon Carry is not going to ever read a hostile or negative email from someone that is not a major player in mass. or dnc national politics, and very possibly not even then.

Off-topic, but I am amazed that film of his infamous 'do you know who I am' routine has not surfaced. It has to exist (restaurant security cams, etc); presumably the owners of them all believe they would suffer it if were released.


133 posted on 11/03/2006 5:23:42 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: SoldierDad

Great letter.

I hope someone actually reads it at their office.


134 posted on 11/03/2006 5:25:13 PM PST by Gvl_M3
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To: SoldierDad
Your response to John Kerry is an eloquent and compelling rebuke for a loathsome person wholly unworthy of office in the U.S. Senate. It was a privilege to read it, and I want to thank you sincerely for sharing it with us.

Please know that your son and nephews have my deepest respect and gratitude for their honorable service to our nation.

135 posted on 11/03/2006 5:28:21 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: SoldierDad; All

As a Patriot Guard Rider, I have seen first-hand the pain and suffering of those families that have lost a loved on in Iraq (SPC Justin Johnson - Georgia)..I have also seen the absolute courage that families display in the face of such loss (Mr and Mrs Johnson)..My heart aches for them, but they know that their loved one died so the world will have peace and one day, I shall salute these brave soldiers face to face..

You sir, have displayed the courage of the brave soldiers, sailors and civilian contractors that are currently fighting this battle. They shall not have died in vain..People like Kerry (I almost have to force the name out) simply cannot acknowledge such bravery that they themselves fail to display without a cheap shot at the man who is almost singlehandedly fighting this war..It will go on for years and no amount of negotiating, talking or appeasement will stop them..only brute force from our military will do so..

Godspeed to you sir, your family and all members of your family currently involved in this fight, so my children, indeed all children of this country, may grow up with peace in our world..

GeorgiaDawg32


136 posted on 11/03/2006 5:29:05 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (To the brave soldiers "stuck" in Iraq, come Tuesday, I've got your back..)
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To: SoldierDad
Very well said, SD!

Unfortunately, I'm sure Kerry will not take the time to read it. I'm convinced he deplores our military, our country, and everything Democracy stands for. His life's work has been finding the next rich woman to "keep him in the style" that he thinks he deserves.

This comment really hit home on what Kerry is really about:

Had George Bush and Dick Cheney lived it one minute of their comfortable lives in combat they would never have sent American troops to war without body armor or without a plan to win the peace and they wouldn't be exploiting our troops today.

What a hypocrite Kerry is! The only thing he did in "combat" was arguably create a couple of self-inflicted wounds, resulting in medals that he did not deserve. As we all know, he then tossed them over the White House fence. He reminds me of a child who get's a "F", and crumbles his test up. He is such a FAILURE in so many way, unlike your son, who is a hero.

Please thank him, from me, for his honorable service to our country, unlike Kerry's.

I think his first discharge was "dis-honorable", hoping for someone to dig in and find the truth about that one.

137 posted on 11/03/2006 5:30:07 PM PST by LisaMalia (GO BUCKEYES!)
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To: SoldierDad

great response, sir. I salute you!


138 posted on 11/03/2006 5:31:01 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: SoldierDad

AMEN, my FRiend!

I've got chills running down my spine!

{{{HUGS}}} to you and the fam... and especially your hero next week!


139 posted on 11/03/2006 5:33:08 PM PST by kkmo9 ("My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school." Margaret Mead)
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To: SoldierDad; joanie-f

Brilliantly stated, although it is doubtful the "educated" Mr. Kerry will be able to grasp it...problem is, he believes his own press releases.


140 posted on 11/03/2006 5:33:38 PM PST by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: SoldierDad

Well done FRiend!


141 posted on 11/03/2006 5:34:20 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Txsleuth

Oooh... puuuuuuuuhhhhhh-leeeeezzzzz....

BOR is an idiot.


142 posted on 11/03/2006 5:35:55 PM PST by kkmo9 ("My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school." Margaret Mead)
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To: SoldierDad

John Kerry drinks toilet water.


143 posted on 11/03/2006 5:38:09 PM PST by YourAdHere (Only five days left until the recounts begin!)
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To: SoldierDad

Great job!

BTTT


144 posted on 11/03/2006 5:38:34 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: LibLieSlayer

Now that I have seen how SOFT BOR is on jon carry...I have NO doubt that he would have just asked softball questions anyway...

BOY, carry really is a chicken _____ weinie!


145 posted on 11/03/2006 5:39:48 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: kkmo9

LOL....very true!!


146 posted on 11/03/2006 5:41:26 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: SoldierDad
Well said. Thank you for posting your response to the despicable to JF'nK.
147 posted on 11/03/2006 5:41:59 PM PST by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse")
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To: CheneyChick; oneolcop
You'll be jealous. ;-) Fellow FReeper oneolcop saw VP Cheney speak at a rally in Coeur D'Alene yesterday and got him to autograph the now-famous picture.
148 posted on 11/03/2006 5:43:31 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: CheneyChick; oneolcop


149 posted on 11/03/2006 5:47:57 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: SoldierDad

Oh my. Thank you for taking the time to respond to Jon F'n Carry, and for posting your intuitive reply. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers tonight, and throughout our war against terror. May God continue to bless you and give you strength. You have a great gift.


150 posted on 11/03/2006 5:50:13 PM PST by NautiNurse (John Kerry would call it a faux pas in his native language)
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