Skip to comments.Letter of Response - Kerry Email to 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
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 Im 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. Its 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.
Richard L. Pinnell
Proud Father of an American Hero (10th Mountain - Climb to Glory)
Proud Uncle of Three American Heroes.
So, now I've emailed the entire post on FR to the White House too. I hope this has a positive effect.
"I will do that. My son will be home sometime this weekend, and I'll need my rest for when he's at home for the next 20 days."
Have a wonderful reunion and a most Happy 385th Thanksgiving Day. When you give blessings around the family, please pass on to your son and his comrades our warmest thoughts and prayers. God Bless America.
That I will do also. We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and will keep in our prayers all of our troops overseas.
That's exactly what everyone on this site wishes to say to that traitorous, pompous, elitist --(and dare I say stupid? I dare!)-- sonofabitch.
Thank you sir.
Beautiful Letter and sincere AND "True" Context.
Soldier Dad?- I have seen many things in my "Service" that
I would have to say I STILL held ROCK Steady and Pressed in the face of!
But these words Moved me and not only made me HOLD my Resolve to GO OUT and be ACTIVE in my Support and
Rallying and Activities!- But it BUILD UP MY RESOLVE
a THOUSAND FOLD to be MORE Active and Vocal and participatory!!
Thank You for printing this here for all to read!
GOD BLESS Mr. Richard Pennell!
John Kerry on the other hand :
--The One who, when Running in 2004 and being the SPOKESMAN
FOR the Entire Democrat party
(something that AMERICANS just HAVE to have driven home into them so they ALWAYS remember that when ONE of these Anti-Military/Anti-Americans SPEAKS-HE/SHE-Devil, is Speaking for them ALL!--John Kerry stated;
"....and I would want to see OUR (U.S. ) Armed Services being Directed BY the UNITED NATIONS around the world- and installed and operating where THEY say they are needed-and NOT at the "Want" of One Man ...."
( President George Bush: Who Kerry seems to want to forget IS the "Commander & Cheif OF the "Armed Forces"-NOT some Foreign-Out for Profit-National Security Hoods!)
John Kerry...who stated on a talk show recently,
"....and I feel that the course .... , the "Way" the Military..services..the way our troops are operating...I tell you...( He was LOST because he KNEW he couldn't come right OUT AND SAY what he REALLY means!= so he TRIES to "END" the conversation this way! )....
....(it) is leading to an uncontroled...Out of control..THE "control" of the American people..the President...er...it's not being "HANDLED"......"
The LIBERALS KNOW that the ONE and ONLY thing that would be ABLE ( and darn READY too!) to "Get in the Way" and "PUT A STOP TO -) to INTERFERRE with AND REBEL AGAINST the liberals Trying to -
install THEIR "SOCIALIST WORLD VIEW AGENDA & PROGRAMS would be :
the Reagan/Bush era-PRO-AMERICA Military Commanders and MILITARY!
The libbies are darn SCARED ( and Paranoid too!) of the Military because THEY KNOW they would be the ones to :
---- The Military Heads would RECOGNIZE that they are NOT being used ACCORDING to their Sole function and Discription!
And in fact have SEEN it during the CLINTON YEARS!
----The Soldiers in the ranks would know this too! In fact-have SEEN it first hand! During the Clinton Years!
----The Higher Raning/ NON-LIBERAL CONTROLED Generals ( UN-Muthra types!) would know to USE THE CONSTITUTION to stop People LIKE Kerry, Schrillary, Gore and Clinton Picks from
Using them or dismantling them!
----And that THOSE who HAD "Served" along sides the Clintons for 8 years and WITNESSED "how" they "operated" and thought would ALSO Publically come out TOO to warn
America when they See the dems "making their moves towards Socialist uses" of the Military again!
And WHEN the time would come that the Clinton and SOCIALIST NATION FRIENDS would even TRY to give "orders" for the
Military to "Stand down" at strategic positions around the world where they ARE preventing third would/ Socialist dictators from running across boarders and into South Vietnam, South Korea, African Democratic Nations and emerging past Russian Communist states!--"WHO would be able to stop them!?....
It would be the MILITARY IN THE FIELD!
The "Average Soldiers" ( the IGNORANT, DUMB ones as KERRY states it!) who WOULD STAND for the Pro-Defense Generals and NOT stand for ANY "Retreat/Leave Democracy open for blunder "Directions" from a Socialist-Cut n Run, WORLD SOCIALIST AGENDA liberal President LIKE Hillary!
(REMEMBER!!!!---WE ARE ALL S T I L L W A I T I N G
For Kerry to come Clean with that LIST of,
"....Foreign leaders who said they'd want ME to be
...Chirac?? or CASTRO!...
...Putin?...or Menatlly-Ill Korean Dictators?
...Tony Blair?? ( nahh!!!) or....a Venezuela Anti-America Dictator??
I mean: Chairman Mao is Gone! Stalin is dead!
WHO in the UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL as World Leaders WOULD KERRY WANT to " Give control of OUR TROOPS over too?-
WHOo would HILLARY give Control over to?)
----and there is NOTHING that ANY Liberal Controled COURT STOOGES could do about it! ( ANOTHER Reason WHY we have President Bush to thank! and WHY keeping a MAJORITY of Clear-Minded, PRO-American Interest SEATS in Both Houses!)
The libbies REMEMBER "ROME"! The Lesson of the MILITARY being the one to really "look after the Empire"!
And that the Military has "guns"!! BIG GUNS!
And REAL "AMERICANS" behind those Guns!!
( and WHY libbies want to take OUR guns!!)
This GREAT! TRUE! and Precise Response Letter to Kerry
must make Kerry feel like he is NAKED on a World Stage!
And also must Warn Hillary and the rest that AMERICA knows their plans- and REASON for their DIS-TRUST and DISTAIN of the Military and WHY they are SCARED! of their VOTING BLOCK TOO!
God BLESS this man! His family! and his REASONING!
And LET IT BE not just a Warning TO the Liberals that we KNOW what they are up to!
( cause THEY KNOW devilish tricks on how to borrow deep beneath the radar when being watched! or caught!)
But ALSO let it be a REAL WAKE UP CALL for the Rest of America to also See the libbies Motives!-if the Liberal dems themselves haven't made THAT clear enough already!
(THIS is OUR JOB FOLKS! God Bless Free Republic and the FREEPERS!)
Cause you CAN count on this:
AMERICA'S "Enemies" are against the U.S. in a THREE to ONE
---There are the ENEMIES AGAINST the U.S.!; Democracy, OUR National Interests! and Our Religious Freedoms! Our
National Freedoms of Choice, Gov't and Lifestyle!
---There are the Liberals and Socialists like Hillary-Clintons-Kerrys and Kennedys!- who would Bring America DOWN in Their Steps to "Save the World from itself" and make a "UTOPIAN U.S. & World!
( or SUPPORT these Socialist just to get Their JUST DESERTS! and "positions" in the socilaist regimes!-What was MUTHRA promised? what was other Traitor " Clinton Generals " promised?
and the BIGGEST THREAT America faces!:
----Third: There is the LIBERAL M E D I A !!-with THEIR
" HERIDITARY " Kings and Queens and FAMILIES " that OWN them! ( talk about Jeb Bush running AFTER George had been President libbies?-isn't THAT what you called THAT LEGAL situation!!?) and CONTROL the EDITORS!
Because WE REAL AMERICANS! Like this Father- will find that since the Media has given up ALL Pretense at being "Fair and Balanced"--That OW-WHEN the Dems LOSE AGAIN! The media will be out for BLOOD! and especially in 08'!!!
( I wonder what The MEDIA & Hollywood Liberals were "promised"? Mmmm?- or is their SHARE mainly the Egotistical Satisfaction? or Parties and invitations to Arkansas? George Sorross mansions? Streisands yacht?- a Real CHEAP " 50 pieces of Silver" if you ask me!)
Making it That much HARDER and more of a Up-Hill BATTLE!
( That's Right! "BATTLE!!") to be HEARD over the Propaganda that will be overwhelmingly and predictably, coming from the Media SUPPORTING ONLY the LEFT!
And their message and agenda Carried BY the Socialist Academia! ACLU, Berkley and NYU and YOUTH CULTS like ANSWER, MOVING ON, Sheehan Anti-War types like
Ed Ashner, Noam Chomsky, NPR, etc..
But it is a battle my friends that I would be PROUD to stand beside you all--and ESPECIALLY Stand besides people like Mr. Pennell, Soldier Dad and ALL Our Military !
Ret., Presently International Export/Import field, Political Archivist, Proud Freeper,
Protest Warrior, and Mark Levin-ite.
And for those who know me-God Bless David too- and my Brother-in-Laws' Brave, Courageous and Non-Selfish Sacrifice
for a Nation that HE waited years for to adopt him! when HE could have made it so much easier upon himself ( and my sister) by taking the cheap, short-cut, illegal alien way in. And he did NOT even HAVE to go to Iraq either. He is my and my families " Mr. Richard Pennell and Soldier Dad too.
No problem... thank-you for your support...
Well,,,,mmmmmm,,,,Better build the fire in the mornin',,,
Start KooKin',,,Hongry GI A'Comin'...Gunna Need Mo Pie.;0)
Excellent post AirBorn!
All I can say, AirBorn, is WOW! That's some post. Thank you, and God Bless.
God bless you! Jon (outhouse) Carry has been bashing the men and women of our armed forces for as long as I can remember. "Botched joke"? I think not. Giving aid and comfort to the enemy while slandering our troops? Me thinks so!
LOL! Goina go broke the next 20 days.
I salute you and your family, Sir. Please extend my gratitude to your son, nephews, and your brother-in-law for their service to our country.
Thank you BG. That is a great graphic. Our troops do us proud, and we need to show them all the support we can.
And I return the salute: Semper Fi!