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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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1 posted on 11/03/2006 2:55:10 PM PST by SoldierDad
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To: SoldierDad

Awesome!


2 posted on 11/03/2006 2:58:10 PM PST by Mrs.Liberty
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To: SoldierDad

Beautiful


3 posted on 11/03/2006 2:58:56 PM PST by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: SoldierDad

Is this Kerry's form letter?


4 posted on 11/03/2006 2:59:27 PM PST by meg88
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To: meg88

My guess is yes. The letter I wrote posted here was emailed to the Kerry website. I doubt that he'll read it, but I can hope.


5 posted on 11/03/2006 3:01:03 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

This is GREAT Mr Pinnell!!


6 posted on 11/03/2006 3:01:25 PM PST by unkus
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To: SoldierDad

Well said, I hope you sent your son a copy. I will never forget Kerry's time with VVAW. We had to take a few of his organizations IED's out in this country. I bet he will not reply.

Matter of fact, you should send a copy of your reply to President Bush and his staff, I think they would like to read it.

Tell your son once again, he has our support and may God bless him and keep him safe.


7 posted on 11/03/2006 3:01:57 PM PST by U S Army EOD (Support your local EOD Detachment)
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To: SoldierDad

Totally AWESOME!!


8 posted on 11/03/2006 3:02:11 PM PST by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: meg88
Is this Kerry's form letter?

I find little "form" in that letter.

9 posted on 11/03/2006 3:02:15 PM PST by Socratic ( "Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied" - J.S. Mill)
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To: SoldierDad

Great response to a loser that isn't even fit to shine the boots of one single soldier. I second it: RESIGN MR KERRY, you have no business representing our GREAT country with your FASCIST attitude and ideologies!


10 posted on 11/03/2006 3:02:47 PM PST by LegalEagle61 (You have 2 choices vote republican or whine about how bad the country is when the liberals take over)
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To: SoldierDad

WAY TO GO!!!

What a totally SMARMY, condescending e-mail he sent you...

Do you think he REALLY wrote that..or even dictated it??


11 posted on 11/03/2006 3:03:23 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: U S Army EOD

My son should be on a flight coming home for 20 days of R n R tomorrow. I'll have to wait until he gets home to show him this.


12 posted on 11/03/2006 3:04:17 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: SoldierDad

Fantastic letter!


13 posted on 11/03/2006 3:04:36 PM PST by weef
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To: Txsleuth

I believe he probably okayed the letter written by one of his staffers. I doubt he has the intelligence to write a letter on his own.


14 posted on 11/03/2006 3:05:30 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: SoldierDad
Thank you for your sacrifice, and an AMEN, JESUS! for your letter.
15 posted on 11/03/2006 3:05:31 PM PST by gogeo (Irony is not one of Islam's core competencies (thx Pharmboy))
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To: SoldierDad

I think it's safe to assume you won't be receiving another response...if Kerry can't issue a real apology in public it's highly unlikely that he'll have staffers respond to accurate criticism.


16 posted on 11/03/2006 3:05:32 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: SoldierDad

Outstanding. I just sent it to several of my family and friends, both conservative and liberal. Someone should send it to other bloggers, radio hosts, etc, (with permission of course).


17 posted on 11/03/2006 3:05:47 PM PST by waimea.man
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To: SoldierDad
know you as the pompous, narcissistic, egomaniacal, self-aggrandizing fool that you've shown yourself to be

Ouch!!

18 posted on 11/03/2006 3:05:54 PM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: SoldierDad

No matter if F'n reads it or not. I could well be picked up and spread abroad


19 posted on 11/03/2006 3:06:17 PM PST by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998.)
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To: SoldierDad
Please tell your son how thankful and proud I am of him, and all of his buddies...

I just get totally choked up when I think of how brave, and unselfish they are.
20 posted on 11/03/2006 3:06:36 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: SoldierDad

Great response SD!


21 posted on 11/03/2006 3:06:46 PM PST by GoLightly
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To: SoldierDad
Thanks to you and your wonderful family for service to America.

Jon Carry can stuff it.

22 posted on 11/03/2006 3:07:18 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Zimbabwe, leftist success story.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Just being honest.


23 posted on 11/03/2006 3:08:16 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: SoldierDad

Send it to all news media, let's see who will publish it!

Our son joined Navy after getting his master's in Bioengineering. I am sure there many others with university degrees and good education, loving this country and willing to fight for it.

Scumbag Kerry should resign immediately!!!


24 posted on 11/03/2006 3:08:34 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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Hooah SoldierDad

Unfortunately it's like talking to a wall

The wall probably has more brains than kerry
25 posted on 11/03/2006 3:10:06 PM PST by vigilante2 (Thank You Veterans)
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To: SoldierDad

bttt...


26 posted on 11/03/2006 3:10:17 PM PST by sit-rep ( http://trulineint.com/latestposts.asp)
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To: SoldierDad

I listened for about 5 minutes to Bill O'Reilly's radio show this afternoon...and he had a caller blasting jon carry for what he said...

BOR said that he KNOWS that carry was NOT trying to put down the troops "because he is too smart---I've known him for years...and he is too smart to insult the troops"..

Yeppers...that is what Bill O'Reilly said....GAG ME


27 posted on 11/03/2006 3:10:35 PM PST by Txsleuth (EVERYONE VOTE---AND VOTE REPUBLICAN,...even if you have to hold your nose!)
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To: Leo Carpathian

bump


28 posted on 11/03/2006 3:11:49 PM PST by Twinkie ("I Love Reading Mia T's Threads!" exclaimed Lulu.)
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To: SoldierDad

You speak for many of us here, SoldierDad. A heartfelt thank you.


29 posted on 11/03/2006 3:12:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: SoldierDad

That's gonna leave a mark......


30 posted on 11/03/2006 3:13:09 PM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: SoldierDad
Good job.

I would have also ask him why he forgot to mention Halliburton considering he touched on almost every other worn out leftist talking point in his so called apology.
31 posted on 11/03/2006 3:13:17 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: SoldierDad

That's gonna leave a mark!


32 posted on 11/03/2006 3:13:23 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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Re: post 30 vs. 32

Get outta my head!!!!

33 posted on 11/03/2006 3:14:21 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: SoldierDad
Hey Soldier Dad......for you and your sons plus true patriots everywhere.


34 posted on 11/03/2006 3:15:30 PM PST by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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You know what's really sickens me,kerry doesn't even care enough to try and send a personal response after his despical comments he has made about our Miltary.

He just sends out a form letter,he is truly a terrible waste of skin.

John Kerry's Email Reply (BARF ALERT!)Posted on 11/02/2006 1:46:33 PM PST by highimpact

35 posted on 11/03/2006 3:15:48 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: SoldierDad

This letter should be sent to every Republican running for any office in this nation, so that he or she may share it with his or her constituency.

Mr. Pinnell has in a single page expressed what every American who values freedom SHOULD feel. Unfortunately, there are too many "September 10th" Americans around who seem to think that if we talk real pretty to these practitioners of the "Religion of Peace" that they will be content to stay in their oil-infested rat holes and leave the rest of the world alone.

Didn't work in the middle ages, won't work now. Sounds like the junior Senator from Taxachusetts never studied medieval history in his "bought and paid for" Yale education!


36 posted on 11/03/2006 3:16:21 PM PST by ssaftler (John Kerry - The best "bought and paid for education from Yale" money can buy)
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To: SoldierDad

God bless!


37 posted on 11/03/2006 3:16:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SoldierDad
Just being honest.

And rightfully so. One has hope in the constant battle between good and evil. Kerry's mind is so poisoned he no longer even knows when he is wrong. A person like Kerry will never know the true meaning of honor and patriotism. He will never feel the hair rising on his neck when 1000 soldiers sing the national anthem. He will never understand the pride as a soldier stands with a sword in one hand and the flag in the other and pledges his life to the defense of his nation. He is puzzled at the true meaning of the term "Brothers in Arms". He will never see the beauty in the mind of a soldier as he watches the sun rise over a foreign land while he longs for home and stands determined that evil will not sway this day.

38 posted on 11/03/2006 3:18:06 PM PST by Ben Mugged
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To: SoldierDad
When Kerry held a committee hearing (w/McCain) on Vietnam MIAs and POWs, including and despite sightings testimony from long grieving parents, Kerry concluded that there was no evidence of any Americans still in Vietnam and destroyed the transcripts of the hearing.

Heartless IMO.

39 posted on 11/03/2006 3:19:08 PM PST by Carolinamom ("I don't have time to be fingerpointing." ---President George W. Bush)
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To: SoldierDad

Well said. You are what America should be, having the courage to stand up to a worthless man with power. Remember the "Swifties"
Semper Fi


40 posted on 11/03/2006 3:20:11 PM PST by rusureitflies?
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Thank you, SoldierDad!!! Your letter to Kerry deserves a standing ovation! It won't matter one wit to "the twit", but we care, and we applaud you. God bless your son and nephews. With families such as yours, we will always have hope for a bright future.


41 posted on 11/03/2006 3:20:33 PM PST by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: SoldierDad

Just WOW! Thanks for sending the letter. My gratitude and my prayers to members of your family that are in service. God bless you and them.


42 posted on 11/03/2006 3:22:09 PM PST by Aeronaut (Hebrews 13:4)
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To: SoldierDad

Kick ass response.


43 posted on 11/03/2006 3:23:12 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: SoldierDad
General Patton once said...Now, I don't want to get any reports that we're holding our position. We aren't holding anything...except the enemy by the nose while we kick 'em in the a$$...

Nice kickin', Soldier Dad!!

My sincere thanks to your son for his service, and may God grant him continued success in his missions, victory in battle, if battle it must be, and a safe return home to his loved ones!

And may God bless you, too, sir!

44 posted on 11/03/2006 3:23:33 PM PST by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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Now THAT'S AWESOME!


45 posted on 11/03/2006 3:24:17 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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I think I speak for all on this board when I say your son has our heartfelt gratitude for doing the hard work and putting himself in harm's way for our way of life. Your letter was a masterpiece. For your son and nephews:

http://www.clermontyellow.accountsupport.com/flash/UntilThen.swf


46 posted on 11/03/2006 3:25:39 PM PST by groanup (Limited government is the answer. What's the question?)
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Well done! I cannot improve on anything you wrote, and I hope Kerry gets to read it. Thanks for posting it!


47 posted on 11/03/2006 3:25:50 PM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look over Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.```````````````````````)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN; fatima; bannie; RandallFlagg; Soaring Feather; ...

Pinging a few friends


48 posted on 11/03/2006 3:26:00 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: SoldierDad

Good job!

Let us know if he ever responds. Somehow I don't think he will.


49 posted on 11/03/2006 3:26:44 PM PST by eyespysomething (Thou whoreson impudent embossed rascal!)
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Way to go SD!


50 posted on 11/03/2006 3:27:33 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Once a bent feather... until I learned to soar......)
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