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.
Sir , this was an awesome post, God Bless you and all of your Military Family Members. and GOD bless the United States.
You can add my two sons who served there as well as my brother, a Navy Commander.
pinging a few more friends
So happy your son will be home soon.
Hug him for me and tell him how much we all love him and his Brothers and Sisters in Arms.
"Is this Kerry's form letter?"
"The White House's attempt to distort my true statement is a remarkable testament to their failure in making America safe......."
That piece of boilerplate crap scripted by one of Kerry's staff hacks inspired me to fabricate this little post yesterday:
BREAKING! Hitler APOLIGIZED TO THE JEWS !!!!
A small cardboard travel case circa 1945 containing a document that will change History the way we have been taught it, has been discovered in an attic in Pasadena California.
Inside the case, hidden under the canvas lining was a 4" x 5" card with a handwritten note signed, Der Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. A noted handwriting expert from the Smithsonian Institute has declared the document to be authentic.
It reads as as follows:
I apologize If any Jew was offended by anything I have said or done while fighting for all Germans no matter what religion or mental capacity or political affiliation.If there is a Jew , or even Jews out there that was or were offended by something I might have said in a beer hall while joking with my close friends, I would only say, don't believe everything you read in newspapers owned by the communists."
Deutchland Uber Alles
OUCH.....LOL. That was brilliant!!
Every family, every kid, every Iraqi my kid met, thanked them for what the US is doing. They don't want them to leave right now. The MSM is pathetic, our work there would be highlighted in every newscast IF it was a democratic president in the same situation. KMA MSM.
I did not know that...ugh.
If they are such good buds, I wonder why carry wouldn't go on Bill's show in 2004??
Just beautiful! Thank you for making our day!
Here's the followup appropriate for this letter to Jon Carry:
It doesn't matter if Kerry reads it. It matters that the rest of America reads it. Awesome wonderful letter from the heart.
Powerful letter. I hope someone in the Kerry camp reads it. God bless you and your son and family who are serving to protect us here at home.
Im a soldier myself.. currently in Iraq serving. I just wanted to thank-you for your reply to kerry...and thank you for your support.
And thank you for sharing your email letter to the socialist pig in D.C. He is a pimple on a rotting pig's butt and I pray that he burns in hell for what he did to my and all my Vietnam veterans comrades for his garbage about us in Vietnam.
Please pass on to your son a huge Hooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaauuuu. From an old retired soldier. God bless, and thanks again.
our thoughts and prayers are with you as well as our pride.thank you.
Du u feal lak u r stuk n Irak? ;-)
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.
God bless your heroes for their service to our Country.
The one word that came to mind when reading Kerry's blather was arrogant.
Bill O Reilly put down the Swiftvets too! So, he's an old time friend of Lurch. God! he sure has bad taste!
Bill, wake up!
You've expressed many times on this forum how proud you are of your sons.
I would venture to say without fear of contridiction, Your sons are mighty proud of their Dad.
Soldier Dad, you have written a drop-dead, absolutely pinpoint accurate response back to that Kerry fraud. I'd be surprised if you received an answer back. WOW! Let's see if his eyes can handle that one.
What a tremendous patriot you are .... BRAVO!
God bless you for putting the truth .. all of it ... so powerfully in your letter to him, and thank you so much for your sacrifice, for you truly are at war, just as your son.
God bless him, your other military family members and ALL OUR SPECTACULAR TROOPS who give so much for US!
YOU'RE A GREAT AMERICAN, SOLDIERDAD!
great email response
What a freakin creep. I wish he would go find Theresa and hide under that rock with her and out of my ear/eye sight.
Thank you for putting all our thoughts into such an eloquent form. God Bless You. We have two sons serving proudly and so far all I can think of to say to John Kerry is that he is a 'gravy sucking pig'.
Thank you from this Army mom.
Great letter. Can you fax it to the office?? oh hahaha.
Left out "horse faced elitist megalomaniac" but an outstanding job nonetheless.
Liar, liar, pants on fire!
"Better put some ice on that Jean!"
"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"
He needs to fire his writers - He says "the President" and proceeds to refer to "their" and "they". Again I guess we just don't understand what he meant.
We understand all too well, that's Kerry's problem.
Roger On Target,,,Fire For Effect...
Actually, I'm almost speechless. As a former member of the US Air Force (cold war/vietnam era) it (your letter) warms my heart and renews the pride I had, and still have, in the members of the US military.
God bless you and yours!
May He keep you all safe.
Wow. Kerry really got his ass handed to him this time.
You tell him, SD!
You have the support of ALL OF US Milo!!
God Bless you and ALL your brothers and sisters in arms! May He keep you safe!
Thank you SoldierDad, God bless you and your family. Thank you all for your service to our Country!
Kerry, you irrelevant bastard ! !