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Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star
American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2011 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 07/26/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT by Interesting Times

Edited on 07/26/2011 12:33:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

John F. Kerry almost became president running on the basis of his alleged heroism in Vietnam. Thanks to the efforts of a group of truth-tellers, the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, the serious holes in the fantasy narrative propounded by the Kerry campaign came to the attention of enough Americans that John Kerry was not the first faux-Irish President of the United States.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; jail; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; kerry; silverstar; wadesanders; wintersoldier
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1 posted on 07/26/2011 12:16:43 PM PDT by Interesting Times
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Wow! Just Wow!


2 posted on 07/26/2011 12:21:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Interesting Times

VERY unusual. Once your earn an award, it is very difficult to have it taken away. We had a Sailor who received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal in the afternoon and that night went out and celebrated and got a DUI. He kept the medal. Of course when the Secretary of the Navy takes it away from you that is allowed.


3 posted on 07/26/2011 12:21:03 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Interesting Times
Kerry does not have to wait.

All his awards were revoked when he was dishonorably discharged. Of course Jimmy reinstated him and them.
This is why he will not open his military records.

4 posted on 07/26/2011 12:21:27 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: Interesting Times

If the Navy brass had any guts they would also revoke Kerry’s fake medals and publicize his dishonorable discharge.


5 posted on 07/26/2011 12:22:49 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...
Here's the original FR / SwiftVets thread. I wrote it up at WinterSoldier.com and contacted a few friends.

6 posted on 07/26/2011 12:23:17 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times
Barely beat me ;)

LOL! Re-swiftboated! TYPICAL LIBERAL DEMONCRATS...liars and perverts all!


7 posted on 07/26/2011 12:24:13 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Forget the Lawyers....first kill the journalists! - Die Ritter, die sagen, nee)
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To: Interesting Times

Kerry’s big front man is a kiddie porn king? LOL.

“Reporting for duty, sir!” Ha Ha Ha

I knew there was just something totally SICK with that Lurch looking MFer Kerry. I mean, besides the committing of HIGH TREASON during the Viet Nam War.


8 posted on 07/26/2011 12:25:43 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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To: ozzymandus

They’re too busy getting poofers and womyn onto subs.


9 posted on 07/26/2011 12:25:49 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: ozzymandus
If the Navy brass had any guts they would also revoke Kerry’s fake medals and publicize his dishonorable discharge.

Ok, I knew he had fake or suspect medals, but never knew of a DISHONORABLE discharge. I thought he had a GENERAL discharge.

10 posted on 07/26/2011 12:26:22 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Forget the Lawyers....first kill the journalists! - Die Ritter, die sagen, nee)
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To: Interesting Times
Did you know that JFnK served in Vietnam?

And that he has yet to release his unexpurgated military record directly to the public?

11 posted on 07/26/2011 12:27:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Interesting Times
inspectorudy probably knew the same good friend of mine who earned that Silver Star every day he was in the Nam.

Small world.

Made me cry to read that.

12 posted on 07/26/2011 12:29:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I have heard rumors to that effect.


13 posted on 07/26/2011 12:29:53 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Did you know that JFnK served in Vietnam?”

No. Who could posibly know?


14 posted on 07/26/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Interesting Times
In 2004, I was shocked, appalled, and enraged that the Democrats -- the largest political party in the country -- would nominate the most vile, duplicitous traitor to run for President of the United States.

And then came 2008...

15 posted on 07/26/2011 12:30:44 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Interesting Times

Why have I never heard that Kerry was a Viet Nam vet? Who knew? I might have voted for him if he had bothered to mention it.


16 posted on 07/26/2011 12:33:47 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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To: Interesting Times

I’m waiting for Ed Shultz to talk about it before coming to any defaming conclusions on this matter. /MS


17 posted on 07/26/2011 12:36:42 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Interesting Times

The article says he’s a retired Naval captain. Just curious, does anyone know if a felony conviction gets your retirement benefits revoked? Personally I think it should.


18 posted on 07/26/2011 12:36:44 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: DCBryan1
I thought he had a GENERAL discharge.

I don't know what Kerry got but when I served, even a general discharge was thought to be considerably less than honorable and to be avoided.

19 posted on 07/26/2011 12:37:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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To: Interesting Times

Does he have to throw it over the fence at the Pentagon to give it back?.................


20 posted on 07/26/2011 12:37:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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Thanks....I had a few email exchanges with Sanders during the phony kerry’s run for the W. H. He is a dirtbag of the highest order...and now this comes to light....Think I’ll have an early drink in celebration....

I knew he was in Prison...and had the day the sorry bastard had to report marked so I could celebrate that dates as well.... Damn I love good news!


21 posted on 07/26/2011 12:37:44 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: Interesting Times

A San Diego veterans activist and Vietnam War hero who served in a senior Navy post during the Clinton administration pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal charge of possessing child pornography. Wade Rowland Sanders, 67, acknowledged in federal court in San Diego that last May, he possessed computer files containing 600 images of minors, including a 21-minute video that depicted girls engaging in sex acts with an adult man, according to court records. He was caught under a 2½-year-old Department of Justice investigation called Project Safe Childhood, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego said.

Authorities arrested him Nov. 7.

In a telephone interview last night, Sanders said he had downloaded the files as part of his research for an article on the sexual exploitation of children in foreign countries. He said his work for the Clinton administration had included aiding victims of child sex abuse in the former Yugoslavia. “I have no sexual attraction to children whatsoever,” Sanders said. “There was no evil intent.” Sanders, a lawyer, said he didn’t realize federal child pornography laws barred downloading or viewing the material even by researchers. He said that is why he decided to plead guilty.

“I thought since my motives were pure and innocent, that would make a difference,” he said. “I’m technically guilty of the crime.”

Sanders pleaded guilty to one felony charge of possession of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

http://www.douchebagreport.com/archives/1365

22 posted on 07/26/2011 12:38:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sanders served as President Clinton’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs, but chances are he’s one Clinton administration veteran who Barack Obama won’t be asking to join his administration.


23 posted on 07/26/2011 12:39:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Flycatcher
In 2004, I was shocked, appalled, and enraged that the Democrats -- the largest political party in the country -- would nominate the most vile, duplicitous traitor to run for President of the United States.

And then came 2008...

Just when you start to think that liberals couldn't possibly stoop any lower, they show you a thing or two.

24 posted on 07/26/2011 12:40:55 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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I am not so sure Wade Sanders should have been prosecuted for having child pornography on his computer. He did claim he was working on a story about abused children.

How do you get a story without getting the facts?

this could be another example of zero-tolerance laws that do not allow for reason.

25 posted on 07/26/2011 12:41:57 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Graybeard58
It was the Magic Hat that would have swayed my vote to Kerry. Unfortunately for him, I found out about it too late so I voted for W.
26 posted on 07/26/2011 12:42:12 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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U-T Editor Claims His Letter in Support of Wade Sanders Was Altered

May 6, 2009

FBI agents are looking into whether a letter written on behalf of Bill Clinton’s former military adviser was doctored. This week, a federal judge sentenced Wade Sanders to 37 months in prison for possession of child porn. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.

Union Tribune Editor Bernie Jones notified the judge this week that his letter in support of Sanders had been altered. He says he sent his original letter to Sanders.

“In my original letter, I had said to the judge I don’t see any purpose being served by a long prison term. That was changed to any prison term. I did not address in my letter the sex offender status because I was uncomfortable doing so.”

But the version submitted by Sanders to the judge has Jones advocating against Sanders being registered as a sex offender. Jones wouldn’t comment on who he thinks altered the letter. Jones blamed himself for not reading the letter Sanders sent back to him more carefully before he signed it. So did Sanders defense attorney Knut Johnson.

“I would expect an editor of a major newspaper would know to read it and look through and make sure that he agreed with the changes before he signed it and faxed it to me.”

Johnson believes Jones is trying to distance himself from his letter of support for Sanders because of criticism from colleagues. Jones denied that.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2009/may/06/u-t-editor-claims-his-letter-support-wade-sanders-/


27 posted on 07/26/2011 12:42:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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Here's the last comment posted at the link...

kb7032 Today 01:21 PM

Is there anyone of the left with any intergrity? Everything they say is a lie and goes against human nature.

"Everything about socialism is sham and affectation." - 23.11 Ch23 Evil; Economic Harmonies; Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

28 posted on 07/26/2011 12:43:34 PM PDT by PGalt
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Well he could have been the perfect Education Secretary under old JFKerry. All that access to the children.
29 posted on 07/26/2011 12:43:49 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: fireforeffect
"All his awards were revoked when he was dishonorably discharged."

In spite of all that was published during the campaign, I've never heard this. Can you explain it further?

30 posted on 07/26/2011 12:44:03 PM PDT by Baynative
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Wade Rowland Sanders: Motives For Child Porn Were “Pure and Innocent”

December 23, 2008

Wade Rowland Sanders, a decorated Vietnam veteran who worked closely with the Clinton administration, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography this week. He maintains, however, that he never did it for personal or sexual reasons

http://www.inquisitr.com/12983/wade-rowland-sanders/


31 posted on 07/26/2011 12:44:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

he was doing research with pete townsend and gary glitter.


32 posted on 07/26/2011 12:46:40 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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And then came 2008...

Yea, who woulda thunk the slope was that slippery or that steep.

Well said!

33 posted on 07/26/2011 12:47:28 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: Interesting Times

Wonder if he will commit “Boorda-cide”?


34 posted on 07/26/2011 12:48:59 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Interesting Times

Judge Whelan gave him a far lower sentence than the maximum of 10 years, or the punishment suggested by the prosecution. Whelan was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 4, 1998.


35 posted on 07/26/2011 12:49:46 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Don’t forget Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.


36 posted on 07/26/2011 12:55:43 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Flycatcher
I know that there is a lot on the plate of Republican Congresspersons, right now, but the fight has become a struggle among the leadership.

I think a new law should be proposed, by freshmen congressmen if veterans aren't so disposed, to require that all candidates for elected or appointed Federal offices or positions, be required to make all personal records available to the public : Actual Birth Certificate as recorded (no facsimiles or summaries,) Education, Tax Returns, records of misdemeanors and felonies, and legal suits of which they have been a party.
The law should specifically reserve the rights of privacy for everyone else : i.e. Joe ordinary citizen/taxpayer.

If the Congressional leadership shelves the proposed law, it shall be reintroduced until a vote is allowed and it is adopted.

End of corruption, anyone?

37 posted on 07/26/2011 12:57:16 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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He should have been smart enough to try and get more information from the DoJ. It simply was not in his job description to be viewing child pornography, and I'm not going to take his word on why it was there, anyhow.

What do you expect the guy to say? “Yeah, I get off on kiddie porn!!”? If he wasn't connected to Kerry, he'd be spending much more time in prison.

38 posted on 07/26/2011 12:58:58 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow is right! US Navy please set the REAL Kerry record straight.


39 posted on 07/26/2011 1:01:52 PM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: Publius6961
I like it.

And it would effectively put a stop to all Democrat candidates for any office whatsoever.

Even city dog catcher.

40 posted on 07/26/2011 1:02:23 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Very interesting. Note the Silver Star was awarded in 1991! The date alone indicates a questionable award.

Men who claim awards for heroism when not entitled are lower than pond scum.

41 posted on 07/26/2011 1:03:22 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: PzLdr

research


42 posted on 07/26/2011 1:04:45 PM PDT by tweakDU
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If the Navy brass had any guts they would also revoke Kerry’s fake medals and publicize his dishonorable discharge.

Probably not going to happen as long as Kerry occupies his senate seat.

43 posted on 07/26/2011 1:06:20 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
The article says he’s a retired Naval captain. Just curious, does anyone know if a felony conviction gets your retirement benefits revoked? Personally I think it should.

My understanding is that it's supposed to, but in practice it rarely happens. It doesn't appear that Sanders has suffered any inconvenience in the area of his pension.

44 posted on 07/26/2011 1:06:42 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Red Badger
Does he have to throw it over the fence at the Pentagon to give it back?

Very good. But perhaps you're thinking of the Capitol.

45 posted on 07/26/2011 1:09:15 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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I am not so sure Wade Sanders should have been prosecuted for having child pornography on his computer. He did claim he was working on a story about abused children.

Hereafter known as the "Pete Townsend" defense. Oh, those kiddie porn shots on my computer? I needed those for research!

LOL! Only an Obama-voter would buy that excuse!

46 posted on 07/26/2011 1:09:54 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
Thanks....I had a few email exchanges with Sanders during the phony kerry’s run for the W. H. He is a dirtbag of the highest order...and now this comes to light....Think I’ll have an early drink in celebration....

Having been compared to Joseph Goebbels by the illustrious Mr. Sanders myself, I think I'll join you.

47 posted on 07/26/2011 1:16:26 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for posting this article and your original report. I wish the Navy would review all of Kerry’s medals, especially the Purple Hearts that got him out of the war.


48 posted on 07/26/2011 1:21:56 PM PDT by zot
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To: Interesting Times; Bob J; diotima; Skeet; Seeking the truth; Nick Danger; MinuteGal; ...
Awesome news. Congratulations on the Drudge link. Lifson get's it right when he says, "Scott Swett, who was central to the unraveling of the Kerry storyline, tells us that the Kerry enabler has been exposed for what he is. His Winter Soldier site has the details:"

You sir area an absolute warrior for the conservative cause. May you live long and prosper!

TS

49 posted on 07/26/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Are you serious? That excuse is right up there with, “That pot in my pants pocket isn’t mine, officer. These pants aren’t mine, either.”


50 posted on 07/26/2011 1:25:49 PM PDT by ponygirl (Okay, so you're not a racist. Who are you going to vote for in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot?)
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