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  • WHY BUSH MUST WIN

    07/24/2004 1:20:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 941+ views
    Personal email and Jewish World Review ^ | JULY 23, 2004 | ED KOCH & JEFF "MARIO" SMITH
    <p>While I disagree with you on just about every domestic issue a liberal could dream up, I strongly agree with your assertion that "Bush Must Win" if we are to continue to send the bin Ladens of this world crawling into their caves and spider-holes in the ground. Your comparison of the George Bush Doctrine to the Monroe and Truman Doctrines is fitting indeed. Thank you also for discussing the anti-American activities of the unconvicted manslaughter-criminal and Senator-for-life Ted "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy. That was refreshing to read coming from someone in the same political party. It is important that you know now that I am not a Republican, I am an Independent who believes political parties have stolen representative government from the people by voting party line instead of constituent line.</p>
  • Kerry says he wasn't aware Purple Hearts were awarded automatically

    04/30/2004 10:07:38 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 54 replies · 306+ views
    The Bandit | The Bandit
    I don't know what to think about the below comments from Kerry in a USA Today interview. An officer in Viet Nam who isn't aware PH's are awarded automatically is just mind boggling..... From USAToday Interview: Kerry doesn't remember Hibbard or the conversation but does recall "someone raising a question" about the award. If he asked for the award, he says, it was because he didn't realize Purple Hearts were given automatically and not at the discretion of commanders. "They decided to award it," he says. "I'm not going to rehash a judgment made by the Navy 35 years ago."
  • Activism: Send John Kerry a Box of Lucky Charms to Replace the Ribbons/Medals He Threw Away!

    04/29/2004 8:35:05 PM PDT · by Mich0127 · 79 replies · 535+ views
    self | 4-29-04 | Mich0127
    I am sure that many of you out there are aware of the whole Kerry throwing away his ribbons, medals, both, someone elses medals (I think you get what I am saying)controversy. Well, I know that since Kerry is such a great war hero and since he was "forced"(notice the sarcasm) to throw over his medals(last week) or his ribbons (this week), we should do our duty by replacing them. (Keep in mind, we don't know what he will claim he threw when we ask him next week...he might change his mind again!) This is why we all should send...
  • TESTING KERRY'S MEDAL

    04/15/2004 12:23:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 239+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/15/04 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>April 15, 2004 -- John Kerry was facing questions about his celebrated war record yesterday after his former commanding officer in Vietnam said Kerry didn't deserve his first Purple Heart medal because his injuries were just a scratch. Lt. Cmdr. Grant Hibbard, who was division commander of then-Lt. j.g. Kerry's Navy unit, told The Post he opposed Kerry's petition for the Purple Heart, awarded to service people wounded in combat, for an encounter with Viet Cong smugglers Dec. 2, 1968.</p>
  • NAVY COMMANDERS TO CAST DOUBT ON KERRY'S WAR RECORD

    04/07/2004 12:43:38 PM PDT · by BurkesLaw · 32 replies · 470+ views
    Burkett, whose book, "Stolen Valor," is considered to be the definitive history of falsified Vietnam War claims, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg that Kerry's former commanders would allege that the top Democrat's Purple Hearts were awarded for "self-reported injuries that were virtually nonexistent." Burkett's book was among the first to expose many of the phony claims made by John Kerry about U.S. war atrocities.....
  • Navy Commanders to cast doubt on Kerry's war record

    04/06/2004 2:41:34 PM PDT · by RipSawyer · 64 replies · 429+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, April 4 | B. G. Burkett
    Sunday, April 4, 2004 11:37 p.m. EDT B.G. Burkett: Navy Commanders to Cast Doubt on Kerry's War Record Several Navy officers who supervised Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry when he commanded a swift boat in Vietnam are preparing to publicly question his war record - including the circumstances under which he was awarded three Purple Hearts - a noted Vietnam War historian revealed on Sunday. Burkett, whose 1999 book, "Stolen Valor," is considered to be the definitive history of of falsified Vietnam War claims, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg that Kerry's former commanders would allege that the top Democrat's Purple...
  • B.G. Burkett: Navy Commanders to Cast Doubt on Kerry's War Record

    04/06/2004 12:52:47 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 43 replies · 259+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 4, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    B.G. Burkett: Navy Commanders to Cast Doubt on Kerry's War Record Several Navy officers who supervised Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry when he commanded a swift boat in Vietnam are preparing to publicly question his war record - including the circumstances under which he was awarded three Purple Hearts - a noted Vietnam War historian revealed on Sunday. Burkett, whose 1999 book, "Stolen Valor," is considered to be the definitive history of falsified Vietnam War claims, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg that Kerry's former commanders would allege that the top Democrat's Purple Hearts were awarded for "self-reported injuries that were...
  • MOUNTING EVIDENCE OF KERRY LIES ABOUT PURPLE HEARTS

    03/12/2004 1:09:46 PM PST · by lawdude · 112 replies · 1,811+ views
    self | 3/12/2004 | Lawguy
    There is mounting evidence that John Kerry may have faked injuries in order to garner Purple Heart citations. I have seen what I believe to be credible comments on this and am now convinced that he MUST open his military records showing just what did happen. I mean, after all, we asked this level of proof of Bush and his military record and I see no reason to not demand the same of John Kerry.
  • Cleland: Kerry Won't Release Vietnam Medical File

    02/29/2004 7:38:32 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 110 replies · 341+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/29/04 | Limbacher
    Former Sen. Max Cleland said Sunday there was no reason for Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry to release his full medical file - including records documenting the injuries that won him three Purple Hearts in Vietnam - calling requests for the Vietnam records "the height of hypocrisy." "That might be the height of hypocrisy, for people who never went to Vietnam [to ask for Kerry's wartime medical file]," Cleland, a leading Kerry backer, told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg. "I mean - I felt a wound. John Kerry felt a wound," he added. Sen. Cleland, who lost three limbs in Vietnam...
  • The Hearts That Bind: Medal Makers Feel Personal Tie to Soldiers' Sacrifice

    02/26/2004 4:36:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 476+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | Feb. 25, 2004 | DELIA M. RIOS
    TOMBALL, Texas -- The radio was on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, as it usually is, in a back finishing room of Graco Awards Inc., away from the heat of the furnace and the noise of the presses that forged the 24 karat gold plated hearts waiting that day on Brenda Hutton's worktable. At the crest of each heart had been soldered a shield bearing George Washington's coat of arms. Oak leaves framing the shields had their green enamel coating. Purple backings were secured within the hearts. One last step and the medal that more than any other stands...
  • Kerry question: How common is 3 purple hearts in 3 months?

    01/26/2004 7:21:58 AM PST · by Conservomax · 139 replies · 2,265+ views
    I was reading about Kerry's service on this site: Vietnam Vets Against John Kerry after hearing my father, a WWII vet go on a rampage against Kerry's service record. Being from MA, I was of course, familiar with Kerry's war record and moreimportanatly, post war record, but I did not know the details. On this site it says that Kerry was wounded and awarded the PH three times in a little over 3 months. Is that common? My father was shot, stabbed, and blown out of a landing craft during WWII, and never received any citation, I know that it...
  • Country over Party………..Country over Self

    05/28/2003 12:03:14 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 340 replies · 525+ views
    5/28/03 | ohioWfan
    The following is from an email which was sent to an email list today: (posted by kitkat, 5/27/03) “A Story Missed by CNN” Date: 13 May 2003 14:33:41 -0500 At a recent Soldiers Breakfast held at Redstone Arsenal, AL, Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Jack Tilley shared the following story. He -(SMA Jack Tilley)- described a recent visit to our wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington that I (Chaplain Henderson) will never forget. "The Special Forces soldier had lost his right hand and had suffered severe wounds of his face and side of his body. As...
  • Fast, furious wars mean fewer medals

    05/25/2003 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Radix · 18 replies · 350+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 5/25/2003 | Bryan Bender
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Two US Air Force pilots were circling Baghdad in a B-1 bomber on April 7 when intelligence officers on the ground spotted Saddam Hussein in the Mansur neighborhood. It took 12 minutes for the pilots to punch the coordinates into their computer and unleash two satellite-guided bombs that destroyed a restaurant where Hussein was believed to be meeting with his top advisers.</p>
  • Inside the Beltway: Political tidbits and other shenanigans from around the nation's capital

    05/02/2003 12:22:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 217+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 2, 2003 | John McCaslin
    <p>It was only fitting that Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, stood alongside Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist this week on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Police.</p> <p>"I believe I am the only former Capitol policeman serving in the Senate. I am quite sure that is true," said Mr. Reid, who noted that the duties of a Capitol policeman are different today than when he served on the force, given the constant threat of terrorism.</p>
  • Suicide bomb attack came as unpleasant surprise FdL Marine hopes to regain use of leg, hand

    04/29/2003 5:53:07 PM PDT · by miltonim · 1 replies · 183+ views
    The Reporter ^ | Apr. 29, 2003 | By Laurie Ritger
    Suicide bomb attack came as unpleasant surprise FdL Marine hopes to regain use of leg, hand A Fond du Lac native injured by shrapnel in a suicide bombing near Baghdad will spend several weeks recuperating locally with his family. Cpl. Brian Wilcox, 23, who is with the First Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., is hoping he’ll regain the use of his right leg and hand, which were among areas sprayed with bits of shrapnel when the suicide bomber’s device exploded. Wilcox is exercising his limbs while regaining his strength with rest and steady meals. “The (Iraqi) civilians were...
  • "President Bush: We Owe This Man!"

    04/14/2003 12:55:25 PM PDT · by TCSparkman · 26 replies · 406+ views
    www.Chronwatch.com ^ | April 14, 2003 | Fernando Oaxaca
    "President Bush: We Owe This Man!" Posted by Fernando Oaxaca Monday, April 14, 2003 It is Day 23 of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which began on Thursday evening, March 20, 2003. Less than three weeks have sped by since the ''Decapitation Strike'' of bunker-buster bombs dropped from an American B-1 flying over Baghdad, guided to a building where Saddam Hussein, his sons, and other Iraqi leaders were supposedly meeting. The resulting Iraqi casualties of that night attack are not known yet, but the violent overthrow of Saddam¹s Iraqi Regime soon followed. Today that regime change is viewed as a good thing...
  • W salutes the brave

    04/12/2003 5:37:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 203+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/12/03 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    American Hero: President Bush shakes hands yesterday with wounded Army Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Douglas of Fayetteville, N.C., after presenting him with Purple Heart at Washington’s Walter Reed Army Medical Center. WASHINGTON - President Bush paid his first visit yesterday to G.I.s injured in the war with Iraq, awarding Purple Hearts to the wounded warriors and watching as two of them became U.S. citizens. "Because of troops like them, because of coalition troops, we've had an historic week," the President said after he and First Lady Laura Bush visited Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval...
  • BUSH: NEVER FORGET

    04/12/2003 4:25:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 155+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/12/03 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>April 12, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - President Bush yesterday said he'll never forget how Saddam Hussein's statue came tumbling down in Baghdad as he fought back tears after visiting wounded troops who helped make history and free Iraq.</p> <p>"I don't think I'll ever forget - I'm sure a lot of other people will never forget - the statue of Saddam Hussein falling in Baghdad," Bush said, blinking hard to control his emotions after he and wife Laura saw the troops.</p>
  • President, first lady to visit wounded service members

    04/11/2003 9:41:34 AM PDT · by CFW · 2 replies · 104+ views
    CNN | Friday, April 11, 2003 Posted: 10:49 AM EDT (1449 GMT) | From John King
    Official describes visits as 'vital part' of Bush's job CNN Washington Bureau WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Friday will present Purple Hearts to several soldiers, sailors and Marines wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom and also be on hand for ceremonies granting U.S. citizenship to two members of the armed services wounded in combat in Iraq. The president and first lady Laura Bush are visiting Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and the National Naval Medical Center in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, before heading to the Camp David presidential retreat for the weekend. His Saturday radio address, to be recorded...
  • President Bush to Visit Wounded Soldiers

    04/10/2003 8:03:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Associated Press | Thursday, April 10, 2003
    President Bush to Visit Wounded Soldiers .c The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush will visit wounded soldiers at two military hospitals on Friday. Bush visits Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, two weeks after it received the first wave of American service members wounded in Iraq. Also Friday afternoon, Bush visits the National Naval Medical Center in suburban Bethesda, Md. That hospital is treating wounded Marines and sailors. After the private hospital visits, Bush flies to Camp David for the weekend.
  • Sen. John Kerry's Purple Heart-burn

    03/26/2002 4:53:27 AM PST · by edmundburk · 28 replies · 9,181+ views
    "Politics in a Time of War" in the latest USNews shows liberal Sen. John Kerry on a war footing with President Bush, as a possible prelude to a presidential run by eternal hopeful Kerry in 2004. Kerry is a Vietnam War hero, as he reminds us every chance he gets. According to US News: “Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts sat at his Senate office desk next to the bullet-punctured American flag that used to fly from the gunboat he commanded in Vietnam and implied that anybody who tried to question his patriotism was going to run into a buzz...