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  • Did Kerry's Swift Boat Hatchet Man Fake His Own Silver Star?

    08/19/2011 8:31:48 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2011 | Scott Swett
    Last August, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus revoked a Silver Star medal formerly held by retired Navy Captain Wade R. Sanders. In a short, vague memorandum to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Mabus cited "subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself" as the reason. Such an action by the Navy is virtually without precedent. There was no press release and no announcement. Eleven months later, a bare-bones report was finally published by the Navy Times. American Thinker picked up the story from, and...
  • Rank behavior: Liveshot mum about pal’s disgrace

    07/31/2011 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 31, 2011 | Howie Carr
    Wade Rowland Sanders used to be this close to Sen. John Forbes Kerry. He and Liveshot were both Vietnam vets, Navy swift boaters, officers and gentlemen. They were awarded Silver Stars for their gallantry. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Sanders accused Republicans of running “vicious public distortions” of his dear friend’s war record. The retired captain would do anything for Lt. John “Reporting for Duty” Kerry, USN (ret.), and vice versa. But that was then, and this is now — and if you ask Liveshot about Wade Sanders today, the answer is, in effect, “Wade who?”
  • Not So Swift Boater

    07/30/2011 11:29:16 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 30 Jul 2011 (online) | Weekly Standard staff
    Those of us masochistic enough to have watched the 2004 Democratic convention might faintly recall the name Captain Wade Sanders. [snip] While Sanders’s record as a Democratic hack suggested he might have political reasons for supporting Kerry, Sanders also had a stellar military record, having been awarded a Silver Star in 1992, and his credibility wasn’t much in question. That’s why The Scrapbook feels compelled to point out the ignominious denouement of the Wade -Sanders career. Yes, it’s true that Sanders is currently doing time in a federal penitentiary after admitting to being in possession of child pornography. As bad...
  • 'Swift Boat' Veteran Who Defended Kerry Stripped of Silver Star By Judson Berger

    07/27/2011 10:12:56 PM PDT · by Mach9 · 15 replies ^ | July 27, 2011 | Judson Berger
    A Vietnam veteran who defended Sen. John Kerry against "Swift Boat" attacks in the 2004 presidential race has been stripped of his Silver Star by the Navy -- more than a year after he was sentenced to prison on a child pornography charge. But the Silver Star wasn't stripped from Wade Sanders because of the child porn conviction, per se.
  • Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

    07/26/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>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.</p>
  • Mabus revokes imprisoned veteran's Silver Star (Kerry supporter jailed for child porn)

    07/24/2011 3:32:16 PM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Swiftvets ^ | 7/24/11 | Fuentes
    San Diego- In a highly unusual move, the Navy secretary has stripped a Silver Star awarded to a retired captain and Vietnam swift boat veteran who is serving a federal prison sentence after admitting to child pornography. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus revoked the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest valor award, which was awarded nearly 20 years ago to retired Capt. Wade Sanders of San Diego. A spokeswoman for Mabus confirmed the secretary's decision, which he made in August 2010 following a review and recommendation by the Navy Department Board of Medals and Decorations. "Mabus signed a memorandum in which he...
  • One thing about Liveshot, he knows when to back a loser

    05/09/2009 5:53:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies · 553+ views ^ | May 8, 2009 | Howie Carr
    One thing about Liveshot, he knows when to back a loser By Howie Carr | Friday, May 8, 2009 | | Columnists Sen. John Forbes Kerry has spent the week futilely trying to prop up two of his oldest, dearest friends - the Boston Globe and a convicted kiddie-porn pervert named Wade Sanders. You know about the Globe. Despite Kerry’s Senate hearings into the implosion of arrogant left-wing newspapers, El Globo continues to circle the drain. You’ve heard less about Wade Sanders, or nothing at all if you rely on the Globe. He’s a liberal and a pervert and...
  • Reporting for Duty : John Kerry vouches for a child-porn criminal.

    05/06/2009 2:02:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,218+ views
    wsj ^ | MAY 6, 2009 | JAMES TARANTO
    Wade Sanders, who pleaded guilty in December to possession of child pornography, was sentenced Monday, and he got off relatively easy. Sanders had argued that he deserved only probation... The Union-Tribune describes Sanders as a "war hero," but he is best known for his service to John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. Kerry's central campaign claim was that he deserved to be president because his so-called band of brothers, veterans who had served alongside him on Navy Swift boats in Vietnam, vouched for his heroism and his impeccable character. Kerry did not know that one of his fiercest defenders...
  • Ex-Pentagon Official Sentenced To 37 Months For Child Porn (Democrat Wade Sanders)

    05/04/2009 4:14:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 2,978+ views
    10News ^ | 5/4/09 | 10News
    SAN DIEGO -- A former high-ranking Pentagon official snared in a child pornography investigation was sentenced to 37 months by a federal judge on Monday. Wade Sanders, 69, was arrested after an FBI agent identified him in October 2007 as one of a batch of suspects who were allegedly sharing child porn electronically. In December, he pleaded guilty, and prosecutors sought a 63-month prison sentence. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is an old friend. Like Kerry, Sanders commanded a swift boat in Vietnam and is a decorated veteran. And Kerry is one of dozens of powerful allies who have written to...
  • John Kerry's 'Band of Brothers' Includes Child Porn Pervert

    05/04/2009 1:52:27 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 7 replies · 758+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | May 4, 2009 | Michael Eden
    When John Kerry ran for President in 2004, an outraged group of men rose up against him - his own fellow Swift Boat sailors. Two hundred and fifty signed a letter stating that John Kerry - who had demonized his own fellow veterans as war criminals and who had repeatedly made claims that these eyewitnesses knew weren't true - was unfit for command. Against these 250 war veterans were 12 men who claimed that John Kerry was a man of honor. And now we learn that one of these dozen men is a child porn pedophile. FEDERAL COURT — War...
  • 'My Motives Were Pure and Innocent' (Kerry "band of brothers" man pleads guilty to child porn)

    12/23/2008 8:15:36 PM PST · by tlb · 95 replies · 4,094+ views
    Best of the Web ^ | Dec. 23, 2008 | JAMES TARANTO
    Remember Wade Sanders? He was one of the "band of brothers"--Swift Boat veterans who supported John Kerry's presidential campaign and appeared onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Sanders was one of Kerry's nastiest surrogates. In August 2004, he likened the president to a "trapped animal." In September, he compared Karl Rove and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth chief John O'Neill to Josef Goebbels. He repeatedly referred to the president and his men as "chicken hawks," an especially nasty term because it is slang for a child molester as well as a derisive term for a nonveteran who favors a...
  • CA: Ex-Garamendi adviser pleads guilty to child-porn possession (former Clinton dep. sec'y of Navy)

    12/23/2008 9:33:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,078+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/23/08 | Suan Shroder
    SAN DIEGO – A former adviser to Lt. Gov. John Garamendi and a former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy under President Clinton pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wade Rowland Sanders, 67, an attorney, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Whelan, U.S. Attorney Karen P. Hewitt said in a written statement released Monday night. According to court records, Sanders admitted that on or about May 2, he possessed a computer and computer media that he knew contained more than 600 images of...
  • Child porn investigation catches California lawyer (Former Clinton lawyer)

    12/23/2008 7:27:42 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies · 1,386+ views ^ | December 23, 2008
    (CNN) -- A lawyer who served in the Clinton administration and more recently was an adviser to California's lieutenant governor pleaded guilty to a child porn charge in a San Diego federal court Monday. Wade Rowland Sanders admitted to having 600 images of minors on his computer, including a video depicting "several prepubescent females engaged in sexual conduct with an adult male and performing oral sex on one another," according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt. FBI agents raided Sanders' home last May after they suspected his home Internet service account was used to download several pictures and...
  • Attacks on John Kerry Discredited

    06/19/2006 7:12:14 PM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 141 replies · 4,423+ views ^ | June 19, 2006 | Wade Sanders
    There are those who are already so entrenched in their hatred of Kerry, that no official Navy records, no verified eye-witness testimony, no facts will every cause them to re-evaluate their point of view. However, I am assured that there are many who, regardless of their political background, are interested the facts and see knowledge as an evolutionary process, and who take the time to research their opinions and speak from a foundation of fact. It clearly is not necessary to like John Kerry, or agree with his record as a Senator, but it seems to me that a vicious...
  • Kerry critics draw crowd, ire during speech in S.F. (Kerry Vet Leader Likens O'Neill to Goebbels)

    09/11/2004 10:53:46 AM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 65 replies · 3,152+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/11/04 | Josh Richman
    Call your local newspapers, jewish and veterans organizations, and request they demand a public apology from Sanders and from the Kerry campaign. See last 2 paragraphs of article. Oakland Tribune Kerry critics draw crowd, ire during speech in S.F. By Josh Richman STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 11, 2004 - SAN FRANCISCO -- The summer heat grew milder but the rhetoric index was sky-high Friday as two leading critics of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's military service repeated their attacks while protesters picketed their presence. Swift Boat Veterans for Truth co-founder John O'Neill, author of "Unfit for Command," again aired his...
  • Vet with L.B. roots backs Kerry

    08/28/2004 2:47:39 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 44 replies · 889+ views
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 08/27/04 | Greg Mellen
    Vet with L.B. roots backs Kerry Sanders says hopeful took enemy fire during Vietnam missions. By Greg Mellen Staff writer LONG BEACH — Before the controversy about John Kerry's service in Vietnam, launched by a group called Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth, fully runs its course, a swift boat commander with Long Beach connections wants to reiterate that Kerry was a legitimate war hero. Wade Sanders, who attended Long Beach area high schools, Long Beach City College and graduated from Cal State Long Beach, served with Kerry in Vietnam, took on enemy fire alongside the Democratic presidential nominee and...
  • Veterans Group Criticizes Kerry on His Record in Vietnam (Purple Hearts)

    05/04/2004 10:00:46 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 345+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5-5-04 | JODI WILGOREN
    WASHINGTON, May 4 — A group of Vietnam veterans tried to pick apart Senator John Kerry's war-hero biography on Tuesday, questioning a combat wound and denouncing his antiwar activities as a betrayal that should disqualify him to be commander in chief. The group cited a document from a doctor who said that in December 1968 he treated the wound for which Mr. Kerry received the first of his three Purple Hearts and that it probably resulted from an accident, not hostile fire. "Some of his crew confided that they did not receive any fire from shore, but that Kerry had...