Tuesday, April 25, 2006

John Kerry Celebrates Being A Traitor

This is unbelieveable! Even for a democrat, to admit and celebrate being a traitor to your fellow soldiers is stunning.

THIRTY-FIVE YEARS ago today, I testified before the United States Senate. I was a 27-year-old Vietnam veteran who believed the war had to come to an end.

Kerry is actually celebrating the anniversary of his perjury in front of the Senate when he said this:

They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the country side of South Vietnam.

Since when did it become en vogue to proudly celebrate committing perjury and smearing your fellow soldiers with lies? It's almost inconceivable that you would be proud of your vicious hatred of the military and every man and women serving their country.

Can we question their patriotism yet?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is unbelievable and yes I do question his patriotism. To think that John Kerry ran for president is frightening. Lee

April 25, 2006 6:45 AM  
Blogger Writers' Block said...

Hey, folks, the other Doctor, here, with a real question for any of you old enough to actually remember the Viet Nam war, and who are also knee-jerk partisans:

Why does everyone who rants about Kerry's Viet Nam testimony selectively forget that everything he said did, in fact, happen? Is it because you are spoiled and insulated enough to think US servicepeople are immune to reciprocal treatment in war time, or is it because you value the lives of those not like you so little that these well-documented (by the US military itself) crimes seem patriotic to you?

If it is some other reason, feel free to come on over to draftquality and tell me.

April 25, 2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

Please provide links to reputable source. You really don't think anyone here is going to take the word of a far left wing radical kook do you? Good luck tying those who were at the "Winter Soldier" meetings with said crimes since we know that almost every one of them never even served in the military.

April 25, 2006 4:48 PM  
Blogger Writers' Block said...

Here are as many links as the blogger engine will permit. The best records of these events are not on the web, as is true of most primary documentation used by serious thinkers in the national debate:

Here is one expression of the legacy of the Peers' findings, expressed by the Judge Advocate General's School of the US Army:

Here's where the Peers report, as a paper artifact, resides, along with General Westmoreland's orders for the investigation:

But this is all just static filtering. The point is that there are plenty of good reasons to criticize John Kerry, the Democratic party, and the bloated and palsied federal, state and local governments the electorate continue to tolerate. The donkey-legacy of hiding the welfare problem within the payrolls of government employment, for example. Pork addiction (but be careful. Your messiah, GWB, is as guilty here as congress). Any effort at gun control. Tax-achussetts. All good, patriotic critiques against the party of leather purses and hand-wringing. Taking any issue of Vanity Fair and counting the contrast and ratio of socialist whining to $300/ounce perfume ads is a blog article idea I'll freely give away (with a thirty-day first refusal, or I'll do it myself).

But converting the proper exposure of crimes committed by US servicepeople against civilians into an indictment of patriotism is not a helpful campaign tactic. Again, (and ask real POWs at the local VFW, if you want reliable links better than any "http,") American troops do get captured. They do get tortured, regardless of whatever else may happen. But they also agree that the United States does not fight wars to justify the murder of civilians. They agree that any enemy will exploit our worst examples, and do not need the press to know about them. They agree the military does not condone war crimes, on the sensible, strategic and tactical grounds that civilian belief in the cause of a war, at home and in the theaters themselves, is a cheap and powerful weapon in its successful prosecution, and atrocities committed by US troops are toxic to that belief. A strong military is strong in its values, as well as in its arms. Recognize this? --"A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." Those who speak it consider it non-negotiable. Here is another link, perhaps less reliable, and certainly less well-supported with evidence than it should be, to a much better attack-strategy for dealing with Kerry. Notice it makes no mention of the war crimes issue, as one would expect from such a source:

airborne ranger infantry veteran's letter to Kerry

We, the US, are engaged in two wars. The other is a war of ideas. Condoned military atrocities are an idea more consonant with Islam than with the Constitution. And it is the idea counter to Islam--that individuals have value beyond what is delimited in the death-prattle of a barbarous and obsolete handbook for iron-age tribes whose world was no bigger than the middle eastern desert--that the second war, in part our war, must remember to preserve, protect and defend, if it is to deliver in victory a world any better than that it fought to defeat.

April 26, 2006 12:59 PM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

So, all you got is My Lai? Good Lord is that weak. Like I said you have to prove to me that those at the Winters Soldiers meeting committed those atrocities. I guess you have no clue what perjury means? To repeat those lies is in fact treasonous. As I'm sure you know.

April 26, 2006 1:26 PM  
Blogger Writers' Block said...

As for the Winter Soldiers, it really doesn't matter, for a definition of perjury, whether the Detroit witnesses were telling the truth or not. Kerry reported their words as hearsay (blah--yes, in a shameless propaganda campaign, etc., etc.), which does not make him guilty of perjury. It makes him guilty of hubris and vanity, as the ranger's letter would agree.

It is never a bad thing to force the attention of the American public onto the most difficult issues of the national interest. Good came for the military, its doctrine, and its up-management of the civilian leadership, from the propaganda tactics of that era, by both sides. If vanity and hubris were forbidden, we'd all be in prison. Piling on to the easy confusion, however, remains unhelpful. Good blogs are hard to find. We owe it ourselves to try harder. How about giving us a Kerry-bash that looks forward?

April 26, 2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Capitalist Infidel said...

I'm sorry to say that you are ill informed. John Kerry knew, and even helped these frauds come up with stories. This was evidenced by the dozen or so who have recanted their stories after being caught lying. Not only did Kerry commit perjury but he also suborned(sp?) perjury as well.

April 26, 2006 2:40 PM  

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