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Sunday, August 22, 2004

When Will Kerry's Treasonous Lies Be Covered?

Harold W. Andersen of the Omaha World-Herald raises the issue many of us want dealt with in the media -- Kerry's denigration of his fellow Vietnam vets during the war. After all, Kerry accused them of war crimes, despite the fact that he was never in a position to see such things from his swift boat. Here are some details from his April 23, 1971 testimony before the US Senate

Kerry said that "they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped 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 countryside of South Vietnam . . . ."

Kerry described such incidents as "crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with a full awareness of officers at all levels of command." Such conduct, he testified, reflected "the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do" and was "accepted policy by many units in South Vietnam."

He went on
"The Army says they never leave their wounded," Kerry said. "The Marines say they never even leave their dead. These men have left all the casualties and retreated behind a pious shield of public rectitude. They've left the real stuff of their reputations bleaching behind them in the sun . . . ."

Such comments clearly demonstrate why so many veterans hold Kerry in contempt. He slimed them, making them out to be monsters. And he claimed to be a witness to attrocities that he could never have witnessed during his three-hour cruise. . .er. . . four-month abbreviated tour of duty. Kerry built his career upon falsehoods which left "the real stuff of their reputations bleaching . . . in the sun . . . ."

And check back with Andersen next week -- he promises more on the subject, from men in a position to know what ground combat was really like in Vietnam.


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