Thursday, November 02, 2006

dog pile

In an attempt to make J-Dub's hit meter go up, I have engaged in a little over-zealous commenting on the subject of Kerry's recent gaffe at a campaign speech for some candidate in California. (Angelides)

I truly believe that Kerry has built his political career by slandering his fellow service men. James Taranto says it best in today's Best of the Web:

In 1972, as he ran for the House, he was less apologetic in his comments about the merits of a volunteer army. He declared in the questionnaire that he opposed the draft but considered a volunteer army "a greater anathema."
"I am convinced a volunteer army would be an army of the poor and the black and the brown," Kerry wrote. "We must not repeat the travesty of the inequities present during Vietnam. I also fear having a professional army that views the perpetuation of war crimes as simply 'doing its job.'
"Equally as important, a volunteer army with our present constitutional crisis takes accountability away from the president and put the people further from control over military activities," he wrote.
The reason Kerry's comments have had such resonance is because many observers have long suspected that he has not abandoned, or even moderated, the antimilitary and anti-American views he espoused back in the early 1970s, when he told a Senate hearing this about his fellow veterans:
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 country side of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
And indeed, Kerry seems to stand by this outrageous slander. Yesterday he told Don Imus:
I've told the truth in the past. I've never done anything except tell the truth. And I'm not going to take anybody's comment to suggest that somehow my telling the truth was a mistake. The American people rely on the truth. And when I came back from Southeast Asia, I told the truth.
If he stands by his slanders from all those years ago, why should we believe him now when he says he was only trying to slander the president of the United States?

Anyway, if you like following trolling comments, goto J-Dub site and read through what a few people have to say....it's almost amusing.


Anonymous JW said...

Thanks for the excitement and traffic. However, I'm not sure how your example of Kerry's anti-American statement fits in. He spoke out about the atrocities being committed by American soldiers in Vietnam. Is it anti-American to decry barbarism?
Would you agree that we "lost" Vietnam? What was the cost? What was the result? How come we didn't learn any lessons?
We stayed too long for the same result. Get it? The world is no less safe today because we got out of Nam.

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