Vote For Kerry.....not Me
Posted 10 March 2004 - 01:58 PM
Open Letter to John Kerry:
My wife had rotator cuff surgery earlier this year, and the recovery is
terribly painful. Then, she developed a staph-epi infection, and they
had to cut the same scar open and operate on her again. Just thinking about the pain and anxiety of facing that painful surgery a second time in the same wound, makes me cringe. That experience, however pales in comparison to what I am going through right now, in my heart.
The old hurts are surfacing and the feelings of betrayal by fellow
citizens,and their leader stirring them up, are breaking my heart again. I am being cut in the same scar. How did we who served in Vietnam suddenly become cold-blooded killers, torturers, and rapists, of the ilk of the Nazi SS or the Taliban? Most of us were American soldiers who grew up idolizing JohnWayne, Roy Rogers, and all the other heroes. That was why I volunteered.But for political expediency, John Kerry has rewritten history, again. After spending only four months in the country of Vietnam, John Kerry testified before Congress in 1971 with these exact words about incidents he supposedly witnessed or heard about from other vets: "They 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, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam."I was a green beret officer who volunteered for duty in Vietnam and fought in the thick of it in 1968 and 1969 on a Special Forces A-team on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, just for starters. We were the elite. We saw the most action.Everybody in the world knows that. But we did not just kill people, we built a church, a school, treated illnesses, passed out soap, food, and clothing,and had fun and loving interaction with the indigenous people of Vietnam,just like our boys did in Normandy, Baghdad, Saigon, and everywhere American soldiers ever served. We all gave away our candy bars and rations to kids.Our hearts to oppressed people all over the globe.My children and grandchildren could read your words, and think those
horrendous things about me, Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced,
unprincipled liar, and a disgrace, and you have dishonored me and all my fellow Vietnam veterans. Sure, there were a couple bad-apples, but I saw none, and I saw it all, and if I did, as an army officer, it was my obligation to stop it, or at the very least report it. Why is there not a single record anywhere of you ever reporting any incidents like this or having the perpetrators arrested? The answer is simple. You are a liar. Your medals and mine are not a free pass for lifetime, Senator Kerry, to bypass character, integrity,and morality. I earn my green beret over and over daily in all aspects of my life.Eight National Guard green berets, and other National Guard soldiers,have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and you totally dishonored their widows and families by lumping National Guard service in with being a draft-dodger,conscientious objector, and deserter, just so you can try to sabotage the patriotism of our President who proudly served as an Air National Guard jet pilot. I have a son earning his green beret at Fort Bragg right now, and his wife serves honorably in the Air National Guard, just like President Bush did, and I am as proud of her as I am my son. I volunteered for Vietnam and have no problem whatsoever with President Bush being our Commander-In-Chief.In fact, I am proud of him as our leader.John Kerry, you personally derailed the Vietnam Human rights Bill,HR2883,in 2001, after it had passed the House by a 411 to 1 vote, and thousands of pro-American Montagnard tribespeople in Vietnam died since then who could have been saved, by you. Earlier, as Chair of the Senate Select Committee on MIA/POW Affairs, you personally quashed the efforts of any and all veterans to report sightings of living POW's, when you held those reins in Congress.You have fought tooth and nail to push for the US to normalize relations with Vietnam for years. Why, Mr. Kerry? Simple, your first cousin C.Stewart Forbes, CEO, of Colliers International, recently signed a contract with Hanoi, worth BILLIONS of dollars for Collier's International to become the exclusive real estate representative for the country of Vietnam.
"Hanoi John," now that it works for you, you beat your chest about your Vietnam service, but to me, you are a phony, opportunistic, hypocrite.
Youare one of those politicians that is like a fertilizer machine: all that
comes out of you is horse manure, and you are spreading it everywhere. Medals do not make a man. Morals do.
Canon City, Colorado
Don Bendell served as an officer in four Special Forces Groups, is a
best-selling author with over 1,500,000 books in print, a 1995 inductee
into the International Karate Hall of Fame, and owns karate schools in
Posted 10 March 2004 - 02:19 PM
Although I would NEVER EVER vote deamoncrat again... This is just election time propaganda bravo serria as far as I'm concerned....
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Posted 10 March 2004 - 09:19 PM
I would never disparage a vet, especially one who was wounded three times, but the guy did not serve two full tours in country. He was lucky to receive three, $333,333.00 wounds as they say.
Again, no disrespect, I wasnt there, but I wasnt flying fighters for the Guard either.
Posted 10 March 2004 - 10:04 PM
Setting aside this, he is just a Kennedy liberal Clone, that is destructive to our country, and represents everything opposite of me, and my core beliefs, and our beloved 2nd Amendment. He has got to be defeated...Time for the Pres to destroy him...We got to stop trying to get the libs to like us;;;They never will ! So time to push them off. .......
Oh, and the National Gurd & Reserve during Nam, was a place to go, to try and stayout of, or delay going to Viet Nam; We all knew it, and until your unit was called up, you played games in the org.......We had a huge Army in Europe waiting for the Soviets to attack, that's were I trans from to Nam, and the Air National Guard was to go that way, and trained for it, if the stuff hit the fan; That's what Lt. George Bush trained for, in case. (I think clinton left the country to avoid service, did'nt he?)..Kentucky, and other states had NG units called up, and went to Nam. A NG Artillery Battalion, fom Bardstown, got called, prepared, in 30 days and went....They got over-run in an attack by the NVA in the first six weeks there, & lost a bunch of guys. So there was that possibility for NG & Reserves.
Kerry and the Libs, profess the "Sitting Duck" policy, and we already learned that it cost us big.....Pres Bush has brought the fight into the front and back yards of the stinking mussie fanatics, and has just upset their days for them....Let's keep it up, & finish it, it has cost so much already....jw
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 02:15 AM
Libertarian gun stance....
Wish Bush and his cronies had the balls to step up like this...
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 02:14 PM
No kidding I have heard that excuse from way more people than you would think...one was even an ex FBI agent. What they do not understand is that when the firearms have all been put under lock and key...and are controlled by the leftist elite who will still have them (right Rosie?) being on a list will be the last of their worries.
Vote...and get that guy who thinks they won't bother his rabbit gun and deer rifle to vote too. That's where our political clout will have to come from. There are just not enough of us to carry on this fight without them.
Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:04 PM