appears to pass through life quietly observing information critical
to the welfare of America and maintaining scrupulous silence
until this information can advance what is really important:
his political career.
a commissioned officer in the American military in Vietnam,
Kerry solemnly advises Congress that he observed American soldiers
routinely commit crimes against humanity. Why did Kerry wait
until he was safely out of the military and in the United States
to report war crimes? Why did he accept military decorations
related to such outrageous behavior? Consider what would we
think of a German officer running for Chancellor of West Germany
in 1980 who said:
was a German officer commanding a squad of soldiers in the German
Army on the Eastern Front in 1941. I saw German troops line
up and machine gun rows of Jewish men, women and children as
my troops marched along. I also personally saw German enlisted
men commit many other offenses in violation of international
law and the rules of military conduct.”
he not risk his military reputation at the time to save these
innocent lives? Why did he not decline the decorations bestowed
on him in this campaign? (It has been done before) Where are
the official, written reports filed at the time these crimes
took placed signed by Officer Kerry? Where is the tender of
the resignation of his commission which is all that honor could
require of a man who saw what Kerry claims to have seen?
thinks that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction and
that Saddam Hussein was not a terrorist threat and a danger
to regional peace. Kerry has served decades in the Senate, which
is the branch of Congress most connected with foreign relations.
Kerry not pose his concerns during the eight years of Bill Clinton’s
presidency, when Kerry consistently supported the actions of
Clinton and the assertions of Clinton which are indistinguishable
from what President Bush said before the Iraq war?
Kerry not pose his concerns when Congress was debating whether
or not to engage in war with Saddam Hussein? Why send American
troops in harm’s way for a war that Kerry did not really
believe was necessary? How does that make Kerry any different
from LBJ or the Democrat senators who supported Johnson’s
War in 1964?
was quiet about war crimes until he was safely out of the military
and safely in America. Kerry was quiet about war concerns until
after he had voted to send American troops into a war with Iraq.
Now Kerry seems to have been quiet again.
says - or today denies, but implies - that foreign leaders have
looked him in the eye and said that they wanted him to be president
instead of President Bush. Who are these leaders Senator Kerry?
If foreign governments are contacting you privately without
the knowledge of the Executive Branch of the American government
while America is at war, you have a moral and a legal duty to
provide that information to save American lives.
has a duty to tell Secretary of State Powell about these mysterious
revelations. Secretary Powell is politely calling Senator Kerry
a liar. Secretary Powell denies that foreign leaders have made
these representations. Why should anyone believe Kerry and not
believe Secretary of State Powell?
Powell, after all, served honorably under presidents George
W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. Bush. Kerry voted to confirm
Colin Powell as Secretary of State. Colin Powell in 1996 could
have strolled without breaking a sweat into the White House
which Kerry so desperately craves. Powell, unlike Kerry, put
his country before his personal ambition.
Powell, also unlike Kerry, did voice concerns about the approach
President Bush was taking before the war began. Colin Powell
does not agree with everything the administration has done,
but he has not waited until after our soldiers are in combat
before voicing those concerns. And, pointedly, he now believes
that we have done the right thing.
has advised us that foreign corporate bigwigs want him to be
the next President of the United States. Who are these business
tycoons? Are they the same ones who Democrats believe are stealing
American jobs? Are these foreign multimillionaires better than
American multimillionaires whom Kerry rails against constantly?
what sort of cozy, private conversations has Candidate Kerry
had with unnamed business leaders of unnamed foreign nations?
Are these pots of foreign money going to circumvent the very
campaign finance laws that Kerry supported? Does he not have
an ethical, if not a legal, duty to disclose exactly who on
the board of directors of foreign corporations have promised
to do what acts to help the Kerry campaign?
not worry, of course. John Kerry will tell us, but he will tell
us when it suits his interests and not the interests of America.
Only after he comes back from Vietnam as a decorated war veteran,
does he discover (or lie about) crimes against humanity. Only
after an Republican president reiterates what his Democrat predecessor
has said, does Kerry say that it was made up.
says that foreign leaders want him to be president, but he will
not tell us what these foreign politicians want in return, and
now Kerry thinks we should vote for him because undisclosed
business bosses in other nations want him to be president, but
he will not say what he has promised them in return for their
support (or what this support involves.)
reveals, conceals, embellishes or invents facts - that is obvious
- but what is more disturbing is that even if Kerry actually
believes what he is saying, he is only revealing what he believes
to be true when it suits his purposes, not when it suits, say,
the purposes of the people of Iraq or Vietnam.
words convict him. The question is not “Is John Kerry
a scoundrel?” but simply “What sort of scoundrel
is John Kerry?”
Bruce Walker's articles can be found
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