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sujan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-03 12:50 PM
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1992 Democratic Primary Candidates & John Kerry
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Referring to the 1992 Democratic Primary Candidates, John Kerry said, We do not need to divide America over who served and how.

What is missing and what cries out to be said is that neither one group nor the other from that difficult period of time has cornered the market on virtue or rectitude or love of country.

What saddens me most is that Democrats, above all those who shared the agonies of that generation, should now be refighting the many conflicts of Vietnam in order to win the current political conflict of a Presidential primary.

We do not need to divide America over who served and how. I have personally always believed that many served in many different ways. Someone who was deeply against the war in 1969 or 1970 may well have served their country with equal passion and patriotism by opposing the war as by fighting in it.

We do not need more division. We certainly do not need something as complex and emotional as Vietnam reduced to simple campaign rhetoric.
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