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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-17-06 01:27 PM
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22. He may be far far worse that Lieberman
Lieberman really is a Democrat on most of the social/domestic issues. All we know about this guy is that he is against Bush - he was a member of the Reagan administration. Those to editorials frame Kerry's protesting in the same terms the RW give. I don't know what questions the Harris poll asked, but I knew plenty of unhappy Vietnam Vets - aside from the fact that their "happiness" was not Kerry's issue.

The fact of the matter is that even people like Colin Powell and Tommy Franks conceded that there were plenty of atrocities in Vietnam. The other thing is that Kerry was explicitly repeating what the Winter Soldiers said and he had been asked to speak of that event. He intentionly in the context of the speech leads to the idea that these actions (which they were told to do in some cases) hurt the soldiers and now the government was ignoring the problems they were having. This clearly doesn't describe evil unremourseful monsters - but people haunted by what they did. Even if people had a problem with the words, he was 27 years old. (but I guess he wasn't young and irresponsible)

Beyond that - the comment of "shaky" to describe war medals - then thecomment about LBJ's (genuinely shaky) medal. This is tacky beyond words when he then is concerned about everyone else's medals - so I guess in the entire history of the US military only Kerry didn't deserve his medals.

The karma comment was pretty nasty too - The SBVT lied about eveything in their ads, Kerry certainly didn't deserve that. If they wanted to challange whether it is right to respectfully petition the government to end a war, that is ok.

Also, it was the leaders of the country and the military who tarnished the name of a generation of soldiers - Kerry didn't create "free fire zones", send troops into My Lai or carpet bomb part of the country we were defending. The millions of Vietnamese who died were killed by people like Webb who okayed it.

I think this guy hates Kerry more than any of the Republicans (probably including Ted Stevens)

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