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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:46 PM
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John Kerry went to Vietnam, looked the enemy in the eye
and killed him. He was awarded three purple hearts for SUSTAINING INJURIES and a Silver Star for VALOR IN SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY.

Conservatives question his patriotism and believe that rush limbaugh is a brave, honorable man.

I guess that is a sufficient editorial for a Sunday Night.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:51 PM
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1. & again today
John Kerry is still looking the enemy in the eye! Go figure.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:52 PM
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2. And then he realized that Viet Nam was a wrong war
and came home, protested it, and is now getting attacked for his protesting. He seems like a man who fought for our freedom and then exercised his right to free speech. That threatens the repubs in power, so they question his patriotism.
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:52 PM
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3. He killed "the enemy"?
Well, isn't that special.
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Progressive420 Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:16 PM
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4. its not special but at least he fought for his country
i'm 18 and i am scared as hell there is going to be a draft but if i get drafted i will not run because even if the war isn't right i will not dishonor my great grandfather that landed at Normandy and my grandfather that fought in Korea i guess to some peoplelike * patriotism is something totally different to them than the way i think of patriotism my grandparents were true patriots like John Kerry and unlike the current occupant of the White House
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:36 PM
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5. well, I don't believe the war in Vietnam was just
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:37 PM by latebloomer
any more than the war in Iraq is. I believe a true patriot can think for himself and say, "My country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be set right." I don't believe that patriotism means going along with whatever criminal action the current government decides to send people to die for. Sometimes there is a greater courage, and a larger humanity, that involves rising above blind "patriotism" and following one's conscience.
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CabalBuster Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 09:49 AM
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6. He admitted to committing "atrocities" against civilians
I guess atrocities against civilians are okay as long as they're not Americans.
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