Tuesday, October 10, 2006

John Kerry: You should stop talking

How should I say this? John Kerry is, uh, not particularly intelligent. Besides the fact that he was nominated and ran in a Presidential election without any platform whatsoever, he tends to say fantastically stupid things. Take this for an example. John, as I subscribe to his listserv for just this reason, sent me an email describing the valiant Democrat effort to retake Congress. In it he describes how Bush's Iraq policy has failed, and how sad it is that Democrat veteran political challengers are being slandered.

This past weekend, I proudly defended Patrick Murphy, an Iraq war veteran running for Congress in Pennsylvania, within moments of an indefensible press conference staged by his Republican opponent.

Mike Fitzpatrick, the Republican incumbent in Murphy's district, stood by silently as a veteran home from Iraq had his service disparaged. Fitzpatrick has never worn the uniform of our country. No one who has would ever tolerate this kind of slander.

Any idiot, of course would remember John Kerry in his own words in 1971:

...over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia... They told the stories at times they had 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 in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam...

Maybe John doesn't think that these statements he made shortly before his first bid for congress in protest of the Vietnam War is not "slander" of our fighting men. Maybe he thinks that by comparing the American soldier to Genghis Khan he was actually supporting the war they were asked to fight?

Or, maybe John hopes that you weren't listening. Or that you don't care?

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