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Kerry supporters, what do you think of this!?!?

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posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 05:36 PM
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This editorial was posted on Febuary 11 by one Don Bendell:

My wife had rotator cuff surgery earlier this year, and the recovery is terribly painful. Then, she developed a staph-epi infection, and they had to cut the same scar open and operate on her again. Just thinking about the pain and anxiety of facing that painful surgery a second time in the same wound, makes me cringe. That experience, however pales in comparison to what I am going through right now, in my heart.

The old hurts are surfacing and the feelings of betrayal by fellow citizens, and their leader stirring them up, are breaking my heart again. I am being cut in the same scar. How did we who served in Vietnam suddenly become cold-blooded killers, torturers, and rapists, of the ilk of the Nazi SS or the Taliban? Most of us were American soldiers who grew up idolizing John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and all the other heroes. That was why I volunteered. But for political expediency, John Kerry has rewritten history, again. After spending only four months in the country of Vietnam, John Kerry testified before Congress in 1971 with these exact words about incidents he supposedly witnessed or heard about from other vets: They 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, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam."

I was a green beret officer who volunteered for duty in Vietnam and fought in the thick of it in 1968 and 1969 on a Special Forces A-team on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, just for starters. We were the elite. We saw the most action. Everybody in the world knows that. But we did not just kill people, we built a church, a school, treated illnesses, passed out soap, food, and clothing, and had fun and loving interaction with the indigenous people of Vietnam, just like our boys did in Normandy, Baghdad, Saigon, and everywhere American soldiers ever served. We all gave away our candy bars and rations to kids. Our hearts to oppressed people all over the globe.

My children and grandchildren could read your words, and think those horrendous things about me, Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced, unprincipled liar, and a disgrace, and you have dishonored me and all my fellow Vietnam veterans. Sure, there were a couple bad-apples, but I saw none, and I saw it all, and if I did, as an army officer, it was my obligation to stop it, or at the very least report it. Why is there not a single record anywhere of you ever reporting any incidents like this or having the perpetrators arrested? The answer is simple. You are a liar. Your medals and mine are not a free pass for lifetime, Senator Kerry, to bypass character, integrity, and morality. I earn my green beret over and over daily in all aspects of my life.

Eight National Guard green berets, and other National Guard soldiers, have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and you totally dishonored their widows and families by lumping National Guard service in with being a draft-dodger, conscientious objector, and deserter, just so you can try to sabotage the patriotism of our President who proudly served as an Air National Guard jet pilot. I have a son earning his green beret at Fort Bragg right now, and his wife serves honorably in the Air National Guard, just like President Bush did, and I am as proud of her as I am my son. I volunteered for Vietnam and have no problem whatsoever with President Bush being our Commander-In-Chief. In fact, I am proud of him as our leader.

John Kerry, you personally derailed the Vietnam Human Rights Bill, HR2883, in 2001, after it had passed the House by a 411 to 1 vote, and thousands of pro-American Montagnard tribespeople in Vietnam died since then who could have been saved, by you. Earlier, as Chair of the Senate Select Committee on MIA/POW Affairs, you personally quashed the efforts of any and all veterans to report sightings of living POWs, when you held those reins in Congress. You have fought tooth and nail to push for the US to normalize relations with Vietnam for years. Why, Mr. Kerry? Simple, your first cousin C. Stewart Forbes, CEO, of Colliers International, recently signed a contract with Hanoi, worth BILLIONS of dollars for Colliers International to become the exclusive real estate representative for the country of Vietnam.

Hanoi John, now that it works for you, you beat your chest about your Vietnam service, but to me, you are a phony, opportunistic, hypocrite. You are one of those politicians that is like a fertilizer machine: all that comes out of you is horse manure, and you are spreading it everywhere.

Medals do not make a man. Morals do.

Don Bendell
Canon City, Colorado

Don Bendell served as an officer in four Special Forces Groups, is a best-selling author with over 1,500,000 copies of his books in print worldwide, a 1995 inductee into the International Karate Hall of Fame, and owns karate schools in southern Colorado.

Don Bendell's website, including responses to critical e-mails.




posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:01 PM
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Hmm, the silence is deafening, I guess it speaks for itself.



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by SonsOfLiberty
Hmm, the silence is deafening, I guess it speaks for itself.


I was going to say they wouldnt come back with a single solid response but I didnt want to count my chickens before they hatched.

Score another one for the good guys



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:11 PM
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Yah, I know what you mean. I'm just trying to get some kind of response.



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 07:38 PM
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I'm a Kerry supporter, but what can you say, Kerry is a politician, as is Bush.



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 08:09 PM
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I'm kind of split on the issue. On one hand, I am kind of disturbed that so many in this country would be willing to back an appeasement monkey like Hanoi Kerry for our president. On the other hand, I am kind of glad that his personal character and his record in the senate are being brought out into the light of day. Not only do I think he will lose big in 2004, but I also hope the heat remains on him and any other closet socialists like him in our government long after the elections until they get voted out (hopefully).

When the hell is NAMBLA going to come out and endorse Kerry like they did Dean?



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 09:49 PM
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Thats the response... "Kerry is a politican," since when is "politican" a ticket to be a lying, spineless, flip-flopping coward!?

[Edited on 6-3-2004 by SonsOfLiberty]



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 12:35 PM
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I don't think that this is a "score" for any "good guys".

If anything, it only serves to level the playing field with the anti-Bush montage that has scurged the internet for 4 years now.

Thank you John Kerry, for living up to the politician model.



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 12:41 PM
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I don't support Kerry, I'm just anti-Bush....

This is what I know...

If Bush is out (snowball's chance in hell, I know..but IF)

1. Our deficit will decrease.
2. Our world image just went up more than a few points.
3. The red target on us would turn pink.
4. WWIII would be delayed a bit.
5. We would cease having the village idiot as our face to the world.

I'm not a big Kerry fan (I would have preferred Edwards), but damn, I just can't tolerate another Bush presidency, and neither can the world at large...

Unfortunately, I think a last minute capture of Osama is going to seal the deal, and we'll be screwed.....



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by SonsOfLiberty
Thats the response... "Kerry is a politican," since when is "politican" a ticket to be a lying, spineless, flip-flopping coward!?

[Edited on 6-3-2004 by SonsOfLiberty]


since the beginning of time!!!!

you dont honestly believe that politicians are honest, do-right individuals whos biggest worry is looking out for the people, do you?



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 01:22 PM
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Bush - Skull & Bones
Kerry - Skull & Bones

We're screwed



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by SonsOfLiberty
Thats the response... "Kerry is a politican," since when is "politican" a ticket to be a lying, spineless, flip-flopping coward!?


Huh...it always been ? Are you born from yesterday or what? All politicians are liars.



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 02:38 PM
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Just thinking about the pain and anxiety of facing that painful surgery a second time in the same wound, makes me cringe. That experience, however pales in comparison to what I am going through right now, in my heart.


This is exactly how I feel about having to live four more years under Bush. I agree with G's five points. Our world would change for the better if he's gone.



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by Saphronia



Just thinking about the pain and anxiety of facing that painful surgery a second time in the same wound, makes me cringe. That experience, however pales in comparison to what I am going through right now, in my heart.


This is exactly how I feel about having to live four more years under Bush. I agree with G's five points. Our world would change for the better if he's gone.


Oh so lets just state facts now without backing them up........How would it change and yes living four more years under a democratic system would just kill you, go move to china.



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 04:54 PM
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hmmm...that's real mature, and covertly calling me a communist was a nice touch. Since I don't like Bush I must be commie. I couldn't be a good ole fashioned american that believes Bush to be a bigot?

Facts? My post was about my personal feelings. But, of course I should be denied my right to have a feeling or an opinion--no, free thinkers should be shipped to places where they don't allow you to think like CHINA. And you call me a commie...since everyone that doesn't agree with you should have their citizenship revoked--I believe that makes you the commie.



posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 06:15 PM
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Hold on, you belive Bush to be a "bigot," how so?



posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 12:17 AM
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look,

I don't support Kerry, I don't support Bush....

This is what I know...

If Bush is out (snowball's chance in hell, i agree..but IF)

1. Our deficit will NOT be eliminated, and likely would not change.
2. Our world image would not be changed simply for voting another dum # political into power
3. the target is bright red with huge neon arrows regardless of who is in charge.
4. The road to WWIII will be no different with a different SkullBoner in power
5. We would exchange one village idiot for another.

A long time ago i realized anyone capable of winning a popular vote for the presidency is exactly and necessarily unqualified to run the country.

And believing that the course of world events would vary, even in the trivial details, as a result of who happens to have a couple extra million to throw at the special interest groups is completely moronic. Our entire system is such that one man has the minimum possible sway... the prez doesnt even get to cast the tie-breaking vote in congress. The prez doesnt make one damn decision.. he has a cabinet and all the joint chiefs and the interest groups there to tell him what he needs to do.

To assume otherwise is absurd.



posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by Saphronia
hmmm...that's real mature, and covertly calling me a communist was a nice touch. Since I don't like Bush I must be commie. I couldn't be a good ole fashioned american that believes Bush to be a bigot?

Facts? My post was about my personal feelings. But, of course I should be denied my right to have a feeling or an opinion--no, free thinkers should be shipped to places where they don't allow you to think like CHINA. And you call me a commie...since everyone that doesn't agree with you should have their citizenship revoked--I believe that makes you the commie.



No see your paranoia has expanded into you claiming I called you a communist. By putting China into my post I was suggesting you go to somewhere where you would really experience true suffering, simmilar to what the man in the letter feels, but honey thats different from the hate your feeling for bush. I never said you couldnt have an opinion, I just said dont make statements unless your gonna and IHO or something simmilar to the end, or they appear like real accusations. Get a grip.



posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 09:24 AM
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Now you've sent me on search to find if I was such a raging idiot when I was a Reagan-Guns-God-USA 20 yr old.
"One for the Good Guys", pfah!



posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by SonsOfLiberty
Thats the response... "Kerry is a politican," since when is "politican" a ticket to be a lying, spineless, flip-flopping coward!?

[Edited on 6-3-2004 by SonsOfLiberty]


It seemed to work for Bush



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