posted on May, 1 2004 @ 08:06 PM
For me, the issue doesn't lie in the fact that Kerry threw his medals. That's his prerogative. However, it's pretty evident that in doing so, he
also rejected the "honor" of earning them, and surrendered his right to trumpet his military record during times of political election.
For how much Kerry is squawking about how Bush was AWOL (Which he wasn't, released documents demonstrate that he served the necessary time in the Air
National Guard. Whatever your feelings are on this, fine, but Bush was never AWOL), I have an axe to grind over the manner in which Kerry acted upon
Love the warrior, hate the war; so to speak. Kerry had every right to speak out against the war, but there hasn't been much clarification if he threw
his medals (ribbons) over the fence, or not - or if they were someone else's.
That's Kerry's prerogative, and his action which he must answer for; fine and dandy. I just have a serious issue with Kerry divorcing himself from
his career in the military which he quite honorably served (I sincerely mean that), and then leaning on it for political merit.