April 22, 1971
Appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee claiming to represent all Vietnam veterans, accuses his brothers-in-arms of having “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 in addition to the normal ravage of war…”. Most
Vietnam veterans vehemently rejected his characterization of events. Also asserted that “we cannot fight communism all over the world, and I think we should have learned that lesson by now”, which assertion was later proved categorically wrong by the Reagan administration, whose every effort against the Soviet empire John Kerry fought tooth and nail while in the Senate.
Kerry also admitted in his testimony that he had met with our enemy in Paris, to wit: “I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government…” Important note:
John Kerry was still on active duty
with the Navy at that time, making him a traitor to the United States of America, an act of treason punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
While Reagan is in the midst of a huge military buildup to win the Cold War, John Kerry issues a press release calling for the cancellation of the very weapons systems that made victory possible, including: the MX Missile, B-1 bomber, the critical SDI (Star Wars) defense-only system that was the key to victory in Reykjavik, Tomahawk Cruise missile, Apache helicopter, Patriot Missile (Tel Aviv sends their thanks, John!), AEGIS, Harrier, F-15, F-14, Phoenix air-to-air missile, Sparrow air-to-air missile, etc. Again and again John Kerry voted to cut vital defense systems, but now all of a sudden he wants to make a “stronger America”? Why don’t we just surrender to our enemies so John Kerry can feel he has accomplished something for America?
Kerry, along with Sen. Tom Harkin, ventured to Nicaragua to meet with President Daniel Ortega, a Marxist revolutionary who idolized Fidel Castro and received aid from the Soviet Union. Kerry saw another Vietnam in the making because then-President Reagan was aiding freedom fighters in Nicaragua trying to overthrow Ortega's Sandinista regime. "If you look back at the Gulf of Tonkin resolution," Kerry told the Washington Post on April 23, 1985, "if you look back at the troops that were in Cambodia, this history of the body count and the misinterpretation of the history of Vietnam itself, and look at how we are interpreting the struggle in Central America and examine the CIA involvement, the mining of the harbors, the effort to fund the contras, there is a direct and unavoidable parallel between these two periods of our history."
Kerry, in office only a few months and with no consultation with the administration or the State Department, decided to negotiate with Ortega. He and Harkin walked away from Nicaragua with an agreement for direct talks with Washington. President Reagan flatly rejected it.
"Do we want to see the body bags coming back again?" asked Kerry. "I don't think Congress would let it happen. I think there is a very strong sensitivity just ingrained in people like me, Harkin and [Al] Gore by virtue of the Vietnam experience that sounds alarm bells. I think all across the Hill there is a generational feeling, even with those that didn't go. I don't think it's isolationist. I'm not. I think it's pragmatic and cautious about what we can achieve."
Following his trip to Nicaragua, Kerry insisted: "They just want peace. They don't want their daughter getting blown away on the way to teach! Or their sons disappearing. It's just terrible. I see the same sense of great victimization. The little kids staring wide-eyed and scared. It really hits home the same way as Vietnam. Sending our own troops. I just don't think Congress or the people will allow it. If we haven't learned something by now about talking rather than fighting ..."
Kerry was clearly convinced another Vietnam was shaping up in Central America.
But he was wrong. [Again!]
Reagan stuck to his policy of supporting the resistance to the Sandinista government. And the first time elections were held, the Sandinistas were swept out of office.
Today, Nicaragua, a strong U.S. ally in the region, has troops fighting side by side with Americans in Iraq.
John Kerry voted against
Operation Desert Storm to push Iraq out of Kuwait. I guess Bush I’s coalition wasn’t “real” enough to suit Kerry’s tastes.
John Kerry, once again taking the wrong side against a communist adversary of the United States, prefers bilateral talks with North Korea, instead of including China, Russia, South Korea and Japan as Pres. Bush has done. Not surprisingly, North Korea likewise prefers bilateral talks. Once again, John Kerry comes out on the side of a communist regime. History shows him batting .1000 when it comes to being wrong on communism…or could it be he secretly supports
communism???? He certainly did in the ‘70’s!
October 8, 2004
During the 2nd Presidential debate, John Kerry once again lies, as he has done repeatedly, about the alleged forced retirement of Gen’l Shinseki.
How's it feel to be wrong...