Friday, October 29, 2004
Senator Kerry, why have you continually refused to sign Standard Form 180 to allow full release of your military records for public scrutiny? You continually refer to your service, with such statements as "Reporting for duty" and others ad infinitum. You have REPEATEDLY made an issue of your service, and have even belittled the president by contrasting your (truncated) war theater service with the president's stateside service. Yet you utterly refuse to allow public access to your full military records. Just what are you hiding? You're hiding something--anyone with an IQ surpassing the idiot level knows that you are. Some don't care. The rest of us want to know. Were you given a "Less Than Honorable" discharge because of the way you consorted with the enemy in Paris following your release from active duty? Or were you cashiered because you failed to complete your obligations?--much as you charge the president of failing to do.
John Kerry, you talk about honesty. You claim that your mother's last words to you were "Integrity, integrity, integrity" (we'll ignore that this is an obvious lie unless Kerry is actually so cynical as to have provided his mother with a script on her deathbed. Hmmm......). Ok, Johnny. Integrity. Honesty. Sign the damn form. Unless you have something to hide, of course...................................
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
I don't get it. Kerry lies to us like we're commoners who simply don't matter, yet the big topic is a false issue. The explosives were removed before OIF ever began. While the UN was in charge, in fact.
Here's a good article on the situation.
Kerry's sister actually went to Australia and delivered political speeches urging Australians to vote against the incumbent, John Howard. If Howard, a Bush ally were rejected by Australian voters that would undermine Bush. Blatant cynicism, to interject yourself in another countries politics in hopes of boosting your own political campaign.
The Manchester (England) Guardian, a far left newspaper, made a bufoonish and ultimately self-defeating attempt to influence the election here by passing out the names and addresses of Ohio voters to its readers.
The Democrats are ALREADY filing suits regarding the election.
Now, via Powerline , we discover that the UN itself may be meddling in the election. It's no secret that the UNs head clown, Koffi Annan doesn't like Bush (or the US, for that matter). But this is beyond the pale.
Now which story is getting the most press? That Kerry's campaign is based on an outright lie, that Kerry may damn well have sold out his country, or a shaky story involving explosives that may not have been there in the first place?
That's right, boys and girls. The story that can be twisted to make Bush look bad is the one that prouted wings.
Please don't hand me the crap that main stream media aren't biased.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
He lies to us reflexively, because we just don't matter. All that matters is that he obtain the office to which he simply feels he's entitled.
His contempt for his fellow veterans is well documented. As is his contempt for America and its citizens. Upon his return from a three month jaunt in Vietnam he completely turned on his comrades and his country.
He turned on his fellow servicemen and accused them-all of them-of rape, mutilation, plunder, murder and more, in the manner of "Jenghis" Khan.
He turned on his country and met with enemy delegations in Paris twice. He apparently had a third trip on the books but cancelled it after a falling out with his partner in VVAW.
Lest you doubt that his actions did not provide aid to the enemy, consider that his phtograph hangs in the Hall Of Heros in the Vietnamese Communist War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. And it goes further. Hat tip to Powerline for the link.
Would "Traitor" be too strong a word to apply to The Man Who Would be President?
Besides the obvious issue of directing attention away from Kerry's lies, there is an obvious problem with this story. To wit, the story may be utterly false. The explosives may well have disappeared before US troops even entered Iraq. Newspeople embedded with US troops during the invasion report that the explosives were not there when troops entered the facility. Thanks to Powerline for the link.
The Iraqis had more than enough time while we hemmed and hawed and consulted with Kerry's beloved UN to move and/or hide the explosives in question as well as all sorts of other things they didn't want us to find. One would think that a convey of trucks sufficient to move 380 tons of explosives could hardly have escaped notice once hostilities had begun.
Monday, October 25, 2004
But John Kerry is a liar of the first order. He lied to us about all of the above and more. Big things.
Things like this one: The very linchpin of his foreign policy stance is based on an absolute lie. Despite his continued claims of having met with the UN Security Council on several occasions, he never met with them. Ever.
First, here's the article.
Now, you may wonder why it all matters. All politicians lie, you say. Here's an excellent analysis of his lie and what it encompasses. Oh, and bear in mind that while he speaks of meeting with the German delegation to the Security Council in 2002---ummm, Germany was not a member of the UN Security Council in that year.
Well, the story has been posted. It's just one more example of how Kerry will say ANYTHING to become president. During the second debate Kerry made a huge point of saying that he had met with "every member" of the UN Security Council prior to voting on Iraq. From the story:
At the second presidential debate earlier this month, Mr. Kerry said he was more attuned to international concerns on Iraq than President Bush, citing his meeting with the entire Security Council.
"This president hasn't listened. I went to meet with the members of the Security Council in the week before we voted. I went to New York. I talked to all of them, to find out how serious they were about really holding Saddam Hussein accountable," Mr. Kerry said of the Iraqi dictator.
The problem is that once again, John Kerry lied. Read the article here.
Friday, October 08, 2004
Begala was apparently talking about Bin Laden and said something to the effect that we couldn't catch him in Tora Bora even with the 10th Mountain Division, "the finest mountain division in the world".
Umm, Paul, the 10th retains the "mountain" designation only as a matter of unit heritage. Just as the 101st retains the "airborne" designation. The 101st is not an airborne division. Hasn't been since the mid-late '60s. But they retain the designation for purposes of unit heritage. The 10th was deactivated back in WWII because they sustained such horrific casualties that they could no longer exist as a division. As a true mountain division they were given high risk missions requiring mountain skills and they performed those missions heroically (Bob Dole was in the 10th and sustained injuries that haunt him to this day, such as his withered arm). But they were devastated in the process and deactivated.
The 10th was reactivated some years ago as a "light" division. Not a mountain division. But as a matter of unit heritage, the patches were issued with the "mountain" tab.
I'm not sure if they campaigned in Tora Bora, to be honest. I know that the 101st did. But even if the 10th did, Begala's comment is still utterly uninformed. They are not mountain troops.
To the best of my knowledge, the only real mountain troops extant in the US Army is my old unit, the 10th Special Forces Group.
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
I can only say that I thought Edwards came off like a petulant child.
And it was classless of him (but what do you expect?) to drag Cheney's daughter into the debate and make her a topic.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
This guy didn't abandon his friends after three bandaids. In fact, what this guy gave for his friends boggles the mind. If I could meet just one Medal of Honor recipient, it would be Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez. But he passed away a few years ago at the relatively young age of 63, finally succumbing to the wounds inflicted on him that terrible day when he shone brighter than any star in the heavens.
Saturday, October 02, 2004
But none of them seated themselves in front of congress and called their erstwhile comrades "war criminals".
We start with Roger Donlon, the first Green Beret to be awarded a MOH. CPT Donlon could have sat down at any point and nobody would have blamed him. He was shot full of holes. But he refused to give up, he refused to leave his men. He's a hero.
Am I being fair? Well, Kerry decided to make his truncated military service a centerpiece of his campaign, so deal with it.
Here's a current hero. A member of our forces who served in Afghanistan and I believe Iraq, who believes not only in winning hearts and minds, but who actually cares for people. He has campaigned for children in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has ongoing campaigns which have resulted in thousands of pounds of relief materials being shipped to children in those countries. All this in addition to the daily grind of working hard in a military stretched to its limit.
I think that Chief Wiggles deserves a huge hand, and any support that you can give him.
Kerry has an obsession with having "been" places. He claims to have been at the signing of the treaty with Iraq after the first gulf war, although he was actually in Boston at the time and was never sighted at the signing. Doesn't show up in any photos of ther ceremony, either. That's pretty telling.
During the debate Kerry claimed to have visited KGB Headquarters in Treblinka Square. Here's the transcript.
KERRY: Well, let me just say quickly that I've had an extraordinary experience of watching up close and personal that transition in Russia, because I was there right after the transformation. And I was probably one of the first senators,
along with Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire, a former senator, go down into the KGB underneath Treblinka Square and see reams of files with names in them.
Problem is, KGB headquarters is located in Lubyanka Square.
Treblinka was a notorious Nazi death camp.
Much is made of Bush's malapropisms. But this was a mistake on a grand scale.
The Kerry supporters will just never get this, but a lot of people cannot ever forgive his behavior after he bailed on his "buddies" following three minor wounds, none of which required hospitalization.
He proceded to seat himself in front of congress, wearing his Navy uniform and a haircut that didn't approach being regulation, and in that impossible Brahman accent he had at the time (I never heard "Ghengis" pronounced with a soft "G" before) he denounced every American serving in Vietnam as a criminal. He denounced sons, husbands, and fathers as criminals.
I was three years too young to go to Vietnam, but I ended up in a branch of the Army reknowned for careerists. Many, many of my friends served honorably in Vietnam. Guys who mentored me, who pulled me out of a mudhole that had swallowed me to my waist and was threatening to finish the task, much to my discomfit. Guys who carried me off of a drop zone after a jump gone badly wrong that left several of us in the hospital. Guys who said the right things to ease my frustration when we got called to report at 2:30 in the morning and nobody seemed to know what the hell was going on. John Kerry called my comrades, my friends, murderers.
Now he wants the distinction of being the first American president whose photo hangs in a museum in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), in a room reserved for those who helped the communists win the war.
Anyway, here's the ad.
Oh, and I don't like his policies, either.
Friday, October 01, 2004
I won't even ask how he plans to pay four years' college tuition for everyone who completes two years' service. Or how he plans to pay the stipends that will be necessary so that these volunteers can eat and wear clothing.