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  • Rank behavior: Liveshot mum about pal’s disgrace

    07/31/2011 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 31, 2011 | Howie Carr
    Wade Rowland Sanders used to be this close to Sen. John Forbes Kerry. He and Liveshot were both Vietnam vets, Navy swift boaters, officers and gentlemen. They were awarded Silver Stars for their gallantry. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Sanders accused Republicans of running “vicious public distortions” of his dear friend’s war record. The retired captain would do anything for Lt. John “Reporting for Duty” Kerry, USN (ret.), and vice versa. But that was then, and this is now — and if you ask Liveshot about Wade Sanders today, the answer is, in effect, “Wade who?”
  • Not So Swift Boater

    07/30/2011 11:29:16 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 30 Jul 2011 (online) | Weekly Standard staff
    Those of us masochistic enough to have watched the 2004 Democratic convention might faintly recall the name Captain Wade Sanders. [snip] While Sanders’s record as a Democratic hack suggested he might have political reasons for supporting Kerry, Sanders also had a stellar military record, having been awarded a Silver Star in 1992, and his credibility wasn’t much in question. That’s why The Scrapbook feels compelled to point out the ignominious denouement of the Wade -Sanders career. Yes, it’s true that Sanders is currently doing time in a federal penitentiary after admitting to being in possession of child pornography. As bad...
  • Secrecy Surrounds Silver Star Medal Revocation

    07/30/2011 11:10:18 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2011 | Gary Larson
    Except for a few intrepid news and opinion outlets, plus Navy Times, a respected military newspaper, a cone of liberal silence descended around shocking news that a Silver Star medal for gallantry was yanked from a high-ranking Navy officer back in August 2010. No why is given; it is shrouded in the mist of military bureaucracy.
  • Simmons: Blumenthal must apologize [Veteran calls for prosecution of Blumenthal]

    05/18/2010 10:34:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,145+ views ^ | 05/18/2010 | Ted Mann
    AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File In this Jan. 6, 2010 file photo, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retirement of fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd in Hartford, Conn. Blumenthal is defending himself against a New York Times report he misstated his military service in Vietnam. Hartford - Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, was scrambling Tuesday to control the political fall-out from his 2008 remarks falsely stating he served in Vietnam during his time in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Blumenthal plans a press conference at...
  • To Set The Record Straight

    01/24/2008 8:56:32 PM PST · by The Shrew · 14 replies · 626+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | Henry Mark Holzer
    If John Kerry had been elected President of the United States in November 2004, especially with the incoming majority Democrat Congress, it is highly likely that Iraq would be in the midst of a civil war, Iran’s regional influence would have increased, Israel would be in more jeopardy than it is now, two Supreme Court seats would be occupied by clones of John Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead of by John Roberts and Samuel Alito, judicial decisions would have given even more “rights” to enemy combatants, domestic entitlements and earmarks would have skyrocketed, the Bush tax cuts would be...
  • Report: 121 veterans linked to killings

    01/13/2008 5:07:09 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 36 replies · 400+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-12-2008 | New York Times
    At least 121 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have committed a killing or been charged in one in the United States after returning from combat, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper said it also logged 349 homicides involving all active-duty military personnel and new veterans in the six years since military action began in Afghanistan, and later Iraq. That represents an 89-percent increase over the previous six-year period, the newspaper said. About three-quarters of those homicides involved Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, the newspaper said. The report did not illuminate the exact relationship between those cases and the...
  • It's the Law: Medal liars face new sanctions

    12/27/2007 7:44:51 AM PST · by SmithL · 80 replies · 531+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/27/7 | Peter Hecht
    State law enforcement may now cite those who falsify their war exploits. The new director of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District in Claremont introduced himself with tales so harrowing, so seemingly courageous, that people took notice.Fellow board member Dan Horan said Xavier Alvarez told him he saved a U.S. ambassador – and the American flag – while wounded by gunfire during a daring rooftop helicopter rescue in Lebanon. Horan said he was puzzled when Alvarez, a board member elected in 2006, later changed his story to say it happened in Iran. And he was skeptical when his colleague also...
  • Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines

    04/24/2007 5:55:21 PM PDT · by RedRover · 124 replies · 3,853+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 25, 2007 | Philip V. Brennan
    There has been an astonishing development in the case against soldiers accused of murder in Haditha, Iraq.All charges are being dropped against Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz in the Haditha incident where 24 Iraqi's were killed during an insurgant ambush against the Marines.The development is a strong indication that the prosecutors have a very weak case against all the defendants, lawyers for the some of the accused say.Crumbling CaseConvincing evidence that corroborates's accounts of the Haditha insurgent ambush has compelled the prosecution to take extraordinary steps to bolster their crumbling case."Dela Cruz provided several sworn statements to the government,"...
  • Judge dismisses suit against Sen. Kerry

    08/04/2006 12:43:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 57 replies · 1,362+ views
    AP ^ | 8/4/6 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    A federal judge dismissed a filmmaker's defamation lawsuit against Sen. John Kerry, saying remarks linked to Kerry's campaign during the heat of the 2004 presidential race amount to political opinions. Filmmaker Carlton Sherwood sued Kerry and John Podesta, an aide who ran the Massachusetts Democrat's campaign in Pennsylvania. Sherwood accused them of blocking the release of his documentary about Kerry's anti-Vietnam War activities by labeling Sherwood a "disgraced journalist" and a "Bush hack." The Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. canceled plans to air the documentary "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal" on its stations before the November 2004 election. U.S. District...
  • Vietnam veterans drop suit over 2004 anti-Kerry film

    07/18/2006 9:13:53 AM PDT · by siddude · 25 replies · 1,382+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Maryclaire Dale
    PHILADELPHIA --Several Vietnam War veterans who sued over a documentary about Sen. John Kerry's anti-war activities have dropped their libel suits, leaving just one lawsuit pending over the controversial 2004 film.
  • Vietnam veterans drop suit over 2004 anti-Kerry film [Kerry stooges]

    07/17/2006 3:12:53 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 11 replies · 887+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2006 | By Maryclaire Dale
    PHILADELPHIA --Several Vietnam War veterans who sued over a documentary about Sen. John Kerry's anti-war activities have dropped their libel suits, leaving just one lawsuit pending over the controversial 2004 film. Filmmaker Carlton Sherwood says the outcome shows the suits were frivolous complaints filed by Kerry operatives to try to block the film's release in the final weeks of the presidential race. "We've always believed that Kerry controlled these lawsuits," Sherwood said Monday. He said the suits were dropped as depositions got under way. "We also felt we were getting a tad too close to the truth about Kerry."
  • Still Battling

    07/14/2006 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 76 replies · 1,615+ views
    The Legal Intelligencer Online ^ | July 13, 2006 | Shannon P. Duffy
    A controversial documentary titled Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal, about Sen. John F. Kerry’s anti-Vietnam War activities in the 1970s that was released just before the 2004 presidential election sparked at least five politically charged lawsuits. Now there’s only one. In recent weeks, lawyers for the plaintiffs have dropped three libel suits brought by anti-war veterans who said they were falsely portrayed in the film made by journalist Carlton Sherwood. Sherwood was also hit with a copyright infringement suit in New York that accused him of unfairly including clips from another film and photos from a book. But that...
  • The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes.

    05/29/2006 6:03:13 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    Vanity | May 29, 2006 | NamVet66
    The “Real” Reason Kerry lost—Remembering and Honoring Vietnam’s Heroes. With newspaper reports ( of John (The Snake) Kerry out to prove his claims about his exploits in Vietnam and thereby, intending to discredit the Swift Boat Vets (and by association, all of the rest of us Vietnam Vets who opposed him, more so, for his actions after he returned from Nam) I thought it appropriate to post this, on this Solemn Day of Commemoration. I composed this poem and posted it on the eve before the last election (November 1st) and I believe it speaks for itself. God Bless (and...
  • Kerry Yellow (John Kerry Bash)

    06/02/2006 7:07:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    the American Spectator ^ | 6/2/2006 | David Holman
    A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER HE LOST the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry can't get enough of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. No matter the occasion, he doesn't miss an opportunity to parade his campaign wounds, however incoherently and obsessively. Supporting an Iraqi war vet running as a Democrat for Henry Hyde's congressional seat? "I know something firsthand about the Swift Boat-style Republican attack ads of the last election -- but you don't have to take my word for it," Senator Kerry wrote in a March fundraising e-mail, on behalf of Tammy Duckworth, an amputee whom no one...
  • "Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . ."

    05/20/2006 1:35:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies · 1,983+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, May 20, 2006 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . . By Boston Herald editorial staff Saturday, May 20, 2006 Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), fresh from the ongoing Senate debate over an immigration bill, offered the following explanation of his vote in favor of 370 miles of fence at the U.S.-Mexican border (estimated cost $3 million a mile) at yesterday’s New England Council breakfast: “I voted for it because, first of all, a lot of it is the repair of the existing fence. A lot of it is just in the Arizona area, where we have the worst problem, the most numbers...
  • Veterans push for crackdown on Medal of Honor fakers

    04/30/2006 2:26:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 42 replies · 1,022+ views
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Faking American medals of honor is apparently a growth industry. In fact, federal authorities now say there are more Medal of Honor impostors than actual living recipients.----
  • Kerry: Opposing Iraq War Is Patriotic

    04/22/2006 7:09:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 118 replies · 1,818+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 22, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Those who disagree with the Bush administration's policies in Iraq face the same scornful charges that they are unpatriotic as Sen. John Kerry did 35 years ago when he spoke out against the Vietnam War, the Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday. "I have come here today to reaffirm that it was right to dissent in 1971 from a war that was wrong. And to affirm that it is both a right and an obligation for Americans today to disagree with a president who is wrong, a policy that is wrong, and a war in Iraq that weakens the nation," Kerry said...
  • Kerry and Producer do Battle for Honor

    03/28/2006 3:49:59 AM PST · by Peach · 37 replies · 1,402+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 27, 2006 | Sara Ivry
    When Senator John F. Kerry set up a legal defense fund last month to fight a civil suit charging him with conspiracy and defamation, he called it the "Fund for Truth and Honor." The name seems to tweak the title of "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," a 2004 documentary that criticized Mr. Kerry for his activities in the early 1970's in Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Carlton Sherwood, the journalist and Marine veteran who produced the film, and the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation filed the lawsuit in October in federal court in Philadelphia. The suit accuses Mr. Kerry and...
  • Bill Moyers Defends His Liberal Bias

    11/28/2005 2:33:43 PM PST · by Jean S · 34 replies · 3,048+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/28/05 | With Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Bill Moyers, the former host of the "Now” program on PBS, brushed aside the claim that his show had a liberal bias, carping that conservative critics unfairly tarred him with the "liberal” brush. Perhaps Moyers forgot that he clearly showed his liberal stripes when he devoted his last "Now” broadcast to a fierce blast at "the right-wing media.” Moyers became embroiled in controversy after Kenneth Tomlinson took over as chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and cited "Now” as a chief reason why he wanted to bring "balance” to public broadcasting with more conservative programming. In an interview with...
  • Vietnam Vets File Lawsuit Against John Kerry

    10/12/2005 8:56:25 AM PDT · by Thanatos · 35 replies · 1,907+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 12, 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Vietnam Vets File Lawsuit Against John Kerry by Michael P. TremogliePosted Oct 12, 2005 The former presidential candidate who, during his election campaign, proudly contrasted his military service during the Vietnam War with that of President Bush's National Guard service - and who once led an organization of Vietnam veterans protesting the war in Vietnam - is being sued by some Vietnam veterans.The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation is a plaintiff along with Red, White, and Blue Productions, and Vietnam veteran turned journalist Carlton Sherwood, in a defamation action against current Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Tony Podesta, who was Kerry's Pennsylvania...