Skip to comments.Kerry on POWs in early 1990s - "We are not going to war over these people"
Posted on 08/28/2004 7:12:57 PM PDT by igoramus987
Betrayal Of Honor
by Major Mark Smith, US Army Special Forces (Ret), Ex-POW
August 08, 2004
I hear the same Special Forces Officer [Rassmann] describe what Kerry and John McCain did on the POW issue in admirable terms. What both did was ignore the evidence and try to close book on the MIA's.
Having dealt with Kerry personally on this I know he dishonored himself. He even bragged in his speech about how he had opened the door to trade with Vietnam. No mention was made of how companies, especially Colliers, benefited from this action.
They played the tape where Kerry lied about war crimes he claimed to have seen. He spoke about "Free Fire Zones" and how we murdered innocent civilians in them. Every Soldier I ever met in Vietnam from Private to General knew we moved all civilians to "New Life Hamlets" before any area was declared a "Free Fire Zone."
I spoke with an MIA family; the father had himself been a POW in WWII. They do not believe John Kerry "solved" the POW issue. They spoke of him with disdain.
Every Mother and Father of a military person deployed in combat today should know what John Kerry told me in Bangkok, Thailand in the early 1990's. When we spoke of what action to take on POW's said; "We are not going to war over these people." Think about it folks, this could be your son or daughter he was talking about.
(Excerpt) Read more at jenmartinez.com ...
If you think the Swift Vets were bad for Kerry, just wait until the MIA families have their say.
BRING IT ON!
This is why McCain is "for" Kerry, or at least, against revisiting Vietnam
You forgot to say coward, oops you DID say "French"! Sorry I misread it.
John Kerry is the enemy - domestic
John Kerry and friends (McCain, Cleland) sold out American POWs, MIAs and their widows and orphans....
He had plenty of help too.....
In 1991, Kerry was named chairman of a special U.S. Senate committee investigating the POW-MIA issue. Kerry played a significant role leading up to the lifting of the 19-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Vietnam in 1994. Several visits to Vietnam and stacks of declassified documents convinced Kerry and other Vietnam veterans in the Senate that only a few dozen U.S. soldiers remained unaccounted for from the war, a major sticking point on easing the U.S. sanctions. President Clinton lifted the embargo on Feb. 3, 1994.
As relations improved between the United States and the Soviet Union under Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Kerry advocated deep cuts in military programs. He called for cutting $500 million from the "Star Wars" missile defense system and directing the funds to the war on drugs. He also proposed using military bases slated for closing as detention centers for first-time drug offenders.
I thought he wanted to leave NO MAN BEHIND????? DIdn't we hear him say so?
I know, traitor, coward are two words that come to mind when his name is mentioned.
How is it the worst among us rise to leadership? (Never mind, I know the answer: They sell their souls to Satan.)
There is only one way to parse Kerry's No Man Left Behind.
It was HIS behind that no one was going to leave, whether on the Ho Chi Minh trail or the campaign trail. After that was / is taken care of, no further action need be taken.
A year after he issued the committee report, on the night of January 26, 1994, Kerry was on the Senate floor pushing through a resolution calling on President Clinton to lift the 19-year-old trade embargo against Vietnam.
In the debate, Kerry belittled the opposition, saying that those who still believed in abandoned P.O.W.'s were perpetrating a hoax. "This process," he declaimed, "has been led by a certain number of charlatans and exploiters, and we should not allow fiction to cloud what we are trying to do here."
You are not forgotten.
Excerpt: "I learned that day that John Kerry was unlike any other veteran I knew. There was a self serving side to it all. He did not seem to have gone to war for the country and come back to protest in America to save his fellow veterans. He seems to have done these things for John Kerry."
Howlin, this excerpt is for you. "... it was determined that the six bullets and thirty two pieces of major shrapnel which hit me, during a two and a half day battle, deserved one Purple Heart. I had been wounded on twelve separate occasions, but today, I wear that award as a badge of honor, along with the other three I received. I never had to go and ask anyone to send in the paperwork on them."
Anyone with info on McCloskey, I'd like to hear it. Good, bad indifferent.
I was trying not to say this....loose lips .... but, on MSNBC the other night, former senator Bob Kerrey,democrat, said he thought that McCain's psuedo-friendship with kerry was because of their working together on the MIA/POW issue, that they had "let the MIA's in Viet Nam be dropped from the active search list, the MIA rolls."
At the time I was hearing this, I thought of how McCain seems to behave oddly, and wondered how he is sleeping at night. I thought of how, I myself would feel. It could weigh on a man's conscious.
When and how will the POW/MIA families or widows be speaking out? Their voices will be undeniable. Kerry will call them poor, deluded dupes, allowing themselves to be used by Bush, and wicked Karl Rove. And the RAT MSM will wring their hands and say, can't we talk about the real 'issues'...gay marriage.
And didn't Ron Brown have a hugely lucrative contract with the North Vietnamese over oil? Wonder what happened to that when his plane went down.
I would like to see Kerry confronted at one of his own rallies, but notice he is not doing town hall meetings.
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