“What is it these Republicans who never served have against Democrats who did?
Disgustingly, Mike Fitzpatrick, the Republican incumbent in Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district, has engaged in the lowest form of smear and fear politics. It's as if he took a page right out of the George W. Bush "how to slander a veteran" playbook.
At a press conference, Fitzpatrick stood in silence as the "swift-boating" of Democratic veteran Patrick Murphy unfolded. It's the same way George Bush stood in silence while John McCain's service was questioned. Fitzpatrick watched as his surrogates tried to destroy his opponent by disparaging the service of a veteran home from Iraq. Then after waiting for the damage to be done, he announced that he personally would never question Patrick Murphy's service to our country.
You and I can't let this cowardly strategy succeed. This is where the swift-boating stops. Act now to support Patrick Murphy and three other Democratic veterans running in "make-or-break" congressional races.”
Senator Kerry likes to leave the impression that only Democrat candidates have served in the Military. Did he forget his support of former President, B.J. Clinton? He not only didn’t serve, he actively dodged the draft.
Kerry goes on to insinuate that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group that derailed his 2004 bid for the White House by exposing his own dishonorable service, as “cowardly.” Unbelievable words from someone like Kerry who’s own service consisted of a mere 4 months while nearly each and every member of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth served full tours in Viet Nam of at least 12 months, each serving bravely and honorably, unlike Kerry.
Senator Kerry, “cowardly” would be running from an ambush, throwing a passenger off of your boat, going upriver and returning to retrieve the passenger you caused to be thrown off, then accepting a Bronze Star medal for your own cowardly actions.
Cowardly is grabbing three Purple Hearts in three months, never spending a night in a hospital, bugging out on your shipmates to get back to “the World” just to bash and protest the war, claiming war hero status you didn’t earn. Calling us “monsters”, “rapists,” “war criminals,” in a “fashion reminiscent of Genghis Kahn” and speaking them before a Congressional Committee knowing they are cowardly and slanderous words.
Throwing away the medals you didn’t earn, in your act of protest, only to retrieve them later to hang on your office wall to display your “heroism” you never displayed in Viet Nam is not “swift-boating” you in the manner you want others to think. It is “swift-boating you in the manner of “revealing a truth about a candidate that the candidate desires to remain secret and hidden.”
Senator Kerry, you claim you have Veterans of Iraq on your side, yet it was you not too long ago who said about other Iraqi Veterans:
"And there is no reason that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs."
Were your fellow Democrats sitting nearby admonishing you not to slander our current troops as you did all of us who served in Viet Nam long ago? No, of course not. Two of them even chimed in with their own slander of our troops in Iraq.
Representative John Murtha made claims of U.S. Marines:
“killing Iraqi Civilians in Cold Blood,” Murdering them.”
Senator Dick Durbin previously stated:
“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags,or some mad regime—Pol Pot or others—that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.”
Democrats have had no problem issuing disparaging remarks about Veterans before, Senator Kerry. Many of us have been living with the disdain you and others like you heaped upon us for nearly 35 years now. We have watched as you gutted the Military budget, denied weapons systems and armament to them, while deploying them in ever increasing numbers, only to force them to withdraw if any causality’s occurred instead of allowing to do battle as they have been trained and make the world safer.
If your “Veterans” are anything like you, Murtha, Durbin, Pelosi, Rockefeller, Kennedy and the rest of your leftist cabal, then they need opposed. We cannot afford to allow socialists to grab power, whether they ever served or not.
You have no room to talk, Senator. Your own treasonous actions should have disqualified you for public office and probably would have, if not for the previous actions of former administrations that shared your view of Socialism in changing the rules.
When you stop the slanderous remarks against hundreds of Highly Decorated and Honorable veterans who opposed you, when you apologize for the slander you heaped on all Viet Nam Veterans long ago, when you allow an unbiased look into your own FULL and UNSANTITIZED Military Jacket, and answer some questions about your own despicable actions, you may have the right to point at others.
Clean up your own cowardly past before you slander real Veterans, Senator.