Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Yea, He Meant Bush

With John Kerry's standard mastery of the English language, he completely insulted our military. But, you must remember, he was only in the military for a fleeting moment and was discharged when he set the World Record for shortest length of time ever needed to receive three (3) Purple Hearts. Having only the chance to actually meet seven (7) other people in the length of time he served, he can only base his opinion on our servicemen and women on his own intelligence, which every single human knows is severely lacking.

But wait, he does know Al Gore and maybe that is who he was basing his opinion on. What about Murtha? And maybe he knows that Hilary tried to join the Marines and he's counting her too. What about Conyers, Rangel, and Cleland? Don't forget Teddy Kennedy, Fritz Hollings, Daschle, Bonior, and Little Dick Gephardt. Let us please not forget all of those "Winter Soldiers" and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War that Kerry served alongside.

Yea, I can see how he would make those comments based on the people he knows that have served.

Smarter people than me comment HERE.

Update: Bean (Lt. USAF, by the way) wants references to his past comments about what he thinks of our military and about his Purple Hearts. She was in college during his run for the Presidency in 2004, so she only knows that he is an absolutely great guy that all of her professors wanted to win. And a veteran to boot!

Here goes...Kerry's statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 22, 1971.

I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command....

They told the stories at times they had personally 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, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

And finally, his Purple Hearts, Kerry received his first injury on December 2, 1968 in the arm on his first day of action. It required no sutures or missed duty.

His second injury was received on February 20, 1969. This injury was received from his tossing a grenade into a pile of rice. No report can be found to substantiate the fact that again no sutures were required and he missed no duty.

Finally, with his third injury, he actually got hurt when a mine exploded near his boat on March 13, 1969. He actually got a Band-Aid to cover this gusher. Again, no missed duty.

He requested a transfer out of Vietnam based on these three "wounds." And to add insult to injury, he STILL has not signed the 180 release form to allow his military records into public domain even after he promised to do just that when he was running for President and violating the Constitution by not stepping down as Senator, by the way.

The National Archives provided the Boston Globe with a Navy "instruction" document that formed the basis for Kerry's request. The instruction, titled 1300.39, says that a Naval officer who requires hospitalization on two separate occasions, or who receives three wounds "regardless of the nature of the wounds," can ask a superior officer to request a reassignment. The instruction makes clear the reassignment is not automatic. It says that the reassignment "will be determined after consideration of his physical classification for duty and on an individual basis."Because Kerry's wounds were not considered serious, his reassignment appears to have been made on an individual basis. Moreover, the instruction makes clear that Kerry could have asked that any reassignment be waived.The bottom line is that Kerry could have remained but he chose to seek an early transfer .

Yea, he bailed on the real Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.