Kerry, Communism, and the Korean War

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    Many people (myself included) don't support Kerry because, among other reasons, of what he said about the Vietnam Veterans in his 1971 testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    But then I started thinking about some of his other claims. Specifically, the claim that Communism wasn't as big of a threat as people made it out to be. I found this article, and the guy really made some good points.

    I also found this excellent reply from C. Alan Hopewell, Ph.D., M.S. PsyPharm, ABPP and a Former Major in the United States Army. He brought up more good points on another about something else that I had wondered about:

    What might Kerry have thought about the Korean War given what he said about Communism? I know US and UN forces were not able to rid the entire peninsula of the Communist menace, but at least there is a part of it that's democratic and prosperous (that would be South Korea). I think many of the citizens of South Korea would have agreed that Communism was a threat because they saw what they did when they invaded (and that it is indeed still a threat because of their weapons programs and all the artillery still massed at the border).

     
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    Interesting article, although it's not such a stretch given Kerry's voting record as a career poltitician.

    The group Kerry associated with during his anti-war protesting days were a very militant group, in fact he only distanced himself from that group when at a meeting he was at they talked about kidnapping a US Senator and killing him.
     
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    IMO, this election is really big. It seems to me that John Kerry and his buds are ready to bring us to socialism and I personally want no part of that. On the other hand, we have the President who represents the US at his best. The big deal is to change enough minds of relatively ignorant people to get the right result.
     
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    Uh, we already have socialism and our current president helped bring it to us.

    Travis
     
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    Just like last election, many people were on their knees praying for the right outcome, I think were going to need more of that this time.
     
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    Just another example showing that the only thing Sen. Kerry has ever consistently been is: wrong.
     

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