Senator Kerry's "Purple Band-Aid"

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    Just to show everyone im skeptical of all things i have to question how accurate this is.
     
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    I know, oh he's got my respect! LOL

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    I am looking for the source,but this is not the first time I have seen reference to the factthat the god Senators PH's while being a technical qualification, are nothing to brag about. The 4 month span he got all his chest hardware seems a little suspicious to me.I do not think even Audie Murphy moved quite that fast....
     
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    I think anyone who receives injuries during a war should be applauded for taking one for their country. Regardless of the circumstances. I do not, however, think that people should be awarded a medal for inconsequential injuries...the problem is, what's inconsequential to me probably isn't to someone else.

    Keep in mind that this is the same country where you can sue and get millions because you put coffee between your legs! Of course a purple heart is pro forma when an injury happens!

    And the difference between Audie Murphy and Kerry is that Kerry was looking for a way out. Lots of people, liberal or conservative, wanted to get to safer quarters. At least he didn't fly the coop to Canada.

    I give credit to anyone who served, anywhere and in any capacity. I do not, however, think that those who went to Canada should have been given amnesty. If they love this country so little, let them live without it forever.
     
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    I could care less about KErry's medals. As far as im concerned he served his country and we could have left it at that if it wasnt for the fact that he insists on shoving it in our face that hes a war hero for every question on policies he is asked.

    The issue is not how he received the medals, or how many he got or whether he threw them away in protest. The fact that he decided himself to run as a war hero as his major campaign issue is what brought this scrutiny on. If he had made it a background thing and had actual ideas on policies, then it would be just that and i would call Republicans on going after him for it. He brought this on himself though.
     
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    The wound was covered with a band-aid?

    Boo-f***in-hoo!

    Look, I'm not trying to disparage (sp?) his service. But if you're getting wounded from shrapnel from a mortar round that you fired, you should be given the Dumbshit Award, not a Purple Heart!

    In my experience, there were always soldiers who were looking to sham out of duties. Some were always "on profile" (sick), some just took forever to do their jobs. I have a feeling that Kerry might have been one of those types - especially given his hatred of the war after his return.
     
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    Hundreds of former commanders and military colleagues of John Kerry have declared in a signed letter that he is "unfit to be commander-in-chief."

    "We have 19 of 23 officers who served with [Kerry]. We have every commanding officer he ever had in Vietnam. They all signed a letter that says he is unfit to be commander-in-chief," O'Neill said.

    Personally, when the majority of officers that served with Senator
    Kerry and all of his commanding officers come out to say that he is
    unfit to be the commander-in-chief, I think people should take note and listen. For anybody that thinks this is just another partisan attack check out this next paragraph:


    "The ranks of the people signing [the letter] range from admiral
    down to seaman, and they run across the entire spectrum of politics, specialties, and political feelings about the Vietnam War," he added.

    Like I have said many times, the more I learn about John Kerry the less I want him to get within a hundred yards of the White House and with stories like this hopefully most of America will come to the same conclusion.
     
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    So this doctor remembers one of the thousands of kids he treated 30 years ago?
     
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    i was in the army airborne out of fort bragg and there was one time i bruised my knee so bad i could barely walk and my platoon sergeant wanted me to take a couple of days off by going to the troop medical clinic,my reply....NO WAY!i had far more pride than that and no way was i going to let down my brothers (in service).
    there is no way i would ever leave my brothers in the field of battle if i could still fight by their side.john kerry seems to me to be a coward and someone who only cares about himself.personally i would want people to vote for me because of my ideas,my passion,and my firm stance on the issues.i believe john kerry has no ideas,flip flops on every issue,and the only thing he is passionate about is being president.

    give me 1 great thing john kerry did as a senator (note:not being bush does not count)
     

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