Soldier's Letter To John Kerry

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    Dear Senator Kerry:

    Since it has become clear that you will probably be the Democratic nominee for President, I have spent a great deal of time researching your war record and your record as a professional politician. The reason is simple; you aspire to be the Commander-in-Chief who would lead my sons and their fellow soldiers in time of war. I simply wanted to know if you possess the necessary qualifications to be trusted in that respect.

    You see, I belong to a family of proud U.S. veterans. I was a Captain in the Army Reserve, my father was a decorated Lieutenant in World War II, and I have four sons who have either served, or are currently serving in the military. The oldest is an Army Lieutenant still on active duty in Afghanistan after already being honored for his service in Iraq. The youngest is an E-4 with the military police. His National Guard unit just finished their second tour of active duty, including six months in Guantanamo Bay. My two other sons have served in the National Guard and the Navy.

    In looking at your record I found myself comparing it not only to that of my father and my sons, but to the people they served with. My father served with the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe. They landed on Utah Beach and fought for 317 straight days including the Cherbourg Peninsula, Aachen, the Heurtgen Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge. You received a Silver Star in Vietnam for chasing down and finishing off a wounded and retreating enemy soldier. My father earned a Bronze Star for single handedly charging and knocking out a German machine gun nest that had his men pinned down. You received three purple hearts for what appear to be three minor scratches. In fact, you only missed a combined total of two days of duty for these wounds. The men of my father's unit, the 87th, had to be admonished by their commanding officer because:
    "It has been brought to our attention that some men are covering up wounds and refusing medical attention for fear of being evacuated and permanently separated from this organization...."
    It was also a common problem for seriously wounded soldiers to go AWOL from hospitals in order to rejoin their units. You used your three purple hearts to leave Vietnam early.

    My oldest boy came home from Iraq with numerous commendations and then proceeded to volunteer to go to Afghanistan and from there back to Iraq again. My sons and father have never had anything but the highest regard and respect for their fellow soldiers. Yet, you came home to publicly charge our fighting men with being war criminals and to urge their defeat by the enemy. You even wrote a book that had a cover which mocked the heroism of the United States Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima. Our current crop of soldiers has a philosophy that no one gets left behind, and they have practiced that from Somalia to the battlefields of the Middle East. Yet as chairman of a Senate committee looking into allegations that many of your fellow servicemen had been left behind as prisoners in Vietnam, you chose to defend the brutal Vietnamese regime. You even went so far as to refer to the families of the POWs and MIAs as professional malcontents, conspiracy mongers, con artists, and dime store Rambos.

    As a Senator you voted against the 1991 Gulf War, and have repeatedly voted against funds to supply our troops with the best equipment, and against money to improve our intelligence capability. I find this particularly ironic since as a Presidential candidate you are highly critical of our pre-war intelligence in Iraq. However, you did vote to authorize the President to go to war, but have since proceeded to do everything you can to undermine the efforts of our government and our troops to win. Is this what our fighting men and women can expect of you if you are their Commander-in-Chief? Will you gladly send them to war, only to then aid the enemy by undermining the morale of our troops and cutting off the weapons they need to win?

    Our country is at war, Senator, and as has been the case in every war since the American Revolution, a member of my family is serving their country during the war. Now you want me to trust you to lead my sons in this fight.

    Sorry Senator, but when I compare your record to those who have fought and died for this nation, and are currently fighting and dying, the answer is not just no, but Hell No!

    Sincerely,

    Michael Connelly
    Dallas, Texas
    February 14, 2004

    http://www.gohotsprings.com/focus/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=834
     
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    Nice.:clap:
     
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    Even if you defend how Kerry accused veterans of atrocities, I don't see how you can defend this.
     
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    Great letter.


    I think most agree that, and this really isn't an opinion but a fact, that John Kerry is a mouse.

    He points the finger at everyone, even his wife before taking responsibility for himself.
    He accuses everyone of everything and then has the nerve to say he isn't running a negative camp...does this man have any idea what is doing or what???

    He then brags and brags ect about his militarty record in Nam which is now open to a lot of questions about how much of a hero this man really was per himself.

    If I were an anti Bush and had no intentions of voting for Bush or Nader, I wouldn't vote at all in this election. Kerry is poor, weak and sad excuse for a man lest of all as leader of this country.
     
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    This is a wonderful piece of political propoganga which is factual only by virtue of the fact that it refers to SOME of the facts, but far less than all.

    John Kerry fought in Vietnam , he was awarded medals, he saw SOME American soldiers acting in a manner which brought disgrace to the land and people he loves. It was his patriotic duty to protest against these crimes.

    George W Bush did not serve his country in Vietnam. George W Bush partied for his country.

    Now George W Bush sends young American men and women to war in Iraq. These soldiers are under resourced and inadequately armed. George W Bush refuses to acknowledge their sacrifices and has made it a breach of military discipline to photograph the coffins of the dead . Almost 700 American soldiers have died . It would be politically inconvenient to acknowledge the dead , so ignore them , appears to be George W Bushes response.

    John Kerry fought for his country, he saw friends and comrades die for his country. John Kerry , with his experience of war , sees war as a last resort. John Kerry ,unlike George W Bush, does not wish to place American soldiers at risk with out good cause .

    John Kerry,like any good leader , accepts responsibility for his actions. George W Bush takes the advice of his cabinet and , if something goes wrong , has convenient fall guys.
     
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    This is 100% accurate. Can you dispute any of it?

    According to Mr. Dipshit Kerry, he witnessed American Soldiers murder, rape and torture. He's a piece of dog shit. He put our soldiers in peril and is nothing more than a traitor.

    George Bush served his country honorably and was honorably discharged from the military. Can you prove otherwise?

    Get a clue and get your facts straight. First you retards will whine about the cost of the war and now claim it's under resourced. The policy of the photographs is a Pentagon policy and has been in place LONG before Bush ever became president. Do you always spout bullshit like this?

    He has acknowldeged the dead and their families time and time again. Seems as if this garbage you are typing is the propaganda.

    John Kerry first tried to weasel out of vietnam by trying to go to France. While in Vietnam he threatened his crew with court martial because they had the audacity to fire upon the enemy that fired on their boat first. Another time he retreated for no good reason leaving other soldiers in danger. He routinely kept his boat miles off shore as to avoid combat. I suggest you once again get your facts straight.

    This is literally laughable. This piece of crap has waffled, flipp flopped and lied about more issues than any man alive. Has he taken responsibility for the medals he threw away in 1971? Nope, he LIES and states he never said that. Funny how this was all caught on tape.

    Nice piece of garbage you just wrote.
     
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    I again say that I have serious doubts about Senator Kerry's record, especially about his PH claims. He seems to move pretty good for a guy wounded 3 times,but that is just my opinion. I am not saying he did not earn his medals, but there is always abuse of awards such as these. Has there been any confirmation of the allegations and statements made in this open letter? That # of PH's will get you out of the fighting,but I have seen some of the vets who earned that many medals, they are usually in bad shape.
     
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    Bactrian, on a side note, where exactly are you from? Just curious...
     
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    Do you dispute that John Kerry saw soldiers acting in a way that would disgrace America , or is your problem that he had the moral courage to report it


    Sure he did . That is why he did not go to any of their funerals


    Bush is the man in power. He controls the allocation of funds ! In calling for consistency maybe you should consider your own position



    Bush was honorably discharged from the military ,true. However HE seems to have a problem proving where he was or what he was doing for a considerable part of his National Guard service.



    The US Military may have many faults , but handing out medals for standing out to sea while fighting is going on is not one they are commonly accused of.
     
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    The FACT remains that he reported something unfounded that has never been substantiated. My problem is with him making stuff up and people like you later spouting it off as fact.

    One need not attend funerals to honor the fallen. He is running the country after all.

    I think the war HAS been properly funded and I'm confident more will shortly be on the way. Talk to Kerry and make sure he doesn't vote against continued funding like he's done in the past.

    Records were released. The National Guard themselves have stated he was honorably discharged. He has provided paychecks. Do you think they are in the habit of paying non attending soldiers? Face it, you have absolutely nothing, and yet you'll accuse the soldier who wrote the letter of propaganda. :rolleyes:

    His purple hearts are in question by those that witnessed his wounds first hand. That is indisputable. Facts that he released last week have been proven to be lies. He claimed to be on boat #94 aat a particular time in combat when it's been proven he was not. Whether or not he received the medals was not the question. The fact that he threatened his own men with court martial for defending themselves was. The fact that he stayed offshore to avoid combat was. The fact that he once retreated leaving his men in danger was.

    I notice you avoided my last question. Where are you from and where are you now? Just curious who I am dealing with, I don't see this info in your profile.
     

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