September 24, 2004

Tokyo Rose

Ralph Peters writes:

IMAGINE if, in the presidential election of 1944, the candidate opposing FDR had insisted that we were losing the Second World War and that, if elected, he would begin to withdraw American troops from Europe and the Pacific.

We would have called it treason. And we would have been right.

In WWII, broadcasts from Tokyo Rose in Japan and from Axis Sally in Germany warned our troops that their lives were being squandered in vain, that they were dying for big business and "the Jew" Roosevelt.

Today, we have a presidential candidate, the conscienceless Sen. John Kerry, doing the work of the enemy propagandists of yesteryear.

Is there nothing Kerry won't say to win the election? Is there no position he won't change? Doesn't he care anything for the sacrifices of our troops in Iraq?

And if he does care about our soldiers and Marines, why is he broadcasting remarks that insist — against all hard evidence — that the terrorists are winning?....

Along the same line, imagine if, during the Second World War, President Roosevelt had met with General DeGaulle, and Republican leaders in Dewey's campaign had sneered at DeGaulle as a "puppet?" While claiming that Roosevelt was turning away "allies?" And at the very moment when Free French troops were fighting with Allied forces?

That's the situation we have right now. Conscienceless is exactly the word for Kerry and his campaign. Also unpatriotic.

And speaking as a Republican, my party supports our country in wartime, even when Dems are running our wars. (For example, recall a recent time period called THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!) And I feel pretty bitter that "Democrats" now don't seem to feel any obligation to return the favor. SCOUNDRELS!

Posted by John Weidner at September 24, 2004 8:05 AM
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