October 12, 2004

Medal of Honor around his neck....

From an article about the Swift Boat vets, gathering to make more commercials to run before the election...

... They come from Oshkosh, Wis., and Orlando, Fla., San Francisco and Virginia Beach. One is on crutches. Others, former prisoners of war, walk stiffly, a result of being bound and tortured. Some wear their medals. Two are in cowboy boots.

Snow-haired Bud Day, a 79-year-old former POW, stands at attention. He is wearing a brown leather flight jacket befitting an Air Force major, complemented by the Medal of Honor around his neck. Others have donned "Swift Boat" baseball caps...

...These Swiftees, at times jocular (breaking into "Row, row, row your boat") and at other times on the verge of tears, are angry and frustrated. Not only because they say Mr. Kerry has lied about his service and refuses to sign the form that releases his military records to the public, but because 30 years ago, the candidate threw away his medals and called his fellow servicemen murderers, rapists, baby killers and cowards...

Go for it you guys! No one deserves this retribution more than Kerry, and the whole anti-American-lefty crowd he is a part of, and who are now going down with him

In fact, this puts me in a mood to set aside, for just one moment, the conventions of political discourse which require us to treat both candidates as similar creatures, whose policies and records we debate in order to better decide which to prefer.

<unbuttoned>John Kerry sided with Communists against his own country. He helped them to victory, and by doing so contributed to the murder of millions of people. He should be burning in hell next to Pol Pot and Ho Chi Minh and Stalin. </unbuttoned>

Now back to "moderate and evenhanded discourse."

Posted by John Weidner at October 12, 2004 4:57 PM
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