Hugh Hewitt just finished playing the audio of John Kerry's 1971 "Winter Soldier Investigation" testimony before the Senate. To read the excerpts is one thing. To hear the words slither from Kerry's lips is quite another. Say what you will about the relevance of statements made more than thirty years ago, but I find his comments shocking, disturbing, and offensive.
If anybody thinks that veterans are going to rally around Kerry come November, they need to put the crack pipe down. His testimony, filled with lies and distortions, slanders his "band of brothers" to no end, and no doubt helped establish the erroneous impression of Vietnam veterans as psychotic, bloodthirsty killers. I'd like to ask my uncle, who spent six years as a POW in Vietnam, what he thinks of Kerry, but I'm afraid that standards of decency wouldn't allow me to post any of his comments.
Hearing Kerry's testimony has also gotten my political blood boiling. This SOB
I've been exchanging e-mails with a Mr. Phillips from Folsom, CA while listening and here are some of his comments:
...what's with Kerry's VERY upper-crust Bostonian accent? Where has that been for the last few years?
My view of Kerry has been that his lies about the so-called "Winter Soldier Investigation" and his portrayal of Vietnam Vets has had a longer lasting effect than most people realize. One of the long-time staples of Hollywood has been the disgruntled, drug-addicted, alcoholic, criminal, psychotic Vietnam Veteran. Of course they were all Baby Killers and genocidal murderers. And of course they all came back mentally deranged. And Hollywood has portrayed them as such for 30 years.
(I am having a hard time typing because every time I type a sentence, Kerry tells another horrible malicious lie. Racism, torture of prisoners, etc.. He is a goddamn liar. Frankly, a traitor as well.)
Consider us energized.