Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Yes, it was taken out of context + + +

Click here: Welcome to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry's Online Office

Sure, his nasty remark was taken out of context. That's S.O.P.

This a strange dude.

I tend to believe much of what the SwiftBoaters said about him in 2004. He tends to exaggerate his exploits.

In 1986 (?) I was asked by President Reagan to serve as an election observer for the Marcos -Acquino Presidential race in the Phillipines. I was honored, and, of course accepted.

Sen. Richard Lugar (R. IN) was the head of the delegation. Rep. John Murtha (D.PA), then quite a Democratic hawk, was another member.

On Election Day we split up into to teams and, except for those observing in the Manila area, traveled by helicopter to the outlying areas.

I went Batangas, a lovely place.

Kerry's team returned.

He claimed that they had been fired upon by rebel forces. and that some of the fire had hit the chopper.

There were no bullet holes...




Blogger Roy Lofquist said...

Dear Ben,

No inside information, just 3 years in the Army and 50+ years of observing the scene. Kerry in Vietnam as viewed by superiors: "Get this gaspole out of here before he gets people killed".


November 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No bullet holes in Kerry's chopper? Probably, but how can you be so sure? Bullets are small - did you examine every inch of the chopper's skin yourself? Did someone else examine it? Is your assertion based upon more than just an eyeballing of the chopper from a few feet away?

November 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tend to believe much of what the SwiftBoaters said about him in 2004.

How generous of you. Might it not be abvisable to critically examine the evidence, and perhaps the motives of the 'Swiftboaters', before deciding?

In any case, what may or may not have happened all those years ago does not discredit what Kerry says today.

No matter how much some people would like to believe it does.

November 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you grow up and turn off comment approval? You can always delete offensive comments later.

November 04, 2006  

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