Kerry slanders the troops again, reconfirming 1971 testimony
This most recent slander of US troops is a pattern for Senator Kerry that started upon his return from Vietnam during his infamous testimony before a Senate Committeehttp://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/face_120405.pdf.
I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit,........
They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the country side of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country……..
I have wondered for years if he would confirm or disavow this testimony. During his presidential campaign I felt he kept the focus on the challenges on his military record, so he could avoid having to defend this written testimony. But now, in his "apology" on Imus this morning, he in fact reconfirms that testimony[http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15512797/].
The American people rely on the truth. And when I came back from Southeast Asia, I told the truth. And I’m proud that I stood up and told the truth then,,,,
We found from the veterans that returned of course, that his statements were incredible lies, with the implication in particular that this was the general pattern of US troops. Unfortunately war will produce the Calley incidents, but to impugn our forces with this behavior was perjurious and traitorous when he said it,,,,and he hasn't the common sense to disavow his lies.
This latest comment is just one more example of his incoherent views and statements. It's an embarrassment that this man in a US Senator.