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Posted: 9/5/2004 7:13:37 PM EDT


Sobering Message from Don Bendell

Don Bendell is a former Green Beret captain, who served in Vietnam on an

A-Team and in the Top Secret Phoenix program in 1968 and 1969, as well as in

three other Special Forces Groups. He is a best-selling author of 21 books,

with over 1,500,000 copies of his books in print worldwide, and a seventh

degree black master in four martial arts, who was inducted into the

International Karate Hall of Fame in 1995 and Martial Arts Museum of America

in 1996.

email: don@donbendell.com

Thank you, John Kerry, for helping make us Vietnam veterans war heroes now,

but you also were the primary reason that the American public grabbed sturdy

unbending brooms of judgment and swept us into the closet of silence and

shame for so many years. Now, with your latest unreported insanity, you are

getting ready for our society to grab those same stiff brooms and sweep our

brave, noble young men and women fighting against the War on Terror in Iraq,

Afghanistan, and elsewhere, into that cold, dark cell of heartbreak and

betrayal, like we Vietnam veterans had to endure in silent dignity. I cannot

and will not watch this country go through that again.

The hardcore America-hating, Israel-hating, Jihad-spouting Muslim clerics in

the mideast are very excited and passing around a front page newspaper story

from the very anti-American TEHRAN TIMES in Iran. In the country that is

home of the world's toughest theocratic dictatorship, an e-mail from

Presidential nominee, you, John Forbes Kerry, sent to the paper by your

campaign committee, although they deny sending it, was printed word-for-word

on the front page of Iran's main newspaper .Complete Kerry email

Your message states emphatically that, if elected President, you, John Kerry

plan to travel to the mideast and elsewhere and apologize for our actions

and the actions of President Bush in the War on Terror. You are already

apologizing. It says that you plan to apologize to friends and foes alike.

That is right, folks. John Kerry will say he is "sorry," and in his mind,

all those jihad extremists, who have vowed to kill all Americans wherever we

are, will simply forgive us, hold hands with Kerry, start singing "Kumbaya,"

and all will be right in the world. This is insane! You have also made

statements you will do these actions within 100 days of becoming President.

Senior writer Kenneth R. Timmerman in the March 1st edition of INSIGHT,

tells about the massive campaign contributions to the Kerry-for-President

campaign by three Iranian businessmen living in the US, who are lobbying for

the US lifting of sanctions on Iran and accepting the anti-Christian,

anti-Jewish, anti-American Tehran regime and the close ties of one to the

chairman of Mobil Oil. "Pro-democracy dissidents" in Iran are shocked and

appalled at your remarks, and have reported that in Iran and other

Mideastern countries, that all the extremists and anti-west mullahs who

strongly supported the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, USS

Cole, Marine Barracks, and anyplace Americans congregate, want you to become

our President, but they are scared to death of George W. Bush. Just think,

The Democratic candidate for President, you, John Forbes Kerry, is endorsed

by the Al Q'Aida, Hezbollah, PLF, and Hamas.

But on February 27, 2004, in a speech at UCLA , you, while trying to talk

tough, despite voting against all major weapons systems for the past 18 years, stated that you will continue the War on Terror, but would use our

police forces, and especially those in foreign countries, and you would also

put our troops back under the powder blue flag of the United Nations.

You recently made comments about Bush making troops fight without Kevlar

vests, but you, Senator Kerry, voted against buying them while you were in

the Senate. Senate Bill 1689. Passed 87-12. You were one of the 12.


Like the Kama Sutra, Senator, you change positions constantly. You're not

going to end the War on Terror, but instead use police to handcuff

terrorists and read them their rights; then a week later, you are going to

end the War on Terrorism and apologize to everyone we have offended, such as

Iran. What is it going be next week, John Kerry? You flip-flop more than a

beached tuna on steroids.

You convinced TV reporters Chris Wallace on Fox and NBC's Tim Russert that a

photograph circulating the web and news showing you a few rows away from

Jane Fonda at a September 1970 Anti-War Rally at Valley Forge, was simply a

coincidence and that you an d Hanoi Jane barely knew each other. But, in

fact, Senator, there were only 8 speakers that day, including Fonda, Donald

Southerland, and Bella Abzug, and Hanoi Jane funded that rally, and the

keynote speaker was you, John Forbes Kerry, executive committee member of

Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

We must be Americans first, and think about our political parties after

that. Sometimes we lose sight of that. I have six grown children and two are

democrats. I voted for Jimmy Carter. This is not about politics. It is about

standing up to the ultimate playground bully, and not simply cowering and

kissing his shoes.

I left it "all on the field" in the jungles back there when I was medevaced

out of Vietnam in March of 1969 and sent back to hospitals in "The World."

Although You, Mr. Kerry, painted all of us Vietnam veterans with the yellow

brush of My Lai and Tiger Force, most of us, draftees and lifers alike,

actually poured our hearts out in the tropical rain forests and in the rice

paddies, thoroughly gave it our all, and acted as warriors who had honor.

I have a son earning his green beret at Fort Bragg right now and a

daughter-in-law who was on orders for Iraq but is making me a grandpa again.

I am not going to stand by and watch them go through the same treatment we

did, because some of our well-meaning fellow Americans choose to wear

blinders and believe things just because they heard it on the network news

or simply not care enough to get involved.

I am not a "baby-killer, torturer, or murderer," John Kerry. I am a Vietnam

veteran and an American who will not soon forget, or ever want to see again,

any more jets loaded with fuel and screaming, innocent Americans slamming

into our buildings on our very own soil. I have shed enough tears for ten

lifetimes. We all have. I will never again let my fellow countrymen get away

with making American veterans feel like bastard stepchildren.

Santayana said, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat


John Kerry, I now call on my "Band of Brothers," those who have heard the

sound of guns and cries of orphaned children, those who hate war more than

anyone who has not been there, to join me in this difficult battle ahead.

Republicans, democrats, independents, and the apolitical, I call on the

25,000,000 veterans of this country to help me confront this evil facing our

great nation, not with guns and bombs, but with our voices, our votes, our

computers, and with all our fighting spirit.

My fellow veterans, your families, survivors, and neighbors: God bless you

and God bless America.

You want proof of all I have to say. Here are the references:






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Want more proof? Read the very exposing February 27, 2004 article, on page

8, of the NY Sun by Thomas Lipscomb, founder of Time Books and publisher of

Admiral Elmo Zumwalt's best-selling book. "ON WATCH ." Also read what the

man who pinned the Silver Star on John Kerry had to say about him. The

article is entitled "Setting Straight Kerry's War Record"

Cut and paste this to and send it on to your friends and

family BEFORE the election and let them decide if John Kerry needs their


Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:16:19 PM EDT
I made up my mind before the primary. Would anyone on this board REALLY vote for Kerry...Really?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:22:32 PM EDT
Wow, I was that>< close to voting for Kerry before I read all this! NOT!

Good post COMMANDER. I'm pretty sure that everybody here is set on how they're voting already though.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:26:17 PM EDT
Bush had my vote for the second term when he one his first!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:28:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
I made up my mind before the primary. Would anyone on this board REALLY vote for Kerry...Really?

Yes, there are those on this board who are going to vote for Kerry.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:30:21 PM EDT
sniff, sniff, sniff......

i smell
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