Very good letter. I don't know this guy, but he tells it like it is. I think he might actually work for the paper also.
Other views: Four months in Vietnam not enough for leadership
By John Radniecki, The Forum
Published Saturday, August 28, 2004
This past week when the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth came out with their second ad criticizing Sen. John Kerry's service in Vietnam as a swift boat commander, Kerry's immaturity came shining through.
He has made his four-month tour in Vietnam the focus issue of his presidential campaign. Now the SBVFT group has made his Vietnam service their focal issue in their campaign to tell the American people why they believe Kerry isn't fit to be commander In chief. How does Sen. Kerry respond? He is attempting lawsuits against Regnery Publishing, the publisher of "Unfit For Command."
Prior to the ads coming out, Kerry's lawyers tried to intimidate television stations into pulling the ads prior to airing them by threatening them with lawsuits. He is trying to censor the SBVFT's book by trying to block its sale to the public, but to no avail. Because John O'Neil has contributed to Republicans in the past, (he didn't support Bush 41 in '92) he is considered a Bush operative. This shows us how Kerry deals with dissent.
Yet, billionaire George Sorros, who has donated $15 million of his personal wealth to causes aimed at anti-Bush campaigns, seems to get a pass. There is the left wing group, Moveon.org that has spent millions of dollars at efforts aimed to defeat Bush in November. One of their Internet ads even compared Bush and morphed his image into that of Adolph Hitler.
There has been no denouncement of the activities of Moveon.org by the Kerry campaign. Yet a $162,000 anti-Kerry ad has Kerry demanding those ads be pulled and the book be withheld from the public.
Has anybody noticed Michael Moore has been deafeningly silent since the Swift Boat ads came out? I don't recall Sen. Kerry denouncing Michael Moore's anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9-11." The 527cs that have resulted from the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act, signed by President Bush, have allowed for more money to invade the political process, and for more negative ads by independent groups to canvas the air waves
Perhaps Sen. Kerry should have looked to the future before he decided to smear all Vietnam veterans as barbarians as he did before the Senate in 1971. Kerry has admitted to commiting war crimes against humanity. Why was he never prosecuted for it? There is no statute of limitations on war crimes. His admitted atrocities were far greater and far worse than what was committed by the troops at the Abu Ghraib prison, which the media went nuts over and wouldn't let go of for about six weeks.
Recent events have shown the American people Sen. Kerry and his operatives in the Democratic Party really need to grow up. In November we have a choice. We can choose a man who has made his four months in Vietnam his primary reason for becoming the country's next commander in chief. Or, we can choose a man who has withstood many months of political attack after attack to include "Fahrenheit 9-11," and wouldn't allow himself to get bogged down by tit-for-tat exchanges with the other side, and has "moved on." I prefer the mature man who also happens to have nearly four years of commander in chief experience.