Saturday, August 14, 2004
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If You Didn't Serve In Vietnam...

you can't even think about commenting on Kerry's military service. Chicago Sun-Times: Cheney blasts Kerry for 'sensitive' remark BY LAURA MECKLER
Cheney was referring to Kerry's statement last week at a minority journalists' convention, where he said: ''I believe I can fight a more effective, more thoughtful, more strategic, more proactive, more sensitive war on terror that reaches out to other nations and brings them to our side and lives up to American values in history.'' [...] ''President Lincoln and General Grant did not wage sensitive wars. Nor did President Roosevelt or Generals Eisenhower and MacArthur,'' [Vice President Dick Cheney] said. ''As our opponents see it, the problem isn't the thugs and murderers that we face, but our attitude. We, the American people, know better.'' [...] The Kerry campaign argued that Kerry's use of the word sensitive referred to outreach to allies. And it responded to the criticism by pointing out that while Kerry was a decorated Vietnam War veteran, Bush served stateside with the Texas Air National Guard and Cheney received five deferments. [Emphasis mine.]
Kerry wants to be elected President on the basis on ad nauseum repitition of his service in Vietnam (a war he later protested), but if he's questioned on that service, he claims that his "patriotism" is being questioned (it never is) or that his critics never served in Vietnam (and apparently aren't permitted to criticise Kerry). Using Kerry's own logic, he shouldnt have slandered the Vietnam veterans with whom he served during his Senate hearings, but he did. Kerry continues to prove that he has so little regard for the truth that one wonders what moral compass he has left.