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Kerry's long awaited bugle call

by Judi McLeod,

November 1, 2004

They can dust off their medals and take their uniforms out of mothballs, but dusting off their dignity meant a 30-year wait.

There are approximately 2.5 million Vietnam veterans in American who have never forgotten the way they were portrayed by the (Hanoi) Jane Fonda-John Kerry elite of the day.

Persecuted on a stage in a world history that was to bring their main persecutor back to the media spotlight, tomorrow is their D-day.

Imagine returning home from Vietnam on crutches and in wheelchairs only to be pelted with human feces and rotten fruit, the careful orchestration of a media-backed anti-war protest movement.

Picture those there to see the agony of fallen comrades having to watch John Forbes Kerry give the full salute, while uttering the words, "Reporting for Duty" at the July 29, 2004 Democrat Convention.

The same John Kerry, who stood in protest with the likes of Jane Fonda, future wife of anti-American giant and CNN founder Ted Turner.

With the kind of arrogance that had him boasting he would one day be president back in the days when he was a long-haired hippie, John Kerry obsessed about having the same initials as John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Superficial things have always played a starring role in John Kerry’s charmed life. The right initials, the right wives, the right mansions, and the right expensive boy toys.

Superficial is also the best adjective to accurately describe his tiny, much-touted war wounds. His botox shots would hold equal significance.

While he brags about his own medals, Kerry publicly accused Vietnam War veterans as being "out-of-control animals, killing, raping, and pillaging Vietnam at will." (Barbara Stock,

Stripping them of their dignity as an energetic and vociferous member of the anti-war movement, it was Kerry who sat in well-pressed fatigues and graphically portrayed them before Congress as "baby killers" and "murderers".

With the killer instincts of a political opportunist on his way to the White House, Kerry morphed into the war hero of the anti-war movement. He became a Vietnam War hero, an officer, a medal winner, and a wounded warrior. That’s the JFK of a 21st century where movie stars come down from the screen to protest before the great unwashed.

Remembering is not the long suit of flip-floppers. While the dolce vita of entertaining with Teresa may have long ago wiped out, for Kerry his ambitious climb over the bodies of the Vietnam war fallen, and the ones who returned from a war that had robbed them of their youth, there are those who will never let him forget.

Says Barbara Stock: "All across America, Vietnam vets are smiling. At last, perhaps they can bury their demons. These angry vets are demanding that this man who sentenced them to being shunned as criminals, tell the world that he was wrong and that he is sorry for what he did to them. Kerry must admit he lied about them.

"For many, it will not be enough. Satisfaction and hopefully peace will come when Vietnam vets see and hear John F. Kerry give his concession speech the night of November 2, 2004 with the knowledge that it was their votes that helped defeat him. There are approximately 2.5 million Vietnam veterans in America and they have not forgotten.

"Kerry denied them their rightful place as heroes and they will deny him his dream of the presidency. Angry Vietnam veterans, silent for so long, will finally have their say. Payment in full will be delivered to John Kerry on November 2, 2004."

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