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John Kerry, on the Wrong Side

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From the American Thinker:

America is watching a man try to reinvent himself in a run for the most powerful and important office in the world. Can America, the beacon of democracy, be led by a man who fallaciously testified against the conduct of his brothers-in-arms in Vietnam, thereby giving the enemy justification to torture and brutalize American prisoners-of war? Kerry claims to be a man of faith; yet by bearing false witness he may have indirectly caused the death of his fellow soldiers. Furthermore, — John Kerry’s photograph hangs in the War Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City — an indication of the value the Vietnamese communists place on Kerry’s support of their efforts during the Vietnam War.

This is not something most Americans wish to see on their President’s curriculum vita. Can Kerry be believed in his commitment to liberty when he and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin organized a group of left-leaning Democrats to meet with Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas at a time in which America was backing the Contra rebels in an effort to eliminate the communist threat posed in Nicaragua?

This is not the work of an individual desirous of spreading the natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to those who remain oppressed across the globe. The President is right to remind Americans that a President Kerry in 2001 would have conducted operations in Afghanistan limited in scope to the hunt for bin Laden and the Afghani peoples would still be under the thumb of the terrorist-sponsoring Taliban; that Saddam would still be in power, defying UN resolutions and colluding with our supposed allies in the oil-for food program.

Senator Kerry has been on the wrong side of history in every crucial foreign policy crisis of his adult life; this simply disqualifies him as a credible alternative to President Bush at this point in our history.

I am voting for President Bush primarily because of his consistent record fighting terrorism. At the same time, the main reason I cannot vote for John Kerry is his consistent record as a selfish opportunist which has meant he’s been wrong most of the time. It’s a must read.

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Written by martinipundit

October 18, 2004 at 10:17 am

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