Tuesday, September 07, 2004

World War IV

Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John KerryFor some reason, the AP and the New York Times haven't fully documented the complete tragedy of the terrorist attack on the Russian school. If we didn't know better, we'd think they had a "more important" agenda. Although what would be more important than continued evidence of an ongoing World War escapes me.

Folks, this really is World War IV. John Kerry's 20 year record of anti-military and anti-intelligence efforts should completely disqualify him from any consideration of him as a war-time candidate. We... are... at... war. And the leadership of the Democratic party just doesn't seem to get it.

Warning: the following story, as reported in the U.K., is graphic.

THE full horror of the Russian school atrocity began to emerge yesterday as traumatised children told horrific tales of stabbed babies and brutal rapes.

It has also emerged that scores of the 323 who died - including many children - had been shot in the back.

While despairing soldiers and rescue workers moved among the growing pile of body bags, it was revealed that an 18-month-old baby had been repeatedly stabbed by a black-clad terrorist who had run out of ammunition.

They Knifed Babies, They Raped Girls

Uh oh

In a fresh blow to John Kerry's flagging presidential campaign, the Pentagon has ordered an official investigation into the awards of the Democratic senator's five Vietnam War decorations...

...The highly unusual inquiry is to be carried out by the inspector-general's office of the United States navy, for which Sen Kerry served as a Swift Boat captain for four months in 1968, making two tours of duty.

...to the consternation of campaign strategists, the US navy has now agreed to a request by Judicial Watch, a bi-partisan lobby group, for a full inquiry. Judicial Watch is calling for the Navy to report before the elections...

...A navy spokesman confirmed on Friday that the inspector-general's office at the Pentagon had authorised the inquiry. "It is the responsibility of all personnel to correct errors in official records," said the spokesman. Another official said privately: "There's a feeling that it's time to deal with this thoroughly, once and for all." ...

Pentagon to check Kerry war record

Uh oh, part deux

Sen. John Kerry's campaign biographer Douglas Brinkley said Sunday that if an ongoing Navy investigation into Kerry's military decorations turns up evidence of "purposeful" deception, it could spell doom for the top Democrat's White House bid...

...The presidential historian called on Kerry to authorize the release of his full military file, saying, "Clearly some of these military records should be made available to the press."

Brinkley: Navy Probe Could Doom Kerry Campaign

Uh oh, part tres

Let's examine the background of Kerry's refusal to lend his signature to a Form 180.

1) There is credible, eye-witness evidence that various incidents during the war were either fabricated or embellished (as outlined in the book Unfit for Command).

2) Kerry's campaign has repeatedly claimed that all records have been released, but that appears not to be the case, according to the mainstream press.

3) Lipscomb's reporting indicates that a Navy spokesman implied that there are at least 94 unreleased pages in Kerry's file.

4) Kerry's hagiographer, Brinkley, has publicly stated that Kerry should sign a Form 180 and release his records.

This all boils down to a simple conclusion, in my opinion. The file has not been scrubbed, otherwise it would have been released to destroy the Swiftvets' claims.

Therefore, there must be some data in the file that supports the Swiftvets, in my estimation.

I vant to be alone

Polipundit notes:

It has now been one month and four days since John Kerry last answered questions from a real reporter.

Can he go all the way to election day without telling us whether his "searing" memory of being in Cambodia is true? Or why every eyewitness disagrees with his claims of enemy fire during the incident he used to obtain his first Purple Heart? Or why his Silver Star mysteriously has a V for valor, in contradiction to Navy regulations? Or why he won't file form 180 and release his military records? Or why he won't make his journals, which form much of the basis for the book Tour of Duty, public?"

Still in Hiding

President Schwarzenegger

I am going to go out on a limb here: I don't think Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is ever going to be president of the United States.

But Schwarzenegger's performance last week at the Republican National Convention in New York had the political world buzzing about the possibility, however remote. Speaking in a packed convention hall before a national television audience estimated at 20 million households, Schwarzenegger delivered an inspirational ode to freedom, immigration, enterprise and the American Dream...

President Schwarzanegger

Heard around the web

"Kerry decided to make Vietnam the centerpiece of his campaign for one clear reason: Imagine him without his military record -- he would just be another liberal from Taxachusetts," (Kerry Biogapher Douglas Brinkley)

"Kerry tells bookstores not to carry the O'Neill book and tells TV stations not to run the vets' ads, all the while stating, 'BRING . . . IT . . . ON!'" (Jay Nordlinger)

"A couple of days {18 Feb 69} before his second Purple Heart, Kerry was also operating with Bob Hildreth, officer in charge of the accompanying boat {PCF-72}. It was a day Hildreth would never forget. Kerry was the lead boat, with Hildreth behind. There was a small hole in a line of fishing stakes. Kerry's boat slipped through first. When Hildreth's boat started through, a mine went off, and then at least five rockets were fired at the boat. Standard doctrine and procedure when a boat was under such intense fire was for accompanying boats to stand and fight or return and provide fire support. According to Hildreth, Kerry simply fled, providing neither fire support nor even mortar support. Instead, Hildreth and his gallant crew were left alone to fight their way out of the ambush--which Hildreth has never forgotten: 'I would never want Kerry behind me. I wouldn't want him in front of me either. And I sure wouldn't want him commanding our kids in Iraq and Afghanistan.'" (John O'Neill)

"After voting for the war, but against funding it, after saying he would have voted for the war even knowing everything we know today, my opponent woke up this morning with new campaign advisers and yet another new position." (President Bush)


Unknown said...

The Sunday Mirror, or whatever the paper was called, isn't exactly a reputable news source. I certainly agree the whole school thing was horrible and a good example of what Kerry isn't prepared to deal with; I also realize the Russian under reported their problems. I just don't think using the Mirror as a source lends any credence to your argument.

directorblue said...

Thanks for the comment.

The link was courtesy JihadWatch - http://jihadwatch.org/ - which has an excellent track record of reporting on terrorism.

I figure if they vetted it, it's good enough for me.