Tuesday, August 17, 2004

A-Pack-O-Lies Now

There are a couple of things that I don't understand about John Kerry's record regarding Viet Nam.

First, if Mr. Kerry applied for Naval OCS in 1966 and separated from active duty in 1970; was he not, then, an officer in the Naval Reserve until his 8 years of initial service were completed? If this is true, then it was a newly promoted Lieutenant John F Kerry, USNR who met with Viet Cong spokeswoman Madame Nguyen Thi Bihn in Paris in May,1970. Correct?

If so, then the second point that I don't understand is raised. Why was he not slapped around with the UCMJ? I am pretty sure that Reserve officers meeting privately with enemy statesmen during a time of war is frowned upon, regardless of what was discussed. And John Kerry admits that he was negotiating a peace. I'm pretty sure that a non-official person's negotiating terms with the enemy is illegal and seditious as well.

Where was the Court Martial? And why was Kerry allowed to stay in the Reserves until 1978?

Kerry's people have him on record as serving in the Naval Reserve from 1972 to 1978. Are they afraid to point out that Kerry was in the Reserve in 1970 and 1971? America needs to wade through the 30 years of deception that Kerry has cocooned himself in and see him for the worm that he is.