Kerry’s “experiences” in Cambodia tell quite different stories. We have the Christmas Eve one which resulted in the epiphany that shaped his post Vietnam conduct. Also, we have the secret CIA mission in Cambodia one (see the Washington Post article “Hunter, Dreamer, Realist,” June 6, 2003). The latter experience proved to be so memorable for Kerry that he has kept in his attaché case a “good luck [green camouflage] hat” given to him by “a CIA guy” as they went into Cambodia on their “secret mission.”p>It matters not whether these two stories are true or false. What matters is that they are diametrically opposed, and, yet, Kerry consistently has recited them to this day. How can one Cambodian experience be so negative, while the other was, and remains, so positive? Kerry’s calculated use of these Cambodian experiences, which produced lasting, albeit different, memories show the pathological nature of Kerry’s need to self-promote his wartime experiences. As such, they become the ultimate in flip-flopping, even for John Kerry. br> — Don Kornreich br> Frederick, Maryland /p>
I have followed the Pinocchio ramblings of this socialist traitor for many years. Is it possible that his crew stuck together with the story because of the kid that was killed during a one sided firefight and the ensuing coverup? How many of the other crewmembers (on stage at the convention) were decorated like Pinocchio Kerry for the same or similar incidents that they would just as soon forget or pray that no one finds out about. Remember what Slick Willie said — “We are the only ones that know what really happened” or something like that. I truly believe the Swift Vets are telling the truth. I also believe that Pinocchio Kerry lied in ‘69, he lied in ‘71, he lied in ‘86, and he still dishonors all MIAs, all military personnel that served honorably in SEA, and most importantly all of our “Band of Brothers” that gave their lives for a belief in Freedom.p>Not Fonda Kerry, br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?