Letter to Kerry

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Dear Senator Kerry:


Since it has become clear that you will probably be the Democratic nominee for President, I have spent a great deal of time researching your war record and your record as a professional politician. The reason


is simple, you aspire to be the Commander in Chief who would lead my sons and their fellow soldiers in time of war. I simply wanted to know if you possess the necessary qualifications to be trusted in that respect.


You see, I belong to a family of proud U.S. veterans. I was a Captain in the Army Reserve, my father was a decorated Lieutenant in World War II;

and I have four sons who have either served, or are currently serving in the military. The oldest is an Army Lieutenant still on active duty in Afghanistan after already being honored for his service in Iraq. The youngest is an E-4 with the military police. His National Guard unit finished their second tour of active duty, including six months in Guantanamo Bay. My two other sons have served in the national guard and the navy.

In looking at your record I found myself comparing it not only to that of my father and my sons, but to the people they served with. My father served with the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Europe. They landed on Utah Beach and fought for 317 straight days including the Cherbourg Peninsula, Aachen, the Hurtgen Forest, and the Battle of the Bulge.
You earned a Silver Star in Vietnam for chasing down and finishing off a wounded and retreating enemy soldier.
My father won a Bronze Star for single handedly charging and knocking out a German machine gun nest that had his men pinned down.

You received three purple hearts for what appears to be three minor scratches. In fact you only missed a combined total of two days of duty for these wounds.

The men of my father's unit, the 87th, had to be admonished by their commanding officer because: "It has been brought to our attention that some men are covering up wounds and refusing medical attention for fear of being evacuated and permanently separated from this organization..." It was also a common problem for seriously wounded soldiers to go AWOL from hospitals in order to rejoin their units. You used your three purple hearts to leave Vietnam early.

My oldest boy came home from Iraq with numerous commendations and then proceeded to volunteer to go to Afghanistan and from there back to Iraq again. My sons and father have never had anything but the highest regard and respect for their fellow soldiers.

Yet, you came home to publicly charge your fellow fighting men with being war criminals and to urge their defeat by the enemy. You even wrote a book that had a cover which mocked the heroism of the U.S. Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima.


Our current crop of soldiers has a philosophy that no one gets left behind; and they have practiced that from Somalia to the battlefields of the Middle East. Yet as chairman of a Senate committee looking into allegations that many of your fellow servicemen had been left behind as prisoners in Vietnam, you chose to defend the brutal Vietnamese regime. You even went so far as to refer to the families of the POWs and MIAs as Professional malcontents, conspiracy mongers, con artists, and dime-store Rambos.

As a Senator you voted against the 1991 Gulf War, and have repeatedly voted against funds to supply our troops with the best equipment, and against money to improve our intelligence capability. I find this particularly ironic since as a Presidential candidate you are highly critical of our pre-war intelligence in Iraq. However, you did vote to authorize the President to go to war, but have since proceeded to do everything you can to undermine the efforts of our government and our troops to win. Is this what our fighting men and women can expect of you if you are their Commander in Chief? Will you gladly send them to war, only to then aid the enemy by undermining the morale of our troops and cutting off the weapons they need to win?

Our country is at war Senator, and as has been the case in every war since the American Revolution, a member of my family is serving their country during the war. Now you want me to trust you to lead my sons in this fight.

Sorry Senator, but when I compare your record to those who have fought and died for this nation, and are currently fighting and dying, the answer is not just no, but Hell No!

Sincerely,

Michael Connelly
February 14, 2004 Dallas, Texas
 

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It's hard to believe this SOB'ing, whining SOB is running so close to President BUSH in the polls. How pathetic can the liberal, whining demoCRAPS be.
 
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What's really hard to believe is that he thinks he's got a chance of winning Louisiana. Appears to be spending a lot of money advertising in the state. What's the deal with that? Surely y'all won't let the Landrieu/Blanco machine deliver the great state of Louisiana to that pathetic, socialist Yankee. Say it ain't so!
 

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I hope the SOB's don't.
I never considered Landreiu/Blanco to be a Machine. I never voted for either of them and never will.
I really know of very few who admits to have voted for either.
Maybe they just don't say so around me.
I do know that someone has voted for them. Uck.
 

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Kerry is running close to Bush for several reasons.. The media and their polls of 500 people that "represent" a concensus of "all" the the people in America. I have never been polled by one of these groups, have you? They make their calls during the day.. well are we not working during the day? So who do you think they can reach via phone during the day? They also do not care if those polled are registered voters or have ever voted. I call it "Lie with statistics 101". The second thing is the network news, as opposed to cable news. Nothing in depth, just a statement or two. ... It does not tell the story. Third, the Dems themselves. A bunch of self-serving, lying, opportunitists that in the end could give a rip about any of it. Anyone actually think they "care" about prison abuse? Where is their continuing rant on Nick Berg, they are silent. Well that will not help their agenda.. they think it better to show some Iraqi prisoner with panties on his head.. please. The worst, in my opinion, is what Teddy Kennedy said about the prisoner abuse. I quote " 'Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management - U.S. management." I think the man is certifiable and should no longer be in the position he is in. Outrageous and ridiculous and in my opinion "UNAMERICAN".
 

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Dyann":1vge04jk said:
Kerry is running close to Bush for several reasons.. The media and their polls of 500 people that "represent" a concensus of "all" the the people in America. I have never been polled by one of these groups, have you? They make their calls during the day.. well are we not working during the day? So who do you think they can reach via phone during the day? They also do not care if those polled are registered voters or have ever voted. I call it "Lie with statistics 101". The second thing is the network news, as opposed to cable news. Nothing in depth, just a statement or two. ... It does not tell the story. Third, the Dems themselves. A bunch of self-serving, lying, opportunitists that in the end could give a rip about any of it. Anyone actually think they "care" about prison abuse? Where is their continuing rant on Nick Berg, they are silent. Well that will not help their agenda.. they think it better to show some Iraqi prisoner with panties on his head.. please. The worst, in my opinion, is what Teddy Kennedy said about the prisoner abuse. I quote " 'Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management - U.S. management." I think the man is certifiable and should no longer be in the position he is in. Outrageous and ridiculous and in my opinion "UNAMERICAN".

Couldn't have said it better.
 

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I'm really sick of the democraps worrying so much about winning an election that they can't take care of business and realize what all really needs to be said and done.
 

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