Saturday, August 31, 2013


They just can't be killed off and here's a great example from Scott Johnson at Powerline:
In 1971 Kerry retailed false claims of war crimes against the United States in Vietnam.
Kerry told the truth about Vietnam and wingnuts can't seem to come to terms with that. If you want more information about American war crimes in Vietnam, go read Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse. This review in the WaPO provides one telling example:
Particularly striking is Operation Speedy Express, conducted in the Mekong Delta by the 9th Infantry Division under the command of Maj. Gen. Julian Ewell. Turse documents the savagery of Speedy Express, the gratuitous execution of thousands of civilians in pursuit of high body counts and career advancement. Thousands of dead Vietnamese, claimed by Ewell and his cohort to be Viet Cong guerrillas, were found with very few weapons. The Army was fully aware of what Ewell was doing, and rewarded him with a third star and a prestigious place at the Paris peace negotiations.


Ken Hoop said...

Kerry is still a sellout. Did he actually, ever, condemn the entire Vietnam project, or just the excesses? If he did, he's still a sellout because the same ruling class exists today, and he's no Dennis Kucinich-not even close.

Steve J. said...

the same ruling class exists today, You've made a great point. I was amazed at how so many news outlets were tacitly or openly for a military strike.