Commentary by H.G. Listiak
Who is Kerry - Warrior or Pacifist?
Welcome to My World, where suddenly the liberals are touting presidential nomination front runner John Kerry, for his military mind, dishing it into a bucket of mud thrown at President Bush. Yes, Kerry was a military hero in Vietnam, but when he threw away medals and started the anti-war protests, his Silver Star tarnished. In Congress, Kerry, the Democrat's military man, even more than Wesley Clark, voted against all the tools we now need to help our fighting forces survive and win. Tools like the B-1, the F-16 and F-15, the Patriot missile, stealth bombers and fighters, and money to support our troops in post war Iraq. When chasing the Democratic nomination in 1992, he criticized then Governor Bill Clinton for not serving, then flopped on that one, saying we do not need to divide America over who served and how. Now he and his backers are after President Bush for his service in the National Guard as an F-102 pilot. Party chairman Terry McAuliffe has said that service in the National Guard is not "in the military", which is so wrong it's almost sick. We have tens of thousands of Guardsmen and women serving, with thousands of them in Iraq in severe harms way, and if that's not the military, I'm the pope. Its actually in many cases tougher duty. Kerry and the Democrats are painting themselves into a corner making military service a campaign issue. If that was truly a factor, Bob Dole a World War Two vet, would have beaten Bill Clinton in 1996. Wesley Clark intimated that President Bush was a deserter and look how quickly he was left deserted by his own people. And here comes another Kerry flip and flop. Recently on Fox News, Kerry claimed he never made any judgements about any choice somebody made about avoiding the draft, going to Canada, to jail, or to the National Guard. But he has made that judgement and he's making it again. So who is this guy? A warrior or pacifist? In the past decades he has been both, several times. So which one is he today? Or which one would it be should he attain America's highest office? These are questions the liberals seem to be ignoring in their vicious, Bush hating passion to regain the White House, as I see it ... I'm H.G. Listiak.