Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced, unprincipled liar
Don Bendell
Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced, unprincipled liar
Sun Feb 29 02:39:20 2004

Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced, unprincipled liar

From Don Bendell ... An Open Letter to John Kerry:

My wife had rotator cuff surgery earlier this year, and the
recovery is terribly painful. Then, she developed a staph-epi
infection, and they had to cut the same scar open and operate
on her again. Just thinking about the pain and anxiety of
facing that painful surgery a second time in the same wound
makes me cringe. That experience, however pales in comparison
to what I am going through right now, in my heart.

The old hurts are surfacing and the feelings of betrayal by
fellow citizens, and their leader stirring them up, are
breaking my heart again. I am being cut in the same scar. How
did we who served in Vietnam suddenly become cold-blooded
killers, torturers, and rapists, of the ilk of the Nazi SS or
the Taliban? Most of us were American soldiers who grew up
idolizing John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and all the other heroes.
That was why I volunteered. But for political expediency, John
Kerry has rewritten history, again. After spending only four
months in the country of Vietnam, John Kerry testified before
Congress in 1971 with these exact words about incidents he
supposedly witnessed or heard about from other vets: "They
personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires
from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the
power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at
civilians, razed villages, shot cattle and dogs for fun,
poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside
of South Vietnam."

I was a Green Beret officer who volunteered for duty in
Vietnam and fought in the thick of it in 1968 and 1969 on a
Special Forces A-team on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, just for
starters. We were the elite. We saw the most action. Everybody
in the world knows that. But we did not just kill people, we
built a church, a school, treated illnesses, passed out soap,
food, and clothing, and had fun and loving interaction with
the indigenous people of Vietnam, just like our boys did in
Normandy, Baghdad, Saigon, and everywhere American soldiers
ever served. We all gave away our candy bars and rations to
kids. Our hearts to oppressed people all over the globe.

My children and grandchildren could read your words, and think
those horrendous things about me, Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-
faced, unprincipled liar, and a disgrace, and you have
dishonored me and all my fellow Vietnam veterans. Sure, there
were a couple bad-apples, but I saw none, and I saw it all,
and if I did, as an army officer, it was my obligation to stop
it, or at the very least report it. Why is there not a single
record anywhere of you ever reporting any incidents like this
or having the perpetrators arrested? The answer is simple. You
are a liar. Your medals and mine are not a free pass for
lifetime, Senator Kerry, to bypass character, integrity, and
morality. I earn my green beret over and over daily in all
aspects of my life.

Eight National Guard green berets, and other National Guard
soldiers, have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and you
totally dishonored their widows and families by lumping
National Guard service in with being a draft-dodger,
conscientious objector, and deserter, just so you can try to
sabotage the patriotism of our President who proudly served
as an Air National Guard jet pilot. I have a son earning his
green beret at Fort Bragg right now, and his wife serves
honorably in the Air National Guard, just like President Bush
did, and I am as proud of her as I am my son. I volunteered
for Vietnam and have no problem whatsoever with President
Bush being our Commander-In-Chief. In fact, I am proud of him
as our leader.

John Kerry, you personally derailed the Vietnam Human rights
Bill, HR2883, in 2001, after it had passed the House by a 411
to 1 vote, and thousands of pro-American Montagnard tribes-
people in Vietnam died since then who could have been saved,
by you. Earlier, as Chair of the Senate Select Committee on
MIA/POW Affairs, you personally quashed the efforts of any
and all veterans to report sightings of living POW's, when
you held those reins in Congress. You have fought tooth and
nail to push for the US to normalize relations with Vietnam
for years. Why, Mr. Kerry? Simple, your first cousin C.
Stewart Forbes, CEO, of Colliers International, recently
signed a contract with Hanoi, worth BILLIONS of dollars for
Collier's International to become the exclusive real estate
representative for the country of Vietnam.

"Hanoi John," now that it works for you, you beat your chest
about your Vietnam service, but to me, you are a phony,
opportunistic, hypocrite. You are one of those politicians
that are like a fertilizer machine: all that comes out of
you is horse manure, and you are spreading it everywhere.

Medals do not make a man. Morals do.

Don Bendell
Canon City, Colorado

Don Bendell served as an officer in four Special Forces
Groups, is a best-selling author with over 1,500,000 books
in print, a 1995 inductee into the International Karate Hall
of Fame, and owns karate schools in southern Colorado.

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