Don BendellMr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced, unprincipled liarSun Feb 29 02:39:20 200418.104.22.168Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced, unprincipled liarFrom Don Bendell ... An Open Letter to John Kerry: My wife had rotator cuff surgery earlier this year, and therecovery is terribly painful. Then, she developed a staph-epi infection, and they had to cut the same scar open and operateon her again. Just thinking about the pain and anxiety offacing that painful surgery a second time in the same woundmakes me cringe. That experience, however pales in comparisonto what I am going through right now, in my heart. The old hurts are surfacing and the feelings of betrayal byfellow citizens, and their leader stirring them up, arebreaking my heart again. I am being cut in the same scar. Howdid we who served in Vietnam suddenly become cold-bloodedkillers, torturers, and rapists, of the ilk of the Nazi SS orthe Taliban? Most of us were American soldiers who grew upidolizing John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and all the other heroes.That was why I volunteered. But for political expediency, JohnKerry has rewritten history, again. After spending only fourmonths in the country of Vietnam, John Kerry testified beforeCongress in 1971 with these exact words about incidents hesupposedly witnessed or heard about from other vets: "Theypersonally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wiresfrom portable telephones to human genitals and turned up thepower, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot atcivilians, razed villages, shot cattle and dogs for fun,poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countrysideof South Vietnam." I was a Green Beret officer who volunteered for duty inVietnam and fought in the thick of it in 1968 and 1969 on aSpecial Forces A-team on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, just forstarters. We were the elite. We saw the most action. Everybodyin the world knows that. But we did not just kill people, webuilt a church, a school, treated illnesses, passed out soap,food, and clothing, and had fun and loving interaction withthe indigenous people of Vietnam, just like our boys did inNormandy, Baghdad, Saigon, and everywhere American soldiersever served. We all gave away our candy bars and rations tokids. Our hearts to oppressed people all over the globe. My children and grandchildren could read your words, and thinkthose horrendous things about me, Mr. Kerry. You are a bold-faced, unprincipled liar, and a disgrace, and you havedishonored me and all my fellow Vietnam veterans. Sure, therewere 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 stopit, or at the very least report it. Why is there not a singlerecord anywhere of you ever reporting any incidents like thisor having the perpetrators arrested? The answer is simple. Youare a liar. Your medals and mine are not a free pass forlifetime, Senator Kerry, to bypass character, integrity, andmorality. I earn my green beret over and over daily in allaspects of my life. Eight National Guard green berets, and other National Guardsoldiers, have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and youtotally dishonored their widows and families by lumpingNational Guard service in with being a draft-dodger,conscientious objector, and deserter, just so you can try tosabotage the patriotism of our President who proudly servedas an Air National Guard jet pilot. I have a son earning hisgreen beret at Fort Bragg right now, and his wife serveshonorably in the Air National Guard, just like President Bushdid, and I am as proud of her as I am my son. I volunteeredfor Vietnam and have no problem whatsoever with PresidentBush being our Commander-In-Chief. In fact, I am proud of himas our leader. John Kerry, you personally derailed the Vietnam Human rightsBill, HR2883, in 2001, after it had passed the House by a 411to 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 onMIA/POW Affairs, you personally quashed the efforts of anyand all veterans to report sightings of living POW's, whenyou held those reins in Congress. You have fought tooth andnail to push for the US to normalize relations with Vietnamfor years. Why, Mr. Kerry? Simple, your first cousin C.Stewart Forbes, CEO, of Colliers International, recentlysigned a contract with Hanoi, worth BILLIONS of dollars forCollier's International to become the exclusive real estaterepresentative for the country of Vietnam. "Hanoi John," now that it works for you, you beat your chestabout your Vietnam service, but to me, you are a phony,opportunistic, hypocrite. You are one of those politiciansthat 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 BendellCanon City, Colorado Don Bendell served as an officer in four Special ForcesGroups, is a best-selling author with over 1,500,000 booksin print, a 1995 inductee into the International Karate Hallof Fame, and owns karate schools in southern Colorado.
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firstname.lastname@example.org =====================Don Bendell Speaks out about the Attack on AmericaDon Bendell. ... Don Bendell served as a Special Forces Captain in Vietnam,and returned home to inspire a new generation with his writing. ...
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