Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Stooges



Ramirez, staying on point, as is his habit.  I'm somewhat ambivalent about Hagel, less so about Obama, and MUCH less so about Kerry.  I'll never forgive the senator from Massachusetts for these words (an excerpt from Kerry's Senate testimony on 04/22/1971):
I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.
It is impossible to describe to you exactly what did happen in Detroit, the emotions in the room, the feelings of the men who were reliving their experiences in Vietnam, but they did. They relived the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do.

They told the stories at times they had 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 in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

We call this investigation the "Winter Soldier Investigation." The term "Winter Soldier" is a play on words of Thomas Paine in 1776 when he spoke of the Sunshine Patriot and summertime soldiers who deserted at Valley Forge because the going was rough.

We who have come here to Washington have come here because we feel we have to be winter soldiers now. We could come back to this country; we could be quiet; we could hold our silence; we could not tell what went on in Vietnam, but we feel because of what threatens this country, the fact that the crimes threaten it, not reds, and not redcoats but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out.

Fuck you and your Winter Soldiers, Kerry.

8 comments:

  1. "Fuck you and your Winter Soldiers, Kerry."

    ----and the horse you rode in on and the Colonel who sent you..

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  2. Hear! Hear!

    I second that emotion!

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  3. I second all the above.

    Don't trust Hagel either.

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    1. I don't like a lot of what I read about Hagel.

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  4. I have gotten to the point where I have to turn off the TV or radio (or at least change the channel) whenever Duh One comes on. There is not a word in the English language strong enough to express the loathing I feel for him and what he is doing to this once great country.

    Kerry should have been tried for treason. Lurch deserved every bit of Swift Boating he got, and then some.

    Hagel is probably the best of these turds, and that ain't saying much at all.

    WTF has happened to our Country that we have these anti-Americans running things?

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    1. I agree with all your sentiments, OG. America failed its collective IQ test this past November.

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