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Thursday, September 02, 2004
Ollie Takes It To Kerry
Here is Ollie's take on what the Right's beef is with Kerry. It's really pretty simple (although he goes easier on Kerry regarding events in Vietnam than I would) (via BushAnimal):
The issue is what you did to us when you came home, John.As for what did happen in Vietnam, compare and contrast Kerry's 3 Purple Hearts (aka, his ticket home) with Ollie's actions:
When you got home, you co-founded Vietnam Veterans Against the War and wrote "The New Soldier," which denounced those of us who served -- and were still serving -- on the battlefields of a thankless war. Worst of all, John, you then accused me -- and all of us who served in Vietnam -- of committing terrible crimes and atrocities.
Your "antiwar" statements and activities were painful for those of us carrying the scars of Vietnam and trying to move on with our lives. And for those who were still there, it was even more hurtful. But those who suffered the most from what you said and did were the hundreds of American prisoners of war being held by Hanoi. Here's what some of them endured because of you, John:
Like you, I have a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. I only have two Purple Hearts, though. I turned down the others so that I could stay with the Marines in my rifle platoon.We need a lot more men and women with Ollie's spirit...they are what makes this country work.