Monday, September 13, 2004

Vichy McPeak

General Merrill A. McPeak, for those of you not familiar with his background, is a retired general in the US Air Force. He had a distinguished career as a fighter pilot, fought honorably over Vietnam, held numerous senior positions and rose to become the Chief of Staff.

He now supports John Kerry's candidacy for President of the United States.

Just for the record, let's review what we know about John Kerry.

John Kerry served a year on the USS Gridley, of which five weeks were spent in the vicinity of Vietnam, far off the coast. He now claims this as his first "tour". Kerry then spent four months assigned to swift boats, during which time he spent one month in training and three months in action. According to almost every man that served with him, he exhibited cowardice, engaged in self-serving lies, and managed to win three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star based on his own disingenuous accounts of what happened on the rivers of the Mekong Delta.

He then returned from Vietnam and accused American soldiers, sailors, airmen, their commanders and the US government of committing atrocities "reminiscent of the armies of Genghis Khan". He admitted to committing such atrocities himself.

These comments were used by the North Vietnamese as they attempted to coerce similar confessions out of hundreds of brave American prisoners of war. There's no doubt his actions contributed greatly to the emotional and physical suffering of these men.

At the same time, Kerry was founding the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, the VVAW. In that capacity he likely witnessed discussions of a plot to assassinate congressional supporters of the war. He also traveled to Paris for meetings with representatives of North Vietnam. There is evidence that he and his fellow VVAW scum betrayed the US by coordinating their actions with the North Vietnamese to weaken our war effort while our troops were still engaged on the ground and in the air. This bolstering of Communist resolve undoubtedly contributed to additional American deaths on the ground.

John Kerry did all of this while still a commissioned officer in the US Naval Reserve.

If these acts had been committed by any citizen of this country, they would be despicable. That they were committed by an officer in the United States' armed forces is beyond the pale. It's a betrayal of every notion that honorable men and women hold dear. John Kerry should be a convicted criminal, not a candidate for Commander-in-Chief of the very military he slandered as a young officer and tried to eviscerate as the most liberal member of the Senate for 20 years.

So, here's the rub. General McPeak, by supporting John Kerry, has put himself in the same category as those French generals in 1940 who threw their lot in with Marshall Petain and the collaborators of Vichy. He spits on the very men he served with in Southeast Asia; dishonors the men and women fighting, and dying, today in Iraq and Afghanistan; and legitimizes the treasonous actions of people like John Kerry, Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden and so may others who are icons of the blame-America-first left.

Merrill McPeak has no honor. There's no greater indictment than that.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I checked we still had freedom of speech and assembly. Oops, I forgot, people who doesn't talk in line with the Neo-Cons or Nixon in in the 70's are (were) unpatriotic. As much as you Neo-cons Nazi's (Yes, that is what you are)like talking about building a free Middle East, the thing you hate most is freedom of speech in the United States.

September 14, 2004 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger Tov B. Brog said...

Let's see....

I didn't write that Mr McPeak couldn't support John Kerry, just that it's dishonorable to do so.

Apparently, criticizing what someone says is abridging their free speech. So, I shouldn't do so.

Gee Mister Leftee, isn't that abridging my free speech?

September 14, 2004 at 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who did not oppose the war in Vietnam (preferably violently) is not worthy of life, much less American citizenship. Note to neocons: If the war in Vietnam was so important to win, then why don't you go back there to win it? Oh, I see. It turns out Vietnam was not a threat after all. The fact is that Kerry told the truth that the soldiers did committ attrocities. These are well documented for anyone who cares about truth.

I have little respect for anyone spineless enough to have gone over to slaughter innocent civilians in the name of imperialism than for the brave individuals that risked imprisonment for the moral opposition to senseless slaughter.

Bush and his Israeli liars should be tried for unprovoked aggression.

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