[extropy-chat] Re: Why Kerry is -still- a better choice than Bush,
thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun Aug 15 04:37:31 UTC 2004
At 09:03 PM 8/14/2004 -0700, Mike Lorrey wrote:
>Nope, that page shows 18 vets against him, three for him, and two
>indeterminate, which reflects my own stats pretty accurately.
They're mostly not `against him' in the relevant sense (for this thread) of
asserting witness of his alleged cowardice and incompetence in the face of
the enemy. They are against his subsequent claims that the Vietnam war
involved unjustified terror and atrocities, claims in which they feel
painfully implicated. That dirty rat! Everyone knows that the Vietnam war
was conducted in a polite and gentlemanly way by the Americans and their
allies, much as the Iraq war is being conducted nowadays.
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