[extropy-chat] Re: Why Kerry is -still- a better choice than Bush,

Brent Neal brentn at freeshell.org
Sun Aug 15 04:58:03 UTC 2004

 (8/14/04 23:37) Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:

>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.

Exactly. This is why Mike's claims of a vast swell of swift boat veterans decrying Kerry falls flat.  To paraphrase someone else: "John Kerry is a douchebag but he's still a better leader than the Shrub."  Just because a veteran disagrees with Kerry's anti-war stance does not mean that he agrees with O'Neill's wingnuttery.  To assume otherwise is so incredibly, blindly partisan as to defy common sense.


Brent Neal
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