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Need to take closer look at frontrunner
Now that Senator John Kerry is the frontrunner for the Democratic Party for U.S. president, we voting Americans should take a closer look at him.
At what point did he decide the Vietnam was an unjust war? Did the war become unjust while Kerry was still in Vietnam? Kerry testified before a congressional committee after he came back from the war, while it was still going on I might add, that he heard that American solders were raping people and cutting off the ears of the Vietcong. He also testified that it was an unjust war. There are a few questions we should ask the senator. The first question is did he ever see any of these atrocities by Americans and if so why didn't he stop them?
Was he still killing the Vietcong when he discovered the war was not a just one, and if so why did he continue? If the answer is that it was his duty, then this the same answer the Germans gave at Nuremberg. As an officer, he could have resigned his commission and returned home.
We should all hope he didn't realize the unjustness of the war until he returned home. What I suspect is Kerry was a war hero and returned with many medals. Anticipating a hero's welcome he was rejected by the liberal community he grew up in.
The senator could be a political chameleon. We saw this with another president, John Kennedy and the farce of PT109.
We should not doubt Kerry's heroism in Vietnam. What we should be leery of is his about-face tactics if we are to consider him for commander and chief of the United States.