"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Kerry puts politics over national security (again)

>> Sunday, September 19, 2004

John Kerry's little sister is stumping for Kerry overseas. Her latest stop was Australia where she is trying to undermine the US-Australian alliance. Not only does she, and the rest of the Kerry campaign, not know recent history, she is actively trying to fracture an alliance with an active member of the coalition fighting the War on Terror. [Isn't that treason? Our treason laws should really be enforced - Jody]

Is the Kerry campaign really this tone deaf? Do they think that alienating allies in wartime would win them votes?


UPDATE FROM JODY: I don't think Kerry campaign staffers want Kerry to win. They've done nothing to endear him to the voting public. Nor has he offered any viable options. All he has done is criticize Bush administration. All whine and no cheese.


UPDATE FROM DOUG: Australian blogger Chrenkoff has more

2 comments:

Doug Halsted 12:21 PM  

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Camp/7624/Generals/giap.htm

Born: 1912
Place of Birth: An Xa, Vietnam
Military University: none
Wars Fought:
-World War II
-First Indochina War(French-Indochina War 1946-1954)
-Second Indochina War(Vietnam War 1965-1972)
-Third Indochina War 1979-81

Vietnam War: Gen. Giap planned and directed the military operations against the French that culminated in their defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. During the 1960's Giap controlled guerrilla operations against South Vietnam and the United States and planned the Tet Offensive of 1968.

In his book, Giap clearly indicated that NVA troops were without sufficient supplies, and had been continually defeated time and again.

By 1968, NVA morale was at it's lowest point ever. The plans for "Tet" '68 was their last desperate attempt to achieve a success, in an effort to boost the NVA morale. When it was over, General Giap and the NVA viewed the Tet '68 offensive as a failure, they were on their knees and had prepared to negotiate a surrender.

At that time, there were fewer than 10,000 U.S. casualties, the Vietnam War was about to end, as the NVA was prepared to accept their defeat. Then, they heard Walter Cronkite (former CBS News anchor and correspondent) on TV proclaiming the success of the Tet '68 offensive by the communist NVA. They were completely and totally amazed at hearing that the US Embassy had been overrun. In reality, The NVA had not gained access to the Embassy--there were some VC who had been killed on the grassy lawn, but they hadn't gained access. Further reports indicated the riots and protesting on the streets of America.

According to Giap, these distorted reports were inspirational to the NVA. They changed their plans from a negotiated surrender and decided instead, they only needed to persevere for one more hour, day, week, month, eventually the protesters in American would help them to achieve a victory they knew they could not win on the battlefield.

Doug Halsted 1:36 PM  

The Captain has the response from Australia, go stuff yourself...

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