I feel like Xena, or: Vets for Bush, read my lips.

She’s always been my role model, but I have to say that’s it’s pretty exhausting and time consuming defending myself and my beliefs against the onslaught in my comments.
OK, it’s not exactly an onslaught, but I’ll bet that post is the reason I’m getting between 30 and 40 hits a day — which hasn’t happened since I was hanging around the fringes of the “A” bloggers and getting interviewed by the NY Times.
It’s awfully hard to keep being nice to people who call me a hypocrite bitch. But I do believe in Christian charity and the necessity to hold up to the mirror of truth to the misguided and destructive nature of our very own Shrub.
And so, for all of those who keep telling me how they, as Vets, support Bush, I send them to these links, reminding them that we tend NOT TO SEE the world as IT IS, but rather AS WE ARE:
I particularly like this site, which documents the way the Swift Boater guys had manipulated truths about Kerry and his service in Vietnam. Holy Moley! These guys need to be hooked up to lie detectors!! Although they probably believe their own lies; after all, it’s to their advantage to do so.
So, how about reading the account of Kerry and his Swift Boat by someone who was actually there on February 28, 1969 on the Dong Cung River: William Rood, also a Swift Boat officer.
He begins his article, (which was published in the Chicago Tribune) with this:
There were three swift boats on the river that day in Vietnam more than 35 years ago–three officers and 15 crew members. Only two of those officers remain to talk about what happened on February 28, 1969.
One is John Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate who won a Silver Star for what happened on that date. I am the other.

He also makes this telling statement:
Known over radio circuits by the call sign “Latch,” then-Capt. and now retired Rear Adm. Roy Hoffmann, the task force commander, fired off a message congratulating the three swift boats, saying at one point that the tactic of charging the ambushes was a “shining example of completely overwhelming the enemy” and that it “may be the most efficacious method of dealing with small numbers of ambushers.”
Hoffmann has become a leading critic of Kerry’s and now says that what the boats did on that day demonstrated Kerry’s inclination to be impulsive to a fault.
Our decision to use that tactic under the right circumstances was not impulsive but was the result of discussions well beforehand and a mutual agreement of all three boat officers.

Let’s hope the truth will out.
Addendum: Whether we support Bush or Kerry, we all seem to be convinced we are in the know and in the right. (see discussion here).
Further discussion there is futile because:
1. We are what we believe.
2. We do not see the world as it is; we see it as we are.
3. One man’s fat slob (see comments here) is another man’s hero.
Vote for someone with conscience and compassion; with the intelligence, eloquence, and perspective to lead a nation that must be a crucial contributor to global cooperation; who has personally experienced the horrors of war; who believes in the separation of church and state; who is not in the pockets of the “haves and have mores.”

2 thoughts on “I feel like Xena, or: Vets for Bush, read my lips.

  1. I’ve been following DailyHowler, which has linked to many of the first person accounts that debunk the Slime Boat’ers.
    Sorry about your idiot commenters. People who vote for Bush are, without exception, far less informed than other people.
    People who watch FOX are far more likely to be mis-informed, in general.
    The incompentent only learn better after a lesson.

  2. Elaine: Not to be easy, but your comments and posts are always on the mark, accurate, measured and prompt. So, there, I wish there were more bloggers – more people – like you.

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