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April 23, 2006

Mr "Winter Soldier" on Patriotism ~ STFU Kerry


Wartime Dissent Is Part Of Patriotism, Kerry Says

Sunday, April 23, 2006; Page A04

Thirty-five years after Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry (D) appeared before a Senate committee to call for an end to the war in Vietnam, he defended that decision yesterday in a speech in his home town and linked it to his current insistence on an early drawdown of troops from Iraq.

Kerry, in remarks delivered in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, cast dissent in wartime as a patriotic act -- a response to Republican critics who insist that questioning the conduct of the war in Iraq emboldens America's enemies.

"I believed then, just as I believe now, that it is profoundly wrong to think that fighting for your country overseas and fighting for your country's ideals at home are contradictory or even separate duties," he said. "They are, in fact, two sides of the very same patriotic coin."

Yesterday's address was the latest move in Kerry's shadow presidential campaign, launched in the aftermath of his 2004 defeat by President Bush. In a series of speeches, guest columns and television appearances, Kerry has sought to right what many Democrats regard as the defects of that race by outlining a clear exit strategy for Iraq and vowing to fight back against GOP attacks on his and other Democrats' patriotism. Kerry's aggressive attitude is also aimed at wooing liberal voters for a potential presidential bid in 2008.

Beginning last fall, Kerry has advocated setting a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Recently, he said that if an Iraqi government is not formed by May 15, the United States should immediately withdraw its forces.

"If Iraqis aren't willing to build a unity government in the five months since the election, they're probably not willing to build one at all," Kerry said.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Wartime dissent that consists of demonizing those doing the bleeding and dieing is not patriotic by any definition...except by those who hate our country. He can try to rationalize his behavior anyway he wants, but, the fact remains he is a traitor.

I guess the word "patriotism" is the next word to get whored-out and twisted around by the leftist's.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 23, 2006 01:14 AM


"Demonetize"? You mean take away their money? Like Bush is doing with the financial benefits of the widows of soldiers who have died in his dirty little war? Or did you mean "demonize"? You know, if you can't spell, you don't get your point across. And I won't even get into your other errors. You chose your avatar well, pseudo-blonde person.

As for "patriotism" getting whored-out, you right-wingers have already done that. Just as you have with the American flag. I've seen so many fascists wrap themselves in it, I get creeped out when I see the Stars and Stripes now. It's become a symbol of the vicious killers.

Thank goodness I emigrated to Australia last year. Unfortunately, the anti-Muslim race rioters in Sydney last December were wearing Aussie flags as capes when they bashed the Lebanese. You woulda loved it!

Posted by: Bukko at April 23, 2006 03:58 AM

Bukko, I have corrected my typo.Thanks for pointing it out to me.
But you are wrong I did not want it to
say "demonize".
The word I was typing was "demonizing"
and it was simply a typo.

You can't even tell the truth about what the typo was. hahahahahaha

I had said this."Wartime dissent that consists of demonetizing those doing the bleeding and dieing is not patriotic by any definition"

And this was not my typo was

As far as the rest of your comment I just feel sorry for you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 23, 2006 08:41 AM

Hey Bucko, how is Bush taking the financial benefits of soldiers widows?

Posted by: BobF at April 23, 2006 11:41 AM

Bucko, you parasite, try New Zealand. It'll be more to your liking.

Your creepy mania and need to run away, Bukko, is because you're a failed, unstable misfit who's better off out of the country. Fascism? That was the quickest resort to Godwin's Law I've ever seen, even for a lefty pinhead like you. You're drowning in the shallow end of the IQ Pool.

Let me also get this straight. Conservatives have whored patriotism so you moved to Australia? Advice. Get your GED. What an idiot.

Posted by: Rhod at April 23, 2006 04:16 PM

Bucko, Australia has always been one of America’s staunchest allies. It’s too bad you had to immigrate there. It looks like your getting tired of the Aussies patriotism too. Gee, I wonder where you can immigrate to next. Maybe you should try an Islamist nation. After all, they are so peace loving and tolerant of others.

What a racist.

Posted by: BobF at April 23, 2006 10:49 PM