Remember, it’s a documentary

According to NewsMax, there’s a new documentary in town:

A new documentary will soon be released that may do more damage to John Kerry than even the devastating Swift Boat Veterans’ ad. […]

In a description of the new film, the producers explain that “when John Kerry appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the spring of 1971, his testimony sent shock waves throughout America and the world. … Lt. Kerry’s widely televised statements were dramatic and persuasive, made all the more credible by the fact he had been there, said he had witnessed many of these same atrocities.”

He did? Sadly, No!

I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.

It is impossible to describe to you exactly what did happen in Detroit, the emotions in the room, the feelings of the men who were reliving their experiences in Vietnam, but they did. They relived the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do.

They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, tape wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the country side of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.


Comments: 6


Obviously, the testimony is the atrocity.


Well, no. Actually the atrocity label could most accurately be put on the act of calling this thing “a documentary”. It is no more a documentary than “Fahrenheit 9/11” is a documentary.
Another emotion-bating quick-labeling Repug smear attempt is what i call it.
You can read Kerry’s statement before Congress in full here. ..


Oddly enough, I caught a little bit of an MSNBC piece about John Kerry this weekend (probably part of their “Headliners and Legends” series). If they think they can make Kerry look bad by showing him speaking the words, they’re deluded, because that testimony was amazing.

Since it was MSNBC, of course, they had to have a ridiculous gaffe. They showed a clip of Kerry’s testimony and then had a talking head give his opinion on behalf of Vietnam veterans about why they were upset that Kerry testified.

That talking head? Chickenhawk Bill O’Reilly, who, if I recall correctly, never came within 10,000 miles of Vietnam during the war. Why the hell did they have someone WHO DIDN’T GO present what was supposedly the view of Vietnam vets?


Welcome to Elision Fields, where one or more critical qualifiers are intentionally or unintentionally omitted.

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“Kerry raped ears” in the National Review

Jed Babbin of NRO is just one of many who want to remind you of Kerry’s testimony about Viet Nam: Denny Baum…


Sadly, No! is sadly mistaken but is that a surpris

Sadly, No! takes to task the new documentary by Vietnam Vets called Stolen Honor and sadly simply demonstrates that lead poisoning does indeed affect ones ability to comprehend. Put down the lead chips and step away from the keyboard.

You have a c…


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