A response to a question about LTjg Kerry to his fellow offi

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A response to a question about LTjg Kerry to his fellow offi

This is only one of the questions posed and answered by Kerry's former fellow officers on their web site which were asked by the generalpublic.Oracle
=================================================Further information is available on their web site-SwiftVets.com. What exactly has Kerry lied about?
====================================== Senator Kerry misrepresented his own actions and those of his fellow officers and men. We believe that some of that misrepresentation resulted in him receiving medals to which he was not entitled. While many people might think that is immaterial, it is a matter of great importance to military personnel and veterans. As our chairman, Rear Admiral Roy Hoffman, U.S. Navy (Ret.), has said, "This is not a political issue. It is a matter of his judgment, truthfulness, reliability, loyalty and trust -- all absolute tenets of command." It is a matter of public record that John Kerry lied before Congress when he falsely portrayed his fellow service personnel in Vietnam as rapists and baby killers. John Kerry claimed that American troops were guilty of "crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command," and that we "personally raped" and otherwise brutalized innocent civilians. Kerry specifically accused Swift boat personnel of "showing the flag and firing at sampans and villages along the banks" and "butchering a lot of innocent people." None of that is true. We believe Senator Kerry's irresponsible accusations damaged the U.S. war effort. Whether his testimony was designed to advance a political or personal agenda, we do believe that testimony endangered our prisoners of war, dishonored those injured and killed in action and did irreparable harm to the reputation of servicemen who served honorably in Vietnam only to return home to unwarranted ridicule and abuse. Drawing on the credibility of a tour of duty in Vietnam, however abbreviated, John Kerry shaped a false, slanderous image of U.S. military personnel as violent, vicious and brutal. U.S. military personnel, Senator Kerry told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, are collectively "a monster in the form of millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence." That is untrue. As with military men and women today, U.S. military personnel in Vietnam went out of their way to safeguard innocent life, often taking casualties themselves rather than putting civilians at risk. Having lied to the world about his former comrades, it is our view that Senator Kerry is unfit to command our sons and daughters as Commander-in-Chief.