The Deployment Diary

Monday, March 08, 2004

Kerry Criticized by his Naval Commanders?

Well, it certainly wouldn't surprise me.

“[T]he fabled and distinguished chief of naval operations,Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, told me — 30 years ago when he was still CNO —that during his own command of U.S. naval forces in Vietnam, just prior to his anointment as CNO, young Kerry had created great problems for him and the other top brass,by killing so many non-combatant civilians and going after other non-military targets.‘We had virtually to straitjacket him to keep him under control,’ the admiral said. ‘Bud’ Zumwalt got it right when he assessed Kerry as having large ambitions — but promised that his career in Vietnam would haunt him if he were ever on the national stage.” And this statement was made despite the fact Zumwalt had personally pinned a Silver Star on Mr. Kerry.

Let's all remember that Kerry opened this can of worms by using his four months in Vietnam in every other sentence - whether it fit or not. He's opened the door.

Now, where is the press demanding that he open is medical records? They demanded to see all of President Bush's National Guard records to "prove" he wasn't AWOL or a deserter - even though he was discharged honorably. Please. Can we at least play hardball with both candidates? This election could impact our country's future in a devestating way if the wrong man is elected for the times in which we live. It seems to me, the press might want to start demanding on both sides - equally.

Setting Straight Kerry’s War Record

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