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RedDotSml.gif “‘STOLEN HONOR,’ a documentary exposing John Kerry’s record of betrayal.”

By producer Carlton Sherwood, from his Red, White & Blue Productions.

RedDotSml.gifSwift Boat Ad #3: Kerry’s Own Shipmate Calls Kerry on Lie”

RedDotSml.gifAdmiral speaks out, disputes Kerry’s account of 1st wound,” by Robert Novak

RedDotSml.gif “HYPOCRISY, THY NAME IS KERRY,” an expose of the many hundred of complicity compromised attorneys and employees and contributors who comingle without comment between the DNC, Kerry Campaign and creepy 527s — with nary a glance by the curious media other than this one conservative checker.

RedDotSml.gif “The Next Big Thing,” more of that contrary, conflicted, cryptic, cheliform media.

RedDotSml.gif “Farewell, John Kerry”.

RedDotSml.gif …(a symbolic drink of cool, clear water is here…)

RedDotSml.gif BEST WISHES to the RNC Bloggers and the RNC 2004 Convention, which begins Monday in New York. Visit the RNC Bloggers’ site, read about each of them as individuals, and, get your blogroll code and logos from HERE.

7 C O M M E N T S

  1. justaguy says:

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/elect/cst-nws-lips27.html

    Plot thickens after checking records

    August 27, 2004

    BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB

    In the midst of the controversy between the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Kerry campaign representatives about Kerry’s service in Vietnam, new questions have arisen.

    The Kerry campaign has repeatedly stated that the official naval records prove the truth of Kerry’s assertions about his service.

    But the official records on Kerry’s Web site only add to the confusion. The DD214 form, an official Defense Department document summarizing Kerry’s military career posted on johnkerry.com, includes a “Silver Star with combat V.”

    But according to a U.S. Navy spokesman, “Kerry’s record is incorrect. The Navy has never issued a ‘combat V’ to anyone for a Silver Star.”

    Naval regulations do not allow for the use of a “combat V” for the Silver Star, the third-highest decoration the Navy awards. None of the other services has ever granted a Silver Star “combat V,” either.

    Fake claims not uncommon

    B.G. Burkett, a Vietnam veteran himself, received the highest award the Army gives to a civilian, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, for his book Stolen Valor. Burkett pored through thousands of military service records, uncovering phony claims of awards and fake claims of military service. “I’ve run across several claims for Silver Stars with combat V’s, but they were all in fake records,” he said.

    Burkett recently filed a complaint that led last month to the sentencing of Navy Capt. Roger D. Edwards to 115 days in the brig for falsification of his records.

    Kerry’s Web site also lists two different citations for the Silver Star. One was issued by the commander in chief of the Pacific Command (CINCPAC), Adm. John Hyland. The other, issued by Secretary of the Navy John Lehman during the Reagan administration, contained some revisions and additional language. “By his brave actions, bold initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty, Lieutenant (j.g.) Kerry reflected great credit upon himself… .”

    One award, three citations

    But a third citation exists that appears to be the earliest. And it is not on the Kerry campaign Web site. It was issued by Vice Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, commander of U.S. naval forces in Vietnam. This citation lacks the language in the Hyland citation or that added by the Lehman version, but includes another 170 words in a detailed description of Kerry’s attack on a Viet Cong ambush, his killing of an enemy soldier carrying a loaded rocket launcher, as well as military equipment captured and a body count of dead enemy.

    Maj. Anthony Milavic, a retired Marine Vietnam veteran, calls the issuance of three citations for the same medal “bizarre.” Milavic hosts Milinet, an Internet forum popular with the military community that is intended “to provide a forum in military/political affairs.”

    Normally in the case of a lost citation, Milavec points out, the awardee simply asked for a copy to be sent to him from his service personnel records office where it remains on file. “I have never heard of multi-citations from three different people for the same medal award,” he said. Nor has Burkett: “It is even stranger to have three different descriptions of the awardee’s conduct in the citations for the same award.”

    So far, there are also two varying citations for Kerry’s Bronze Star, one by Zumwalt and the other by Lehman as secretary of the Navy, both posted on johnkerry.com.

    Kerry’s Web site also carries a DD215 form revising his DD214, issued March 12, 2001, which adds four bronze campaign stars to his Vietnam service medal. The campaign stars are issued for participation in any of the 17 Department of Defense named campaigns that extended from 1962 to the cease-fire in 1973.

    However, according to the Navy spokesman, Kerry should only have two campaign stars: one for “Counteroffensive, Phase VI,” and one for “Tet69, Counteroffensive.”

    94 pages of records unreleased?

    Reporting by the Washington Post’s Michael Dobbs points out that although the Kerry campaign insists that it has released Kerry’s full military records, the Post was only able to get six pages of records under its Freedom of Information Act request out of the “at least a hundred pages” a Naval Personnel Office spokesman called the “full file.”

    What could that more than 100 pages contain? Questions have been raised about President Bush’s drill attendance in the reserves, but Bush received his honorable discharge on schedule. Kerry, who should have been discharged from the Navy about the same time — July 1, 1972 — wasn’t given the discharge he has on his campaign Web site until July 13, 1978. What delayed the discharge for six years? This raises serious questions about Kerry’s performance while in the reserves that are far more potentially damaging than those raised against Bush.

    Experts point out that even the official military records get screwed up. Milavic is trying to get mistakes in his own DD214 file corrected. In his opinion, “these entries are not prima facie evidence of lying or unethical behavior on the part of Kerry or anyone else with screwed-up DD214s.”

    Burkett, who has spent years working with the FBI, Department of Justice and all of the military services uncovering fraudulent files in the official records, is less charitable: “The multiple citations and variations in the official record are reason for suspicion in itself, even disregarding the current swift boat veterans’ controversy.”

    Thomas Lipscomb is chairman of the Center for the Digital Future in New York.

  2. justaguy says:

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40188

    1996: Kerry judged false decorations ‘very wrong’

    Amid questions about one of John Kerry’s combat “V” decorations, unearthed remarks
    by the senator eight years ago reveal he judged an admiral’s allegedly false awards as a
    serious offense that disqualified him from leadership.

    After the suicide of Adm. Mike Boorda in 1996, National Review columnist Kate O’Beirne
    notes Kerry gave his response to two Boston papers.

  3. -S- says:

    About the electoral votes for Bush vs. Kerry, I look at the nations’ map (that CNN article with graphic) and I think that, for instance as with New Hampshire that last election voted for Bush but is now appearing to intend toward Kerry (“name recognition…”), it’s as if many the nation over are voting emotionally as Democrats without any real regard for Kerry as President. I know in my own experience, reading, for instance, many of the liberal comments earlier on among Democrats, they all truly reviled Kerry and were mostly pro-Dean, anti-DNC and certainly anti-RNC. It seems now, however, that it isn’t about leadership for Democrats so much as it is about winning the Presidency, however irreverantly. Which is rather frightening, particularly given that there’s not a great deal of support for the candidate (Kerry), but actual dislike of him by those now claiming to vote for him.

    New Hampshire needs a wake up, among others, but it’s curious to see that neighboring states are “blue” (DNC), and pretty isolated in interacting from the larger, core of the nation. Which is how they’re also behaving, actually, and intending as to the use of the Executive.

  4. -S- says:

    Thanks, too, for sharing these two articles about the citations and “awards” regarding Kerry’s history.

    The issue from that earlier information you shared — interactions from that forum discussing the presence of the “V” on the three copies of the citations — now makes far more sense.

    Very interesting quote here:
    “The multiple citations and variations in the official record are reason for suspicion in itself, even disregarding the current swift boat veterans’ controversy.”

    And that Kerry has ostracized and supported penalizing others with questionable “awards” and credits in their pasts — he’s been on the Intelligence Committee, yes? — this will be an interesting issue to see ongoingingly develope.

    Obviously, there’s a missing gap in Kerry’s service record (six years!?!) which alone should cause anyone with any credibility to want to know why it’s missing and what has been prevented to be known. Since Kerry’s had so much time in the Senate, I wonder what damage has been done or not done…

  5. justaguy says:

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/elect/cst-nws-lips28.html

    Former Navy Secretary John Lehman has no idea where a Silver Star citation displayed on Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s campaign Web site came from, he said Friday. The citation appears over Lehman’s signature. “It is a total mystery to me. I never saw it. I never signed it. I never approved it. And the additional language it contains was not written by me,” he said.

  6. justaguy says:

    I think it’s just vile that Kerry drove that poor guy to suicide…when there’s huge questions around his own record. -justaguy