Thursday, August 26, 2004

If you liked the Swift Vets, then you'll just LOVE...

If John Kerry thought he was having problems with his former comrades in arms now, he's going to probably have even more trouble with another group that will soon be letting themselves be heard:
"Stolen Honor" investigates how John Kerry's actions during the Vietnam era impacted the treatment of American soldiers and POWs. Using John Kerry's own words, the documentary juxtaposes John Kerry's actions with the words of veterans who were still in Vietnam when John Kerry was leading the anti-war movement.
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Little did the American prisoners of war imagine that half a world away events were conspiring to make their precarious situation even more desperate. That an American Naval Lieutenant after a 4-month tour of duty in Vietnam was meeting secretly in an undisclosed location in Paris with a top enemy diplomat. That this same lieutenant would later join forces with Jane Fonda to form an anti-war group of so-called Vietnam veterans, some of whom would be later discovered as frauds who never set foot on a battlefield. All this culminating in John Kerry's Senate testimony that would be blared over loud speakers to convince our prisoners that back home they were being accused and abandoned. Enemy propagandists had found a new and willing accomplice. (Narration from Stolen Honor)

This is going to be hard for Kerry to deny. While the events surrounding his actions in Vietnam has been a collection of he said/he said (mainly because Kerry wrote most of the after-action reports) his statements upon returning to America and his anti-war activities are very well documented and will not be subject to interpretation or hazy memories. Even the comic strip Doonsbury parodied Kerry in 1971. For the P.O.W.'s, this is truly seared, seared into their memories.