Kerry and Vets

by Mackubin Thomas Owens

You are correct that Vietnam veterans are a politically diverse group. But I believe a vast majority of them dispise Kerry for the same reasons I do—his actions upon his return. I happen to believe it is counterproductive to question his actions while “in country,” but many of my fellow veterans have persisted in pushing this point. But even if there was no question about his combat record—and I give him the benefit of the doubt—what he did by slandering us all upon his return is simply reprehensible. As far as I am concern, his weak “apology” last Sunday with Tim Russert I a case of too little, too late. The fact that thirty years after Vietnam, I and others like me still have to write pieces like I have recently for NRO and National Review is absolutely disgraceful.

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