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Do ANY Veterans Deserve ALL of their Medals ?

Eric Haubert         September 5, 2004     (August 26)     page 1


John Kerry's friends say that he served honorably in Vietnam.
John Kerry's enemies say otherwise. Whom are we to believe ?

It all comes down to certain basic questions.   Do you believe
that John Kerry's accusers are "honorable" men ?   Or perhaps
they were the ones committing the "atrocities,"  and they hate
him because he exposed them for what they are.

Suppose that John Kerry was in the Nazi SS.   No, that's too
extreme.   Suppose he was in the German Army, -- in World
War I.     Or perhaps he was in the Confederate Army, which
fought to maintain slavery.

Now, suppose that his friends and crew-members in one of
these organizations supported him, but the majority were
opposed.   Would you believe his accusers, or would you
suspect THEM of being the ones who are dishonorable ?

Were Nixon and Johnson "honorable" men ?   Is George W.
Bush an "honorable" man ?   Can an honest man get elected to
public office ?

Was the war in Vietnam a "noble cause" ?    Was that war
"necessary" for our national security ?    Was Walter Cronkite a
"communist sympathizer" ?    Was there "light at the end of the
tunnel" ?

Any question of whether Kerry lied begs the question of
whether Nixon lied.   Any question of whether Kerry deserved
his medals begs the question of whether OTHER veterans
deserved THEIR medals.

No veteran is perfect, and maybe this election should be about
the fact that war is inherently  a dishonorable business.

Eric Haubert
Massillon, Ohio
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