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Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
30-Jul-04 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Speech Mr. Kerry!
Subject: RE: BS: Great Speech Mr. Kerry!
Good words from a decent man.

NOT WISHY-WASHY at all. Kerry is simply a pragmatist who has the intelligence to change his mind when the facts indicate that that is the correct thing to do. I admire the trait that some call vascillating.

Yes, he went to Viet Nam, and while there did the best he could in an insane situation. When he saw the wrong-headedness of that war, he had the strength to be wishy-washy --- and change his mind. That is hard as hell to do in a platoon marching toward the battle lines, but afterwards the statement that was made by the vets against that war showed me that this man, John Kerry, is one of those that could possibly try to do some of what we might want our president to do. Still, it's admirable that his support of those now in harms way in Iraq and Afghanistgan is realistic and not simpliatic.

Art Thieme