Baseball Crank
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February 10, 2004
POLITICS/WAR: Dishonor

From the NY Daily News:

A new Time/CNN poll . . . found that 60% of voters deem Kerry did proper service in Vietnam, but only 39% deem Bush did.

So . . . 40% of survey respondents think that Kerry piloting his boat through firefights isn't enough? What would satisfy these people? Do the other 40% think he (1) should have died there, or (2) should have refused to serve?

On the other hand, Charles Johnson points out that this is dishonorable:

Al Gore . . . was a featured speaker at the Arab League’s lunatic “think tank” known as the Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow-up . . . what should we call lending the prestige of the US Vice Presidency to a blatantly insane anti-America, antisemitic Arab hate group in the Persian Gulf—after September 11? And taking their money—no doubt quite a lot of it?

Johnson also links to an example of the kind of stuff the Zayed Centre has featured from other speakers.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:18 AM | Politics 2004 • | War 2004 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Agree about Kerry. Short of being John Rambo, I’m not sure what more he could’ve done over there. I suspect the 40% are people who either are penalizing Kerry for his behavior right AFTER the war or hard-core anti-war types who oppose the idea of any American having fought in Vietnam.

As for the Gore thing, why have the likes of James Baker and Jimmy Cater spoken there as well?

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at February 10, 2004 10:08 AM

What, James "The Velvet Hammer" Baker has spoken there as well?

The Bush family consigliere?

I'm sure the Crank is just as reved up about this as....

....he was about Gore doing the same.

Posted by: C Giddy at February 10, 2004 10:23 AM

BTW - I, of course, meant Jimmy CARTER (not Cater, whoever he may be).

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at February 10, 2004 11:15 AM
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