By Phil “Hands” Handley, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Wed, 26 Dec 2012
(Edited by Bob Monty 29 Dec 2012)
I had a dream last night…There sat dog-faced nominee John FN Kerry before the Senate confirmation committee for appointment as Secretary of State. After the Chair had praised his vast “diplomatic experience” followed by praise for his integrity, honorable service, etc., he finally turned the hearing over to the rest of the senators for their questions. And here is where my dream turned to fantasy – for in my dream – the first Republican senator to ask a question started with this:
“Senator, your life story is a long and storied one; well known throughout the world. And the Chair has praised your integrity and diplomatic exper-ience. I’d like to start by asking you to once again describe your famous Christmas Eve, secret mission into Cambodia, which I find most inter-esting since you weren’t even in South East Asia at any point around Christmas of that year.
“Then I would like to ask this: Is consorting with our nation’s enemy part of your “diplomatic exper-ience,” like North Vietnam while we were at war; the Sandinistas while we were engaged in conflict in Central America; the butchers Bashar Assad and Saddam Hussein in the Middle East and the Russians and Chinese when we were engaged in the Cold War?
“And would you explain to us how you recruited your fellow “Winter Soldiers” to come and testify before Congress about atrocities committed by American soldiers and marines when most of the so-called witnesses you recruited were either never in the military or had never gone to Vietnam? Please remind us of your eyewitness accounts of our Vietnam veterans being as ruthless as the hordes of Genghis Khan. Tell us when and where you observed that first hand, Senator Kerry.
“Then I’d like to know why the citations for your Silver Stars were signed by a Secretary of the Navy many years after the war ended.
“And is it true, as charged by eyewitnesses, that your Purple Hearts were a result of your own incompetence: friendly fire by your own hand? These are just some of the questions I have and want to have answered before your confirmation.”
In my dream I was cheer leading their line of questioning and thinking subconsciously: Ask why he couldn’t pass the bar exam if he is so brilliant. Ask why he registered his boat in Rhode Island. Was it to avoid the excise taxes on it in his home state? Ask him how he has gained such grand wealth on the salary of a Senator. Is it not true that his wealth was derived by marrying homely, if not downright ugly, rich heiresses and widows? And ask him why the men who served with him in Vietnam universally hate his guts along with 99.9% of all Vietnam Veterans. Ask him if it is true that of all the men and women in the U.S. Senate he is known to be the most egotistical of all. Only his good buddy, John McCain, comes close: a “man” who also married well. Are these two phonies birds of a feather?
And then I woke up! It ain’t gonna happen because our politicians are gutless!
But I have to ask myself: Is this the face America wants to present to the rest of the world; a man who has made a career of lies, falsehoods and deceit? I can think of no human being who symbolizes the term; “Ugly American” more than John Kerry: A liar; a phony, an arrogant piece of human dog crap if there ever was one!
Is this a man we should be proud to be hailed as a great American? Can any foreign leader ever trust a single word out of this man’s mouth when it is documented that he has lied to his own countrymen time after time after time. Is this the best we have to offer? In a perfect world, this POS wouldn’t even be considered for dog catcher, even though he did manage to capture two in his lifetime.
He is an insult – a toxic insult – to all who have served America.
Phil “Hands” Handley
Colonel, USAF (Ret)