Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Kerry on leadership: So, "Hannity and Colmes" is showing some of then-Lt. John Kerry's testimony before Congress back on April 22, 1971, and Kerry makes the following statement:
We are here to ask, and we're here to ask vehemently: "Where are the leaders of our country?" Where is the leadership? We're here to ask William McNamara, Rostow, Bundy, Gilpatric and so many others: "Where are they now that we the men that they sent off to war have returned?" These are commanders who have deserted their troops, and there is no more serious crime in the law of war.
So, deserting the troops is the most serious crime in the law of war? So, I'm guessing that being a Senator and, say, voting to authorize the president to send the troops into battle and later voting to cut off funding for them would be tantamount to say ... desertion?
Or is raising that issue regarding a Democrat's voting record the same as "questioning their patriotism?"
For a complete transcript of Kerry's testimony, look here.