Sunday, February 22, 2004
Post-war record: Democrat Presidential hopeful John Kerry isn't the only prominent public figure decrying their detractors efforts to make an issue of their record after completing military service.
(Hoystory.com) -- Psychic medium John Edward, of the Sci-Fi channel's "Crossing Over," has reported that two prominent Americans are following Democrat Sen. John Kerry's lead in attacking their political opponents.
Kerry has been under fire recently from some Republicans for his anti-war activism in the early '70s.
Edward (the medium, not the senator) reported today that he had been contacted by Benedict Arnold and Lee Harvey Oswald, both of whom complained that historians have given them a bad rap
"Ethan Allen and I took Fort Ticonderoga. I defended Philadelphia," Arnold said. "Now, my political opponents ignore that service and focus on my later political decision to oppose the American revolution.
"They call me a traitor, but I served honorably for many years in the Continental Army," Arnold said. "Doesn't that count for anything? Why are historians questioning my patriotism?"
Oswald echoed Arnold's comments.
"I was a U.S. Marine. The few. The proud. The brave. You know the drill. So I assassinated JFK. That was a political decision," Oswald said. "My opponents should focus on my military service, not the fact that I made LBJ president."