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May 15, 2004
More evidence Kerry is a war criminal

Senator Kerry admitted on several occasions he committed war crimes in Vietnam. Apparently fellow swift boat officer Thomas Wright agrees.

I had a lot of trouble getting him to follow orders, recalls Wright. He had a different view of leadership and operations. Those of us with direct experience working with Kerry found him difficult and oriented towards his personal, rather than unit goals and objectives. I believed that overall responsibility rested squarely on the shoulders of the OIC or OTC in a free-fire zone. You had to be right (before opening fire). Kerry seemed to believe there were no rules in a free-fire zone and you were supposed to kill anyone. I didnt see it that way.

Hat tip: Command Post.

Candidate Kerry consistently cites the so-called free fire zone as an example of a war crime committed by himself and others in Vietnam. (A free-fire zone is an area where there is known enemy activity, and the concept allows troops to launch attacks on such an area randomnly, in order to deter such activity. However, troops were expected not to use this as an excuse to fire upon innocent civilians.) It's looking more and more like Kerry's ignorance of the rules of war was the problem and not the free-fire concept.

But Senator Kerry has already confessed to his complicity in war crimes. Perhaps he should submit to the jurisdiction International Criminal Court . . . I hear they are anxious to try Americans.

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Posted by Whiskey at May 15, 2004 8:36 AM

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