Secretary of state? 'Give me a break!'

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Secretary of state? 'Give me a break!'

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013   |  153 Words  |  

Appearing before a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971, Lt. j.g. John Kerry accused American forces of being "murderers, rapists and torturers who ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam."

After the statement was published, retired U.S. Air Force Col. George E. Day, a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five years, reported that, "Thanks to Kerry ... our captivity was prolonged by years. The communists of Hanoi couldn't have had a better agent to spread their anti-American propaganda."

Personally, I did three tours of duty in Vietnam, on the battlefields and at Military Assistance Command Headquarters. I neither saw nor heard of any such actions or reports as described by Kerry.

As Marines say: "Give me a break!" How does such a negative background as this qualify John Kerry to be appointed secretary of state?

Al Doublet