Friday, November 18, 2005

Kerry Condemns "Swift Boat" Style Attacks On Murtha

In a letter to his 3 million supporters Kerry denounced the Republican leadership for their attacks on Jack Murtha, a decorated Vietnam Vet and Democratic member of the House, whose outspoken critism of the President's handling of Iraq has Republicans lashing out at his patriotism. Kerry urges supporters and concerned citizens to fight back against the Republican smear tactics. - IFK Editor

This is our moment of truth. You and I have to make it absolutely clear that we won't stand for Republican "Swift Boat" style attacks on Jack Murtha.

Yesterday, an extraordinary congressman, former Marine Drill Sergeant and decorated Vietnam veteran, spoke out on the war in Iraq. He didn't come to that moment lightly. He spoke his mind and spoke his heart out of love for his country and support for our troops. No sooner had the words left his lips than the vicious assault on his character and patriotism began.

Today, in a statement on the Senate floor, in interviews with the national media, and in this message to you, I am seeking out every opportunity to defend a brave American hero that the Republican attack machine has set their sights on.

I urge you to do the same. Whether you agree or disagree with Jack Murtha is irrelevant. These despicable attacks on Jack Murtha's patriotism and courage must be met with an enormous public outcry. Call your local talk radio show, write a letter to the editor, phone your members of Congress - join me in acting now to reject these "Swift Boat" style attacks on Jack Murtha.

It disgusts me that a bunch of guys who have never put on the uniform of their country have aimed their venom at a marine who served America heroically in Vietnam and has been serving heroically in Congress ever since. No matter what J.D. Hayworth says, there is no sterner stuff than the backbone and courage that defines Jack Murtha's character and conscience.

Dennis Hastert -- the Speaker of the House who never served -- accused Jack Murtha of being a coward. Well let me tell you, Jack Murtha wasn't a coward when he put himself in harm's way for his country in Vietnam and earned two purple hearts -- he was a patriot then, and he is a patriot today. Jack Murtha's courage in combat earned him a Bronze Star, and his voice should be heard, not silenced by those who still today cut and run from the truth.

Instead of letting his cronies run their mouths, the President for once should stop his allies from doing to Jack Murtha what he set them loose to do to John McCain in South Carolina and Max Cleland in Georgia.

The President should finally find the courage to debate the real issue instead of destroying anyone who speaks truth to power as they see it. It's time for Americans to stand up, fight back, and make it clear it's unacceptable to do this to any leader of any party anywhere in our country.

I urge you to join today in a massive public outcry that rejects the attempt to demonize and destroy anyone who dares to disagree with George W. Bush's aimless "stay for as long as it takes" policy on Iraq.

Please act now. Call and email your elected officials. Flood talk radio with calls rejecting these vicious smear tactics. Send a letter to the editor. Express your outrage about the tired old Rovian "Swift Boat" style attacks on Jack Murtha.


John Kerry


Anonymous Michelle said...

Hi Everyone,

This is just an FYI regarding the special Christmas gift (scrapbook) I'm working on for Teresa Heinz Kerry & John Kerry. I just wanted to remind anyone who would like to send a message for the book, to please go ahead and do so ASAP. I'm accepting items until next week. Below is the link for more info on the project.
You can e-mail items to me at: . If you e-mail me something, I will send you a confirmation when I receive it - so if you don't hear from me, then you should resend your message.
If you would like to send something to me snail mail, please e-mail me and let me know so that I can give you an address.

Thanks so much for your kindness and willingness to participate. I'm tremendously appreciative!

Happy Holidays,

PS...If you know of anyone else who would like to send a message for Teresa & John, I'd be grateful if you'd give them the above web address. Thanks again!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad Kerry stuck up for Murtha.

I'm glad Kerry stuck up for Gore.

Now that there is positive proof the 2004 Presidential Election was stolen in Ohio,
it's time for Kerry to finally stick up for himself.

After over fourteen months of silence, it's time for Kerry to finally speak out about the stolen election and also file criminal and civil complaints against everyone involved in the stolen election. This includes asking the House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against anyone involved from the Bush/Cheney administration.

Senator Kerry, can you say stolen election?

Dem Dude

2:24 PM  
Blogger Imntacrook said...

Fuck Murtha and Kerry!! Damned idiots!

8:41 PM  
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