Saturday, August 21, 2004

A Sequel to The Caine Mutiny

That's how Unfit for Command reads. Cowardice under fire, bad ship handling, insubordination, dereliction of duty, deceitful dispatches, and discontent in the ranks.

And that's just the first half. Unfit for Command then describes, in gruesome detail, why the Democratic candidate for the Presidency would have faced a firing squad in a declared war. A Naval Reserve officer seeking to coordinate political opposition to the war with North Vietnamese 'peace' initiatives?!

And Unfit for Command shows why this is relevant to 2004, by citing example after example--as recently as spring 2004-- of Senator Kerry's continued evasion and distortion of his activity in Vietnam and against the war, to further his own ambition.

Unfit for Command is a well-drafted 187-page case against Senator Kerry. I do not know that every charge is true. I await Senator Kerry's response. It'd better be good and thorough.

As I reflect on the Senator's behavior so far this year...citing Al-Sadr as " legitimate voice" and calling for a unilateral withdrawal from Iraq...I question whether he has learned anything from Vietnam.

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