John Kerry (Voiceover throughout) : “They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads. . .”
Joe Ponder: “The accusations that John Kerry made against the veterans who served in Vietnam was just devastating.”
John Kerry: “. . . randomly shot at civilians. . .”
Joe Ponder: “It hurt me more than any physical wounds I had.”
John Kerry: “. . . cut off limbs, blown up bodies. . .”
Ken Cordier: “That was part of the torture, was, uh, to sign a statement that you had committed war crimes.”
John Kerry: “. . . razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan. . .”
Paul Gallanti: “John Kerry gave the enemy for free what I, and many of my, uh, comrades in North Vietnam, in the prison camps, uh, took torture to avoid saying. It demoralized us.”
John Kerry: “. . . crimes committed on a day to day basis. . . ”
Ken Cordier: “He betrayed us in the past, how could we be loyal to him now?”
John Kerry: “. . . ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.”
Paul Gallanti: “He dishonored his country, and, uh, more, more importantly the people he served with. He just sold them out.”
Is it my imagination, or do these guys seem to be implying that they committed war crimes? I mean, I know that isn't what they MEAN to imply, but...well...John Kerry is generically decrying the commission of war crimes, and these guys are taking it personally. Why would they do that?
No sane person DENIES that some U.S. soldiers committed atrocities in Vietnam.
Why would you take blowing the whistle on it as a personal attack?
“They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads. . .”
“It hurt me more than any physical wounds I had...he betrayed us.”
Guy? That's only betraying you if you had raped someone or cut off their head.
If not, why is it betrayal when someone makes the crimes public?