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Old 06-23-2004, 09:23 AM
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War hero Kerry tried to put off Vietnam duty?

Revealed: how 'war hero' Kerry tried to put off Vietnam military duty
By Charles Laurence in New York
(Filed: 07/03/2004)

Senator John Kerry, the presumed Democratic presidential candidate who is trading on his Vietnam war record to campaign against President George W Bush, tried to defer his military service for a year, according to a newly rediscovered article in a Harvard University newspaper.

He wrote to his local recruitment board seeking permission to spend a further 12 months studying in Paris, after completing his degree course at Yale University in the mid-1960s.

The revelation appears to undercut Sen Kerry's carefully-cultivated image as a man who willingly served his country in a dangerous war - in supposed contrast to President Bush, who served in the Texas National Guard and thus avoided being sent to Vietnam.

The Harvard Crimson newspaper followed a youthful Mr Kerry in Boston as he campaigned for Congress for the first time in 1970. In the course of a lengthy article, "John Kerry: A Navy Dove Runs for Congress", published on February 18, the paper reported: "When he approached his draft board for permission to study for a year in Paris, the draft board refused and Kerry decided to enlist in the Navy."

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Old 06-23-2004, 12:10 PM
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Re: War hero Kerry tried to put off Vietnam duty?

Wow, an anti-Kerry post...Please allow me to be the first person on this message board to call you a nazi and a fascist.



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Old 06-23-2004, 12:28 PM
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Everyone else must be busy reading Clinton's book. Perfect opportunity for Nazi party recruitment.



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Old 06-23-2004, 12:36 PM
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I was going to buy that book until I heard a few excerpts from it this morning. Can he make his sentences any longer?



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Old 06-23-2004, 09:21 PM
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Re: War hero Kerry tried to put off Vietnam duty?

wtf? It's not like he joined the national guard then went AWOL or something ...



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Old 06-23-2004, 09:32 PM
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omg I am totally voting for Bush, the talking monkey, now.



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Old 06-24-2004, 12:09 AM
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Re: War hero Kerry tried to put off Vietnam duty?

He and I conferred on the length of passages, and we felt, through serious, contemplative sentences, the overrall premise of the storyline - that being an intelligent, honored and respected life of one of the presidents of the United States - deserved the kind of treatment that could only be had when one made sure not only to complete a thought thoroughly, but had, rather, beaten it into the ground as a huntsman worries a prey; this delivery to be made to such an extent that by the end of the passage a reader might be left with the feeling that an astute man had just delivered a profound thought - if only he, the reader, could discern what it was.

...ghostwriting for Clinton in 2004 4th3w1n...




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Old 06-24-2004, 12:19 AM
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Re: War hero Kerry tried to put off Vietnam duty?

That's painful



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Old 06-24-2004, 12:44 AM
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"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is..."

Real profound



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Old 06-24-2004, 12:49 AM
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LOL!



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