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Here's your hero

Kerry honored at communist museum
Photograph hangs in section devoted to war protesters

Posted: June 1, 2004
12:14 p.m. Eastern

© 2004

A Ho Chi Minh City museum that honors Vietnam war protesters features a photograph of Sen. John Kerry being greeted by the general secretary of the Communist Party, Comrade Do Muoi.

A snapshot of the display in the Vietnamese Communist War Remnants Museum – formerly known as the "War Crimes Museum" – was acquired over the weekend by Jeffrey M. Epstein of Vietnam Vets for the Truth, a group opposing Kerry's campaign for the presidency.

Vietnam veteran Bill Lupetti took this photograph of a display at a Ho Chi Minh City museum honoring war protesters.

A spokesman with Kerry's national campaign did not return a call from WND seeking comment.

The snapshot of the display, which depicts a July 1993 meeting, was forwarded to Epstein by Bob Shirley, one of more than 200 members of Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth who signed an open letter questioning Kerry's fitness to serve as commander in chief.

Epstein said the picture of the display was taken by Bill Lupetti, a Swift Boat Veteran who currently is visiting Vietnam.

Epstein said the display photograph's "unquestionable significance lies in its placement in the American protesters' section of the War Crimes Museum" in Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon.

"The Vietnamese communists clearly recognize John Kerry's contributions to their victory," he said. "This find can be compared to the discovery of a painting of Neville Chamberlain hanging in a place of honor in Hitler's Eagle's Nest in 1945."

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Below the display photograph are explanatory placards in English, French, Vietnamese and Chinese.

The English placard reads: "Mr. Do Muoi, Secretary General of the Vietnamese Communist Party met with Congressman and Veterans Delegation in Vietnam (July 15-18, 1993)."

Epstein's group says the exhibit refutes Kerry's insistence his anti-war protests did not render support to the enemy in time of war.

"The Vietnamese communists clearly feel that the American anti-war protesters were a very important force in undermining support in the United States for American war efforts, a force that contributed materially to ultimate communist victory in 1975," the group said in a statement.

Vietnam Vets for the Truth says it was established to organize a rally publicizing "Kerry's lies" during the "Winter Soldier" hearings in the U.S. Senate in 1971. The rally, called "Kerry Lied," will be held on Capitol Hill Sept. 12.

The Swift Boat Veterans also have called on Kerry to stop unauthorized use of their images in national campaign advertising.The group says only two of the 20 officers in one photo support him and 11 have signed the letter condemning the candidate.

One veteran in the photo, William Shumadine, said Kerry's use of the photo "is a complete misrepresentation to the public and a total fraud."

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I do feel proud poppy, not because I'm a dem, but because I am smart enough to get my news from something other than the highly partisan WorldNet daily.

I'm also smart enough, unlike yourself, to post such partisan pap in the proper forums.

A quick google on Vietnam Veterans for Truth points out that there are six registered members. Paging further down the same search page indicates that Salon claims that Swift Boat Veterans is one individual, associated with the GOP in Texas.

Yer a sick, sick puppy poppy, that you have to post such partisan pap. Really lad, you should crack a real newspaper from time to time and get a real education!

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Dear Friend,

Let's compare our Kerry to your Bush and I'll go away with pride to spare. Mr. Kerry saw combat, was awarded multiple medals, and had the bravery and the heart to return home to tell the world the war in Vietnam was a sham......and as we all learned, he was correct.

Mr. Bush avoided combat, and was AWOL hiding in the National Guard. He stole a presidential election and responded to planes attacking our tallest building by....attacking the wrong country! When Clinton lied, no one died. Why are we therefore not impeaching this sorry character we've appointed dictator?

But, let's give your your claim. Let's say Mr. Kerry was a coward. What then would Mr. Bush be? This man took the US to war to confront Iraq over percieved violations of UN, not US, peace treaties. This man told us there were WMD's. This man said the Iraqi's would welcome us with open arms. This man appears to be doing nothing for US tortures, and yet claims Iraq is better off because Saddam can no longer torture his own people. This man has lost more jobs than any other president in history. This man has taken an impressive surplus of the national treasury and has turned it into a deficit that will weigh sadly on my son's generation. This man promised to be a uniter, not a divider.

Kerry a coward? Then what would you call Bush?
To quote Ronald Reagan......are you better off now than you were four years ago?

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While I agree that this is not the place for political discussion you should not be criticising the source. WorldNet Daily is indeed partisan but so are The Washington Post, The New York Times, etc. They just don't admit it.

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Assuming the photograph is there, and the caption under it quote correctly, I don't think you can read anything into it beyond what it protrays. If I am not incorrect, Kerry was part of a U.S. delegation. I do believe the U.S. has had full dipomatic relations with Vietnam for a bit of time now.

Ken S. in WC TN
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