May 4, 2004

John Kerry and Vietnam

John O'Neill has an Oped piece in today's WSJ about John Kerry and Vietnam. O'Neill served in the same way as Kerry except O'Neill served a full year instead of the four months that Kerry served. O'Neill has this to say.

Vietnam was a long time ago. Why does it matter today? Since the days of the Roman Empire, the concept of military loyalty up and down the chain of command has been indispensable. The commander's loyalty to the troops is the price a commander pays for the loyalty of the troops in return. How can a man be commander in chief who for over 30 years has accused his "Band of Brothers," as well as himself, of being war criminals? On a practical basis, John Kerry's breach of loyalty is a prescription of disaster for our armed forces.

I would urge you to read the whole thing. It's not that long.

Posted by Ted at May 4, 2004 6:56 AM