Hey Vessticles. Here's a little something from the most recent Federalist
Patriot that a friend e-mailed to me regarding the good Senator's military
records. Chew on this a bit while you're waiting for election day to roll
For his part, Kerry claims he received an "Honorable Discharge" and that all
his records have been released and are posted on his website, Kerry-04.com --
uh, make that JohnKerry.com. But Kerry has refused to say when he received an
Honorable Discharge. Indeed, some of his military records are posted on his
site -- but not all of them. Here, an experienced eye can read enough into what
has been released by Kerry to develop a good profile of what hasn't been
It is our considered opinion, therefore, that John Kerry was separated from the
military under a less than honorable discharge -- most likely a Dishonorable
Among Kerry's released records is a 1977 cover letter from Jimmy Carter's Navy
Secretary, W. Graham Claytor. What is revealing about this document is that it
notes Kerry's original discharge was subject to review by a "board of officers"
-- yet no such review should be necessary for an Honorable Discharge.
The review was conducted in accordance with "Title 10, U.S. Code Section 1162
and 1163," which pertains to grounds for involuntary separation from military
As many Vietnam veterans who served their nation with dignity and honor will
recall, Jimmy Carter's first official act as president was the signing of
Executive Order 4483 --less than an hour after his inauguration on 21 January
1977. EO 4483 provided general amnesty for draft evaders, war protesters and
other offenders of that era. Its corresponding, and equally dubious, DoD
directive took effect in March of 1977, expanding that amnesty to include
separation from military service by other than honorable discharges. The DoD
specified an appeal procedure whereby discharges could be reviewed on an
individual basis to determine whether the status of a particular discharge
could be revised.
Having lost his first bid for Congress, Kerry no doubt decided that his
political future would be brighter as a war hero rather than a war protestor.
While there are several categories of discharges beneath honorable, including
general, medical, bad conduct and other than honorable, it is very likely that
Kerry's discharge was dishonorable.
Supporting this assertion is the fact that Kerry had all his medals
mysteriously reinstated in 1985. He claims that he lost his medal certificates
(perhaps these are what he famously threw over that Capitol fence in protest),
but when a military officer is subject to a Dishonorable Discharge, in addition
to the loss of pay benefits and allowances, all medals and honors are revoked.
In any case, it would be a cinch for John Kerry to refute our claim by simply
signing that Standard Form 180. But he won't.
" In walks the village idiot and his face is all aglow;
he's been up all night listening to Mohammad's radio"
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