Magazine article VFW Magazine

Vietnam Vets under Attack Again

Magazine article VFW Magazine

Vietnam Vets under Attack Again

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Bob Kerrey, the former Democrat senator from Nebraska and Medal of Honor recipient, is the latest target of the left wing. Because of the 1969 incident in which Vietnamese civilians were accidentally killed, the ex-SEAL team leader was crucified by selfrighteous elements of the New York media in April.

An April 30 Wall Street Journal editorial summed up the whole sordid episode best: "... We think the real news here isn't Mr. Kerrey and his conscience. The story is why so many liberals want to turn the tale into a cause celebre to justify their own opposition to the Vietnam War.

"Mr. Kerrey is one more historical prop which liberals can exploit to try to reclaim their moral authority ... What tortures the conscience of antiwar liberals to this day is that the American public never agreed with them.

"Americans now revere the men and women who fought more than those who fled to Canada. Maybe liberals are so hard on Mr. …

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