Kerry: Wrong on Every Major Foreign Policy Issue
JOHN KERRY HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERY MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUE OF OUR TIME.
(A) After he returned from Vietnam, he accused his fellow veterans of being war criminals. (Source here).
(B) In a 1971 speech, Kerry asserted "Those of us who have served in Vietnam know that the real guilty party is the United States of America." (Source here; how it has been subsequently used against the US here).
(C) In testimony before the U.S. Foreign Relations committee in 1971, Kerry stated:
-- The US was "paranoid about the co-called communist monolith"
-- "There'd be no interest on the part of the Vietnamese to start massacring people after the U.S. pulled out." (Sources here and here).
(After America withdrew, three million died; at least 750,000 South Vietnamese were forced into reeducation camps, more than a million refugees fled the country, the Khmer Rouge claughtered 2 million people in the killing fields.) (Source here).
(D) Kerry met with America's enemies -- the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong delegations -- on his own in Paris in 1971. (Source here).
(E)Kerry was following Vietnam War protest guidelines from North Vietnamese communists in the early 1970s. (Sources here and here).
II. THE COLD WAR/COMMUNISM
(A) In his 1984 Senate campaign, "Kerry talked a different language about national defense, denouncing President Ronald Reagan's military buildup and calling for cuts of about $50 billion in the Pentagon budget, including the cancellation of a long list of weapons systems, from the B-1 bomber to the Patriot antimissile system to F-14A, F-14D and F-15 fighter jets." (Source here).
(B) Kerry opposed the anti-Communist contras. Three months after he entered the Senate, he went on a "fact-finding trip" to Nicaragua where he visited with Marxist Sandinista President Daniel Ortega. Soon after Kerry's trip, Ortega flew to the Soviet Union to collect a $200 million check from the Soviets. (Source here).
(C)Kerry voted against almost all the Reagan defense programs, from the early versions of the B-2 bomber to SDI. His first speech on the Senate floor was in opposition to the MX missile. (Source here).
(D) Kerry opposed giving aid during the communist insurgency in El Salvador during the 1980's. (Source here).
(E) Kerry called the invasion of Grenada "a bully's show of force against a weak Third World nation. The invasion only served to heighten world tensions and further strain brittle US/Soviet and North/South relations." (Source here).
(F) When Reagan bombed Libya in response to a Berlin disco bombing (killed one U.S. soldier and wounded 51): "It is obvious that our response was not proportional to the disco bombing and even violated the Administration's own guidelines to hit clearly defined terrorist targets, thereby minimizing the risk to innocent civilians.... We are not going to solve the problem of terrorism with this kind of retaliation. There are numerous other actions we can take, in concert with our allies, to bring significant pressure to bear on countries supporting or harboring terrorists." (Source here).
(G) Kerry supported the nuclear freeze. (Source here).
III. GULF WAR I
(A) Kerry voted against Gulf War I, charging President George H.W. Bush was engaging in a "rush to war." (Source here).
(B) He criticized the undertaking on the grounds that it lacked "a true United Nations collective security effort." (Source here).
JOHN KERRY HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERY MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUE OF OUR TIME. WHY WOULD WE TRUST HIM NOW, WHEN AMERICA'S SECURITY IS AT STAKE?