Kerry Vietnam Redux
Kerry's performance during this campaign, and particularly in his despicable speech this morning on Iraq, is Jimmy Carter in his malaise cardigan -- only astronomical orders of magnitude worse -- because the gloom he instills is in wartime, and he's telling his own nation and the men and women of the Armed Forcers currently in harm's way, AND their families -- that we're done for, defeated, and the only solution is to admit humiliation and retreat.
Come to think of it -- Ltjg Kerry's "experience" in Vietnam and after -- HAVE suited him perfectly for this role. Appeaser, shirker, underminer of national will, collaborator with our enemies and ultimately architect of defeat, not only of America, but of an enslaved people who have a chance to grasp freedom out of the jaws of tyranny. He is as willing to abandon the Iraqis to wholesale slaughter and civil war as he was to abandon the Vietnamese to slaughter by their communist oppressors.
So in an odd way he's right. His experiences all those years ago in Vietnam and his actions after he got home were a perfect rehearsal for the role he proposes to play today -- as Appeaser and Demoralizer in Chief.