Friday, April 21, 2006

For John Kerry, History Repeats Itself: "Patriotism is Truth, Today As In Vietnam"

April 22 is a day that has historical significance in the life of John Kerry. On April 22, 1970 he was instrumental in the first Earth Day in Massachusetts. One year later on April 22, 1971, John Kerry testified before the Senate Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Fulbright Commission on the Vietnam War, it was day that he and many others across this country will never forget.

It was on that day that Kerry sat in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and asked How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?”

Saturday, April 22, 2006, now thirty-five years later, as history is repeating itself in Iraq, John Kerry is making history on the anniversary of his Senate testimony, as he takes to the podium at Boston's Faneuil Hall to ask once again “Where are the leaders of our country? Where is the leadership?”

Generals, veterans, elected officials and Gold Star mothers who ask tough questions and dare to stand and speak the truth to power, are being attacked. They all have a right to speak up as Americans, and we all have an obligation to speak out against a President who is wrong -- a policy that is wrong -- and a war in Iraq that weakens our country.

The following OP/ED from Senator John Kerry that coincides with his speech at Faneuil Hall... MORE at The Democratic Daily.


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