Al Stepney III
Al Stepney III

Just because Kerry served all those years ago and ran for President some years back, doesn't make him qualified to fit this bill. Kerry has done enough damage to the country as a senator. Enough is enough.

Al Stepney III
Al Stepney III
  • Al Stepney III

The criteria for the Purple Heart call for its award for any injury received during combat requiring treatment by a medical officer; the military makes no distinction regarding the severity of the injury."'There were an awful lot of Purple Hearts — from shrapnel; some of those might have been M-40 grenades,' said George Elliott, Kerry's commanding officer. 'The Purple Hearts were coming down in boxes. Kerry, he had three Purple Hearts. None of them took him off duty. Not to belittle it, that was more the rule than the exception."

Al Stepney III
Al Stepney III
  • Al Stepney III

In September 2004, Vice Admiral Ronald A. Route, the Navy Inspector General, completed a review of Kerry's combat medals, initiated at the request of Judicial Watch. In a memo to the Secretary of the Navy, Gordon England, Route stated:[79]

“Our examination found that existing documentation regarding the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals indicates the awards approval process was properly followed. In particular, the senior officers who awarded the medals were properly...

In September 2004, Vice Admiral Ronald A. Route, the Navy Inspector General, completed a review of Kerry's combat medals, initiated at the request of Judicial Watch. In a memo to the Secretary of the Navy, Gordon England, Route stated:[79]

“Our examination found that existing documentation regarding the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals indicates the awards approval process was properly followed. In particular, the senior officers who awarded the medals were properly delegated authority to do so. In addition, we found that they correctly followed the procedures in place at the time for approving these awards.

Conducting any additional review regarding events that took place over 30 years ago would not be productive. The passage of time would make reconstruction of the facts and circumstances unreliable, and would not allow the information gathered to be considered in the context of the time in which the events took place.

Our review also considered the fact that Senator Kerry's post-active duty activities were public and that military and civilian officials were aware of his actions at the time. For these reasons, I have determined that Senator Kerry's awards were properly approved and will take no further action in this matter.”

On September 23, 2004, Judicial Watch appealed on the basis that "no specific documentary examples … were cited or offered as exhibits" in the Navy Inspector General's letter of reply to Judicial Watch.[80] Judicial Watch also filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documentation of the investigation. On October 4, 2004 the Navy Inspector General's office responded with documentation of the investigation.[58]

Al Stepney III
Al Stepney III
  • Al Stepney III

On October 12, 2004, Judicial Watch released comments on the Navy Inspector General's investigation and U.S. Navy Secretary England's "embrace" of that investigation[82] which stated in part... The substance of what would have been a legitimate investigation – interviews of eyewitnesses, reviews of travel records, transcripts, FBI files and other relevant material – were not pursued by Naval IG investigators....

On October 12, 2004, Judicial Watch released comments on the Navy Inspector General's investigation and U.S. Navy Secretary England's "embrace" of that investigation[82] which stated in part... The substance of what would have been a legitimate investigation – interviews of eyewitnesses, reviews of travel records, transcripts, FBI files and other relevant material – were not pursued by Naval IG investigators. Instead, Admiral Route and his investigators exhausted their investigative efforts reviewing a Washington Post article from Aug. 22, 2004, and a Newsweek report from the Aug. 30, 2004, edition. The unnamed investigator(s) also relied on Kerry’s presidential campaign Internet site to conduct the investigation...“It’s clear that both the uniformed and civilian leadership of the U.S. Navy view the Kerry matter as a political ‘hot potato.’ The leadership of the Navy has failed to ensure its awards process was not corrupted. This is shameful,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Al Stepney III
Al Stepney III
  • Al Stepney III

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) 2011 Taxpayers Friends
Taxpayer's Friends in the Senate
OK Coburn A 96% 1
WI Johnson A 95% 2
SC DeMint A 93% 3
PA Toomey A 93% 4
UT Lee A 93% 5
KY Paul A 92% 6
NH Ayotte A 91% 7
KY McConnell A 91% 8
FL Rubio A 91% 9
OK Inhofe A 91% 10
UT Hatch A 90% 11
ID Crapo A 90% 12
ID Risch A 90% 13
TN Corker A 90% 14
AZ McCain A 90% 15
LA Vitter A 90% 16
Senator John Kerry
Party: Democrat Party
State: Massachusetts
Year Grade Score Rank
2011 F 13% 64
2010 F 6% 77
2009 F...

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) 2011 Taxpayers Friends
Taxpayer's Friends in the Senate
OK Coburn A 96% 1
WI Johnson A 95% 2
SC DeMint A 93% 3
PA Toomey A 93% 4
UT Lee A 93% 5
KY Paul A 92% 6
NH Ayotte A 91% 7
KY McConnell A 91% 8
FL Rubio A 91% 9
OK Inhofe A 91% 10
UT Hatch A 90% 11
ID Crapo A 90% 12
ID Risch A 90% 13
TN Corker A 90% 14
AZ McCain A 90% 15
LA Vitter A 90% 16
Senator John Kerry
Party: Democrat Party
State: Massachusetts
Year Grade Score Rank
2011 F 13% 64
2010 F 6% 77
2009 F 4% 94
2008 F 4% 75
2007 F 8% 65
2006 F 16% 72
2005 F 7% 85
2004 NA NA NA
2003 F 14% 97
2002 F 18% 72
2001 F 7% 82
2000 F 13% 80
1999 F 11% 68
1998 F 13% 83
1997 F 16% 91
1996 D 36% 63
1995 F 21% 77
1994 F 22% 68
1993 F 24% 62
1992 F 30% 69

Jack Crawford
Jack Crawford

Kerry is anti-war. He will not defend us effectively. Of course, neither will Obambam.

Bryson Borgstedt Jr.
Bryson Borgstedt Jr.
  • Jack Crawford

I remember Kerry proposed during his 2004 campaign that we give Iran nuclear material to test their intentions. I find it amazing he's considered qualified to serve at any level of government, let alone in a decision capacity in our national defense.

Howard E. Morseburg
Howard E. Morseburg
  • Jack Crawford

No, no and no.

Ed Powell
Ed Powell
  • Jack Crawford

I think nominating a traitor for Secretary of State is pretty par for the course for this administration.

Gina Brashear
Gina Brashear

I can't even comment on this subject without getting banned from fb! GOD BLESS OUR MEN IN UNIFORM! THEY DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER!

Ray Garlock
Ray Garlock
  • Gina Brashear

Ol'e Horseface

Gina Brashear
Gina Brashear
  • Gina Brashear

Yep Ray....that's exactly what he looks like! Ugh....he makes me sick. :/

Denita Dudley
Denita Dudley

No because he has never served.

Vander Schaaff Todd
Vander Schaaff Todd
  • Denita Dudley

THEY ARE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING HIM? YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME......................

Denita Dudley
Denita Dudley
  • Denita Dudley

I know its crazy isn't it???

Meredith Wartelle
Meredith Wartelle

why does it not surprise me that obama would want a traitor to lead our military... this man is a liar and disgrace to veterans everywhere.

Gary Church
Gary Church
  • Meredith Wartelle

I'm surprised Obama has asked "Hanoi Jane" to be Secretary of Defense. Talk about traitors, she is a "BIG" one. One useless woman!!!

Meredith Wartelle
Meredith Wartelle
  • Meredith Wartelle

i'm sure he has a cabinet position for her too... maybe they can be co-traitors in chief... it sickens me to see what our country has become...

John Blehm Sr.
John Blehm Sr.

One word TRAITOR

Reginald Brister
Reginald Brister
  • John Blehm Sr.

No one that ducked military service should ever have that job.

Wade Watson
Wade Watson
  • John Blehm Sr.

@reginald, i thought kerry was in the navy in vietnam?

Michael Mellilo
Michael Mellilo

he is pure shit. just like Carter. weAK. HE IS jANE FONDA WITH A DICK. haha (-:

Leisa Briggs
Leisa Briggs
  • Michael Mellilo

i dont like him... he gotta rethink that one.

Michael Mellilo
Michael Mellilo
  • Michael Mellilo

Senator "piece of shit" Kerry. yuk! haha lol liberal fuck.

Sherling Mims
Sherling Mims

We need someone that cares about American Freedom and wants to continue in a Free America.

Bonnie Hewett
Bonnie Hewett
  • Sherling Mims

Sherl, I do agree with you. But I'm so scared that "our" America as "we" knew it is gone forever. Only God knows our future. All in the Capitol has fell by the wayside.

Amanda Jane Darling Olson

I am a member of the Green party.... :)

Marsha Snow
Marsha Snow
  • Amanda Jane Darling Olson

No, to John Kerry, period!

Wayne Hill Sr.
Wayne Hill Sr.

he helped the Viet Cong win the Vietnam war! His picture is posted in the Vietnam War Memorial in Hanoi! He slandered EVERY 60s-70-s servicemen and veT's by labeling as Baby Killers once HE got out of the NAVY!

Sean Eckhardt
Sean Eckhardt
  • Wayne Hill Sr.

You think we can actually stop this? We cant stop a marxist, lying, voter fraud from being President.

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