RANGER AGAINST WAR: Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye <

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye

--A toadie in Winter Soldier camouflage
"In our opinion, and from our experience, there is nothing in South Vietnam, nothing which could happen that realistically threatens the United States of America. And to attempt to justify the loss of one American life in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos by linking such loss to the preservation of freedom, which those misfits supposedly abuse, is to us the height of criminal hypocrisy, and it is that kind of hypocrisy which we feel has torn this country apart...."
--a young John Kerry, Winter Soldier Hearings (1971) 

I'm shocked -- shocked 
to find that gambling is going on in there 
--Casablanca (1942)

From Secretary of State John Kerry's reply to a question about Russia's actions in Ukraine on the CBS news show "Face the Nation," March 2:
"Well, it's an incredible act of aggression. It is really a stunning willful choice by president Putin to invade another country. Russia is in violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine. Russia is in violation of its international obligations. Russia is in violation of its obligations under the U.N. charter, under the Helsinki Final Act. Its violation of its obligations under the 1994 Budapest agreement. You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext. 

"So it is a very serious moment, but it is serious not in the context . . . of Russia-U.S. It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems."


Y'don't say? Well, I don't know about you, but a president making a unilateral choice to invade another country? ("Vlad the Invader"?)

I don't believe I have ever heard of such a thing, have you?

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