Thursday, March 29, 2007

sam fox should NOT be an ambassador

why we allowed the 'swift boat veterans' to skewer kerry is beyond me. unlike others who really didn't serve (even though they MAY have been in the texas air national guard), kerry served in vietnam. and according to reports (that ARE credible) he served bravely.

now to me the term 'swift boat veterans' has negative connotations. it SHOULD NOT HAVE.

Kerry shipmates, Dodd come out strong against swift-boat donor nomination
Posted by Bob Geiger
................"As Swift Boat veterans who served together in Vietnam, we strongly believe that Mr. Fox does not deserve to be confirmed for this position. We have been frustrated to hear some suggest that the 2004 election is in the past and we should 'get over it.' Those who make that argument forget that this wasn’t just about an election; John Kerry may have been the target of the lies of the so-called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, but he wasn’t alone in having his military record falsely impugned."

Saying "for us, this is personal," the letter is signed by eleven Swift Boat sailors, including Jim Rassmann, who said Kerry saved his life in the incident for which the Massachusetts Senator was awarded the Bronze Star..........

well what the REAL swift boat veterans are saying is they don't want fox to be the american ambassador to belgium. mr fox, a swift boat veteran himself was one of those that claimed kerry was NOT a war hero. what goes around comes around

and one of my state senators, chris dodd HAS stood up for the right thing here too!

...........Also stepping up to the plate to do the right thing in the vote, which will take place on Wednesday in the Foreign Relations Committee, is Chris Dodd (D-CT), the first Senator to make clear his plan to reject Fox's nomination.
"I strongly oppose the nomination of Sam Fox to be U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. U.S. Ambassadors need to be both responsible and credible, and Mr. Fox’s support for an organization known to have spread falsehoods illustrates neither," said Dodd, a candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, in a statement. “Moreover, the fact that Mr. Fox refused to apologize for his behavior during his nomination hearing reinforces my belief that he would not be an acceptable representative for the position of U.S. Ambassador.”..............

and an update:

Swiftboat funder withdraws bid to be US ambassador to Belgium

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