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November 21, 2006

Winter Soldier on Sundance

I don't know if the Sundance Channel planned it this way or whether it was just one big strange karmic coincidence, but the same day Keith Olbermann commented on Dubya's ignorant and shameful ignorance of the lessons of Vietnam, the Sundance Channel broadcast Winter Soldier.

Good for them. I hope they broadcast it again.

Here's the documentary's website and here's the full transcript of the testimony.

By the way, it was the Winter Soldier Investigation that John Kerry was speaking of at his Senate Testimony in April, 1971. He was Swift-Boated for this paragraph:
They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
Wingnuttia charged that it was Kerry who was making these allegations - and thus attacking the troops. But take a look at this. These are from the Winter Soldier testimony - neither man is John Kerry.:

On cutting off ears:
People cut off ears and when they'd come back in off of an operation you'd make deals before you'd go out and like for every ear you cut off someone would buy you two beers, so people cut off ears.
Or this on the telephone wires being hooked up to genitals:
You tied them to a tree and get the dog handler to let the dog jump and bite at the person tied to the tree. Or again, with the field telephone, you wired it up to his ears, his nose, his genitals. This was done to women; I've seen it done to women.
So Abu Ghraib wasn't the first dog-based "interrogation"?



Democrats-Lie said...

You mean the same John Kerry who said this in 1972:

"I am convinced a volunteer army would be an army of the poor and the black and the brown,"


"We must not repeat the travesty of the inequities present during Vietnam. I also fear having a professional army that views the perpetuation of war crimes as simply 'doing its job.'

Funny how you forgot to mention that, David.

Am I surprised?

Not a bit.

But don't question Kerry's patriotism.

John Shitrock said...

Was there a point in there somewhere, Master Lie? I'm afraid I missed it.

Democrats-Lie said...

Mr. Schmuck,

Why yes, there is a point. And that is: Mr. Kerry's full of dog crap.

I can't say that I can hold it against you though, for missing the point that is. After all, You're a stubborn know-it-all liberal who doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground. Next time, I'll spoon feed you the point(s) so you don't have to look like an even bigger imbecile than you already are as demonstrated with your last ridiculous inquisition.

Your stupidity can only be explained this way: Your emo glasses are pressing too tightly against your face, thus they are cutting off your circulation.

Yep, that's gotta be it.

John Shitrock said...

Thank you for clarifying.

dayvoe said...


Well done, JS!