If President Obama truly believes John Kerry can elude his Swift Boat history, he is most likely only deluding himself.
Watching Barack Obama nominate John Kerry to be secretary of state serves as a reminder the radical leftist activists that have hijacked leadership in the Democratic Party continue to operate from an anti-American consciousness that dawned in the late-1960s, condemning the United States, much as did hard-core communists at the time, as an imperialistic military power advancing colonialist aims.
The young John Kerry who condemned the U.S. military in his infamous 1971 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has much in common with the young Barack Obama who expressed admiration for Franz Fanon and Malcolm X when expressing in the pages of his autobiography his particular form of anti-colonial black rage against the United States of America.
Now, with an appointment ceremony Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not attend in her continuing effort to dodge being forced to give sworn testimony before Congress regarding her role in the Benghazi attack that cost the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens, President Obama has placed John Kerry fourth in the line of presidential succession – after the vice president, the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate.
John O’Neill, my co-author in writing the 2004 best-seller “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,” has expressed via email that an illness prevents him from taking an active role reorganizing Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth to oppose Kerry’s nomination.
Yet, recently, O’Neill made clear he was very opposed to Kerry’s nomination, as was noted in a recent opinion piece authored in the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 6 by Seth Lipsky, a former member of the Journal’s editorial board, entitled “John Kerry, Secretary of What?”
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