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Proud veteran backing Kerry

Bob Klotz, Dillon

In response to the letter in Sept. 9 letter from Kent Lattig: The writer continues the vicious attack on John Kerry by trying to smear his name with Jane Fonda. Love her or hate her, time and history have shown us to be far from right on our stance in Vietnam. Anyone who was awarded three Purple Hearts in addition to many other citations for bravery certainly earned the right to speak out against what he saw as a misdirected policy.History has proven he was right. It is a shame that so many good men had to die for the errors in judgment.Now we are confronted with another misdirected war that is killing our valiant men, and no one at the top is willing to say our leaders have erred. Every protest has been met with an attack on the credibility of the protester, rather than answer to or rebut the charges. I am old enough to remember Harry Truman, who was well known for saying, “The buck stops here.” Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear Bush say just once, “We screwed up and we are responsible for this.”As a proud veteran, I am backing John Kerry.


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