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Thursday, November 02, 2006

GOP Complicit With War Crimes -- Democrats Correctly Concerned

Ref: "If Americans knew the full extent of U.S. criminal conduct, they would receive returning Iraqi veterans as they did Vietnam veterans, Hersh said."

In the 1970s, Kerry raised some concerns with war crimes, and taking accountabilty from the President, and watering down civilian oversight.

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Kerry's 1970's Views

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

"Equally as important, a volunteer army with our present constitutional crisis takes accountability away from the president and put the people further from control over military activities," he wrote.