Saturday, October 23, 2004

Kerry Mocks Iwo Jima

I know this is old news, but for those who don't know, in the early 1970's John Kerry wrote a book called "The New Soldier." It basically espouses Kerry's and his groups (the VVAW) philosophy of the war.

Pictures and text can be found at:

Most interesting is the cover which shows a group of vets-turned hippies, mockingly re-enacting the famous moment when marines planted the flag on Mt. Suribachi after the fierce battle on Iwo Jima. The moment is now enshrined as a bronze statue at the Marine Core Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Kerry's book cover, has the flag placed upside down on the pole and the facial expessions of the participants are particularly disturbing.

Obviously, this book is extremely difficult to get as Kerry apparently hasn't allowed for its republication.


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