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July 26, 2011

John Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

Topics: Political News and commentaries

Remember John Kerry's run-in with the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth back during the 2004 election campaign?

Here's a story that's being ignored by the media, and that even the Navy Times, the source of the story, has declined to post online.

Thomas Lifson writes at American Spectator:

[...] John Kerry was introduced at the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Wade Sanders, a retired Navy Captain and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy who served as a Swift Boat officer in Vietnam. Like Kerry, Sanders was the recipient of a Silver Star for gallantry in action. During the 2004 campaign, Sanders functioned as Kerry lead attack dog against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, repeatedly denouncing the veterans on the air as liars and comparing them to Nazi propagandists.

Wade Sanders is now in Federal prison, serving a 37-month sentence for possessing child pornography. Now the Navy Times reports that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has revoked Sanders' Silver Star. The highly unusual decision appears unrelated to Sanders' felony conviction. A Navy spokesman cited "subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself." John Kerry has to be hoping this doesn't become a trend.

Read the whole thing - here.

Posted by Richard at July 26, 2011 3:00 PM



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