With only three days to go before Tuesday’s Democratic primary, Vietnam veterans rallied Saturday outside Sen. John Kerry’s campaign headquarters in Manhattan – but a Band of Brothers they were not.
Side by side with a coalition of Vietnamese-Americans from across the country, members of the Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry chanted “Commander-in-Chief Kerry? No Way!” under banners and signs decrying the Democratic front-runner as a traitor.
John Kerry might end up being sorry he started the whole Vietnam record thing. Although he was praised by the press and the glitterari for his war opposition, he is not so well regarded by actual veterans or Vietnamese.
This ad-hoc group managed to put together a 400 person demonstration in three weeks. But the Bush campaign should stay far away from veterans groups criticizing Kerry. Just let them do their thing, it’ll be enough.