Kerry's POW Cover Up

The Village Voice reports:

An abundance of evidence had come to light that the North Vietnamese, while
returning 591 U.S. prisoners of war after the treaty signing, had held back
many others as future bargaining chips for the $4 billion or more in war reparations
that the Nixon administration had pledged. In the [Congressional] committee’s
early days, Kerry had given encouraging indications of being a committed investigator. e
said the number of these likely survivors was more than 100 and that this
was the minimum. But in a very short time, he stopped saying such things and
morphed his role into one of full alliance with the executive branch, the
Pentagon, and other Washington hierarchies, joining their long-running effort
to obscure and deny that a significant number of live American prisoners had
not been returned. As many as 700 withheld P.O.W.’s were cited in credible
intelligence documents, including a speech by a senior North Vietnamese general
that was discovered in Soviet archives by an American scholar.

I sure hope Kerry’s already caluclated spin on this potential bombshell. Though
it sounds like everyone was complicit to normalize relations so we could start building
those sweatshops to make my Express khakis. What happened to the heroic Kerry of many decades ago?






2 responses to “Kerry's POW Cover Up”

  1. Danny O'Bryan Avatar
    Danny O’Bryan

    Kerry, like all politicians has learned the lesson compromise – you move and give in. The arena awaits the youth to join in and try to get the answers. Your going to be a great politician.

    (thanks dad)

  2. Tim Z. Avatar

    Only JFK assassination conspiracy theories have been more durable than POW conspiracy theories.

    The theory that Vietnam was continuing to hold US POWs as hostages after peace was signed makes no sense. If the US discovered that Vietnam was illegally holding even one POW, it would have meant an almost instant resumption of hostilities by the US against Vietnam. This would have given Nixon a chance to look tough at a time he was being hurt by the Watergate scandal.

    It would have been difficult to just tell the families of the MIAs that their relatives were probably dead. So politicians of all stripes kept the cult of the MIA alive. As the MIA families gradually became resigned to the loss of their loved ones, there was less pressure on politicians to go along with the fiction of Americans being held in Vietnam.

    I have no idea what lurks in the archives of the KGB. But Soviet intelligence was subject to much greater internal political pressure than their western counterparts.

    Finally, does anybody believe that ex-POW Sen. John McCain would rest if he thought there were actually American servicemen being held prisoner in Vietnam?

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