Thursday, October 28, 2004

Takedown: Peters on Kerry

Ralph Peters has been controversial ever since his days as a student at the US Army Intelligence School. He once conducted a scathing critique of the school's Communicative Arts program that left the faculty wondering why they had ever agreed to student-led curriculum reviews -- but that's a story for another time.

Peters' first best-seller, Red Army, was published when we were Captains at Fort Hood, Texas. It's a chilling story of World War III told exclusively from the Soviet perspective.

(Incidently, across the post from Ralph, we had another best-selling author in the 1st Cavalry Division -- Harold Coyle whose first novel, Team Yankee, came out just before Ralph's and was also a blockbuster.)

Ralph is one of the most respected thinkers in the national security arena. He is the E.F. Hutton of military affairs. When he speaks, people listen.

His two recent NY Post columns are must reads. He takes down John Kerry in a way reminiscent of his student days at the Intel school.

A Shameless Lie

Should the United Nations decide who becomes our president? Sen. John Kerry wouldn't mind. He's shamelessly promoting the lies that the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency is telling about Iraq.

A devious IAEA report suggests that 400 tons of explosives were spirited away by our enemies under the noses of our Keystone-Cops troops after the fall of Baghdad. The document just happened to be released in the closing days of our presidential election. Purely a coincidence, of course. Brought to you by those selfless U.N. bureaucrats who failed in Iraq and are now failing in Iran.

Since Kerry's willing to blame our troops for a scandal invented by America-haters, let's look at the story the military way, by the numbers.

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Terror Takes A Stand

Soldiers don't beg. But an old friend of mine who's still in uniform came close the other day. He badly wanted me to write another column before Election Day stressing that our troops are winning in Iraq.

He's an Army veteran of three wars. Now he's working to help Iraq become a democratic model for the Middle East. And he's worried.

Not about terrorists or insurgents. He's afraid John Kerry will be elected president.

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