confused as to why this
right winger is given space in the Blanket
to promote his twisted logic as to why John Kerry
should not be elected president. I don't want to
fight the Viet Nam war again but this was a war
of national liberation fought by indigenous people
against a foreign power (U.S.A.). This should be
something all Irishmen and women should understand.
That Kerry came back and spoke out against what
the US was doing was both righteous and brave.
terrible tragedy of that war was that we killed
almost 2,000,000 Vietnamese and we were wrong about
the reasons why we thought we had to win. This was
a war mostly fought by Blacks, Hispanics and poor
Whites. And woe to the disabled soldiers who came
back to find the government cared not a bit and
stuck them in a pigsty of a veterans system (read
or watch the video "Born on the 4th of July"
to see how the ungrateful government treated those
veterans). The rich very seldom went. (I wonder
if Hurley was like our brave president and vice
president and got a rich-mans deferment?)
learned like the Brits that you can not conquer
a people when they have right on their side. To
learn a little more about this check out the video
'The Fog of War" and maybe you will understand
what thought went into that useless war.
Hurley is so far to the right on issues of self
determination he would probably still favor slavery.
He talks about Kerry being wrong about Central America
and praises Ronald Ray-gun. Since when were we on
the side of the Military dictatorships in Central
America? And speaking of Ronald Reagan, he thought
the IRA to be nothing but criminals and agreed with
everything Margaret Thatcher did on the Irish question.
He also was against freeing Nelson Mandela and once
said, "there is no segregation in South Africa".
As I remember, the Sandanistas had more in common
with Irish Freedom Fighters than Patrick Hurley's
hero, Oliver North.
up with the Blanket. Hurley belongs on talk
radio with Rush Limbaugh and other hate mongers.
What the F**k is he doing on these pages?