From Left To Right: Kicked To The Curb Wife Joan,Vietnamese Left To Communism,Car Containing Mary Jo Kopechne,Aborted Babies,Central Americans Left To Communism, Man Enjoying Adult Beverages On Yacht Off Martha's Vineyard
"The Black Book of Communism (Harvard University Press, 1999) provides a tally of the "politically correct" mass murders, the deaths from firing squads, man-made famines, gassing, hanging, concentration camps: China, 65 million deaths; USSR, 20 million; Vietnam, North Korea and Cambodia, 5 million; Africa, 1.7 million; Afghanistan, 1.5 million; Eastern Europe, 1 million; Latin America, 150,000 deaths." From Mises.Org
It may have all started with Mary Jo in July of 1969 - and ended with Chappaquiddick, and I think we all know about that. Or, did it start with Kennedy's father, Joe, who had trouble understanding good old American family values?
Early Kennedy From FrontPage.Com
"As his eight-term record shows, Kennedy's definition of "honest" has not changed since his failed attempt to have his smarter friend take his Spanish final at Harvard. His father was a notorious mob associate, Nazi sympathizer and predatory womanizer who tyrannically micro-managed the lives of his children. His mother spent much of her life either at Mass or obsessively pinning notes to everything in sight. And Ted? The runt of the litter. A puckish dumpling of a boy who was never expected to make good, until fate left him the last son standing. Then, with a slip of a wheel greased by booze, all presidential hopes and expectations were washed away in the waters of Chappaquiddick. And the dark days weren't over by a long shot."
Teddy Learned To Cut And Run From Brother JFK
Since I had about eleven years of Catholic education, I had to be one of the original Kennedy worshippers back in 1960. It was unofficially madated by the Church. The disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion orchestrated and then abandoned by JFK was overshadowed by the Cuban Missile Crisis. I now wonder if Mr. Camelot Kennedy would have eventually backed down from the Soviets - in retrospect.
From Tripod.Com "Meanwhile, Washington dithered. The CIA handlers had the Provisional Government ready to fly in, but the situation was still too "touch-and-go" to risk it. The CIA planners argued with the Joint Chiefs and the President. Kennedy was afraid of how the Soviets might react. He felt that the CIA had forced him into a no-win situation. The recriminations and finger-pointing began as the Brigade members paid dearly for this indecision.
The aftermath was a political nightmare for Kennedy, and a field day for Castro. Eventually the US paid $53 million in ransom for the Brigade survivors. Of the total, 150 men had made it out, 1189 were ransomed, and 114 were KIA. Communists losses were exaggerated by both Brigade survivors and the CIA analysts and an accurate figure will never be know. Some estimates ran to over 1100, while the Cuban government admits to 154 KIA. The tourist museum at Playa Giron features captured weapons, disturbing photographs, and a Sea Fury. In Florida, anti-Castro sentiment still fuels Miami politics."
Teddy's first attempt at desertion may have been while he was actively undermining the Vietnam War as early as 1966 - a war which was authorized by SEATO.
From The BBC 1969: "Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium "I do believe this nation in danger of committing itself to goals and personalities that guarantee the war's continuance." Senator Edward Kennedy." God forbid the nation should commit itself to such goals like winning a war. . .
"In June 1973, he voted to cut off all funding to the South Vietnamese government, practically ensuring a communist takeover by the North Vietnamese, the ramifications of which were the killing fields of Cambodia and a bruised and shaken USA. Kennedy's answer then is not too different from his answer today, which is to abandon our mission in Iraq and send our troops home, denying our soldiers the chance to see those objectives to fruition." RedState.Org
"19 Jun 73 The U.S. Congress passes the Case-Church Amendment which forbids any further U.S. military involvement in Southeast Asia, effective August 15, 1973. The veto-proof vote is 278-124 in the House and 64-26 in the Senate. The Amendment paves the way for North Vietnam to wage yet another invasion of the South, this time without fear of U.S. bombing. I remember that because that was the exact date I arrived in Saigon on my new assignment as a civilian contractor to work at Bien Hoa AFB. This awful and cowardly move guaranteed that the US would not respond to protect the South from attacks from the Communist North." DailyPundit.Com
Would Ted Kennedy Help Save South America From Communism? Are You Kidding?
"In 1985, Senator Kerry was one of the members of Congress who returned from Nicaragua with that worthless signed piece of paper. He then supported the third Boland Amendment. Apparently, not only did John Kerry [and Ted Kennedy] not want to fight Communism "all over the world," he didn't even want to fight communism in our own backyard."
"In 1985, when the Reagan administration requested aid for the Contras, Kennedy couldn't resist evoking the "Gulf of Tonkin" resolution. The Panama invasion didn't last long enough to be compared to Vietnam. Instead, the removal of Manuel Noriega represented "long-term damage" to our foreign policy, to our ability to work with other nations in Latin America, and our goal of achieving lasting democracy in the region. Kennedy predicted that George Bush Sr.'s aggressive actions made the Sandinistas shoe-ins for the Nicaraguan election in February of 1990. He was dead wrong. As soon as the Nicaraguan people had a chance, they booted Fidel wannabe Daniel Ortega from power by a 14-point majority." FrontPageMag.Com
"In congressional debate on aid to the Nicaraguan "contras," Sens. Ted Kennedy and Tom Harkin seized on testimony by Gen. Paul Gorman, then the U.S. commander with responsibility for South America. The rebels, he had testified, would be incapable of overthrowing the ruling Sandinistas "in the foreseeable future."
Ted Kennedy And The First Gulf War - From FrontPageMag.Com
"Kennedy went beyond Vietnam in the debate before the first Gulf War. According to the senator, the casualties in Southeast Asia would seem slight when compared with Desert Storm. And the liars in the Bush administration knew it beforehand. "The 45,000 body bags the Pentagon has sent to the region are all the evidence we need of the high price in lives and blood we will have to pay," said Kennedy. And when the war ended in a matter of days, as predicted, he never apologized to the President for his paranoid insinuations and over-the-top fear-mongering."
Ted Kennedy And The Iraq War
"Quagmire" and "Vietnam."
Feeling A Little Sympathy For Joan
Teddy divorced his wife Joan in 1981, had the marriage annulled [The Catholic Church relegates the marriage as never occurring] in 1983, so that he could remarry as a Catholic in 1992. The second marriage was even "blessed" by the Catholic Church in 1995. "A Catholic annulment, or a declaration of nullity or invalidity, is a statement of fact, by the Catholic Church, that a valid marriage (as defined by the Catholic Church) never existed." Too bad for the children Patrick, Edward, and Kara -their parents were never married according to RC. Legally, no? Spiritually, no? I may have to google "bastard."
Adam Clymer On Writing About Kennedy
"I am kind of surprised that the Kennedy-hating press hasn't picked upon the explanation for his annulment that's in the book. A source close to Joan Kennedy told me he never really intended to be faithful in the first place when he took his marriage vows. I was hoping that would get modest circulation from The National Enquirer at least as open scandals. But they're in the book because they affect his political life, they affect his ability to do things, and they give you some measure of who he is."
Ted Kennedy's ex-wife found on the street The wife that Sen. Ted Kennedy kicked to the curb was found, er.. kicked to the curb again... WizBangBlog.Com
BOSTON (AP) - Joan Kennedy, the former wife of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, is in the hospital recuperating from a concussion and a broken shoulder after a passer-by found her lying in a street, according to her son.
"Were indebted to some anonymous pedestrian who found her and picked her up and got her help," Patrick Kennedy told the Boston Herald for its Wednesday editions.
Details of exactly what happened and how she ended up in the street were unclear. There was no police report on the incident. Joan Kennedy, who divides her time between Cape Cod and a Boston condominium, has struggled with alcoholism.
On other political fronts, Kennedy reaffirmed his position that with abortion, "we are dealing with a personal and private reproductive decision." He has said that he supported civil unions and equal rights for gays [Death To Marriage].
Finally, Ted has been one of the hardest chargers for abortion - leaving over 1,000,000 babies dead per year.
Ted Kennedy's Abortion Voting Record CathFam.Org
Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
Voted NO on disallowing overseas military abortions. (May 1999)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)