Gary of Gravatt.org fame pointed me to this letter re John Kerry. It talks of American dead defamed by lies but is equally relevant from the Australian perspective. This as a teaser;
It's bad enough that we couldn't mourn our dead then. Now we see the same man that stood over the open graves of our brothers and pissed on their bodies is back. This time he's dug up those bodies and is standing on them to give himself the stature for high office.Compassionate and eloquent, it sums up the feelings of Vietnam Vets very well. Go read and try and imagine how we feel. If you were the man who, in 1970, phoned the recently bereaved parents of a mate from my battalion and told them he deserved to die or the man in Adelaide who told me the dead of Long Tan deserved to die or the young women, who in 1971, ask me how many babies I had killed, or anyone who agreed with them then read the letter and look into your soul. Thanks Gary.