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    Twas the night before Christmas and we were afloat
    Somewhere in Cambodia in our swift little boat.
    While the river was lightened by rockets' red glare
    No one but the President knew we were there.

    The crew was all nestled deep down in their bunks,
    While the Spook and I watched the sampans and junks.
    Our mission was secret, so secret in fact,
    No one else would remember it when we all got back.

    When out on the water there arose such a clatter
    I leaped down from the bridge to see what was the matter.
    The incoming friendly was starting to flash
    And I knew that the ARVNís were having a bash.

    The snap of friendly fire on the warm tropic air
    Convinced me for sure no one knew we were there,
    On a clandestine mission so secret itís true
    That Iím still convinced only Tricky Dicky knew.

    While I huddled for safety in the tub on the bow,
    I thought of a title, ďApocalypse Now.Ē
    To give to the films I was making each day
    To show all the voters when I made my big play.

    As I sat there sweating in my lucky flight jacket,
    Spook said, ďMerry Christmas!Ē and tossed me a packet.
    And what to my wondering eyes did appear,
    But a new lucky cap, which I still have right here.

    I keep it tucked here, in this leather brief case,
    Just sharing with the press its secretive place
    As I regale them again with my senate refrain,
    That Christmas in Cambodia is seared into my brain.

    Donít bother to quibble with history my friend,
    By pointing out Johnson was President then.
    Donít listen to Swiftees who try to explain,
    For I tell you that night is seared into my brain.

    Down Hibbard, down Lonsdale, and you too OíNeill,
    So you donít remember? Well itís something I feel.
    I donít need all you Swiftvets to support my campaign,
    Cause Christmas in Cambodia is seared into my brain,

    Into my brain, into my brain, into my brain...

    Russ Vaughn
    2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
    101st Airborne Division
    Vietnam 65-66

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    [quote][b]No one but the President knew we were there.[/b][/quote]

    Which President is he referring to??

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Come Back to NY[/i]@Sep 17 2004, 10:25 AM
    [b] [quote][b]No one but the President knew we were there.[/b][/quote]

    Which President is he referring to?? [/b][/quote]
    Nixon even though Johnson was at the time--Kerry claimed he was in Cambodia on Christmas 1968--Nixon had won but wasn't sworn in until 1/69.

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    what is worse..lying about christman in Cambodia 30 years agao...or a lie which has killed 1000 us soldiers and counting..think about it.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bman[/i]@Sep 17 2004, 10:38 AM
    [b] what is worse..lying about christman in Cambodia 30 years agao...or a lie which has killed 1000 us soldiers and counting..think about it. [/b][/quote]
    What lie?

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by asuusa+Sep 17 2004, 10:38 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (asuusa @ Sep 17 2004, 10:38 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Come Back to NY[/i]@Sep 17 2004, 10:25 AM
    [b] [quote][b]No one but the President knew we were there.[/b][/quote]

    Which President is he referring to?? [/b][/quote]
    Nixon even though Johnson was at the time--Kerry claimed he was in Cambodia on Christmas 1968--Nixon had won but wasn&#39;t sworn in until 1/69. [/b][/quote]
    problem is Nixon was not President in 12/68 during kerri&#39;s Cambodian venture...LBJ was&#33; :lol:

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    what Lie he asks???

    You know Saddam has stockpiles of WMD&#39;s and IS an IMMINENT threat to the US...

    that lie...

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bman[/i]@Sep 17 2004, 10:44 AM
    [b] what Lie he asks???

    You know Saddam has stockpiles of WMD&#39;s and IS an IMMINENT threat to the US...

    that lie... [/b][/quote]
    You gotta be kidding--you&#39;re claiming that Bush was the only one claiming Saddumb had WMD&#39;s? That virtually every intelligence agency in the world was lying?

    You&#39;re just hacked that Bush had the guts to do something the wimpy UN and ol&#39; Slicker were scared to do. How many terrorist attacks against US interests under Slicker&#39;s watch? How many times did he say "those responsible will pay&#33;" and how many terrorists did he kill or catch? No wonder all terrorists are praying that Kerry will win.

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    you just want to christianize the world you madman..
    MOST of thge world was against this BS war...
    go back to the other board.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bman[/i]@Sep 17 2004, 11:03 AM
    [b] you just want to christianize the world you madman..
    MOST of thge world was against this BS war...
    go back to the other board. [/b][/quote]
    Ah, another tolerant liberal :lol:

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    bombing bagdad back to middle ages over a bunch of lies certainly isn&#39;t Christian????

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