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Letter: Kerry’s hypocrisy is mind-boggling

Kerry’s hypocrisy is mind-boggling

Regarding the recent to-do over some members of Congress sending a letter to Iran, as I recall John Kerry went to Paris as a citizen in 1970 and involved himself in the peace treaty talks between Henry Kissinger and the delegates from North Vietnam. He met with the delegation without any authority to do so. He then came home and lobbied on behalf of the North Vietnamese.

Now one can only speculate as to what might have happened if he hadn’t interfered, but there are clues as Ho Chi Minh wrote in his book that “the war will be won on the streets of America,” and he was relying on just this type of support.

Now, all these years later, one could ask, “at this point, what difference does it make?” Well, if the talks had been successful and a peace negotiated in 1970, the difference would be that the 3,313 American servicemen who were killed in action between 1971 and 1975 would not have died. So Kerry, of all people, should never say a word about anyone “interfering” with negotiations. If only he had just sent a letter!

Patrick Kelly

Grand Island