General Norman Schwarzkopf passed away on December 27, 2012.
Senator Kerry has been nominated by President Obama to be the next Secretary of State and it would serve Americans well to recall the words of General Schwarzkopf from November 1, 2004:
"Senator Kerry opposed the Reagan defense build-up that won the Cold War. Senator Kerry opposed the removal of Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. Senator Kerry proposed billions in intelligence cuts after the first attack on the World Trade Center. Senator Kerry voted against funds to equip our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with supplies like body armor and ammunition... Senator Kerry has a record of weakness that gives me no confidence in his ability to fight and win the War on Terror."
My essay about John Kerry appeared on December 28, 2012 on the American Thinker website:
The passing of General Schwarzkopf reminds one of General Douglas MacArthur's Address to Congress (April 19, 1951) when he stated:
"The world has turned over many times since I took the oath at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have all since vanished, but I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barracks ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty."
Both Schwarzkopf and MacArthur were graduates of West Point.
R.I.P. General Schwarzkopf.