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Johnny We Hardly Knew You - John Kerry: War Hero or Warrior for Peace?


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Johnny We Hardly Knew You - John Kerry: War Hero or Warrior for Peace?

Sharleen Leahey

This past Sunday night (7/25/04) MSNBC broadcast a phenomenal documentary entitled John Kerry: Bringing the War Home. It told the story of young Kerry after he returned home from Vietnam, disillusioned and outraged by a war he called criminal. One of the most memorable images from that documentary was John Kerry leading a long line of anti-war veterans through the streets of Washington D.C., raising not a fisted hand, but two fingers for peace. I took a deep breath when I saw that moving image. Imagine . . .