- Why POWs Don't
By Mike Benge
- Sen. Kerry's POW/MIA Cover-up
- John McCreary, a top DIA analyst
assigned to John Kerry's Senate Select Committee, filed several
articles of impeachment against Kerry with the Senate "Ethics'
committee, as well as with the BAR in an attempt to get Kerry
disqualified as a lawyer (see McCreary's letters below).
- One of the charges was that
Kerry shredded classified documents when he headed the committee.
The documents were of live sightings, and the reason Kerry shredded
them is that the documents obtained by the committee would all
feed into the National Archives, and eventually be declassified.
- By shredding these documents,
it allowed the parent agencies, CIA, DIA and DOD, to then reclassify
them at National Security so they would never see the light of
- I wrote a article on this
in the "Washington Inquirer," published by Accuracy
in Media (AIM), and after reading it, Kerry wrote a letter to
AIM threatening them with a lawsuit on character defamation (it
was first of a three part series I wrote on Kerry).
- The paper was a weekly, and
by the time AIM got the letter my second article was in print
with a big picture of Kerry testifying before Congress, where
he called those fighting in Vietnam as "baby killers,"
and he looked doped out.
- The caption read, "Was
Kerry chasing the dragon when he went to Laos?" For those
who may not mean what this means, its a term for smoking opium.
- My article was based on the
so-called investigation of a remote sensing image of USA along
with what appeared to be the letter "K" (a walking
"K" is a symbol for a downed pilot) in a rice paddy
taken in Laos. Kerry requested that a team from DOD (DPMO) be
sent out to Laos to investigate (see article below).
- The owner of the rice paddy,
who was an opium addict that automatically disqualifies him as
a reliable witness, said his sons, who were illiterate, had seen
a picture of a dragon on the back of an envelope, and had stomped
it out artistically out in a rice field. However, some of the
rice had raised back up and this is why it created the mistaken
- Kerry allowed the team to
testify, creating plausible deniability, thus this and other
satellite images of POW/MIAs were dismissed as natural phenomenons
and not credible.
- After publishing this article,
Kerry was really pissed and called AIM who decided not to print
my third article where I sourced a Boston Globe writer who didn't
like Kerry, and had wrote articles accusing him of being the
Sandista communist ambassador to Congress and qouted General
Patton III (not the General Patton, but his son I believe), who
served in Vietnam, who compared Kerry to Jane Fonda calling him
- Kerry didn't have a leg to
stand on the defamation accusations, but AIM didn't have the
money to fight him in court, so my third article wasn't published
by AIM, however one of the Vietnam Vet newspapers did.
- Mike Benge
- (VN POW, '68-73)