"I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way....
"The race for the White House should be about leadership, and leadership requires that one help heal the wounds of Vietnam, not reopen them....
"We do not need to divide America over who served and how."
- John Kerry, "Speech of John F. Kerry," Congressional Record, February 27, 1992.
"I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty."
- John Kerry, "Speech Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President," July 29, 2004.
"I'm not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have....
"I'm going to leave it up to the voters whether five deferments makes someone more qualified than two tours of duty."
- John Kerry, speaking at midnight after Republican Presidential Convention, September 3, 2004.
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