Treason? Damned right it was.

From the Grand Forks Herald: O'Grady: Kerry's actions after Vietnam constituted treason.

Scott O'Grady, the Air Force pilot who captured headlines in 1995 when he survived being shot down over Bosnia, on Friday said Sen. John Kerry committed "treason"during the Vietnam War.

O'Grady ... said Kerry helped push North Vietnam's proposals for the United States to withdraw at a time when the two countries were still officially at war.

"I see that as treason," said O'Grady. ...

O'Grady said he was referring to Kerry's 1971 appearance before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations [during which] Kerry mentioned that he was involved in peace talks in Paris.

"I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government," Kerry told the panel, according to a transcript.

A U.S. law prohibits citizens from negotiating with foreign governments on matters such as peace treaties.

(Emphasis mine. Note that this occured well before Kerry's election to the Senate.)

Something O'Grady doesn't mention in the Herald article is that at the time he was in Paris giving aid and comfort to the enemy, John Kerry was still an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve

Hat tip: LGF

Update: See also former Senator and former Admiral Jeremiah Denton's comments in the Mobile Register
When Kerry joined me in the Senate, I already knew about his record of defamatory remarks and behavior criticizing U.S. policy in Vietnam and the conduct of our military personnel there. I had learned in North Vietnamese prisons how much harm such statements caused.

To me, his remarks and behavior amounted to giving aid and comfort to our Vietnamese and Soviet enemies. So I was not surprised when his subsequent overall voting pattern in the Senate was consistently detrimental to our national security.


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