It’s time to stop pussyfooting around with John Kerry.

This guy is a malapropism away from the presidency.

And what we learned about his character this week needs to be shouted from the housetops across America – because it doesn’t appear my colleagues in the press are willing to share the information with the public.

Documents prepared by the Communist North Vietnamese government in 1971, and later captured by U.S. forces, show unmistakably that Kerry was operating under the direction of the enemy. He was being steered by Hanoi. He was being coached by the Viet Cong. And he was taking this direction, this steering and this coaching willingly.

In case you missed it, you can find all the gory details in a report in WorldNetDaily earlier this week. It’s fascinating reading. But it is more than that 72 hours before Americans decide who is going to be the next president.

Think of what I am saying: A man who came to prominence and notoriety in American life, and who is now on the threshold of winning the White House, was actively aiding and abetting the enemy just 33 years ago. He was a tool. He was an agent. He was working for the other side.

That’s why I say it is time to stop playing rhetorical games with respect to Kerry.

There is only one word in the English language that adequately describes what he was in 1971 – and what he remains today for capitalizing on the evil he perpetrated back then. That word is “traitor.”

Apparently there is some unwritten code of dishonor among my colleagues that restricts them from speaking so plainly. They don’t want to be accused of “questioning Kerry’s patriotism.” In my mind, there is nothing to question. The man hates America. There is simply no other explanation for what he did then and continues to do today.

Recently, the most decorated living American soldier, Col. George “Bud” Day, compared Kerry to Benedict Arnold. There is only one difference between Kerry and Benedict Arnold. The latter was a genuine war hero – by all accounts a brave fighting man who became a turncoat. Kerry was, at best, an undistinguished soldier, a malcontent, who groped for medals by writing his own after-action reports, hyped his own self-inflicted wounds, left action after four months in the field and then openly joined the enemy.

He became, arguably, the most important human asset in the public relations arsenal of the Vietnamese Communists.

Kerry knew and the Vietnamese knew that American military forces could never be defeated on the battlefields of Southeast Asia. So they set out to defeat them in the world of politics and public opinion. They set out to destroy America’s will to fight. They set out to undermine America’s morale and self-confidence.

And it worked. It worked brilliantly – so brilliantly that Kerry was rewarded for his treacherous behavior with a successful political career.

But now the truth is out there for all to see. The smoking-gun documents produced by Kerry’s own friends and allies in Hanoi have betrayed him. All that remains left for Americans is to recognize what those documents mean.

They mean the man so close to becoming commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States is the man who betrayed those forces in 1971 – the man who betrayed his comrades in arms, the man who betrayed his country.

It’s time to call a spade a spade. Kerry is a traitor. What he did was treason. Period. End of story.

If what he did in 1971 – knowingly cooperating with the enemy, traveling to Paris to meet with its agents at least twice, taking instructions from them on what to do to undermine the U.S. cause in Vietnam – was not treason, then we might as well throw the word out of the English language. If we can’t use it in this case, we simply can’t use the word any more.

America’s mistake was not locking this guy up in the stockades in 1971 and throwing away the key. Now, we as a nation, are on the verge of paying the price.

May God open America’s eyes next Tuesday.

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