John Kerry has spent a lifetime both fighting corruption and being targeted by the corrupt.

After his service in Vietnam, Kerry took a stance against the war and Richard Nixon targeted him for his Vietnam protest activities. President Nixon, (aka Tricky Dick) can be heard in taped conversations ordering that his staff to "take down the young demagogue" (aka John Kerry). The individual they chose to lead their attack dog was another Vietnam veteran. This same individual, although unsuccessful in thwarting Kerry and the Vietnam protest in 1971, reemerged during the 2004 presidential election to once again attack Kerry, this time with a lot of conservative money behind him. Sam Fox, recent recess apointment by George W. Bush, personally gave 50K to the "swifties". The trail of the swift-boating campaign was thinly veiled and led back to the GOP and even to White House "Rasputin" Karl Rove, who sent a letter thanking the "swift-boaters" for their help during the election.

Prior to his election as Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and his election to the United States Senate, John Kerry served as Assistant District Attorney where he initiated special units to fight organized crime and white-collar crime. He was one of the first victim advocates, starting programs to council rape victims and other crime victims. Kerry put a notorious local mobster behind bars and won convictions in other important cases, including one high profile rape case. "“I always had a prosecutor’s mind and a prosecutor’s bent," Kerry was quoted as saying in a New Yorker interview.

In the Senate, Kerry continued his war on corruption, taking on an investigatory role that led to the exposé of the Iran-Contra scandal, which was a particularly nasty episode in recent history. Accused drug runners, who were shipping guns to the Nicaraguan Contras, claimed they were under orders of the National Security Council. The implication was that the administration, or at least the National Security Council, turned a blind eye to the drug running. There were attempts to derail Kerry’s investigation, but the scandal was ultimately brought to light. President Reagan's military aide, Oliver North was tried on sixteen felony counts, convicted on three and later had all charges dismissed by the Supreme Court. Today he is a conservative commentator on Fox News. The Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America, Elliott Abrams, pleaded guilty to a felony for lying about foreign funding for the Contras. He was later pardoned by the George Bush Sr. and was appointed by George W. Bush in 2005 as National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy.

During the Iran-Contra investigation, Kerry pursued the financing for the South American drug cartels and the investigation led to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), a powerful, international institution that was eventually exposed as a front for drug running, money laundering and terrorism. Kerry faced strong opposition from the Reagan and Bush administrations and also from powerful members of his own party who did not want him to pursue his investigation. The covert goal of the BCCI was to finance the destruction of Western influence and as part of its goal financed numerous Muslim terrorist organizations. There were alleged CIA connections and a vast web of BCCI corruption that may not be entirely known for generations. Kerry probed further and delved into the connection between drug trafficking and terrorism. In "The New War, the Web of Crime that Threatens America's Security", which Kerry wrote in 1997, he warned of the increasing threat from terrorists.

While Kerry did not win the presidency in 2004, he remains in the Senate, fighting with even more vigor, the corruption that has our country in a stranglehold. And the attacks on him continue as one might expect.

John Kerry is one tough hombre who fights for the honor of America and the American people.

"Truth is the American bottom line." - Senator John Kerry 2006
by DK Sett May 06, 2007
somebody who hasnt a clue of whats going on around him...obviously the only people who look on this site are democrats...they have no clue. But at least they can decide where they stand on issues, unlike yours truely, John Kerry. And how many of you democrats have gotten a splinter and wanted a purple heart for it?
owww...a splinter, but that bullet almost hit me...waaaa!!!
by Boekenoogen May 04, 2005
The worst possible retarded fucker candidate in the world. He ran against Bush in 2004 and rightfully lost. A much better candidate than Albert Gore in 2000, but a fucker none the less.
Damn it! Kerry won! Damn! Here come the Taliban to kill us!
by Rob March 13, 2005
someone that should be on the Surreal Life
John Kerry is going to be on the Surreal Life next season.
by popisdead February 17, 2005
Democratic loser who lost the election because American's are too smart to vote for the divise,rights eroding Demo-crazies!!!!
Pack up your ketchup and head on home ya loser!
A dumbass liberal who despite his assurance had no plans for the occupation of Iraq. By the way, the occupation of Iraq is completely necessary unless you want them to send terrorists nuclear weapons (which they have, duh!) so they can bomb and/or otherwise destroy the rest of the country. Oh, and did I mention that as a Senator he awarded himself three purple hearts? This ofcourse makes him qualified to run a country.
Republican: What are John Kerry's plans for the war in Iraq?
Dumbass Liberal: I dunno but I really like them. He is a standup guy. I mean he must be, he got three purple hearts.
by Erica April 24, 2005
1. any person supported by a new generation of hippies who have no appreciation for the freedoms that they enjoy everyday.

2. a would-be military hero, turned spineless traitor, turned spineless senator, turned horrible spineless presidential candidate.

3. any person who celebrates their freedom by throwing their military service medals into a gutter in a public display of ingratitude.
John Kerry lost...GET OVER IT!
by scott h June 06, 2005
a liberal senator who is the democratic representative for the presidential election. He is also the biggest jerk-off ever. He should pack up and take his two-faced ass to France where he will fit in. Him and edwards hug more then any couple i've ever seen and in europe its okay for men to kiss each other.
His whole Career as a politician
by t-money October 15, 2004

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