John Kerry, director of the Vietnam Veterans against the War, testified before special session the Senate Foreign Relations Committee April 22, 1971 ** FILE ** Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., relaxes with his puppy V.C., while stationed in the Mekong Delta in 1969, during the Vietnam War. This picture comes from a rally held by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War , an anti-war group with which Kerry was affiliated, held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on 7 September 1970. Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement on John Kerry [Printer-Friendly Version] Since Vietnam Veterans Against the War's inception in 1967, tens of thousands of vets, GIs and supporters have participated in and supported the actions of VVAW. It included Al Hubbard, who had served in the Air Force and had lied about being in Vietnam, and Jan Barry, who was a radio mechanic in Vietnam prior to the 1965 troop buildup. John Kerry's "Vietnam Veterans Against the War" Analyzed By: Cameron Smith Why is the speech still venerated? On April 23, 1971, a young Vietnam veteran named John Kerry spoke on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War before the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations. One of those members in the early 1970s was John Kerry. Transcript: Kerry Testifies Before Senate Panel, 1971 A transcript of John Kerry's statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, in which he criticized the Vietnam War. A photograph of John Kerry together with Jane Fonda at an anti-Vietnam War rally in 1970 in Pennsylvania has surfaced on the Internet, angering veterans … Kerry backed the treaty. I would like to talk on behalf of all those veterans and say that several months ago in Detroit we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged, and many very highly decorated, veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. This group had been founded in 1967 by six veterans. This book was written just after John Kerry took over the leadership of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and it portrays his view of the organization, their just-completed demonstrations in Washington DC, and the Vietnam War itself. The nine points were all taken from a list of Viet Cong conditions for ending the war. The Kerry Web site declares, "As he was graduating from Yale, John Kerry volunteered to serve in Vietnam -- because, as he later said, 'It was the right thing to do."' At the time this speech was given, the American public did not know the Kerry… ANYONE who votes for Kerry AFTER knowing this data is guilty of covering up John Kerry's war crimes! Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement by John Kerry April 23, 1971 to the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations. John Kerry is not fit to be elected dog catcher let alone President of the United States. Effectiveness John Kerry has served the United States as a successful politician for many years. Kerry then turned to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War.