Adam Kokesh's behavior in the last 5 years
Zak Carter commented
As a fellow vet, I respect your service Edwin, but I have to ask you and eveyone else here - why are we engaged in nation building when our own nation is falling apart?
I served 7 years in the Army, during which I did two overseas tours, and believe it's time we brought all of our brothers and sisters home and start building America again.
And Vanzorge - Kokesh served our nation in the USMC and has been the spokesman of a nationwide organization, sounds like a little bit of experience to me.
Heroes should be treated as heroes.
Traitors should be treated as traitors.
This man is NO hero!!!
www.TheHugsProject.com - Because every American serving in harm's way deserves the thanks of a grateful nation.
Beverly Perlson commented
I stood out in front of the Army Recruiting Station at 14 & L in 2007 and watched Adam Kokesh and his Marxist friends (World Can't Wait, ANSWER, SDS, IVAW and Code Pink), impede the efforts of the recruiters inside while running around in circles calling our Soldiers the terrorists! Adam made it known that day that his goal was that not one person would be recruited. 7 Metro Policeman had to stand there for 5 hours that day while these imbeciles he showed up with threw their temper tantrums! I have seen the antics of Kokesh and the groups he runs with and to say the least, they have undermined our troops and their mission. Do you think calling our troops terrorists and baby killers helps them and their mission, and how do you think it affects their morale?!!! How do you think it makes them feel when all these Marxists groups make them out to be the bad guys? Adam Kokesh was right there when these ungrateful miscreants called my Son a terrorist. If he loves his Brothers that are fighting, wouldn't he and shouldn't he have stopped that. He didn't! He helped whoop all these anti-war people up, they got all kind of news coverage from the mainstream media, and our troops come home now, not to parades, as they should, but to disdain by many. Now Adam, who helped create this anti-war sentiment, now he presents himself as one who wants to help these Veterans with their PTSD, that he helped create?! He's a sneak, he reminds me of a snake oil salesman.
Adam Kokesh is devoted to his own ambitions and uses his Brothers he served with to accomplish his self centered goals. Lastly, I have been a Republican my whole life and NEVER have I ever seen a Republican associate with the likes of Marxist groups like World Can't Wait, ANSWER, SDS, IVAW and Code Pink. Adam cannot erase his past, I watched him with his Marxist friends call our Soldiers the terrorists, he stabbed his brothers in the back and he uses them to further his own ambitions.
The Warriors in this war are not fooled by his behavior and Semper Fi is not just an expression, it is a way of life.
The Band of Mothers
Mike Bradley commented
Adam kokesh conduct is despicable. To go to a military instlation and try to get troops to go AWOL is treasion.---- Is this the kind of person who upholds the principles of law. This is taken from Jane Fonda's play book FTA.
In mid-May 2007, Kokesh traveled to Germany where he and another Inactive Reservist brought an unauthorized civilian onto a U.S. military base. He then entered a crowded dining facility. Kokesh himself recounted the “IVAW German Expeditionary Team … base action” and his reading aloud a letter from “the people of Ansbach” to soldiers there, many of whom who would soon deploy to Iraq:
If any of you should decide to leave the Army while in Germany and throw down your arms, the people of Ansbach will support you and do our best to provide you with aid, comfort, and sanctuary. We wish to build a new relationship between the people of Germany
If he is from NM (AS I AM!), he should be "GUILTY AS CHARGED!, AND he will not get ANY VOTES FROM MY FAMILY!!!
Edwin A. Halderman, SSgt. USMC (med-retired)
kokesh has betrayed his fellow soldiers, and by extension he has betrayed his country.
he has repeatedly made common cause with all sorts of ant-america and communist groups. he has no education, no personal work experience, no community or political service. he is a 27 year old punk who thinks that he can manipulate and con the people of new mexico into voting for him. he is a JOHN KERRY RETREAD