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FR Exclusive Photos: Swift Boat Vets for Truth
May 4, 2004 | Kristinn

Posted on 05/04/2004 8:28:06 PM PDT by BillF

Kristinn, co-leader of the DC Chapter, attended part of the John O'Neill & Swift Boat Veterans for Truth press conference this morning*  (details below).   Per his request, I'm posting his photos and his captions.

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO AND A FULL SIZE VERSION OF THE PHOTO SHOULD APPEAR.  (Thumbnail photos hyperlinked to full versions)

 

John O'Neill with Accuracy in Media's Roger Aronoff

 

John Kerry's 'other' brothers in arms.

 

John O'Neill reviews his remarks before the press conference begins.

 

Ditto, Kerry circled in red in photo.

 

Baba Booey, Howard Stern and Jackie Martling
trying to pick up chicks at college (circa 1971.)

 

Another photo enlargement of those halcyon days.

 

Press packed in back of room. Interesting Times seated in middle.

Last photo before start of press conference.

* Here is the initial report and thread from Kristinn's telephone report via Armymarinemom this morning:

Quick Report from John O'Neill-Swift Boat Veteran Press Conference
na | 5/4/2004 | Amrymarinemom

Posted on 05/04/2004 7:22:10 AM PDT by armymarinemom

Kirstinn just call in a quick report from the press conference. He could only stay for the first ten minutes. The Press room was packed to overflowing with at least twelve news video cameras and dozens of reporters. Also in attendance were a couple dozen swift boat veterans to speak at the press conference.

O'Neal said that Kerry spoke with Admiral Hoffman, the chairman of the group, for forty five minutes trying to talk him out of doing this. O'Neal said that the swift boat Captains beleive that Kerry is unfit for Commander in Chief and that is their sole reason for speaking out. He stated that if Kerry is dropped out of the Democratic nomination and is replaced that the group will go away. The group also demanded that Kerry sign the two page release to disclose his full medical records. If he can spend fifty to 100 million on his campaign he can take time to fill out a two page form. When asked for a show of hands for those who served with Kerry about a dozen raised their hands. The group said that they have also received nasty messages accusing them of being alcoholics.

The front of the room was filled with enlarged black and white photographs. One was a photo used by the Kerry campaign and one was possibly the photo from the cover of The New Soldier. Photos were provided by Free Republic's Wintersoldier.com. Kristinn spoke briefly with O'Neal and he had very nice things to say about Free Republic. [click here for the rest of that thread]



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Extended News
KEYWORDS: dcchapter; johnoneill; kerry; swiftboat; swiftboatveterans; swiftboatvets; swiftvets; swiftvetsphotos; wintersoldier
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This should have been posted hours ago, but my cable internet was down. Then, I had html problems.
1 posted on 05/04/2004 8:28:06 PM PDT by BillF
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma
Kristinn, I finally posted this.
2 posted on 05/04/2004 8:29:48 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
Bump. Need to link-in the AP story on this - which is the fact that AP has spiked it.
3 posted on 05/04/2004 8:30:00 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: BillF
FR Exclusive: AP SPIKES JOHN O'NEILL - SWIFT BOAT VETS STORY
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1129682/posts

Get on that thread, and call AP in the morning and give'em . . . heck.
4 posted on 05/04/2004 8:30:53 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: Interesting Times
Byron York IS right behind you!
5 posted on 05/04/2004 8:34:15 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: BillF
Great Stuff! Thank you.
6 posted on 05/04/2004 8:34:55 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (What a Tangled Web We Weave . .when first we practice to deceive!)
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To: Howlin
Byron York IS right behind you!

I wondered who kept nibbling on my shoulder.

7 posted on 05/04/2004 8:39:48 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
KErry PING - you gotta see this!!
8 posted on 05/04/2004 8:45:17 PM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: BillF
When I consider this story and look at the group black & white photo, it occurs to me that Kerry's propensity in having "imaginary friends" has not been a recent development...it has followed him his entire life. It must feel strange for Kerry to see his traitorous a$$ in a photo of....... Real Heroes!
9 posted on 05/04/2004 8:47:58 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: BillF
'other' brothers in arms BUMP
10 posted on 05/04/2004 8:51:04 PM PDT by ride the whirlwind (We can't let Kerry win - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.)
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To: BillF
Awesome. Thank you.
11 posted on 05/04/2004 8:54:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Take THAT Kerry and Hitlery! FREEPERS ROCK!!!!)
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To: armymarinemom; Interesting Times; The Shrew; Howlin; jmstein7; tvn; South40; dickmc; ...
Pinging others who've started related threads about the Swift Boat Veterans and/or John O'Neill's TV appearances today and pinging Interesting Times, who also published his account, via The Shrew, per below quoted thread.

CSPAN Needs to Air the Swift Boat Veteran Press Conference!
Personal Account ^ | May 4, 2004 | Interesting Times

Posted on 05/04/2004 9:25:25 AM PDT by The Shrew

Our own Interesting Times participated in the John O'Neill Swift Boat Veterans for Truth press conference today at the National Press Club. Interesting Times is the webmaster and driving force behind the Free Republic Network's sponsored website WinterSoldier.com and is heavily involved in collecting, collating and disseminating the information that the Swift Boat veteran's are discussing.

Interesting Times has just called me to say that the Press conference has gone extremely well. Dozens of news organizations were present as well as many Washington D.C. behind the scenes players. He reports that there is as yet no commitment from CSPAN to air the press conference in its entirety. He has asked me to run a thread asking freepers to contact CSPAN and politely ask them to air the press conference held today in its entirety.

"The quotes these guys give are damning. They are extremely credible. We must get this word out and not allow the mainstream media to report it in drips and drabs and heavily edited." Interesting Times said from his vantage point within the room at the National Press Club. [click here for the rest of that thread]


12 posted on 05/04/2004 8:55:12 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
BUMP!
13 posted on 05/04/2004 8:56:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I used to support Kerry. Then I changed my political philosophy. Now I support Kerry.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog; Trteamer
Pinging west coast and mountain west.
14 posted on 05/04/2004 8:57:04 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
C-Span2 has it coming up at 12:25am
15 posted on 05/04/2004 8:58:06 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (What a Tangled Web We Weave . .when first we practice to deceive!)
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To: GottaLuvAkitas1
Any idea how long the C-Span press conference lasts?
16 posted on 05/04/2004 9:00:35 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
Bill, it was about 1-1/2 hours, I think.
17 posted on 05/04/2004 9:01:07 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Take THAT Kerry and Hitlery! FREEPERS ROCK!!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks. I may set the VCR to tape it.
18 posted on 05/04/2004 9:02:27 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF
I wish there was a way to save a copy directly from the net. We don't have cable, living in the stone age as we do! :-)
19 posted on 05/04/2004 9:06:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Take THAT Kerry and Hitlery! FREEPERS ROCK!!!!)
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To: BillF
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JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320

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20 posted on 05/04/2004 9:06:41 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: BillF
Thank You
I saw the C-Span2 Press Conference
It will repeat
These men stood up for what they believe in.
That Hanoi Kerry is unfit to be Commander in Chief.
I am both proud and honored to have served with them at the same time period.
21 posted on 05/04/2004 9:15:37 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Hanoi Kerry is a traitor)
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To: BillF
Thanks
22 posted on 05/04/2004 9:29:57 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: BillF
I have no idea how long it lasts, but it is good stuff.
23 posted on 05/04/2004 9:32:48 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (What a Tangled Web We Weave . .when first we practice to deceive!)
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To: BillF
Will there be transcripts available?
24 posted on 05/04/2004 9:50:39 PM PDT by The Bandit
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To: The Bandit
I'm not sure about a transcript. If you find one please let me know.

This is sad stuff. Are you watching?
25 posted on 05/04/2004 10:01:28 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (What a Tangled Web We Weave . .when first we practice to deceive!)
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To: GottaLuvAkitas1
I was watching while working, unfortuantly my little TV in my office has no volume so couldn't listen in and CSPAN-2 wasn't broadcasting CC, so I was out of luck.
26 posted on 05/04/2004 10:37:11 PM PDT by The Bandit
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To: BillF

Should be C-Span videotapes available







27 posted on 05/04/2004 10:56:00 PM PDT by devolve (................... ...........................Hello from Sunny South Florida!..................)
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To: BillF
Post a note with "FR pics" that FR must be referenced in all usage. With thousands of citizen reporters, FR needs credit if one of the lame stream media lifts it.
28 posted on 05/04/2004 11:00:57 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: 1Old Pro; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; A.A. Cunningham; abner; A CA Guy; AgThorn; ALOHA RONNIE; ...
Pinging some of the people who posted to related threads.
29 posted on 05/04/2004 11:13:00 PM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF; Howlin; onyx
Nice pictures of the press .. Do ya think they'll claim they were at the press conference and that's why the didn't report on this story?
30 posted on 05/04/2004 11:19:33 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: BillF
BTTT!!!!!!
31 posted on 05/05/2004 3:04:20 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: BillF
Thanks. Bookmarked it yesterday right after you posted it!
32 posted on 05/05/2004 4:28:44 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: FreedomPoster
FR Exclusive: AP SPIKES JOHN O'NEILL - SWIFT BOAT VETS STORY

Get on that thread, and call AP in the morning and give'em . . . heck.

33 posted on 05/05/2004 4:32:08 AM PDT by tgslTakoma (Still waiting for my paycheck from Mr. Scaife...)
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To: YaYa123
I hope you saw this.
34 posted on 05/05/2004 5:06:22 AM PDT by SuzanneC
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To: SuzanneC
Discussion on Fox now.
35 posted on 05/05/2004 5:12:03 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
What did they report on Fox about the Swift Boat Vets for Truth?
36 posted on 05/05/2004 5:50:58 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Angelwood
It was a very small segment, and pretty weak. Brian Kilmeade started giving it a lot of hype and sounded really indignant about Kerry. Then ED said that there were a lot of Bush supporters among these guys and that she honored anyone who served in Vietnam (missing the whole point of what this is about). Steve said that they were entitled to their opinion. Short clip of O'Neill saying Kerry wasn't fit to serve. However, ED did bring up Kerry taking a movie camera to Vietnam with him and wondered why he did that (although she called it a video camera).

Do you have any contact with these guys? There were a couple who were very effective, especially the guy who was a criminal prosecutor (can't remember his name...will have to go back and read the live thread).

They need to be hitting local talk radio shows and local papers. The national media is obviously freezing them out. Although I was glad to see this was covered in the Boston Globe and the Washington Times.

37 posted on 05/05/2004 5:57:05 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: BillF
Thanks for compiling all these related threads in one place. Kristinn took some great photos.

The Washington Times has a story and photo on page 4 related to this press conference. Veteran Joe Ponder is at the podium and the large photo with Kerry's picture circled is shown at an angle. The text of the story says that 12 of the 18 men in this photo have signed the letter that the group circulated. The letter says that Kerry "betrayed them in 1971 and to this day by saying he witnessed atrocities and war crimes during his time in combat." 200 swift boat veterans have signed the letter.
38 posted on 05/05/2004 5:59:11 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: SuzanneC; Miss Marple
Yes I saw this thread, and knew, just knew the mainstream media couldn't ignore the importance of so many Kerry commanders coming out against him.

Wrong!!

This morning on IMUS, Craig Crawford Editor of HOTLINE, told Imus that none of these men coming forward actually served with Kerry. He said this "event" was put on by the same group that maligned McCain in SC., that the White House disavows link to the group, but they are pro-Bush. Crawford completely dissed the significance of this as anything but a political attack by pro-Bush forces.

Paul Begala came on later and repeated to Imus that this was the same group responsible for attacking McCain so viciously in SC in 2000.

Imus has been in love with Craig Crawford for awhile now, so he fully accepted everything Crawford said as gospel.

39 posted on 05/05/2004 7:06:00 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@Why Am I Surprised?.com)
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To: BillF
The NYTimes buried this in an article about Kerry's new commercial blitz. Haven't checked today's edition (I get them for free by the way!)
40 posted on 05/05/2004 7:22:43 AM PDT by SpinyNorman (i)
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To: BillF; SAMWolf; PhilDragoo; onyx; devolve

41 posted on 05/05/2004 7:23:19 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Happy2BMe
bump!

42 posted on 05/05/2004 7:28:00 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: BillF
Great job by Kristin and his support crew!
43 posted on 05/05/2004 7:34:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Not one battle was lost in Vietnam! The war was lost at home, thanks to Fonda/Kerry!)
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To: BillF
Bump!
44 posted on 05/05/2004 7:34:23 AM PDT by SAMWolf (I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy)
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To: Angelwood; All
It seems like it's getting some internet coverage. A google news search of kerry unfit as of 9:40 am 5/5/04 sorted by date:

http://news.google.com/news?q=kerry+unfit&num=50&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&output=search&scoring=d

Sort by relevance Sorted by date


Veterans Group Confronts Kerry's Political Opportunism with ...
Men's News Daily, CA - 40 minutes ago
... Based on Kerry's actions, O'Neill said Kerry "is totally unfit to be commander in chief.". These sentiments are echoed by retired Rear Adm. ...


Veterans Group Confronts Kerry's Political Opportunism with ...
GOPUSA, TX - 55 minutes ago
... Based on Kerry's actions, O'Neill said Kerry "is totally unfit to be commander in chief.". These sentiments are echoed by retired Rear Adm. ...


Kate’s Take: Brothers Against Kerry
National Review Online - 1 hour ago
... Rear Admiral (Ret.) Roy Hoffman, the chairman of the group, bluntly stated that the John Kerry who served in his command is unfit to command himself. ...


Kerry Says Republicans Organized Veterans' News Conference
Town Hall, DC - 2 hours ago
... his group had nothing to do with Monday's news conference in Washington, where Vietnam Veterans said Democrat John F. Kerry is unfit to be commander-in-chief. ...


Vets Against Kerry!
Opinion Editorials, VA - 2 hours ago
... On Tuesday, May 4thy, hundreds of those former military colleagues held a press conference to sign a petition declaring John Kerry unfit to be America’s ...


Kerry Says Republicans Organized Veterans' News Conference
Cybercast News Service - 3 hours ago
... his group had nothing to do with Monday's news conference in Washington, where Vietnam Veterans said Democrat John F. Kerry is unfit to be commander-in-chief. ...


Vietnam vets clash publicly over Kerry
SunHerald.com, MS - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON - With the shadow of Vietnam hanging over the presidential election, a newly created veterans organization on Tuesday called John Kerry unfit to be ...


Former sailor is drawn into battle
Boston Globe, MA - 6 hours ago
... beside Hoffmann and some of Kerry's other commanding officers, declaring, "We believe that based on our experience with him that he is totally unfit to be ...


Viet Nam Veterans Hand Kerry a Quagmire
Washington Dispatch - 7 hours ago
... believe that based on our experience with him, he is totally unfit to be ... radio by KTAR radio host Preston Westmoreland on Tuesday afternoon, Kerry ducked the ...


INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - 7 hours ago
... demanding that Kerry release all his military records. Some called Kerry unfit to be commander in chief. It's hard not to listen. ...


Vietnam veterans call Kerry unfit
Washington Times, DC - 9 hours ago
Two dozen veterans who served the same swift boat duty in the Navy as John Kerry in Vietnam, including some who served with or commanded him, said yesterday ...


Inside Politics
Washington Times, DC - 9 hours ago
... John Kerry's former commanders and most of the officers who served with him, has signed a letter declaring the Democratic presidential candidate is "unfit to ...


Former sailor is drawn into battle
Boston Globe, MA - 9 hours ago
... beside Hoffmann and some of Kerry's other commanding officers, declaring, "We believe that based on our experience with him that he is totally unfit to be ...


Vietnam vets slam Kerry
United Press International - 10 hours ago
... Third, we believe that based on our experience with him, he is totally unfit to be commander in chief.". Late Tuesday the Kerry campaign issued a statement ...


Crewmates defend Kerry's war record
Boston Herald, MA - 10 hours ago
... John F. Kerry [related, bio] rallied to his defense yesterday after a group of veterans attacked him as unfit to serve as president and charged him with ...


Veterans Group Assails Kerry's War Record
Washington Post, DC - 11 hours ago
... conference, the swift boat group -- composed of about 215 former officers and enlisted men who served in Kerry's wartime division -- declared Kerry unfit to be ...


New vets group calls Kerry unfit, but comrades defend him
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - 11 hours ago
... With the shadow of Vietnam hanging over the presidential election, a newly created veterans organization on Tuesday called John Kerry unfit to be commander in ...


Veterans group criticizes Kerry, calls him unfit to be president
philly.com (subscription), PA - 14 hours ago
... KRT) - With the shadow of Vietnam hanging over the presidential election, a newly created veterans organization on Tuesday called John Kerry unfit to be ...


Kerry Was a 'Loose Cannon' in Vietnam, Says Ex-Commander
Town Hall, DC - 16 hours ago
... medical information, about his service during the Vietnam War. Many said Kerry was unfit to be commander-in-chief of the US military. ...


Update: Kerry Was a 'Loose Cannon' in Vietnam
Cybercast News Service - 17 hours ago
... medical information, about his service during the Vietnam War. Many said Kerry was unfit to be commander-in-chief of the US military. ...


Vets line up to describe former colleague as 'vain' opportunist ...
WorldNetDaily, OR - 18 hours ago
... presidential nominee is unfit to be commander in chief. The group's most visible member, John O'Neill, who took over as commander of Kerry's swift boat not ...


Vietnam Vets Slam Kerry
Insight on the News, DC - 19 hours ago
... Third, we believe that based on our experience with him, he is totally unfit to be commander in chief.". Kerry, who commanded a river patrol boat, served about ...


Kerry Was a 'Loose Cannon' While in Vietnam
Town Hall, DC - 20 hours ago
... medical information, about his service during the Vietnam War. Many said Kerry was unfit to be commander-in-chief of the US military. ...


Kerry 'Unfit to be Commander-in-Chief,' Say Former Military ...
Cybercast News Service - 20 hours ago
... Among those scheduled to attend the event at the National Press Club and declare Kerry unfit for the role of commander-in-chief are retired Naval Rear Admiral ...


Kerry Was a 'Loose Cannon' While in Vietnam
Cybercast News Service - 20 hours ago
... medical information, about his service during the Vietnam War. Many said Kerry was unfit to be commander-in-chief of the US military. ...


Kerry Unfit to Serve as President
Washington Dispatch - 22 hours ago
At least, according to these Viet Nam veterans. They group reportedly will “unveil a sharply worded letter today to Kerry from more than 200 veterans. ...


looks to sink senator
New York Daily News, NY - May 4, 2004
... Kerry's old nemesis - a fellow Vietnam vet picked by President Richard Nixon to discredit Kerry 30 years ago - is resurfacing today to declare him "unfit to be ...


$25m ad campaign showcaes Kerry's career
Boston.com, MA - May 4, 2004
... a group of Vietnam veterans, including some who served as Kerry's commanding officers, plan to say at a news conference that they believe Kerry is unfit to be ...


$25m ad campaign showcaes Kerry's career
Boston Globe, MA - May 4, 2004
... a group of Vietnam veterans, including some who served as Kerry's commanding officers, plan to say at a news conference that they believe Kerry is unfit to be ...


$25m ad campaign showcaes Kerry's career
Boston Globe, MA - May 3, 2004
... a group of Vietnam veterans, including some who served as Kerry's commanding officers, plan to say at a news conference that they believe Kerry is unfit to be ...


‘ Nam vet group says Kerry ‘ unfit ’
Boston Herald, MA - May 3, 2004
... John F. Kerry [related, bio] is ``unfit'' to be commander-in-chief because of his claims that US soldiers committed widespread atrocities during the war. ...
45 posted on 05/05/2004 7:46:39 AM PDT by JLO
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To: BillF
O'Neal said that Kerry spoke with Admiral Hoffman, the chairman of the group, for forty five minutes trying to talk him out of doing this.

This is the most telling statement to me. I wonder how many other veterans have received calls from Effin", and I wonder how many of his "band of brothers" (I like the Band-aid for brothers name) got similar calls and possibly some cash rewards for their, uh, "loyalty" to Kerry.

I would be watching them for new cars, jewelry etc.

Maybe they are listed as "veteran's charities" on Teresa's tax returns.

46 posted on 05/05/2004 7:54:38 AM PDT by SpinyNorman (i)
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To: BillF
Thanks for the ping!
47 posted on 05/05/2004 7:57:34 AM PDT by JLO
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To: BillF
John F'n Kerry is a lying traitor ~ Bump!

We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

48 posted on 05/05/2004 8:56:06 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: YaYa123
He said this "event" was put on by the same group that maligned McCain in SC.,

This is an outright lie. What would this group have to back up it's claims against McCain. These men all served on Swift Boats not F4's!

49 posted on 05/05/2004 9:15:50 AM PDT by crusty codger (Arrogance often covers a minimum of intelligence)
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To: BillF
DOES ANYONE HAVE THE TRANSCRIPTS FROM THE SHOW? WILL IT BE REPLAYED TODAY OR THIS WEEKEND ON C-SPAN? I have some friends that want to see it.
50 posted on 05/05/2004 9:18:35 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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