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And don't forget to order your advanced copy of "Unfit For Command"

Semper Fi,
Kelly

Swift Vets
http://www.swiftvets.com

Viet Nam Veterans Against John Kerry
http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com


10 posted on 07/29/2004 9:02:17 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: kellynla
FROM THEIR SITE ---

Swift Boat Veterans for Truth has been formed to counter the false "war crimes" charges John Kerry repeatedly made against Vietnam veterans who served in our units and elsewhere, and to accurately portray Kerry's brief tour in Vietnam as a junior grade Lieutenant. We speak from personal experience -- our group includes men who served beside Kerry in combat as well as his commanders. Though we come from different backgrounds and hold varying political opinions, we agree on one thing: John Kerry misrepresented his record and ours in Vietnam and therefore exhibits serious flaws in character and lacks the potential to lead.

We regret the need to do this. Most Swift boat veterans would like nothing better than to support one of our own for America's highest office, regardless of whether he was running as a Democrat or a Republican. However, Kerry's phony war crimes charges, his exaggerated claims about his own service in Vietnam, and his deliberate misrepresentation of the nature and effectiveness of Swift boat operations compels us to step forward.

For more than thirty years, most Vietnam veterans kept silent as we were maligned as misfits, addicts, and baby killers. Now that a key creator of that poisonous image is seeking the Presidency we have resolved to end our silence.

The time has come to set the record straight.

28 posted on 07/29/2004 9:22:25 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: kellynla; doug from upland
Good points, but I hope my cynicism doesn't overwhelm me. I am not certain that books will help--even back as far as "A Texan Looks at Lyndon", the truth doesn't seem to convince a gullible, selfish, confiscatory American public.

Most people vote for Democrats for what money can be forcefully taken away from others and given to them, directly or indirectly. This type of voter doesn't give a tinker's damn about honor, or lack thereof, in their political frontmen.

47 posted on 07/29/2004 9:53:36 AM PDT by jammer
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