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Anti-Kerry Vets to Release Book About Kerry War Fabrications--BREAKING
Drudge Report ^ | 8/3/04 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 08/03/2004 7:58:15 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right!

A veterans group seeking to deeply discredit Democrat John Kerry's military service will charge in the new bombshell book UNFIT FOR COMMAND:

Two of John Kerry's three Purple Heart decorations resulted from self-inflicted wounds, not suffered under enemy fire.

All three of Kerry's Purple Hearts were for minor injuries, not requiring a single hour of hospitalization.

A "fanny wound" was the highlight of Kerry's much touted "no man left behind" Bronze Star.

Kerry turned the tragic death of a father and small child in a Vietnamese fishing boat into an act of "heroism" by filing a false report on the incident.

Kerry entered an abandoned Vietnamese village and slaughtered the domestic animals owned by the civilians and burned down their homes with his Zippo lighter.

Kerry's reckless behavior convinced his colleagues that he had to go -- becoming the only Swift Boat veteran to serve only four months.

The Kerry campaign is planning to vigorously counter the charges and will accuse the veteran's groups of being well-financed by a top Bush donor from Texas, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

"They hired a goddamn private investigator to dig up trash!" charged a top Kerry adviser traveling with the senator late Tuesday. "This is pay for play, and the dirtiest of all dirty tricks ever played on a candidate for the presidency. How low can they go?"

Kerry supporters are comparing the effort by the veterans to the Arkansas State troopers tell-all against Bill Clinton.

UNFIT FOR COMMAND will not be released until August 15.

The names. The details. All on the record.

Beginning tomorrow, the DRUDGE REPORT will break the embargo.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alreadybeenposted; candidate; fabrications; gotcha; johnjohn; kerry; kerrylies; lies; president; unfitforcommand; veterans; vietnam; vietnamvets
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1 posted on 08/03/2004 7:58:17 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right!
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Thanks for posting this.

Hadn't seen it posted anywhere else yet.


2 posted on 08/03/2004 8:00:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Admin Moderator

Could you change the name of the source to "Drudge", please?


3 posted on 08/03/2004 8:00:03 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (Kerry's speech paraphrased: "I was in Vietnam! I have no plan...but I'm not Bush! Vote for me!")
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To: I'm ALL Right!

WoW! This is big news!


4 posted on 08/03/2004 8:00:57 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

I can't wait to get this.


5 posted on 08/03/2004 8:00:59 PM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://No,www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: ConservativeMan55

BTTT!!!!


6 posted on 08/03/2004 8:01:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Remember how overjoyed we all were when the Arkansas troopers spilled their guts on Bubbah?


7 posted on 08/03/2004 8:04:56 PM PDT by dwilli
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To: I'm ALL Right!

I wonder if this will be the subject of a Katie Couric interview on the TOday show?


8 posted on 08/03/2004 8:05:42 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: I'm ALL Right!
There's a rather large, and very intereting, thread on this here:

ANTI-KERRY VETS GATHER FOR ASSAULT; BOOK CLAIMS KERRY WAR 'FABRICATIONS'

9 posted on 08/03/2004 8:07:15 PM PDT by AQGeiger (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
The Kerry campaign is planning to vigorously counter the charges and will accuse the veteran's groups of being well-financed by a top Bush donor from Texas, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Wow, wonder if they attack our less well healed veterans as trailer trash?

10 posted on 08/03/2004 8:07:20 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: I'm ALL Right!

A "fanny wound" was the highlight of Kerry's much touted "no man left behind" Bronze Star."

Sounds like Forest Gump.


11 posted on 08/03/2004 8:07:21 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: I'm ALL Right!
Of course the truth will be called "dirty politics" by the lefties. They will ignore any documentation regarding the "injuries" he supposedly sustained. They will ignore the fact that SEVERAL of those who served with Kerry are all saying the same thing. They will ignore the fact that there will probably be NOBODY who was there at the time debunk what these veterans are saying. They will accuse Bush of dirty politics (when he had nothing to do with the book) .... but they were silent on Moore's movie and the idiotic ranting of the ignorant Hollywood crowd.

Eat it you left wing bastards!!!!

12 posted on 08/03/2004 8:07:30 PM PDT by CurlyBill (We don't need a Gigolo and an Ambulance Chaser overseeing our Treasury!)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
"They hired a goddamn private investigator to dig up trash!" charged a top Kerry adviser traveling with the senator late Tuesday. "This is pay for play, and the dirtiest of all dirty tricks ever played on a candidate for the presidency. How low can they go?"

As low as the evidence takes them I suppose.

13 posted on 08/03/2004 8:08:09 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: dwilli

Just like Charlie Brown trying to kick that football! This will not be spoken of in the rat media. Period.


14 posted on 08/03/2004 8:08:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: Dolphy
"They hired a g-d private investigator to dig up trash!" charged a top Kerry adviser traveling with the senator late Tuesday.

At least they didn't pull a Clinton and hire thugs to intimidate people.

15 posted on 08/03/2004 8:09:50 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: Dolphy

And the true battle for the whitehouse begins.


16 posted on 08/03/2004 8:10:08 PM PDT by jbstrick (War is not fought for peace. War is fought for victory.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

You just wait!!

Kerry supporters will now dig up stuff about Bush's time in the National Guard and then ...

No, that won't work, they already been there and tried that.


Hey! This ain't playing fair!!

'Bout dang time...


17 posted on 08/03/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (When you've forgotten your drink, you've had enough! ... Unless it's coffee -- then you need more!!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I've said all along that someone who served under his command
has got to come forward with credible stories before all this will stick.

People who served laterally with him will be pretty much ignored by the big media.


18 posted on 08/03/2004 8:12:07 PM PDT by dwilli
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To: AQGeiger

Okay. Duplicate post...sorry.


19 posted on 08/03/2004 8:12:40 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (Kerry's speech paraphrased: "I was in Vietnam! I have no plan...but I'm not Bush! Vote for me!")
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To: diamond6
"Sounds like Forest Gump."

Forrest Gump may have been retarded, but he had good values-- unlike Kerry.
20 posted on 08/03/2004 8:15:25 PM PDT by labard1
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To: I'm ALL Right!
The book is #7 on the amazon.com bestseller list, and it hasn't been released yet !


21 posted on 08/03/2004 8:16:34 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Kerry campaign complains that...

>> well-financed by a top Bush donor

>> private investigator to dig up trash

>> pay for play

>> comparing the effort by the veterans to the Arkansas State troopers tell-all against Bill Clinton

But the Kerry campaign doesn't deny any of the allegations.

This goes in the realm of of 'the timing is suspicious.'


22 posted on 08/03/2004 8:16:37 PM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
entered an abandoned Vietnamese village and slaughtered the domestic animals owned by the civilians and burned down their homes with his Zippo lighter

I don't like JFK, and want to see GWB remain- but this particular bit seems uncomfortably close to the sort of Taurine-Shiite the lefties slung at our troops- the guys would find a laager from VC/NVA, burn it, kill the chickens/goats...all of a sudden "American troops destroy a village, and massacre the impoverished villager's animals."

Besides, since he has already admitted, during the Winter Soldier "hearings" that he committed all sorts of (unspecified) atrocities, shouldn't we be looking into those?

23 posted on 08/03/2004 8:17:27 PM PDT by fourdeuce82d
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Now on to the release of Kerry's FBI file!


24 posted on 08/03/2004 8:18:24 PM PDT by Solamente
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To: vox humana

That cover photo of Kerry is downright scary. Like something out of a horror movie.


25 posted on 08/03/2004 8:20:17 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: I'm ALL Right!
"comparing the effort by the veterans to the Arkansas State troopers tell-all against Bill Clinton. "

I knew about Bill Clinton, and you sir, would be well advised to pick another person to compare yourself with.

26 posted on 08/03/2004 8:20:45 PM PDT by bayourod (I resent Kerry telling me that his values, not mine are the only true American values.)
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To: labard1

You're right. I retract my comment! :)


27 posted on 08/03/2004 8:20:52 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Oops. Does the truth hurt, Kerry advisor?
The dirtiest of all tricks huh?


28 posted on 08/03/2004 8:20:52 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Hmmm....which should I read first, the new book by General Tommy Franks or the swifties? Sounds like both are gonna be a good read.


29 posted on 08/03/2004 8:26:32 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Saddam's family was a WMD - We FOUND him and sons are DEAD!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
"They hired a g-d private investigator to dig up trash!"

Sounds like "NASA wasn't supposed to take pictures!"

30 posted on 08/03/2004 8:27:05 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: vox humana

Ouch! They used the pre-botox photo for a cover. That's gotta hurt.


31 posted on 08/03/2004 8:27:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mullahs swinging from lamp posts.....)
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To: dwilli

I do! I was a lurker then, but I remember...


32 posted on 08/03/2004 8:30:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund CPB, NPR and PBS.)
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To: fourdeuce82d

#23

On the other hand, Kerry isn't giving us much else to discuss. All I can figure is he wants to tilt to France away from Britain, and he's got super-secret plans for the economy that he can't reveal until after elected.


33 posted on 08/03/2004 8:33:38 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: vox humana

That pre-Botox photo on the cover is priceless.


34 posted on 08/03/2004 8:35:37 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: I'm ALL Right!

It better be rock-solid well-documented or that single item that is the least bit untrue will tarnish the whole thing by the press as a 'smear job'.

Just watch.

It's what they did with (mostly true) allegations against Bill in 1992.


35 posted on 08/03/2004 8:35:58 PM PDT by WOSG (George W Bush - Right for our Times!)
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To: Jorge
Yes. Nosferatu.

--twk

36 posted on 08/03/2004 8:35:59 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: I'm ALL Right!
"They hired a goddamn private investigator to dig up trash!" charged a top Kerry adviser...

Notice they didn't say that someone was hired to make up trash. If they're claiming someone dug up trash on Kerry, isn't that an admission that the allegations are true?

37 posted on 08/03/2004 8:39:03 PM PDT by SheRebel
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To: I'm ALL Right!

IMHO, whether TRUE or NOT, the MSM will be on Kerry's side and will do everything in their power to make this a "Dirty Trick" and the evil wicked BUSH must be the Dirty Trickster!


38 posted on 08/03/2004 8:39:59 PM PDT by PISANO (NEVER FORGET 911 !!!!)
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To: zip; BOBWADE

ping


39 posted on 08/03/2004 8:42:20 PM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Bring on the PIs! Bring on the book! Let the American people decide what "traitor" means? The Honorable Vietnam Vets deserve an explanation about what he meant and who he was talking about with his post combat propaganda. Any American who doesn't feel these honorable vets deserve this needs a lesson in moral values.


40 posted on 08/03/2004 8:44:35 PM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: dwilli
Remember how overjoyed we all were when the Arkansas troopers spilled their guts on Bubbah?

Was that real or did it get debunked? I remeber some reporter (Brock?) confessed to making stuff up about Clinton. Big backfire for anti-Clinton folk.

Anyway, John E. O'Neill doesn't seem like one to fabricate, and seems pretty smart. I assume he has carefully done his homework.

41 posted on 08/03/2004 8:44:51 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: CurlyBill

All Kerry has to do is release all his military records including medical records to the public.


42 posted on 08/03/2004 8:56:34 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: Solamente

Great these must be released too!~!!


43 posted on 08/03/2004 8:58:00 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: Jorge

If you think this picture is scary, you ought to see the one of Kerry taken when he woke up the next morning after his wedding to the Witch -- and took a good look at what he had married!!

Now, that shot would turn your blood to ice in a heartbeat !!

Cheers !!


44 posted on 08/03/2004 8:59:45 PM PDT by dk/coro
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To: secretagent

The trooper were news for a few days then faaded away, popping up every once in a while on talk shows.

A book of this type has to be factually correct. If a part can be didcredited, it affects the entire publication.


45 posted on 08/03/2004 9:00:34 PM PDT by dwilli
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To: AQGeiger
Similar article, translated from a Russian news site:

Veterany postavili pod somnenie geroizm Johna Kerry (Veterans cast doubt on John Kerry's heroism

46 posted on 08/03/2004 9:01:18 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: All
I have been watching this book on Amazon's bestseller list for a week, and it has been in the Top 10 all week, and is #7 right now! And that is based on Pre-Orders, since the book isn't released until Aug 15!! Amazing!! And Tommy Frank's book is #2 right behind the 911 Commission book. People are really paying attention to this election campaign.

This book is apparently going to hit big, and likely will be a bombshell.

Hey John, why the long face??

47 posted on 08/03/2004 9:02:44 PM PDT by Babu
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To: I'm ALL Right!
"They hired a goddamn private investigator to dig up trash!" charged a top Kerry adviser traveling with the senator late Tuesday.

You mean like the Clinton's did?? This could be interesting??

Pray for W and Our Troops

48 posted on 08/03/2004 9:08:41 PM PDT by bray (Yaaaawn Tax , Tax , Tax & Kerry wants your paycheck!)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
Dear Mr. Kerry.

You go to Vietnam with your video camera and spent 4 monthes there and receive 3 Purple Hearts, 1 Silver Star and 1 Bronze Star. Wow, that must be some kind of record. By the way, it is usually not a good thing to earn a Purple Heart, most Vets try not to get those. Meanwhile, you come back to the states, testify for some committee and tell them that you committed war crimes and you knew that other Vietnam Vets did the same thing. At some point and time you take your medals or ribbons and chuck them over some wall in protest against the war.
Meanwhile other Vietnam Vets are coming home, most without being recognized for their achievements and risking their life in Vietnam. Only to be greeted at the airport by Anti-war protesters calling them "baby killer" and throwing feces at them.
Gee, no wonder they don't like you. Maybe if you knew a Vietnam Vet you would understand why you cashing in on your Vietnam vacation would upset them.
49 posted on 08/03/2004 9:10:10 PM PDT by Mike1973
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I am just curious, Mr.Kerry...

How would you and you're campaign know to be prepared to counter these charges of a YET TO BE RELEASED book....if the charges are not true...


50 posted on 08/03/2004 9:12:23 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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