Skip to comments.Dems Plan Assault on Vets
Posted on 08/08/2004 11:44:55 AM PDT by Merry
The Democrat National Committee has prepared a full-scale assault against the Vietnam Veterans for Truth to draw their character and veracity into question, according to one anonymous source inside the DNC. The campaign of character assassination is scheduled to coincide with the release of the book Unfit for Command which reveals inconvenient facts for the Kerry campaign.
We have prepared what we call Brown Books that contain damaging military records, personal credit histories, medical histories, psychiatric histories, divorce records, you name it, our source told us. The Brown Books are so-called because of their distinctive plain brown covers, which contain no words. Some books have already been delivered to Kerry-friendly reporters. Others are on their way, our source told us. When asked if we could have a copy, our source declined, saying there is a limited number of Brown Books and they have been carefully inventoried to control in whose hands the books ended up.
Ultimately the Brown Books will end up in the hands of pro-Kerry news agencies and reporters. According to our source, who demanded to remain anonymous for fear of retribution, The New York Times is already on the hook to run a negative series on the Vets, as is the Boston Globe, which is owned by the Times. (Editors Note: The Globe has already been caught attempting to attack the veracity of George Elliott, Kerrys commanding officer in Vietnam.)
In addition, the DNC has deployed a six member team from their press shop whose sole responsibility will be to spin and counter-spin stories about the members of Vietnam Veterans for Truth with pro-Kerry media entities, like the Times.
When asked if this was just another example of John Kerry slandering Vietnam Vets like he did in 1971 as a member of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War our source snapped, No! This is warfare. The only way were going to get out of this is to force everyone to question their motives and credibility.
If they want to spread rumors and stories about John Kerry, well spread rumors and stories about them. And some of the things they did in Vietnam were a lot worse than what they say John Kerry did, our source concluded ominously.
Stay tuned. We will keep you posted as this nasty story develops. Posted on Sunday, August 08 @ 14:36:36 EDT by admin
I spent four years in the United States Air Force working from Anderson A.F.B Guam and Kadena A.F.B Okinawa. State side I was based at Amarillo A.F.B. 461 Bomb Wing and the 380th Bomb Wing out of Plattsburgh New York as a Jet Engine Technician. B-52 D Models and KC-135 A's; my home away from home living out of my duffel bag for over two years. When Rick was killed I had not joined up yet. From 1966 to 1970 I learned how ruthless and evil socialist politicians really are. The innocent and unsuspecting were brought into a surreal world of Greed and Political intrigue. Wearing the uniform was a special moment for me and my service to my country. I learned the hard way what a true war hero is and it certainly is not myself. Rick was our family's hero. He was a flight crew member on a C-130 Medi-Vac. His plane was shot out of the sky while attempting a landing at a hot L/Z in the northern part of the country. Being a medic in Vietnam did not lend itself to longevity in 1965.
A 12"x12" box and a flag is not much of a legacy but he was the real thing as far as heroes go. I always thought of him as a modern protege of Albert Sweitzer because he was so special to all of us and he was a stand alone humanitarian. The humanitarian response he always showed made me proud to be related to him. He is not one of 58,000 + who never made it home he was called to serve and he did that and much more. He got his Purple Heart postumously with no ruffles and flourishes just simple Texas Americana dead at 19 years. He lived more in his 19 years than most see in a normal lifetime and made no excuses for his valiant contribution.
I dedicated my service time to his memory for his Duty-Honor-and Country position; never wavering in his devotion to those he tried to help. Like all my Vietnam Contemporaries from that awful experience my pain and memories will be forever with me, because we were denied victory for political expediency and how it might look rather than sealing victory when it was at hand and then be made to suffer the indignity of being called Village Burners and Baby Killers. This is unforgivable and the people who planned all this have still not been made to pay for their sins of greed and avarice who villified a loyal Generation of American Patriots. We as a unified group must never let them off the hook on this one! Some things have got to be addressed corectly so History records it the way it really was.
Good job as described in your post #223.
We knew Hiltary would see to it Bush would win but she's outdone herself with this.
Kerry has survived this long,because he's been cocooned and cozetted.Thankfully,this is no longer the case. :-)
The truth is getting out and there's no getting the toothpaste back in,now;so to speak.
This SOURCE or sources need to be vetted. If true, it's a death knell for the DNC. I would take it with a BRICK of salt.
This is a threat to go into their personal lives -- pure and simple. The DNC know this is below the belt gutter politics. Thus, they want to issue the threat using an anonymous source in the hope of shutting the swift boat vets up. We all know that if they follow though on the nuts and sluts defense, it'll backfire like they have never seen it before. All the vets have to do is stick to the facts and call their bluff.
I agree. Well said.
Is the Kerry campaign acting like they are Catholic?
Oh, please, please, PLEASE! Do this, you communist vermin! I f#$king dare you! Go ahead, JF'nK, rip into your old shipmates and Vietnam Vets everywhere. You are giving them the excuse and reason to finally take it to your sorry, pathetic, gigolo, communist ass. This would be the end all of election cock ups that we have ever seen.
Looks to me, like forty years later, they are STILL spitting on us.
In the end, I hope it costs them more than they ever wanted to pay.
Damn, right out of the Clinton play book. If the DEMS pull this stunt it will actually backfire on Kerry. This is the kind of battle that can only hurt Kerry because people might start questioning why the Dems need to be so vicious if Swiftboat Vet attacks are so groundless. Bring it on you scumbag DEMS. Real heros go after the truth no matter what the risks, and these Swiftboat vets are the real heros, not some guy who got a Silver Star for shooting a VC.
That's just about all of them, isn't it?
That is why the Christmas in Cambodia lie is so important - it pits John Kerry against himself and common sense. There are no "he said, he said" issues & once shown to be a complete fraud and phony, the cards crumble and all else the Vets have to say gains traction.
Exactly right. Kerry has so much on the public record, it will be easy to hoist him on his own petard. The Dems will go after the messengers and try to avoid the substance of the charges. The more they attack the messengers, the more they bring attention to the charges.
Yeah, that's it. Kerry really wants this stuff to come out and to keep it alive. The pressuring of TV stations not to air the ad is all a trick. They really want it aired. The upcoming attacks against the SBVFT are just for show and meant to keep the issue alive. They want the book, Unfit for Command, to be a number #1 bestseller and kept on the charts right up until the election. Maybe the SBVFT are actually working with Kerry. Yeah, that's it.
Thomas Wright was one of John F. Kerry's fellow Swift boat officers in Vietnam. Since Wright outranked Kerry, he was Kerry's sometime boat group Officer-in-Charge, so Wright had occasion to observe Kerrys behavior and attitudes, and the circumstances surrounding his early departure from the war zone. The intervening years have not dimmed his memories.
I had a lot of trouble getting him to follow orders, recalls Wright. He had a different view of leadership and operations. Those of us with direct experience working with Kerry found him difficult and oriented towards his personal, rather than unit goals and objectives. I believed that overall responsibility rested squarely on the shoulders of the OIC or OTC in a free-fire zone. You had to be right (before opening fire). Kerry seemed to believe there were no rules in a free-fire zone and you were supposed to kill anyone. I didnt see it that way.
It got to a point where Wright told his divisional commander he no longer wanted Kerry in his boat group, so he was re-assigned to another one. I had an idea of his actions but didnt have to be responsible for him. Then Wright and like-minded boat officers took matters into their own hands. When he got his third Purple Heart, three of us told him to leave. We knew how the system worked and we didnt want him in Coastal Division 11. Kerry didnt manipulate the system, we did.
Thank you for the post. It spells it out pretty much how it happened, if you can take a happenstance and reflect it in a few paragraphs that is.
Hopefully, hopefully, HOPEFULLY, sKerry's toast, and his brand of leadership which can be defined as 'a hippie cutting in on the Gov't free cheese line' is finally brought to an end.
There has never been a politician, in my lifetime, that has reached so deeply into and disrupted and distorted so superficially my day to day life as Hanoi John fkn sKerry.
There is a special place in hell for him.
I am honored to be pinged by you. Thank you for your service to the great nation of ours! God bless.
Frankly I am encouraged that the vets are getting airtime and are slowly winning this battle.
If nothing else, they are driving Kerry's negatives higher.
Me too, but Nightline tonight is going to savage them, make it all about Bush's NG service and make it look like a dirty trick from Rove. Koppel is a hopelessly biased SOB.
I want justice for the men Kerry slandered--thats all I want.
You mean what this will cost Mommy Warbucks, Kerry's gravy train wife.
what a fantastic ad!!---how do you folks do these things?---computer use at it's best---thanks
Well, with the DNC threats that are out there about what is in them, the DNC has already stated that they will slander/libel these folks, invade their privacy, inflict emmotional distress and have broadcast the information widely to Newspaper editors as they claim.
That is already grounds for suit and discovery to find out the contents of these brown books and to whom they were sent.
If I were the legal counsel for any broadcaster receiving one of these, I would advise that it be sent straight back, registered mail, unopened and unread.
It is the Politics of Personal Destruction ( don't you love how the project? ) carried to the Nth degree.
Brown as in the color of...you know. Bullsh!t!
This whole range of tactics is going to backfire superbly on the 'Rats.
In post 9-11 America, you do not slur vets and get away with it.
I think Kerry's tacticians really want him to lose. They are probably taking money from Hillary, on the side.
"....I wonder what this is costing the DNC?..."
A whole bunch of money I hope.....unless Ms Hitlery is in charge of the purse strings. It could benefit her for the '08 election if Kerry goes down.
"...The SBV's have stared down the Viet Cong and survived. Staring down the likes of Chris Lehane et al should be child's play...."
I'm sure these guys were prepared for what's coming. I can't imagine that they thought this ould be a 'cake walk'. Anyone who has had their eyes on the DNC for the past decade know they are ruthless.
".......Kerry needs to release his records...."
The release of his records would make this all go away pretty fast.....um...depending of course on what's in them.
Bump for vets.
"....The big question is will Mccain come out to defend the Swiftboat veterans when this DNC smear campaign comes out..."
McCain is irrelevant in all of this. He seems to flip-flop as good as Kerry. I wonder what kind of a pact they made those many years ago when they suddenly became friends.
My thinking is that they are leading with weak hands on this, because if they use their stong and mighty it will look like they are beating up on the elderly swifties. And that would not be good for many reasons -- (1) the swing voters love the perceptual underdog, and the swifties would look like an underdog, (2) making the swifties look bad makes the swifties experience look bad, and that tarnishes the bright and shining War Hero (TM) record, and (3) if the Swifties look like infirm elderly getting beat up left and right -- like old geezers who can barely remember where they put the car keys -- what the heck does that make JFK PT-Boat Kerry look like. Gee, he must be a doddering geezer too.
BTW, "Jeh" -- what a name! -- said "PT BOAT" on H&C last night, meaning a Swift Boat -- Colmes caught him, but let it go without signaling the sheeple.