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"Unfit for Command": A Review
QandO ^ | August 14, 2004 | McQ

Posted on 08/14/2004 7:54:42 PM PDT by gilliam

"Unfit for Command": A Review Posted by McQ

I’ve read “Unfit for Command”. That’s the easy part. Since then I’ve been struggling to find a way to explain why this is so important to many of us out here to those who don’t find it to be important.

(Excerpt) Read more at qando.net ...


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You all need to read this entire column
1 posted on 08/14/2004 7:54:43 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam

O'Neill is on Cal Thomas's After Hours RIGHT NOW


2 posted on 08/14/2004 8:08:32 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (I'll put George W. Bush's four years in office over Kerry's four months in Vietnam any time!)
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To: gilliam

Agreed. A most eloquent review!! The best I've read so far. Must BTTT!!


3 posted on 08/14/2004 8:17:18 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: gilliam

and again BTTT


4 posted on 08/14/2004 8:17:37 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: lainde

bttt!!!


5 posted on 08/14/2004 8:17:54 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: gilliam

The guy really "gets it"....

Semper Fi


6 posted on 08/14/2004 8:18:11 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: gilliam

Holy Carp...I was going to wait to order but those excerpts are damning as all Hell.


7 posted on 08/14/2004 8:18:18 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Kerry lied and if elected people will die.)
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To: gilliam

bttt


8 posted on 08/14/2004 8:21:44 PM PDT by Bobibutu
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To: gilliam

I just called my local Barnes and Noble to ask AGAIN when they will have it. The guy was very snippy and said that it was supposed to be September 1st, but it MAY come in earlier. I said, I can't believe you don't know when it's going to come in. I was told alot of people have been asking for it. He got all pissy and repeated, verbatim, what he said the first time and added, IT'S A SMALL PUBLISHER. I said, "it's not a small publisher, you have many books in your store from this publisher. He let out a big sigh. I told him I have his name and I am coming tomorrow to speak to the manager.


9 posted on 08/14/2004 8:24:37 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: gilliam
You can help the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth get their message out!


Click the logo to donate to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

10 posted on 08/14/2004 8:29:38 PM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John lies!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

review of "unfit for command"


11 posted on 08/14/2004 8:30:26 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Hildy

He might actually be right. I hear the book is in its 4th printing BECAUSE OF ACTUAL ORDERS. The local shops may be having trouble getting it.


12 posted on 08/14/2004 8:32:11 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam; PhilDragoo; Ragtime Cowgirl; Cindy; SusanTK; AdmSmith; Valin; Luis Gonzalez; ...



13 posted on 08/14/2004 8:36:34 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió.)
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To: Hildy

I had a similar experience at my Barnes and Noble. They told me it was Sept 2st and that a lot of people had been asking for the book. I went in person and the obviously lefty staff was very uncomfortable.


14 posted on 08/14/2004 8:38:41 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: Smartass

Cute one! I'm still catching up on 40 some replies, LOL. I figure if I just ping them all a couple of times I can get off easy!


15 posted on 08/14/2004 8:40:48 PM PDT by potlatch (Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.)
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To: Chieftain

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JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets

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


.


16 posted on 08/14/2004 8:41:42 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: potlatch
LOL...You just woke everyone up.
17 posted on 08/14/2004 8:43:22 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió.)
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To: Hildy

I ordered our copy on Barnes and Noble on line. It arrived yesterday (ordered 7/29). I d/n have to deal with any prissy, petulant left leaning types. I am too old and too disgusted with this nonsense to put up with book store types with their knickers in a knot! My apologies to any bookstore clerks, owners, etc.--I am in a bad mood. My husband got to read "Unfit for Command" first--he won the toss!


18 posted on 08/14/2004 8:49:42 PM PDT by Tarheel (The Tarheel--N.C. home to Kill Devil Hills.)
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To: Smartass

Did you see the Canteen thread with all the music?


19 posted on 08/14/2004 8:50:25 PM PDT by potlatch (Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.)
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To: Hildy

I started shouting in the Wichita Barnes and Noble the other day.

I normally keep my cool in public, but this lady set me off.

I asked her about when she would have it in. She then read a statement she had that it was published by a publisher known for publishing "books with a definite right-wing bent" and that it would not be published until Aug 15.

Let me tell you.......that just set me off. Especially because right next to it on the desk were these anti-Bush bumper stickers in a booklet.

I just ripped into her.....people started staring at my yelling about how they stuck all the liberal books at front and then dare to attack Regenery and claiming to be non-partisan while having anti-Bush bumper stickers on the customer service desk for sale.

I am sorry.....I exploded very quickly.

Amazon still says the publishing date is not until Aug 15, but then how the heck is it already out? It was supposedly out last week and members of the general public are getting copies.


20 posted on 08/14/2004 8:50:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: austingirl; Hildy

"I had a similar experience at my Barnes and Noble. They told me it was Sept 2st and that a lot of people had been asking for the book. I went in person and the obviously lefty staff was very uncomfortable."


This is something you're going to run into more times than not. If you have any other book stores, try them as well. Remember, this isn't Clinton's book. Books tend to get on back order and local stores have trouble keeping up.


21 posted on 08/14/2004 8:51:36 PM PDT by writer33 (Try this link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/books/electivedecisions.shtml)
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To: Tarheel

Looks like I will be calling the Wichita Barnes and Noble asking how it is being shipped to people already if the book is not out until tomorrow like they claimed when I went Thursday.


22 posted on 08/14/2004 8:51:38 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: potlatch
Thanks...I'll go check it out.
23 posted on 08/14/2004 8:52:36 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió.)
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To: All
Everyone,

Be polite. Be persistent, and don't take any guff. Make sure the book is placed in front of the store when it comes in, and make sure they know you know about any Kerry literature they have hanging around.

Have your friends go to the store and ask about the book as well.

Most bookstores are in business to make money, if they know they have a hot item, they will promote it.

If you have problems with a clerk, ask to speak to the store manager.

Again, be polite, but be persistent.
24 posted on 08/14/2004 9:17:03 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

What I want is a poster (3'x2')of the book cover that I can plant in my front yard.


25 posted on 08/14/2004 9:17:31 PM PDT by MarkeyD (<a href="http:\\www.michaelmoore.com>Maggot</a>)
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To: gilliam

Great review and thanks for the addition info.

I cannot believe the media is covering this, but like the CNN Station Chief covered for Saddam Hussein, I guess they feel Kerry is worth protecting.


26 posted on 08/14/2004 9:30:41 PM PDT by HawkeyeLonewolf (Christian First, American Second)
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To: MarkeyD
Hay people,

How about copy / past the above book review and Email it to the people in your address book. The review is very compelling.

If they don't go buy the book, they will at lease have an idea of what people are talking about on the news when they keep hearing "SWIFTVETS".

27 posted on 08/14/2004 9:32:27 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: HawkeyeLonewolf
MSM will cover this story when they are sure there is a story there and not just a bunch of 'he said/she said' innuendo. {although we all know they will cover such innuendo if it was anti-Bush}

Journalists want a hot story. If this becomes a hot story, they will cover it.
28 posted on 08/14/2004 9:33:36 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam
I’ve been struggling to find a way to explain why this is so important to many of us
out here to those who don’t find it to be important.


It's simple.
If people don't get riled up over a self-serving fabricator of
slanders on men who bled and died...

...then they are too concerned with matters of feeding their material lusts to give
a fig about old-fashioned, obsolete concepts like honor, honesty and truth.

It probably happened the same way in Russia before 1917.

But if they had an excuse...they couldn't even get a loaf of bread many days.
29 posted on 08/14/2004 9:38:21 PM PDT by VOA
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To: MarkeyD

http://www.cafeshops.com/w2k4.12970035

Your wish.... :)


30 posted on 08/14/2004 9:41:01 PM PDT by HawkeyeLonewolf (Christian First, American Second)
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To: gilliam
MSM will cover this story when they are sure there is a story there and not just a
bunch of 'he said/she said' innuendo.


I hope you're right.

But the muted reporting of the "erasing" of Joe Wilson and Sandy Berger from
the Kerry website is not a good sign.

Today's MSM would make Uncle Joe Stalin proud.
(as documented in the book "The Commissar Vanishes" by David King...about Stalin's
"erasure" of truth)
31 posted on 08/14/2004 9:42:08 PM PDT by VOA
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To: gilliam
read later

VNVAJK

32 posted on 08/14/2004 9:42:16 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Chaplain, US Army, retired)
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To: gilliam

It is clear from this and other sources that Kerry committed war crimes in VietNam. He was a loose cannon, shot randomly at civilians, burned down a village, etc.

He projected his guilt on his "beloved" band of brothers and the entire military chain of command, either to assuage his guilty conscience or distract from his crimes.

So Kerry was either a mentally disturbed man who could not tell truth from fiction, or a deliberate liar manipulating public opinion for his own benefit.

Either way, he is "Unfit for Command."


33 posted on 08/14/2004 9:43:01 PM PDT by GeorgiaYankee (Kerry-Edwards: with Legal Fees and Health Scare for all!)
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To: gilliam
read later

VNVAJK

34 posted on 08/14/2004 9:43:39 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Chaplain, US Army, retired)
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To: gilliam
Once again, the caller was John Kerry. Kerry had clinched the Democratic nomination, and he knew that Hoffmann was organizing Swiftees to bring out the truth about him, his exaggerated military record and his antiwar lies that had slandered his fellow veterans. Kerry made the admiral an offer: If you will back off and drop your efforts, I will ensure that my biography, “Tour of Duty”, which I know is unfair to you, will be changed to make it accurate in a revised edition. Here is my secretary’s number – you can get me anytime.

Wow.

I've re read this paragraph a half dozen times, and it still shocks me. No wonder the swifties are coming out of the woodwork to oppose Kerry. If someone did this to me, I'd bear every ounce of mainstream media backlash just to get the truth out.

And it's apparently hundreds of them, too. I've been in the military almost ten years, and I can think of only a tiny handful of people that, were they ever to run for President, I'd actually say anything negative to the media about. It would be for those choice few, the real vermin that you'd be negligent to not warn people about. In each of those cases, I'd bet a months pay that there would be hundreds of people like me willing to show up as well.

In most cases, I'd say it's appropriate to keep your mouth shut and respect the rank, so to speak, unless they're completely over the top. Senator Kerry appears to be deep in 'vermin' territory, and I wish the swiftees luck in bringing his actions to the light.

35 posted on 08/14/2004 9:44:34 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Don't make me roll initiative...!)
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To: HawkeyeLonewolf

Thanks!!!!


36 posted on 08/14/2004 9:45:28 PM PDT by MarkeyD (<a href="http:\\www.michaelmoore.com>Maggot</a>)
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To: gilliam

I'm baaaack...BTTT for a compelling review!


37 posted on 08/14/2004 9:48:31 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: gilliam

BTTT


38 posted on 08/14/2004 9:48:52 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: Steel Wolf
I wish the swiftees luck in bringing his actions to the light.

Yes, luck, but also a great deal of help from a great many people. Everyone please go to: http://www.swiftvets.com and see how you can help.

39 posted on 08/14/2004 9:51:20 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; Tamsey; mrs tiggywinkle; ...
My copy of the book just came in the mail this afternoon .. I can't wait to read it

In a word, this is about “honor”.

BINGO!

Kerry made the admiral an offer: If you will back off and drop your efforts, I will ensure that my biography, “Tour of Duty”, which I know is unfair to you, will be changed to make it accurate in a revised edition.

Very interesting comment ... and WHO wrote this book??

40 posted on 08/14/2004 9:56:02 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Hildy

The B&N in my area tends to hire really weird people with nose rings and pierced tongues . . . undoubtedly the elite of the leftist literati . . . and thus, I suspect the manager who hired them is probably of the same mindlessness. Yours probably is too. Write to HIS boss! Higher B&N management probably wears Brooks Brothers suits and knows how to add and subtract as good businessmen. They are in the business of selling books. Write to THEM!


41 posted on 08/14/2004 9:56:42 PM PDT by MrChips (ARD)
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To: gilliam
MSM will cover this story when they are sure there is a story there and not just a bunch of 'he said/she said' innuendo,

Which is why they jumped on the Cambodia story .. they could prove Kerry lied on that one

The media/press need to have Kerry release his records for a full review

BTW .. has Kerry HIMSELF responded to any of this yet???

42 posted on 08/14/2004 10:00:38 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Steel Wolf

I did 3 years and 10 months (two month "early out"). I only knew one guy I'd rate "as verminous as Kerry." Were he to run for anything significant, I'd be there...


43 posted on 08/14/2004 10:00:55 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "If the Lord God is your Copilot, you need to change seats." (d,v,c))
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To: Mo1
BTW .. has Kerry HIMSELF responded to any of this yet???

No, and IMHO, he won't. A presidential candidate does not directly address such allogations unless he can completely refute them, in one 30 second sound bite, otherwise as soon as he does, he's toast.

44 posted on 08/14/2004 10:04:05 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: Hildy

When I called Barnes & Noble last week about getting this book, after I had reserved a copy, in a casual conversation with the chatty girl, after checking their web site and telling me that the problem was with their distritutor, she made the remark that there were 300 in the warehouse.

I asked her if she meant the warehouse for Raleigh and she said no; I said North Carolina and she said no. I said for what, and she said for the whole country.


45 posted on 08/14/2004 10:08:35 PM PDT by Howlin (Kerry being called a war hero is "a colloquialism.")
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To: gilliam


The book is well written and concise. The Christmas in Cambodia, and all of John Kerry's other exaggerations and lies fill the first half of the book.

By far,, the most damning part is the part after he leaves Vietnam, and still in the military, damns and defames his fellow servicemen and gives aid and comfort to the enemy.
John Kerry meets with the Communist reps of the Viet Cong in Paris once, more likely twice.

" (p 136)John Kerry could noit have been a more perfect poster boy for the Communist Daily World (newspaper) than if he had been recruited and trained by the KGB itself "

"(p.137) Speech by JK to YMCA in Phila PA June 14,1971... HO CHI MINH IS THE GEORGE WASHINGTON OF VIETNAM"


46 posted on 08/14/2004 10:10:38 PM PDT by Cincinna (GREETINGS from the home of the REPUBLICAN CONVENTION)
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To: gilliam

excellent column. I am even more motivated to prevent this traitor from becoming President than I was before. I can't wait to get this book!


47 posted on 08/14/2004 10:11:00 PM PDT by votelife (Calling abortion a women's issue is like calling war a men's issue!)
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To: Cincinna

48 posted on 08/14/2004 10:17:54 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: gilliam

Agreed .. but the way I see it .. he's toast by ignoring it also


49 posted on 08/14/2004 10:18:30 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Mo1
Mine is over at B&N; I just need to go pick it up; but it's like a time bomb; I know when I go get it, I won't do anything until I'm finished reading it. Today we had a hurricane.......LOL.
50 posted on 08/14/2004 10:19:17 PM PDT by Howlin (Kerry being called a war hero is "a colloquialism.")
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