Skip to comments.O'Neill Dares Kerry: 'Sue Me'
Posted on 08/22/2004 1:04:33 PM PDT by kattracks
Swiftboat Veterans for the Truth spokesman John O'Neill dared Sen. John Kerry on Sunday to sue him for libel if, as Kerry's presidential campaign maintains, key claims in O'Neill's book "Unifit for Command" are not true.
"I invite him to sue me for libel," O'Neill, who co-authored the overnight bestseller with Jerome Corsi, told WABC Radio's Monica Crowley. "If he was actually in Cambodia on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day he should sue me. If, in fact, those other five [Swift]boats, on March the 13, , if they all fled like he did, instead of staying like he knows they did, he should sue me."
"If he didn't wound himself with a grenade - causing sort of a rice-fanny wound - and then reported it to the Navy as a water mine - if he didn't do that on March 13th should sue me."
O'Neill issued the challenge after noting that Kerry's campaign has gone to extraordinary lengths to supress the information in "Unfit for Command."
"On our first [Swiftvet] ad, he had two huge lawfirms send letters to every [TV] station, threatening to sue the stations themselves" if they ran the ad, the former Swiftboat commander told Crowley.
"The next thing he did was challenge the book's publisher, Regnery, indicating he would sue them if they continued printing the book," he added.
The bestselling author said that while Regnery declined to stop printing "Unfit," it offered to republish Kerry's 1971 book "The New Soldier," which chronicles the top Democrat's anti-war protests with a group bankrolled by Jane Fonda.
Kerry has declined to have "New Solidier" republished over the years and reportedly bought up most of the available copies in 1972, after his opponent in a congressional race used it to paint him as anti-American.
Ouch, O'Neil is SO GOOD.
I want him the next time I need an attorney!!!
What a hero.
bring it on.........
I think Kerry will sue to make himself look innocent. By the time the case goes to trial, the election will be over and Kerry can drop the suit.
Well, Kerry has a prominent member of the plaintiff bar about a liplock's-distance away from him at all times, so it ought to be easy to initiate the suit.
Excellent! O'Neil is terrific! God Bless him!
He won't sue. Discovery can start the minute a judge accepts the case. ALL of Kerry's records will be up for grabs.
If Kerry does, it invites a countersuit that WON'T get dropped.
"Regnery declined to stop printing "Unfit," it offered to republish Kerry's 1971 book "The New Soldier,""
Oh, Touche'! That is just a crack up. I used to be in the book business, that's as close to an 'in your face insult' as it gets.
O'Neill says "Bring it on!" to Kerry and says Kerry should sue him if anything he's saying isn't true!
If Kerry sues, I wonder if he will have to sign the SF-180 to prove his case?
Bump to John O'Neill...
Kerry wouldn't sue to save his life!! The minute he sues, ALL of his records are available via subpoena and discovery!!!
Even if he lost the presidency, getting access to all of those records that he refuses to sign the release for would be the end of ANY political aspirations. KERRY KNOWS IT!!!
Let me assure you, O'Neill is FAR more shrewd than anyone may think!!!
i'll bet kerry's sidekick, john edwards, is smacking his lips thinking he'd like to sink his lawyer teeth into kerry ........ oops
Bump for O'Neil!
Check this out!
Kerry was into Fanny Rice? (Or vice versa?)
I didn't know that.
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