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Kerry Opponent Taking Aim at New Target: Iran
The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 13, 2004 | Sonni Efron

Posted on 12/13/2004 8:01:27 AM PST by Interesting Times

WASHINGTON — Jerome R. Corsi, a leader of the Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth campaign against former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry, is hard at work on his next political project: preparing American public opinion for what he sees as a likely war with Iran.

"The world cannot tolerate the potential that these mad mullahs would have a deliverable nuclear weapon, even one, secretly developed," Corsi said in a recent interview. "They might just launch on Tel Aviv. The moment the world intelligence community becomes convinced that could happen, either the U.S. alone or the U.S. plus Israel or Israel alone will seriously contemplate a preemptive strike, and I'd be in favor of it."

Corsi's credits include a doctorate in political science from Harvard University and more than 10 books. He was not a Swift Boat veteran himself, but rose to fame as coauthor of the bestselling book "Unfit for Command — Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry." The group was accused of distorting the facts of Kerry's Vietnam War record, but their campaign was nevertheless seen as damaging to Kerry's candidacy.

The group also raised millions of dollars for television ads attacking Kerry, although the Bush campaign insisted that the group was not acting on the president's behalf.

Corsi, who believes a U.S.-Iran war could occur as soon as March, said his Iran campaign is an independent mission, with no backing from either the White House or from the Swift Boat veterans group. His forthcoming book on Iran's nuclear program, due out in 2005, is funded by an advance from publisher Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative website WorldNetDaily.com.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atomiciran; corsi; freedominiran; iran; jerrycorsi; madmullahs; sbv; swiftboat; swiftboatvets; swiftees; swiftvets
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Here's the next target for Jerry Corsi, freeper, best-selling author of Unfit for Command, and possible candidate for John Kerry's Senate seat in 2008.

Also see Jerry's articles on Iran at WorldNetDaily.

1 posted on 12/13/2004 8:01:28 AM PST by Interesting Times
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

Ping...


2 posted on 12/13/2004 8:03:08 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT!


3 posted on 12/13/2004 8:04:23 AM PST by The Mayor (If Jesus lives within us, sin need not overwhelm us.)
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To: Interesting Times

Go Jerry!!! This is awesome.


4 posted on 12/13/2004 8:05:14 AM PST by tkathy (The Bluenecks need to get over it.)
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To: Interesting Times

Looks like he's building an institution instead of fighting the battles he started.

I would rather see the Swift Boat vets continue to uncover the real story about Kerry's discharge and commission a respected historian to write the whole story about American efforts in Vietnam, how they were undermined at home, what the relationship was between the leadership of the antiwar movement and the Vietcong, and the role that Kerry played in all of that.

I suspect that, like me, that is what the rest of the donors to the Swift Boat Veterans for Justice had in mind.


5 posted on 12/13/2004 8:05:32 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks.

BUMP!


6 posted on 12/13/2004 8:07:35 AM PST by tiamat (Solis Invicti)
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To: Interesting Times
Corsi damaged the SwiftVets with his intemperate language on this forum, especially about Catholics.

He's now trying to save some face, hoping for short memories.

7 posted on 12/13/2004 8:07:54 AM PST by sinkspur ("It is a great day to be alive. I appreciate your gratitude." God Himself.)
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To: Interesting Times
The group was accused of distorting the facts of Kerry's Vietnam War record….

But we at the LA Times are far too busy to provide you details of these alleged distortions. Just trust us.

The group also raised millions of dollars for television ads attacking Kerry, although the Bush campaign insisted that the group was not acting on the president's behalf.

The “insistence” of the Bush campaign denials obviously highlights their guilt.

The LA Times can’t write even the simplest article without slathering dollops of liberal spin crapola all over it.

8 posted on 12/13/2004 8:09:31 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 12/13/2004 8:10:57 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: sinkspur
He's now trying to save some face, hoping for short memories.

No, he's trying to help overthrow the mullahs in Iran.

Have someone read you the article.

10 posted on 12/13/2004 8:12:35 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

Cool!


11 posted on 12/13/2004 8:13:53 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: dead
The LA Times can’t write even the simplest article without slathering dollops of liberal spin crapola all over it.

True, but we've all seen much worse from the Slimes.

I'll be working with Dr. Corsi on this effort, by the way.

12 posted on 12/13/2004 8:14:48 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Piranha

Corsi was never a member of the SwiftVets.


13 posted on 12/13/2004 8:15:20 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Interesting Times
I read the article. Corsi is not an effective spokesman for anything.

I prefer to let the President take the lead on overthrowing the mullahs.

14 posted on 12/13/2004 8:17:05 AM PST by sinkspur ("It is a great day to be alive. I appreciate your gratitude." God Himself.)
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To: Interesting Times

Great. Good luck with your efforts!


15 posted on 12/13/2004 8:20:29 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping. Very interesting.


16 posted on 12/13/2004 8:21:31 AM PST by Zechariah11
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To: Piranha
Looks like he's building an institution instead of fighting the battles he started.

No, he's taking an approach that worked and applying it to another situation.

I would rather see the Swift Boat vets continue to uncover the real story about Kerry's discharge and commission a respected historian to write the whole story about American efforts in Vietnam, how they were undermined at home, what the relationship was between the leadership of the antiwar movement and the Vietcong, and the role that Kerry played in all of that.

That's pretty much what the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth are taking. Jerry is a political expert and researcher -- he wasn't a Swift vet. With Kerry out of the way, at least for the moment, he's setting some new goals.

I suspect that, like me, that is what the rest of the donors to the Swift Boat Veterans for Justice had in mind.

You seem to have jumped to the conclusion that funds donated to the Swift Vets will be used for the new effort, which is not the case. Jerry is creating a set of new organizations that will raise their own funds to promote freedom in Iran, and to implement other political projects.

17 posted on 12/13/2004 8:24:35 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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"although the Bush campaign insisted that the group was not acting on the president's behalf."

And this had what to do with the story? Don't give up peddling crap even though there is nothing to gain.


18 posted on 12/13/2004 8:36:49 AM PST by IamConservative (People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.)
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To: Interesting Times

Jerome R. Corsi ~ Bump!


19 posted on 12/13/2004 8:40:32 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Piranha
My donations had no strings. I trust these men to continue on doing their patriotic duty.

And if asked, I will donate again.

20 posted on 12/13/2004 8:51:56 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH)
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To: Interesting Times; jrlc

"I'll be working with Dr. Corsi on this effort, by the way."

If I ever can be of assistance please let me know.

I know nothing of Iran BUT I'll be glad to spread the word.


21 posted on 12/13/2004 8:52:08 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Interesting Times; FairOpinion; MeekOneGOP; Happy2BMe; PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik; ...


Media - Quisling "Swarms" on FR already?

Oh! It's the Monday Morning Football Committee!



They should join Frank Rich at the NYT:

Broadway Showtunes & Foreign Policy!


Jerry Corsi bump!




22 posted on 12/13/2004 9:05:51 AM PST by devolve (http://00access.tripod.com/GreenGrass.html http://00access.tripod.com/CountryRoads.html)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks, Tonk, I appreciate it.


23 posted on 12/13/2004 9:09:09 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 12/13/2004 9:16:35 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Interesting Times

Go Jerry!

The Mullahs with an A-Bomb is a terrifying possibility!


25 posted on 12/13/2004 9:37:25 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Piranha

That ongoing demolition of Kerry will happen.


26 posted on 12/13/2004 10:06:44 AM PST by Paul Ross (Proud Member Pajamahadeen: Outing traitors, fifth columnists and appeasers until the cows come home.)
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To: sinkspur
Corsi damaged the SwiftVets with his intemperate language on this forum, especially about Catholics.

Actually, you meant "about his FELLOW Catholics" didn't you?

27 posted on 12/13/2004 10:08:24 AM PST by Paul Ross (Proud Member Pajamahadeen: Outing traitors, fifth columnists and appeasers until the cows come home.)
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To: Interesting Times

If we're serious about going full force at the terrorist threat we will have to confront Iran.


28 posted on 12/13/2004 10:10:34 AM PST by bushfamfan
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If we're serious about going full force at the terrorist threat we will have to confront Iran.

Yep.

29 posted on 12/13/2004 10:12:24 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
Ahhh, the Zebras spread their wings and fly...
30 posted on 12/13/2004 10:19:01 AM PST by Syncro
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To: Interesting Times

http://rescueattempt.tripod.com


31 posted on 12/13/2004 10:29:45 AM PST by RaceBannon (Arab Media pulled out of Fallujah; Could we get the MSM to pull out of America??)
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To: Piranha
The nonpartisan Swift Boat Vets (in fact O'Neill is a Democrat) mission was to expose Kerry's lies about Viet Nam because they didn't want a traitor like him as CIC.

They accomplished their mission, and it doesn't seem they want to pursue it any further unless it becomes likely that Kerry will run again for President.

These men took their own time and money (and what was donated) and some of them had no rest or time at home until Kerry was defeated.

I think most of the donors knew the money was to bring as much out to expose Kerry's lies and treason as possible so he wouldn't be elected President, not to spend their lives doing this.

They served their Country TWICE (once in the Nam war and again during the last year or so) and deserve to be private citizens again.

I'm no expert, but that's my take on it.

32 posted on 12/13/2004 10:31:01 AM PST by Syncro
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Corsi, who believes a U.S.-Iran war could occur as soon as March...

Hopefully not before the mess in Iraq is straightened out.
33 posted on 12/13/2004 12:04:07 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Interesting Times

Hmmm ... very interesting. Thanks for posting this.


34 posted on 12/13/2004 1:10:33 PM PST by zot (GWB -- four more years!)
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To: Syncro
I understand you're coming to town for the Inaugural Ball with Jim Rob and Chris. The first round's on me.

[It's amazing how generous I am when there's an open bar...]

35 posted on 12/13/2004 1:19:16 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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Hopefully not before the mess in Iraq is straightened out.

It's always difficult to schedule these things to everybody's convenience, particularly when nuclear weapons are involved.

36 posted on 12/13/2004 1:21:16 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Piranha

You speak for me, too. The marxists have hijacked our history. We need to get the truth out there, and keep it out there.

Anybody with a high school student at home, ask to see their history book. Check out what is included on the Founding Fathers, on the wars you're familiar with, specifically Vietnam, and on the Republican presidencies from Eisenhower through Bush 2. In most states, local school boards approve the teachers' or principals' recommendations for textbooks. Ask to see the Board policy on textbook approval. Make sure you're there when your influence can count.

Parents of college students, encourage your child to take solid courses on American History, whatever their major happens to be.

Beware of the trap my daughter fell in to. Her professor assigned a "research" paper, using only notes from class and the textbook. After a lot of thought, she used the above criteria, then added original sources and library books to provide a more complete and accurate picture, and also spoke out in class.

Swifties, keep putting the truth out there!


37 posted on 12/13/2004 2:30:06 PM PST by ntnychik (Proud member of the Bush-wazee)
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To: Interesting Times
It's always difficult to schedule these things to everybody's convenience, particularly when nuclear weapons are involved.

Difficult, but if we jump the gun we’ll be stretched mighty thin.
38 posted on 12/13/2004 4:12:41 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Interesting Times; jrlc; ALOHA RONNIE; Ragtime Cowgirl; mhking; Vets_Husband_and_Wife; ...

Let me know if I can help out!

(jrlc - I'm adding you to my ping list, ok?) Infrequent pings to Swift Boat issues.


39 posted on 12/13/2004 4:18:07 PM PST by JLO
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To: Piranha

a william manchester type.

ever read "the Glory and the Dream"?


40 posted on 12/13/2004 4:24:11 PM PST by bitt
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To: Interesting Times

thanks! keep me on your Kerry and Corsi ping list, please!!


41 posted on 12/13/2004 4:27:35 PM PST by bitt
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To: sinkspur; All

Corsi damaged the SwiftVets with his intemperate language on this forum, especially about Catholics.
He's now trying to save some face, hoping for short memories.
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BALONEY!

Lefy media tried to discredit him; going back years of posts. Non PC-posts he made. So what?? Who hasn't done something similar?


42 posted on 12/13/2004 4:52:45 PM PST by JLO
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To: Interesting Times

Have someone read you the article.
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And then someone should explain it to him, LOL. Obviously, he doesn't know research so much.


43 posted on 12/13/2004 5:00:48 PM PST by JLO
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Lefy media tried to discredit him; going back years of posts. Non PC-posts he made. So what?? Who hasn't done something similar?

He was discredited. John O'Neill and other Swifties wouldn't be seen with him, and he had to lay low during the campaign.

And, they didn't have to go far. Just back to 2003, to read about his criticism of the Church:

CORSI: Maybe while he's there he can tell the UN what he's going to do about the sexual crimes committed by "priests" in his "Church" during his tenure. Or, maybe that's the connection -- boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press. (03/03/2003)

CORSI: So this is what the last days of the Catholic Church are going to look like. Buggering boys undermines the moral base and the laywers rip the gold off the Vatican altars. We may get one more Pope, when this senile one dies, but that's probably about it. (12/16/2002)

You and I aren't public figures. Corsi's ill-considered remarks will hound him from now on.

44 posted on 12/13/2004 5:04:18 PM PST by sinkspur ("It is a great day to be alive. I appreciate your gratitude." God Himself.)
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To: ntnychik

take a look at the "history" books by howard zinn. for example, his "a people's history of the united states".

the technique of evil is to analyze everything from hindsight. obviously, we know more now than our leaders did in the past. and then zinn turns on our leaders using these hindsights and attacks them.

life has a lot of unknowns, but not for zinn. he lambasts american leaders for not making his correct decisions.

the result is a hate-america history, widely copied in academic circles.

another exponent of this technique is mike davis who wrote "city of quartz", a history of los angeles. you need to take a shower every chapter or so. davis who has only a bachelors' degree, in invited to teach around the united states; the last i heard, at princeton, thus contaminating another generation with hate america.


45 posted on 12/13/2004 5:17:33 PM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation)
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To: sinkspur
He was discredited. John O'Neill and other Swifties wouldn't be seen with him, and he had to lay low during the campaign.

Not true. Jerry and John were both featured speakers at a recent conservative conference -- I had drinks with both of them them beforehand, and I don't recall John wearing a disguise. The Swifts and POWs recently held a "where do we go from here" summit in Philadelphia, and of course Jerry was invited. And far from "having to lay low", Jerry did non-stop radio interviews during the final weeks of the campaign, sometimes as many as 10 in a single day.

We're now at the point where an honest person apologizes for having made inaccurate statements, and where the other type ignores the refutation of his claims and launches a new barrage of falsehoods. Your call.

46 posted on 12/13/2004 5:23:23 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: sinkspur; Interesting Times; jrlc

You and I aren't public figures
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Well, then, there you go sinkspur. Why talk about it??
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47 posted on 12/13/2004 5:29:18 PM PST by JLO
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We're now at the point where an honest person apologizes for having made inaccurate statements, and where the other type ignores the refutation of his claims and launches a new barrage of falsehoods.

Except he didn't apologize for making inaccurate statements.

I apologize if anything I said offended anyone.

This is the classic "well, if you're offended, I'm sorry, but calling the Pope a senile old enabler of pedophiles is how I really feel."

48 posted on 12/13/2004 5:33:50 PM PST by sinkspur ("It is a great day to be alive. I appreciate your gratitude." God Himself.)
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Actually, I was talking about your own inaccurate statements.

You said that the Swifts wouldn't be seen with Corsi, and that he had to lay low during the campaign. Both of these are false, as I pointed out.

Do you care whether the things you say are true?

49 posted on 12/13/2004 5:50:34 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: sinkspur

"He was discredited. John O'Neill and other Swifties wouldn't be seen with him, and he had to lay low during the campaign"

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I totally disagree. He was not discredited, one iota, except from the MSM. Some of us knew better. And if you weren't one who didn't know better - well then shame on you for not knowing better.


50 posted on 12/13/2004 5:56:02 PM PST by JLO
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