Skip to comments.Media still lying about the Swift Boat Veterans
Posted on 05/25/2009 12:23:40 PM PDT by DakotaRed
Five years ago, a group of Vietnam veterans came forward at the National Press Club in Washington to dispute the "war hero" stories that formed the basis of candidate John Kerry's presidential campaign, and to challenge the claims of rampant US war crimes Kerry had used to launch his political career 33 years earlier -- false accusations, they said, that helped to poison the reputations of a generation of American troops. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth included Kerry's entire former chain of command from Vietnam and dozens of eyewitnesses to his actions there. Kerry, the veterans said, was not fit to be America's Commander-in-Chief
Nevertheless, the DNC media continued to report that the Swift Vets were engaged in a wide variety of anti-Democrat political ventures. Usually, the only connection was to one of the group's former contractors - political consultants who have done work for hundreds of clients over the years. On other occasions, the culprits were wealthy Republicans who gave money in support of the veterans, as they have for many other political initiatives. The reports always dishonestly implied that the Swift Vets themselves were involved.
The latest canard is that "swiftboaters" are behind an effort to oppose President Obama's health care plan. Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe recently sent out an email to Obama supporters on behalf of a DNC-managed group claiming that "the same people behind the notorious swiftboat' ads of 2004 are already pumping millions of dollars into deceptive television ads." Plouffe asked for $5 to help "fight back."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Dang, and I looked all over too. Missed it.
And Jean-Francois Heinz-Kerrier gets another purple heart.
Paper cut from Vietnamese-made stock...
“Jess can you fix the link ? jus kiddin .”
Funny...if they were serving Oleander Stewed Veggies and Hemlock!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.