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  • ***ACTION ALERT*** Omission of Guilt: "Kerry Met With Both Sides in 1971 Paris Peace talks"

    09/24/2004 2:35:08 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 16 replies · 996+ views
    Several newspaper columnists and Democrat talking heads have already taken to a set of misleading talking points that Kerry "met with both sides" in his 1971 trip to the "peace talks" in Paris. In every instance, it the spinster fails to mention that "both sides" in this case refers to both enemy sides, the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, hoping to mislead the reader into believing that Kerry somehow played a role in arbitration between the US and the communist Vietnamese. Whenever you see such a distortion in an atricle or hear it on a news program, be sure...
  • The Assassination Plot, was Kerry involved?

    09/22/2004 10:09:12 AM PDT · by ZAXX · 34 replies · 1,463+ views
    The New York Post | 9/20 /04
    At a November 1971 meeting in Kansas City of the leaders of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, one Scott Camil proposed "Operation Phoenix" — a plan to assassinate the leading pro-war members of the U.S. Senate. The group adjourned to a secret location to debate the assassination plan, and ultimately voted it down. John Kerry originally claimed that he resigned from VVAW's executive committee two days before that meeting, and has denied attending. But contemporaneous FBI surveillance records place Kerry in Kansas City, and a number of witnesses — including the head of Kerry's campaign in Missouri, Randy Barnes —...
  • Doonesbury on Kerry in 1971

    09/22/2004 5:40:57 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 15 replies · 2,534+ views
    Powerline ^ | 9.22.04 | Powerline
    Doonesbury On Kerry in 1971 Reader Dennis Lauver has forwarded us three Doonesbury comic strips from October 1971, in which Garry Trudeau painted an unflattering picture of John Kerry. (And I'm not just referring to the fact that in those days, Trudeau was doing his own drawing.) Here is my favorite; http://powerlineblog.com/archives/Doon.jpg The Trunk has written about seeing Kerry give a speech at about the same time; the Trunk was fooled, but Trudeau apparently wasn't. Has he been right since?
  • Swift-boat questions continue because Kerry refuses to reply

    09/19/2004 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1,926+ views
    Omaha.com ^ | 9/19/04 | HAROLD W. ANDERSEN
    Harold W. Andersen: Swift-boat questions continue because Kerry refuses to reply BY HAROLD W. ANDERSEN WORLD-HERALD CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Published Sunday, September 19, 2004 An attorney friend wrote to complain about "wild-eyed accusations" against John Kerry. His letter said that "most of the assertions by the Texas-funded 'Swift Boat Veterans' regarding John Kerry's actions in Vietnam had been refuted by real facts and undermined by their own contradictory statements." But the truth is that most of the assertions by members of "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" not only have not been refuted - they haven't even been replied to. Most of...
  • Kerry Postures as a War Hero

    09/15/2004 6:54:54 PM PDT · by CBull · 26 replies · 693+ views
    The New American ^ | May 5, 2003 | John F. McManus
    Kerry did serve as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And he did win a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. So far, so good. But when he returned home, he became a war protester. In America, of course, everybody is free to agree or disagree with a government policy. But Kerry did not just disagree; he became a leader of groups that championed our nation’s foes while our forces were still fighting and dying. In 1971, the Communist Daily World delightedly published photos of him speaking to demonstrators as a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against...
  • TITLE THIS 1970'S PIC OF KERRY

    09/15/2004 5:51:29 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 41 replies · 1,708+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | September 15,2004
    John Kerry is flanked by fellow Vietnam veterans during a rally in Washington, in this undated photo from the 1970s. The image is from a documentary film by George Butler titled 'Going Upriver. The Long War of John Kerry.
  • Did Kerry's '71 testimony happen under oath or not?

    09/15/2004 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Zyke · 39 replies · 1,131+ views
    They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
  • Looking for Help!

    09/10/2004 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 8 replies · 367+ views
    10 Sep 04 | Dale 1
    I am looking for sites with videos of Kerry’s testimony to congress in 1971and 72 and any other videos from around the same time. Links to sites will help me with a discussion I’m having with my wife. She hasn’t seen any of them. If good responses are received, this may very well become a single location for all Freepers to collect good web sites on this topic.
  • Kerry Anti-War Ally Recants 1971 Claims of War Crimes

    09/08/2004 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Bob J · 49 replies · 3,333+ views
    GOPUSA/Talon News ^ | 9-8-04 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- A former soldier who accused American troops of committing war crimes in Vietnam has recently come forward to recant those charges. Steven J. Pitkin appeared at the "Winter Soldier Investigation" conducted in Detroit in 1971 by former Navy Lieutenant John Kerry and his group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, but now says that his statements were coerced. In a sworn affidavit on August 31, 2004, Pitkin said that he rode in a van with John Kerry, a national leader of the VVAW, Scott Camil, and others from Washington, DC to attend the conference. The event was...
  • Ex-Officer May Face Justice For Atrocities (Tiger Force - Toledo Blade)

    09/05/2004 6:49:01 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 45 replies · 1,781+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 05Sep04 | Joe Mahr
    TIGER FORCE - Ex-officer may face justice for atrocities - Army lawyer calls for war-crime charge By JOE MAHR, BLADE STAFF WRITER Three decades after an Army platoon repeatedly executed unarmed civilians and prisoners in Vietnam, a military lawyer has recommended the unit's former commander be brought up on a war-crime charge. In what would be an unprecedented event, retired Maj. James Hawkins could face a military court-martial regarding his actions commanding a platoon known as Tiger Force that killed hundreds of unarmed men, women, and children 37 years ago, The Blade has learned. As the scope of war crimes...
  • Staggering Kerry comment from 1971 about the overthrow of our government

    09/03/2004 7:41:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies · 2,274+ views
    Note: I found this gem on the Winter Soldier site. This is staggering. The comment came just before the fateful meeting of Nov. 12-15, 1971 in Kansas City where the upper echelon of the VVAW discussed and voted on whether to assassinate seven U.S. Senators. ==================================================== August 13, 2004 -- Found in the VVAW FBI Files on page 251 of Section 10.PDF: From the Sunday Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 7, 1971 by Bryce Patterson The political power structure within the United States can and must change if the nation is to avoid violent efforts to seize power. John F....
  • One indisputable historical fact about Kerry has been overlooked or intentionally ignored

    09/02/2004 2:29:12 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 53 replies · 2,781+ views
    Vietnam Special Forces against Kerry ^ | unknown | Wayne E. Beyea
    Dear friends, In all of the controversy surrounding John Kerry, one indisputable historical fact about Kerry has been overlooked or intentionally ignored by virtually all of the mainstream media. The country needs to know this truth because millions of voters are either too young to remember, or were not yet born in 1971. In 1971, I was a 9-year member of the New York State Police, and an Investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, stationed in the Hudson Valley. 1971 was a very tough year for police officers! In 1971, John Kerry partnered with Al Hubbard to create the...
  • Challenge DNC Talking Points (A copy of the E-mail I sent to Fox this morning)

    09/01/2004 3:50:59 AM PDT · by NavVet · 3 replies · 270+ views
    NavVet
    (It may not do any good, but if they get flooded with e-mail everytime they give the Kerry Rep. a free pass, they might eventually ask a tough question.) Dear Fox & Friends, Your guest Democrat this morning, like they do every time the subject comes up, claimed that Kerry was only repeating what some disgruntled soldiers told him. When they go to this DNC talking point, why do you never ask: Why then did Kerry never apologize after many of those same veterans were exposed as imposters and or liars. Kerry’s Co-leader of the VVAW claimed to be an...
  • Kerry Retreats From His Denial on Vietnam Meet (This ghost from the past may haunt the Ketchup Kid)

    08/29/2004 9:56:21 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 60 replies · 2,294+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | March 19, 2004 | Josh Gerstein
    Evidence Puts Him At Kansas Parley Mill Valley, Calif. – Senator Kerry of Massachusetts yesterday retreated from his earlier steadfast denials that he attended a meeting of Vietnam Veterans Against the War at which a plan to assassinate U.S. Senators was debated.The reversal came as new evidence, including reports from FBI informants, emerged that contradicted Mr. Kerry’s previous statements about the gathering, which was held in Kansas City, Mo. in November 1971. “John Kerry had no personal recollection of this meeting 33 years ago,” a Kerry campaign spokesman, David Wade, said in a statement e-mailed last night from Idaho, where...
  • How Kerry Quit Veterans Group Amid Dark Plot

    03/12/2004 5:29:50 AM PST · by veronica · 192 replies · 2,818+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 3/12/04 | THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB
    When Talk Turned To Assassination He Exited, Vet Says The anti-war group that John Kerry was the principal spokesman for debated and voted on a plot to assassinate politicians who supported the Vietnam War. Mr. Kerry denies being present at the November 12-15, 1971, meeting in Kansas City of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and says he quit the group before the meeting. But according to the current head of Missouri Veterans for Kerry, Randy Barnes, Mr. Kerry,who was then 27,was at the meeting, voted against the plot, and then orally resigned from the organization. Mr. Barnes was present as...
  • They Charge War Crimes - How John Kerry et al. have defamed the American serviceman in Vietnam

    08/28/2004 11:23:18 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 11 replies · 781+ views
    National Review Online | May 3rd ,2004 | MACKUBIN T. OWENS
    They Charge War Crimes How John Kerry et al. have defamed the American serviceman in Vietnam MACKUBIN T. OWENS Vietnam is the war that just won't go away. And for many Americans, especially those in the media, nothing says "Vietnam" quite like "atrocity" and "war crime." Indeed, it is the conventional wisdom that My Lai, the darkest chapter of America's war effort, was merely a microcosm of the war. This belief that Vietnam was one big atrocity explains why most reporters, even those too young to remember it, are predisposed to believe the worst about America's role in Indochina. As...
  • HOW KERRY QUIT VETERANS GROUP AMID DARK PLOT -

    08/28/2004 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 2,610+ views
    HOW KERRY QUIT VETERANS GROUP AMID DARK PLOT When Talk Turned To Assassination He Exited, Vet Says By THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB Special to the Sun The New York Sun Mar 12, 2004 The anti-war group that John Kerry was the principal spokesman for debated and voted on a plot to assassinate politicians who supported the Vietnam War. Mr. Kerry denies being present at the November 12-15, 1971, meeting in Kansas City of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and says he quit the group before the meeting. But according to the current head of Missouri Veterans for Kerry, Randy Barnes, Mr....
  • After Decades, Renewed War on Old Conflict

    08/28/2004 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Timeout · 28 replies · 1,124+ views
    WashPost ^ | 8/28/04 | Michael Dobbs
    This is a long article, but it's full of news I never thought I'd see printed in the Washington Post. It's devastating. It depicts Kerry as duplicitous and calculating. Snip:According to FBI records first released to Nicosia, Kerry sometimes expressed fairly radical points of view. For example, he described North Vietnamese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh as "the George Washington of Vietnam." He also noted with some bitterness that out "of 234 congressmen's sons eligible for service in Vietnam, only 24 went there, and only one of them was wounded." The FBI kept careful tabs on the protesters through a...
  • Fahrenheit 1971: The radicalism of the young John Kerry

    08/28/2004 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 761+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/06/04 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the "greater glory of the United States." We will not accept the rhetoric. We will not readily join the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars--in fact, we will find it hard to join anything at all and when we do, we will demand relevancy such as other organizations have recently been unable to provide. We will not take solace from the creation of monuments or the naming of parks after a select few of the thousands...
  • Video Kerry's 1971 Testimony Online

    08/28/2004 7:25:07 AM PDT · by AJ Insider · 7 replies · 969+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 8/27/04
    Click here to watch the video of the testimony. Click here for the audio. Transcript Thanks to Orange and White Video for digitizing and Short Consulting for the hosting. Anyone else wanting to mirror the files, feel free to contact me. Cross-posted: Our Life
  • "Great Exploitations" CARTOON graphic of John Kerry

    08/27/2004 2:48:45 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 27 replies · 2,049+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/27/2004 | IPWGOP
    He's doing it again...John Kerry exploited America's Vietnam veterans and troops in 1971 for his own political gain.Now it's 2004... he's doing it again. 
  • Swift Boat Vets Fighting For Their Country Again

    08/27/2004 8:29:05 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 25 replies · 1,024+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 26, 2004 | Pat Buchanan
    Why are the Big Media savaging the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth? Why are the Kerryites telling us to move on and debate the real issues--health care, education, the economy? Because they know this could kill John Kerry's candidacy. Because they know this is not just about Vietnam, but also about the credibility and character of the man who would be President. I have followed Kerry since he became famous. In 1971, I urged Nixon not to enforce Chief Justice Burger's order to remove Kerry's Vietnam vets from the Mall. We don't want another Bonus Army episode, I told the...
  • John O'Neill and John Kerry (by a Vietnam Vet who knew O'Neill in 1971)

    08/27/2004 12:27:59 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 42 replies · 2,582+ views
    AugustaFreePress ^ | Aug. 27, 2004 | Bruce Kesler
    How did we get into this catfight today about John Kerry's war and protest record from 35 and 33 years ago? A New York Times reporter just called me to ask that. I responded that what happened in 1971 was put behind us by those of us who argued against John Kerry then. We wouldn't be raising it now if John Kerry had not continued to now to misrepresent his service and downplay his protests, touting his short service 35 years ago as his major qualification to lead the U.S. and world in these most perilous times. It was made...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on War In VietNam - CSPAN Broadcast Kerry's Speech, Q&As

    08/26/2004 5:40:23 PM PDT · by tomball · 12 replies · 673+ views
    CSPAN
    Please excuse if this notice is posted in the wrong place. FYI - Interesting stuff.
  • LIVE THREAD: John Kerry 1971 Testimony Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte.

    08/26/2004 4:09:09 PM PDT · by Howlin · 729 replies · 13,714+ views
    August 26, 2004
    On C-SPAN at 8:00 P.M. & 11:05 P.M. EDT
  • Complete John Kerry Testimony, 04/22/71

    08/26/2004 6:37:19 PM PDT · by FesterUSMC · 29 replies · 1,178+ views
    04/22/71
    Here is the John Kerry Testimony including questions.(John Kerry Testimony) Here is the Testimony in .pdf formatTestimony pdf
  • Kerry, in 1971, Admitted Writing Combat Reports

    08/26/2004 5:21:14 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 37 replies · 2,907+ views
    CNSews.com ^ | August 26, 2004 | Marc Morano
    Kerry, in 1971, Admitted Writing Combat Reports By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer August 26, 2004 (CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's 1971 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reveals that the then anti-war activist admitted to writing many of the battle reports during his four months of combat in Vietnam. Kerry told the committee on April 22, 1971, "...I can recall often sending in the spot reports which we made after each mission..." Kerry also said that many in the military had "a tendency to report what they want to report and see what they want...
  • CSPAN To Air John Kerry's Testimony to Fullbright Committee (4/22/71) 8:05PM ET Tonight

    08/26/2004 7:15:50 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 25 replies · 1,121+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 8/26/04 | Laura Ingraham
    Swift Boat Vets ads will air at 8:01 ET, followed by his full and complete testimony..
  • Kerry, in 1971, Admitted Writing Combat Reports

    08/26/2004 2:14:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 133 replies · 6,642+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/26/04 | Marc Morano
    CNSNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's 1971 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reveals that the then anti-war activist admitted to writing many of the battle reports during his four months of combat in Vietnam. Kerry told the committee on April 22, 1971, "...I can recall often sending in the spot reports which we made after each mission..." Kerry also said that many in the military had "a tendency to report what they want to report and see what they want to see." Kerry's comments about the battle reports came in response to a question from then...
  • "Over-dued Due Process" CARTOON featuring America's Vietnam Veteran

    08/26/2004 6:32:19 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 2,285+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/26/2004 | IPWGOP
    Over dued Due Process by Linda Eddy John Kerry’s 1971 Senate testimony put into the American public’s mind stories of war crimes being done by American troops serving in Vietnam. These stories Kerry told to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and to the American people were based on lies by men falsely claiming to be Vietnam veterans. Here is what Kerry said: “I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed...
  • Heads Up: CSPAN will televise John Kerry's 1971 appearance before the Senate @ 8:00PM ET Tonight

    08/26/2004 5:41:43 AM PDT · by kellynla · 68 replies · 2,021+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 8/26/2004 | self
    I heard on Bill Bennett's radio show this a.m. that CSPAN will televise John Kerry's 1971 appearance in it's entirety before the Senate at 8:00PM tonight.
  • Linda Eddy (Freeper IPWGOP) cartoonist censored by Minneapolis Star Tribune editor Jim Boyd!

    08/25/2004 12:45:38 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 236 replies · 12,964+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/25/2004 | IPWGOP
    Minneapolis Star Tribune censors IPW cartoonist IowaPresidentialWatch.com’s political cartoonist, Linda Eddy, has been censored by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Eddy distributes her cartoons by email and regularly sends them to the Tribune. Her latest, showing John Kerry during his 1971 Senate testimony, is titled “Silencing Veterans since 1971” and shows an American soldier in Kerry’s hand, his head covered. Tribune Deputy Editorial Page Editor B. James Boyd responded to Eddy’s latest cartoon by banning any future editorials from the artist: “Please take me off your e-mail list. Your latest statements about Kerry are too much. He said no such...
  • John Kerry - Communism's "Useful Idiot"

    08/25/2004 7:47:45 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies · 1,132+ views
    Unfit for Command | 2004 | John O'Neill and Jerome Corsi
    From “Unfit for Command,” p. 123 - 124: Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to defect to the West, spoke out in June 2004 about the KGB intelligence operation that he believed was the basis for the assertions of war crimes and atrocities at the heart of John Kerry’s 1971 testimony to the Fulbright Committee.For Pacepa, the case was clear. John Kerry’s 1971 accusations of war crimes in Vietnam sounded to him just “like the disinformation line that the Soviets were sowing worldwide throughout the Vietnam era.” The KGB had as a top priority the damage of American...
  • Next up: POWs blast Kerry in TV documentary (tell how captors shoved 1971 testimony 'in their faces'

    08/24/2004 11:45:50 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 23 replies · 853+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 24, 2004 5:57 p.m. Eastern | Art Moore
    ELECTION 2004 Next up: POWs blast Kerry in TV documentary Vets will tell how captors shoved 1971 testimony 'in their faces' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 24, 2004 5:57 p.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com As controversy over John Kerry's Vietnam service holds center stage in the presidential campaign, a war veteran is about to release a television documentary with devastating testimony by former POWs of the demoralizing impact of the senators' war-crimes accusations more than 30 years ago. The production is scheduled to air in two weeks on the heels of a television ad by Swift Boat Veterans for...
  • "Silencing American Veterans since 1971" CARTOON featuring Hanoi John Kerry

    08/25/2004 12:01:24 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 22 replies · 705+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/25/2004 | IPWGOP
    Silencing Veterans since 1971 In 1971, John Kerry and the American press said American troops who served in Vietnam were bad. They said they were war criminals and silenced them. America only got to hear John Kerry's stories because they were the only ones the press would print.Now it is 2004. And the American press is still printing John Kerry's stories and silencing America's Vietnam veterans. Isn't it time to let America's Vietnam veterans speak? Isn't it time to hear more than John Kerry's stories? 
  • Kerry needs to be asked about inciting mutiny among US soldiers in South Vietnam!

    08/24/2004 8:38:40 PM PDT · by AaronInCarolina · 17 replies · 766+ views
    FBI PDF document at WinterSoldier.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2004 | AaronInCarolina
    In November 1971, Kerry was a national leader of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) and as such attended a monthly meeting in Kansas City. At this meeting a plan to incite mutiny among US soldiers in South Vietnam was discussed and “favorably accepted”. Kerry at first denied attending this meeting, but later had to admit that he was there. The following is a short transcript from a Declassified FBI document: FBI Document Page 193 (transcript begins) The Wisconsin delegation proposed a plan to contact 2,000 active-duty GI’s in South Vietnam and in effect ask them for a mutinous action...
  • Kerry needs to be asked what “Phoenix type” groups are! From De-classified FBI documents.

    08/24/2004 8:29:56 PM PDT · by AaronInCarolina · 12 replies · 746+ views
    FBI PDF document at WinterSoldier.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2004 | AaronInCarolina
    In November 1971, Kerry was a national leader of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) and as such attended a monthly meeting in Kansas City. At this meeting “Phoenix type” groups were discussed and “favorably received”. Kerry at first denied attending this meeting, but later had to admit that he was there. The following is a short transcript from a Declassified FBI document: FBI Document Page 191 November 1971 Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri (Kerry attended) November 12 party at one of the member’s house (transcript begins) At the party, SCOT CAMIL, VVAW Regional Coordinator for (blacked out) and (blacked...
  • Kerry needs to explain why American POW’s were considered proof of VVAW clout!

    08/24/2004 8:35:10 PM PDT · by AaronInCarolina · 5 replies · 430+ views
    FBI PDF document at WinterSoldier.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2004 | AaronInCarolina
    In November 1971, Kerry was a national leader of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) and as such attended a monthly meeting in Kansas City. At this meeting a 5-man delegation trip to Hanoi was discussed and where the release of American POW’s was mentioned as a way for VVAW to be recognized as having “real power”. It was asked how many they should seek to have release, and it was answered that they needed “at least one” to give the group validity. It was not about releasing POW’s, it was about elevating VVAW’s reputation and clout in the US....
  • John Kerry/Antiwar Timeline by Popular Request

    08/24/2004 6:02:40 AM PDT · by jwalsh07 · 11 replies · 1,562+ views
    Wintersoldier.com ^ | 825/04 | jwalsh07
    I have seen a lot of requests for a Kerry timeline. Here it is courtesy of wintersoldier.
  • Demonstrators Takeover Statute of Liberty - 1971

    08/23/2004 8:27:52 PM PDT · by Toespi · 15 replies · 659+ views
    Vanity | 08-23-04 | Toespi
    Anti-war demonstrators held the Statute of Liberty hostage for several days in 1971, possibly 1972, displaying the American Flag upside down. Does anyone have any recall or information regarding this event? I was recently informed that Kerry could have been with this group.
  • "Fooled ya once..." CARTOON featuring John Kerry's 1971 lies about American troops

    08/23/2004 10:29:57 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 30 replies · 1,454+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/24/2004 | IPWGOP
    Fooled ya once... In 1971, Kerry said American troops who served in Vietnam were bad. He didn't like them and said they were committing war atrocities. He said he was ashamed of his 4 months of service there and threw away his medals. America believed him, spit on their troops and elected John Kerry to public office. In 2004, Kerry says American troops who served in Vietnam were good. He likes them now and says he's 'one of them.' He says he's really proud of his 4 months of service there and has found his medals that he threw...
  • Anti-War Activist accused of Exploiting the POW issue (An oldie but a goodie)

    08/22/2004 2:04:01 PM PDT · by Dog · 76 replies · 3,601+ views
    Spinswimming blogspot ^ | August 22 2004 | bkm
    I don't post vanities.... but I am making an exception this time. I need everyone to look at what a blogger named bkm has up on their site. I found it thru a link at Instapundit.Anti-War Activist accused of Exploiting the POW issue
  • Kerry stands by '71 atrocities claim Campaign official insists Democrat was right about war

    08/23/2004 5:23:09 AM PDT · by mcar · 108 replies · 2,492+ views
    WASHINGTON – John Kerry stands by his claims in 1971 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that U.S. soldiers in Vietnam regularly, and as a matter of official policy, committed war atrocities against innocent civilians, according to a top campaign official. John Hurley, national director of Veterans for Kerry, denied on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, that Kerry had overstated the case against the war when he returned home as a spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. A new ad by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth targets Kerry's comments in 1971 as giving aid and comfort...
  • PBS thinks Kerry's 1971 HFRC testimony is one of America's "Great Speeches"

    08/22/2004 8:24:56 PM PDT · by GaretGarrett · 28 replies · 1,242+ views
    http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/ ^ | 4/22/1971 | John Kerry
    Decorated veteran John Kerry, testifying before the House Foreign Relations Committee, questions the War in Vietnam, Washington, D.C., April 22, 1971. .............................. Thank you very much, Senator Fulbright, Senator Javits, Senator Symington and Senator Pell. I would like to say for the record, and also for the men sitting behind me who are also wearing the uniforms and their medals, that my sitting here is really symbolic. I am not here as John Kerry. I am here as one member of a group of 1,000, which is a small representation of a very much larger group of veterans in this...
  • LET'S SEE THAT '70S GEORGE W. BUSH / KETCHUP BOY FLASHBACK ONCE MORE ...

    08/22/2004 9:27:03 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 47 replies · 2,430+ views
    Headbutters Forum & various ^ | 1970's | President George W. Bush & John "Ketchup Boy" Kerry
    George W. Bush, 1970-'71 John F. Kerry, 1970-'71
  • Focus Shifts to Kerry's Antiwar Activities in '70s

    08/22/2004 1:27:08 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 108 replies · 2,624+ views
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 22, 2004 | Maria L. La Ganga and Matea Gold
    After making his service in Vietnam the centerpiece of his presidential bid, Sen. John F. Kerry now finds himself defending his role as a protester of the war — the chapter of his biography that first gained him prominence but which he has discussed infrequently this year. Kerry used his leadership in the Vietnam protest movement as a springboard into politics, running as an antiwar candidate in his first campaign in Massachusetts — a race for the U.S. House that he lost. He also distanced himself from his military career at least once in his next five campaigns, all of...
  • Seizing Statue of Liberty 1971: Three DaysJohn Kerry's VVAW at work subverting the War!

    08/21/2004 3:39:02 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 7 replies · 605+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Against the War ^ | Christmas break of 1971 | Don Bristow-Carrico
    I was on a VVAW operation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania during Christmas break of 1971. I went down from Massachusetts with a bunch of vets. I was busy working in the kitchen helping to feed everyone, as I had done on our march from Concord to Bunker Hill the previous fall. During the night, a friend of mine from the Cambridge office took me to a big tent that contained a number of vets sitting in a semicircle. A few more came in, and we were asked to be quiet. Two vets from New Jersey started showing pictures of the...
  • Lurch Testifies (image)

    08/21/2004 3:48:20 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies · 728+ views
    8-21-04 | myself and photoshop 7.0
  • 1971 Flashback: John Kerry admits to NYT he volunteered for Swift Boats to avoid war

    08/21/2004 2:08:47 PM PDT · by nwrep · 89 replies · 3,344+ views
    The New York Times Archives (NO LINK) | April 23, 1971 | nwrep
    In this interview titled "An Angry War Veteran", John Kerry admitted to the NYT reporter that he enlisted in the Swift Boats to avoid the war in Vietnam, since the boats were only used for patrol duty: ************************************************************************* ..That first trip to Vietnam piqued his curiosity, - "I wanted to go back and see for myself what was going on, but I didn't really want to get involved in the war." So late in 1968 he volunteered for an assignment on "swift boats" - the short, fast aluminum craft that were then used for patrol duty off the coast of...
  • Kerry’s Testimony

    08/21/2004 7:31:47 AM PDT · by knuthom · 9 replies · 438+ views
    National Review Online ^ | reprinted April 23, 2004 | John Kerry
    Text of John F. Kerry's testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on April 22, 1971.