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  • Kerry Threatens TV Stations Over Swift Boat Ad (Letter Contains "Obvious Lie"; BIG Kerry Stumble!)

    08/05/2004 4:27:59 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 179 replies · 6,662+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8/5/04 | Jim Geraghty
    Human Events reports that the DNC and the Kerry campaign are writing to television stations, stating that the Swift Boat ads is is "false" and "libelous" and that "your station may not responsibly air this advertisement." At least one of their points in the letter is an obvious lie: "The advertisement contains statements by men who purport to have served on Senator John Kerry's SWIFT [sic] boat in Vietnam and one statement by a man pretending to be the doctor who treated Senator Kerry for one of his injuries." Horsepucky. Every vet in the ad says, "I served with John...
  • Calling John Kerry's military service into question is beyond the pale

    08/07/2004 12:26:49 PM PDT · by hansel · 180 replies · 4,612+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/7/04 | Al Hunt
    Suppose in the 1992 presidential election, after an unconfirmed rumor surfaced about an alleged affair then President Bush had years earlier, Clinton supporters decided to make marital fidelity a central issue. That would be almost as crazy as the current effort by some Bush backers to focus attention on John Kerry's Vietnam War record and subsequent protests. This is being significantly funded and directed by Texas fat cats and political operatives who have more than a passing relationship with Bush political guru Karl Rove. These are some of the same people who surreptitiously smeared John McCain in the last election....
  • Kerry’s Brief Brotherhood

    08/16/2004 6:07:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies · 3,497+ views
    n the last few days, there's been a new accusation floating around the Internet about John Kerry's Vietnam record. It involves speculation that David Alston, one of the "band of brothers" who served on board Kerry's Swift Boat, did not actually serve with Kerry at all. If such a story were true, it would be sensational news, given that Alston has made extensive public statements, including a speech at the Democratic National Convention, about his time with Kerry. The only problem is, it's not true. Alston did indeed serve under Kerry. But the attention the rumor brought to Alston and...
  • O'Neils Navy Fires a Torpedo

    08/16/2004 8:59:50 AM PDT · by bray · 37 replies · 3,779+ views
    self | 8/16/04 | bray
    The Swifties have earned the right to be heard. Any columnist who complains that this is a smear campaign or denies the Vets, their First Amendment Right should be called on it. How ironic that the Press tries to say who has the Constitutional Right to speak?? That is the beauty of this country, everybody has the right to be heard and let the chips fall where they may. Unfortunately the First Amendment has been undermined by the now crumbling Mainstream Monopoly. Anyone who has fought and bled for America’s Freedom has a special right to speak and be heard....
  • THE SWIFT BOAT AD IS WORKING

    08/18/2004 10:52:52 AM PDT · by AdrianSpidle · 118 replies · 5,434+ views
    Talking Points ^ | 8/18/04 | Joshua Micah Marshall
    Swift Boat Ad Working Joshua Micah Marshall reluctantly reports: Perhaps the most astonishing demonstration of the Swift Boat ad’s effectiveness, however, is the proportion of potential Kerry voters whose opinions shifted after having watched the ad. Independents intending to vote for Kerry felt considerably less sure of their choice after watching the Swift Boat ad. Before the ad, 41.94% of Independents intending to vote for Kerry felt that they would “definitely” vote for him; 37.10% felt “most likely” to vote for him; 20.97% were “leaning” towards him; and none were “not sure.” These levels of commitment changed markedly after viewing...
  • Kerry: Cambodia Mission Top Secret

    08/18/2004 8:23:22 AM PDT · by kattracks · 73 replies · 5,568+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/18/04 | Carl Limbacher
    John Kerry's presidential campaign claimed on Tuesday that his Christmas 1968 mission into Cambodia was top, top secret - and that's why there are no documents that verify the implausible claim. "During John Kerry's service in Vietnam, many times he was on or near the Cambodian border and on one occasion crossed into Cambodia at the request of members of a special operations group operating out of Ha Tien," Kerry spokesman Michael Meehan said in a statement. But Meehan told the Boston Globe that there was no paperwork to confirm the claim and he could not supply a date...
  • Hidden Agenda : The truth behind John Kerry`s record on your firearms rights.

    07/07/2004 11:00:01 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 1,537+ views
    NRA ^ | 6-1-04 | Wayne LaPierre
    Hidden Agenda The truth behind John Kerry`s record on your firearms rights. by Wayne LaPierre If you thought the eight long years of the Clinton/Gore administration`s war on firearms owners` rights were oppressive, they would pale in comparison to what John Kerry would have in store for us if he captures the White House and evicts President George W. Bush in November. John Kerry--whose record of words and misdeeds on firearms rights has earned him a key place among the most solid "F" candidates ever rated by the National Rifle Association--is now posing as a self-styled"lifelong hunter and gun owner,"...
  • Great Links to anti Kerry Websites

    08/16/2004 4:00:49 PM PDT · by ViperAsh50 · 3 replies · 1,745+ views
    One Vietnam Veteran Against John Kerry http://members.aol.com/viperash51/kerry/kerry.html Links to Anti Kerry Websites & News Reports http://members.aol.com/ga1449ga/links/links.html
  • Tim Russert Bamboozled

    08/16/2004 9:48:15 AM PDT · by 212351st · 68 replies · 4,624+ views
    On April 18th, this year, Mr Kerry, as Tim Russert's guest, assured the host, that his records would be made available to the public. To this day, only selective portions have been released. When will Tim Russert challenge Mr Kerry to fulfill his promise?? From NBC NEWS- Meet the Press: " MR. RUSSERT: The Boston Globe reports that your commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Grant Hibberd has suggested that you perhaps didn't earn your first Purple Heart and question whether you should have left Vietnam after six months. In order to deal with those kinds of issues, when I asked President...
  • Unfit for Office

    08/15/2004 6:56:49 PM PDT · by nicmarlo · 88 replies · 2,968+ views
    Wall Street Journal Editorial Page ^ | May 4, 2004 | John O'Neill
    I was on Mr. Kerry's boat in Vietnam. He doesn't deserve to be commander in chief.
  • Freep this poll: Are military records a relevant issue in a president's race?

    08/15/2004 7:07:40 PM PDT · by MarkeyD · 32 replies · 1,301+ views
    Idaho Statesman | 8/15/2004 | Not Applicable
    Freep this poll
  • Truth bound to come out on Kerry's military duty

    08/10/2004 4:40:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 71 replies · 3,353+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 08/10/04 | John O'Sullivan
    Truth bound to come out on Kerry's military duty August 10, 2004 BY JOHN O'SULLIVAN When Sen. John Kerry saluted and announced that he was "reporting for duty" at last month's Democratic Convention, he made his military record a legitimate subject of political attack and journalistic investigation. That moment was the culmination of the powerful "Vietnam theme" that has distinguished the Kerry presidential campaign from almost all recent Democratic campaigns. He had turned around a failing primary season in Iowa with the filmed testimony of the sailor whose life he saved when he pulled him back into the swift boat...
  • KERRY, SWIFT BOATS, VIET NAM, THE TRUTH, AND NAVY LOGS

    08/11/2004 6:52:45 AM PDT · by 7thson · 39 replies · 3,149+ views
    I have read a lot on FR concerning Kerry and the Swift Boats, and have listen and seen a lot of it on the tube and listened to the story on the radio. I believe the Swift Boat vets. However, here is my question. Since Kerry was in the Navy - and all navy personnel on FR know this - then he was required to keep a log on the boat. All the boats kept logs. All the logs are saved. Why doesn't someone go back and check the log records of Kerry's boat and the other boats? Has this...
  • Challenge to Kerry's Vietnam record sets off storm

    08/10/2004 6:20:26 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 38 replies · 2,979+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 10, 2004 | David Tarrant
    If the first casualty in war is the truth, as the old saying goes, the truth about John Kerry's military service is under fire from television and the bookstore shelves. The group behind the attack, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, has accused Mr. Kerry of everything from exaggerating claims to earn medals and Purple Hearts to having his own film crew capturing future campaign footage during his tour in Vietnam almost 35 years ago. Many date their anger at Mr. Kerry to his anti-war activities after he returned from Vietnam, saying he slandered veterans at the time.
  • Caller to Laura Ingraham show on Swift Boat veterans issue

    08/11/2004 7:37:49 AM PDT · by howardl · 28 replies · 2,707+ views
    Laura Ingraham show | self
    A caller in the 10 o'clock (EST) claimed to be a vet who arrived in Vietnam shortly after Kerry left. Part of the caller's job was to review action reports involving special forces personnel. Regarding the incident in which Kerry saved Rathman by pulling him from the water, the caller says none of the action reports (there were 4-6 ?, one from each commander of the swift boats involved) reported enemy fire. This includes the report written by Kerry. (He especially noted the Kerry report because he had heard stories about the swift boat commander who bragged he would be...
  • Kerry's Journal Entry, Christmas 1968 Has No Mention Of Cambodia

    08/10/2004 9:11:30 AM PDT · by One Point Of Light · 51 replies · 2,331+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | N/A | Jean Francois Kerri
    I will just post the last graph for copyright purposes, but you should read the whole thing. It is a study in narcissitic self-pity:John Kerry's Vietnam War journalExcerpt from a type-written journal kept by John F. Kerry during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War: ... It's cool now and the evening has closed around you to become full night. The night for once is comforting and you take a coke and some peanut butter and jelly and go up on the roof of the cabin whit your tape recorder and sit for a while, quietly, watching flares float...
  • E-Mail from Camp Kerry - "Swift Boat Veterans for Bush"

    08/11/2004 10:06:44 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 76 replies · 2,962+ views
    http://www.johnkerry.com/index.html ^ | 8-11-04 | Mary Beth Cahill
    Dear Oxen, I'm interrupting John Kerry's dispatches from the road to tell you about something that will make you angry, but which is important for you to hear. We knew it was coming: the Bush campaign and several allied right-wing groups are using August to launch a vicious smear attack against John Kerry. They think we're vulnerable this month because while George Bush is still able to raise money for attack ads, Kerry had to stop fundraising at the Democratic convention last week. They're taking this opportunity to go for the jugular. We need you to join us in this...
  • Kerry's Cambodia Claims Scrutinized (On Drudge)

    08/10/2004 9:31:59 AM PDT · by cyncooper · 98 replies · 13,265+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 10, 2004
    WASHINGTON — Part of John Kerry's (search) strategy in his White House bid is to play up his military service in Vietnam, but a group of veterans is challenging the Democratic presidential nominee's story. ~In an Oct. 14, 1979, letter to the editor of the Boston Herald, Kerry wrote: "I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian borde being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was...
  • Request Talking Points/Swift Boat

    08/11/2004 1:15:09 PM PDT · by disraeligears · 6 replies · 496+ views
    The only officer supporting Kerry is on wptf; I need some quick, indisputable facts to call in to counter him.
  • Kerry Campaign email today Disses Swift Boat Vets as liars!

    08/11/2004 2:24:11 PM PDT · by JDoutrider · 16 replies · 670+ views
    Kerry Edwards Campaign email | 8-11-04 | Mary Beth Cahill
    Click here to help elect Kerry-Edwards & other Democrats in 2004 Dear Jd, I'm interrupting John Kerry's dispatches from the road to tell you about something that will make you angry, but which is important for you to hear. We knew it was coming: the Bush campaign and several allied right-wing groups are using August to launch a vicious smear attack against John Kerry. They think we're vulnerable this month because while George Bush is still able to raise money for attack ads, Kerry had to stop fundraising at the Democratic convention last week. They're taking this opportunity to go...