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  • 'Swift Boat' Veteran Who Defended Kerry Stripped of Silver Star By Judson Berger

    07/27/2011 10:12:56 PM PDT · by Mach9 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 27, 2011 | Judson Berger
    A Vietnam veteran who defended Sen. John Kerry against "Swift Boat" attacks in the 2004 presidential race has been stripped of his Silver Star by the Navy -- more than a year after he was sentenced to prison on a child pornography charge. But the Silver Star wasn't stripped from Wade Sanders because of the child porn conviction, per se.
  • To Set The Record Straight

    12/08/2007 11:29:34 AM PST · by Jabba the Nutt · 18 replies · 420+ views
    ToSetTheRecordStraight.com ^ | 12/5/2007 | Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler
    Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid became the catalyst for an unprecedented political movement by Vietnam veterans who had long resented his false 1971 testimony that U.S. troops were routinely committing war crimes. Despite the best efforts of the Democratic Party and its media affiliates, they succeeded in reaching out to the public and turning the presidential campaign upside down. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of how - and why - they did it. During the Vietnam War, the original television networks and the leading liberal newspapers were near the peak of their formidable persuasive powers,...
  • The Inside Story Of The SwiftBoaters Finally Told

    12/05/2007 4:32:49 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 198 replies · 1,689+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | December 5, 2007 | Bruce Kesler
    This is the most important book you’ll buy this year: To Set The Record Straight, How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry, by Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler, with Forward by John O'Neill. Not only will you learn the inside details of the only book – Unfit For Command -- that ever decided a presidential election but, especially for those who have any doubts, you will learn about how the peoples' democracy can still work in the United States. For those inclined toward political science, the book is an important contribution to understanding how political...
  • John Kerry: I'm Now Prepared to Fight Off Swift Boat Veterans

    11/06/2007 11:38:53 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 228 replies · 1,224+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2007
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, perhaps preparing to get back into the presidential ring one day, claims he's now armed with materials that will make war record critics from his 2004 presidential campaign go running tail between legs. The 63-year-old Democratic senator told The Patriot-Ledger on Tuesday that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group of Navy servicemen who served with Kerry and criticized his record in Vietnam, will be revealed as liars. "We have put together a documented portfolio that frankly puts their lies in such a total light of absurdity and indecency, that should they ever rear their...
  • A Fantasy Transcript for Mr. Fox

    03/01/2007 4:47:21 PM PST · by lancer256 · 19 replies · 850+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 03/01/07 | david limbaugh
    No one should have to suffer the indignity of a moral lecture from Sen. John Kerry as did fellow Missourian Sam Fox at hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination for Belgium ambassador. Given Kerry's history of self-indulgence and hubris, it should come as no surprise that he would forget his proper role in the hearings -- as a senator considering the nominee's qualifications and fitness -- and turn the proceedings into an embarrassing spectacle about himself. Kerry was not about to forego this opportunity to transfer his unquenched hostility against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth...
  • War vets and POWs blast NY Times/Kerry "news story"

    06/11/2006 10:44:05 PM PDT · by freespirited · 34 replies · 1,496+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 6/12/06 | Jim Kouri
    While 2008 seems a long ways off, there are quite a few politicians in both political parties gearing up for a presidential run. One of those politicians is Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA), who lost in 2004 largely because of his anti-war activity when he returned from four months service in Vietnam and his exaggeration of his wartime exploits. One group that will not allow Americans to forget the real John Kerry is also gearing up for when he tosses his hat in the ring, much the same way he tossed phony medals over the White House fence when he...
  • Obituary of Anne O'Neill (wife of John O'Neill)

    02/14/2006 9:57:38 PM PST · by freespirited · 9 replies · 599+ views
    ANNE BRADLEY O'NEILL passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2006. Anne was born in Monroe, Louisiana on October 23, 1947 and moved to Houston when she was two years old with her parents, Dick and Louise Bradley. She was a graduate of Lee High School and Ole Miss where she was a Chi Omega and recipient of various honors. After working at Mitchell Energy, Anne married John O'Neill in 1976. The couple was blessed with two wonderful children, Katie (1977) and Bradley (1981). Anne was a member of the Junior League of Houston and River Oaks Garden Club. She was...
  • Thank You Swiftees (Vanity)

    12/21/2005 5:21:41 PM PST · by MarineBrat · 27 replies · 1,033+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/21/2005 | MarineBrat
     While I am not a member of the Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth, I was a financial and moral supporter of theirs during the last presidential election.  I will be forever indebted to them for standing up to that lying weasel "Hanoi" John Kerry.  I'm constantly reminded by stories here at FR about the bullet that we dodged, and I'm still completely astounded that he got as close as he did to being Commander In Chief of the US Armed Forces.  Thank you Dear God for summoning your angels to head off that disaster of a man.My...
  • William Rehnquist: Staunch Defender of the Bedrock Values of Our Nation (by John O'Neill)

    09/06/2005 6:49:31 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 6, 2005 | John O'Neill
    The author of Unfit for Command was a law clerk for the late Chief Justice and remembers him fondly.The busts of the Chief Justices of the United States stand facing each other two-by-two across the Great Hall of the Supreme Court Building. Hughes and Taft, Vinson and Warren the fifteen statues march slowly to the courtroom doors, marking silently the progression of our nation's history. There is an empty niche immediately outside the doors of the Great Courtroom. Soon that niche will be filled with a marble depiction of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist—the last World War II veteran to...
  • Kerry allows Navy release of military, medical records (Navy provided them to Boston Globe)

    06/06/2005 11:05:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 204 replies · 16,876+ views
    boston Globe ^ | June 7, 2005 | Michael Kranish
    Senator John F. Kerry, ending at least two years of refusal, has waived privacy restrictions and authorized the release of his full military and medical records. The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe, are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry's Vietnam service. The lack of any substantive new material about Kerry's military career in the documents raises the question of why Kerry refused for so long to waive privacy restrictions.
  • "Live" with TAE: John O'Neill (in-depth interview with a leader of Swift Boat Vets)

    03/15/2005 12:13:03 PM PST · by Cableguy · 41 replies · 1,657+ views
    American Enterprise Online ^ | April 2005 issue
    One of the most dramatic stories of Election 2004 was the coalescence of a large group of Vietnam veterans dedicated to the idea that John Kerry was not fit to become America's Commander in Chief. Many of those who joined Swift Boat Veterans for Truth had served with Kerry in Vietnam. And his behavior there--and, even more, upon his return--convinced them that Kerry could not be trusted to lead our nation in wartime. To their great surprise, the testimony of the Swift Boat veterans was simply ignored by a hostile media establishment. The veterans were tenacious, however, and eventually captured...
  • Swifties Slime Again

    02/23/2005 10:15:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 66 replies · 2,371+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 24, 2005 | MAUREEN DOWD
    February 24, 2005OP-ED COLUMNISTSwifties Slime Again By MAUREEN DOWD ASHINGTON Instead of trying to destroy AARP, Republicans should be signing up the seniors' lobby to find Osama. AARP's super-relentless intelligence network is certainly better than that doddering C.I.A's. Osama has to have turned 50, and AARP somehow knows where everyone who has turned 50 lives. But no. The same Republicans who used to love AARP when it helped them pass the president's prescription drug plan now hate AARP because it is against the president's plan to privatize Social Security. "They are the boulder in the middle of the highway...
  • Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuit:Kerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran

    02/23/2005 7:13:13 PM PST · by hope · 63 replies · 2,413+ views
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43013 Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuitKerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran Posted: February 23, 20059:19 p.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Picking up where he left off with best-seller "Unfit for Command," author Jerome Corsi once again is entering a maelstrom with the impending publication of a book that blows the whistle on U.S. politicians and activists allegedly on the take from Iran's radical Islamic regime. New York Daily News columnist Lloyd Grove plans to...
  • CPAC 2005: Courage Under Fire Award (Story AND Audio Link)

    02/21/2005 9:35:14 AM PST · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 26 replies · 1,588+ views
    gopbloggers.org ^ | Matt Margolis
    Tonight was a great night. The Reagan Banquet was a great event. I was sitting at a table with Robin Burke, Adam Doverspike, and La Shawn Barber... This was truly a night to remember. Zell Miller was to present The Swift Boat Veterans For Truth with the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award. Of course, the Swifties in attendance each received standing ovations when they were introduced. When Zell Miller spoke before the presentation of the award, he commended the Swifties efforts, and for having the courage to "call a lie a lie." There was a point when he speaking...
  • Blogger Breakfast with Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

    02/17/2005 11:10:57 AM PST · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 1,995+ views
    The National Debate ^ | 02/17/05 | Robert Cox
    Blogger Breakfast with Swift Boat Veterans for Truth Creative Responsive Concepts, the PR firm behind the SwiftVets campaign against John Kerry, hosted a "Bloggers Breakfast" this morning at the J.W. Marriott across the street from the Reagan Building where CPAC is being held. The event has MC'd by Greg Mueller from CRC and the featured speakers were John O'Neill and Bill Franke of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Greg Mueller John O'Neill did most of the talking with occassional comments from Bill Franke and Mueller. O'Neill got off on a strong note with the bloggers in the room by expressing...
  • Kerry Pledges Military Record Release

    02/01/2005 12:29:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 107 replies · 3,385+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 1,2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Three months after he lost his presidential bid, Sen. John Kerry has finally agreed to a full release of his military records, after being cornered on the issue Sunday by "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert. Appearing on the same show last April, Kerry insisted all his military records were already in the public domain, telling Russert, "I've shown them - they're available to you to come and look at." But in August the Washington Post reported: "Although Kerry campaign officials insist that they have published Kerry's full military records on their Web site (with the exception of medical records...
  • Steve Gardner : Sorry Brother, Hanoi Kerry lied about you again today on Meet the Press

    01/30/2005 8:37:43 PM PST · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 195 replies · 6,074+ views
    Meet the Press 01/30/05 ^ | 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
    ...SEN. KERRY: We were right on the border, Tim. What I explained to people and I told this any number of times, did I go into Cambodia on a mission? Yes, I did go into Cambodia on a mission. Was it on that night? No, it was not on that night. But we were right on the Cambodian border that night. We were ambushed there, as a matter of fact. And that is a matter of record, and we went into the rec-- you know, it's part of the Navy records. It's been documented by the other guys who were...
  • Another Crack at Kerry (Jerome Corsi and Free Republic mentioned)

    01/28/2005 6:37:43 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 43 replies · 2,777+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2005 | Jonathan Finer
    First he helped torpedo John F. Kerry's presidential campaign by pronouncing the Massachusetts Democrat "Unfit for Command" in a book, subtitled "Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," that he co-wrote last year. Now insurance broker Jerome Corsi says he is taking aim at a different target: Kerry's Senate seat.
  • FBI says VVAW disclosed US Military plans (Kerry's Treason)

    08/16/2004 11:10:50 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 222 replies · 7,496+ views
    On www.wintersoldier.com's Timeline page, it says "April 22, 1972 -- John Kerry represents the VVAW at the "Emergency March for Peace" in Bryant Park in New York City." At that same time, according to the FBI surveillance file, Section 50, Part 1, Page 152. VVAW/WSO revealed information about a US Military operation. "...the VVAW/WSO operation during 4/72 during which a canvass of VVAW/WSO members, some in active military service, developed information indicating US would bomb Hanoi and Haiphong. This information was disseminated by VVAW/WSO prior to the actual bombing and could have seriously jeopardized US Military operations and lives of...
  • 'Unfit' Author Corsi to Run vs. Kerry

    01/25/2005 10:33:36 AM PST · by pissant · 120 replies · 25,201+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/25/05 | staff
    The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are credited with bringing John Kerry's real Vietnam war record to light, and now one of the authors of Unfit for Command, Jerome Corsi, says he's going to move to the Back Bay so he can challenge Sen. Kerry for his seat in Congress. "I'm going to do it," said Corsi. "I've got serious political aspirations now." Corsi, 58, is not a veteran, but he co-authored the book (that NewsMax helped to make a bestseller) with John O'Neill, that, along with the TV ads from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, helped expose the...
  • pictures from the SWIFT VETS Un-augural held during the Inauguration!

    01/23/2005 11:50:10 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 47 replies · 2,543+ views
    Swift Vets ^ | 01/23/05 | Jeff Epstein
    Here are some pictures taken of the swift vets Un-augural gale held during the swearing in of George Bush!!
  • Swift Boat Vet Receives Help from Former Whistle-Blower (Steve Gardner update)

    01/12/2005 1:05:01 PM PST · by timpad · 52 replies · 1,728+ views
    Swift Boat Vet Receives Help from Former Whistle-Blower Gary Aldrich reaches out to man under fire Steve Gardner, member of the effective 527 group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is getting legal and financial help from Gary Aldrich, former whistle-blower and president of The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty. Gardner, also know as "The 10th Brother", was one of two men who courageously refused to stand with Senator John Kerry at the Democratic convention. As a result of this and an interview he gave stressing his strong opposition to a Kerry presidency, Gardner suffered threats, insults, and, finally, a...
  • Announcing: The John Kerry Un-augural Celebration

    01/11/2005 10:38:16 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 104 replies · 2,852+ views
    Vietnam Veterans for the Truth (KerryLied.com) ^ | 01/10/2005 | An Ad Hoc Committee of Veterans
    News Release An Ad Hoc Committee of Veterans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2005 Contact: Lou Priebe (priebe@erols.com) (703) 569-0946 "Un-augural” Reception To Honor Veterans Who Helped Defeat John Kerry’s Election Bid …At the National Press Club on Jan. 20 (Washington, DC, January 20) Leaders of prominent “527” military service veterans groups, film producers and authors who made substantial contributions to the veterans revolt against Senator John Kerry’s 2004 Presidential bid will be honored by their supporters at a tongue-in-cheek “Un-augural” reception at the National Press Club on January 20, 2004. The event will celebrate the absence of Senator Kerry...
  • HUMAN EVENTS Names Its Man of the Year: John O'Neill

    12/23/2004 10:28:20 AM PST · by mumzie · 59 replies · 1,140+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Dec 23, 2004 | Sean Hannity
    When it comes to choosing leaders, integrity comes first--and no man showed more integrity in 2004 than John O'Neill, the 2004 HUMAN EVENTS Man of the Year. He helped to teach us the truth about John Kerry and counter the lies Kerry spread about the image of the Vietnam veteran, whom Kerry maligned three decades ago when, as an anti-war agitator, he presented slanderous testimony in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry wanted voters to see him as a war hero who stood by his "band of brothers." But John O'Neill and the Swift Boat veterans had a different view--of...
  • Swift Boat group still isn't through with Kerry Meeting In January To Focus On Vets [Jan 26 Orlando]

    12/21/2004 3:55:29 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 52 replies · 1,561+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | Dec 19, 2004 | Bill Lambrecht
    WASHINGTON - The end of the 2004 presidential election campaign doesn't spell the end of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the well-funded alliance of former servicemen that remains dedicated to preventing Sen. John Kerry from becoming president. The group, which recently changed its name to Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, plans to convene next month to celebrate its successes and to consider speaking out further about Kerry's military service, his anti-war activities afterward, and other issues, says William E. Franke, who ran the organization's day-to-day operations. In his first interview about his role in the anti-Kerry group, Franke,...
  • Kerry slams Bank on BCCI

    12/19/2004 7:52:45 AM PST · by flitton · 62 replies · 1,472+ views
    The Observer ^ | 19/12/04 | Conal Walsh
    Senator John Kerry has slated the Bank of England over its handling of the BCCI banking disaster and warned that the City remains vulnerable to another major scandal. The defeated presidential candidate's words will boost BCCI's creditors, who are suing the Bank of England for allegedly turning a blind eye to fraud at BCCI. Kerry expressed solidarity with the creditors yesterday and told The Observer: 'The Bank of England failed to supervise BCCI properly.' Kerry is an acknowledged expert on the long-running BCCI affair, having led a US Senate investigation into the rogue bank more than 10 years ago. BCCI,...
  • Revolt of the Vietnam Veterans

    12/19/2004 7:08:43 AM PST · by USMCVIETVET · 30 replies · 1,312+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/19/04 | Bruce Kesler
    The revolt of the Vietnam veterans By Bruce Kesler December 19, 2004 By Bruce Kesler Post mortems in the liberal press on the role that Vietnam veterans played in presidential candidate John Kerry's defeat mask the key role of the liberal press, which tried to suppress the vets' story and is distorting it now. I was there at the creation of a veterans group and all along, and know better. The American people deserve to know better too. In 1971 I organized Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace. John O'Neill enlisted to counter the smears of American servicemen in Vietnam....
  • John O'Neill: He had last word in Vietnam debate (nominated for Texan of the Year)

    12/17/2004 9:38:15 PM PST · by freespirited · 33 replies · 899+ views
    The Houston telephone book lists more than 16,000 lawyers, some clearly more famous than others. Very few – perhaps only one – can credibly claim to have helped pull the hand brake on a presidential campaign. John O'Neill had his day on the national stage 33 years ago, but this year he emerged from the weeds of his comfortable anonymity because of a burning belief that John Kerry would make an awful commander in chief – and had to be stopped. In February, Mr. O'Neill rallied more than 200 fellow Vietnam vets to form Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, one...
  • Swift Boat Veterans Vow to Continue

    12/17/2004 8:57:22 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 48 replies · 1,128+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 17, 2004 | Limbacher
    Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group that John Kerry's campaign mismanager blames/thanks for the Democrat presidential nominee's defeat, promises that it won't go away. Recently enlarged and renamed Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, it is keeping an eye on Kerry, who has thrilled Republicans by saying he might run for president again in 2008. William E. Franke, who runs the organization's day-to-day operations, pointed out to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the group was need because the media establishment failed to report adequately and accurately on the admitted war criminal Kerry's past. "They have called us rag...
  • DFU SONG: Christmas 2004 - I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas (the Swiftees snitched on me)

    12/14/2004 7:11:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 1,228+ views
    DFU CHRISTMAS 2004 SONGS | 12-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    THE CHRISTMAS SONG JINGLE BELL ROCK IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER LET IT SNOW UP ON THE HOUSETOP GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER ==================================================================== MIDI - I'M GETTIN' NOTHIN' FOR CHRISTMAS I told lies about Vietnam...those Swiftees snitched on me I left things off Kerry dot com...those Swiftees snitched on me For treason I should have been tried...'cause of me more soldiers died My discharged had been modified...those Swiftees snitched on me Oh, no more electors for Christmas...my message failed to come through No more electors for Christmas...I'm scared of...
  • Kerry Opponent Taking Aim at New Target: Iran

    12/13/2004 8:01:27 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 65 replies · 3,536+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 13, 2004 | Sonni Efron
    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....
  • ‘Swifties’ Sink the USS John F. Kerry [Good read]

    12/03/2004 8:10:21 AM PST · by johnny7 · 78 replies · 2,506+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | 03 December 2004 | by Gary Larson
    John O'Neill's Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attacked John Kerry where he was most vulnerable and helped prevent his ascension to the Presidency. “. . . never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.” -- Winston Churchill, October 1941, to the boys at his old prep school, Harrow.God bless our vets. Especially U.S. Navy "swifties" who challenged Senator John Kerry’s war record. Mainstream media - -hereafter, MSM -- all but avoided that record, when not extolling it. The 260-plus swift boat men -- officers and enlisted -- stepped up, duty-bound, to put Kerry’s character on the line....
  • Pete's Phone Conversation with Steve Gardner! - Must Read! - Gardner just on FOX LIVE!

    11/30/2004 6:47:04 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 43 replies · 2,131+ views
    Private Email | NOVEMBER 30, 2004 | SOUTH CAROLINA PETE
    Steve Gardner was there with John Kerry. He was the forward gunner on Kerry's boat in Vietnam. He watched, worked with, and closely observed Kerry on a daily basis for a significant amount of time in the Combat Zone in Vietnam. Long enough to know the guy was a schmuck and slimeball. He was the one guy Kerry and his operatives could not buy off. Sorry, this is long... but those who are grateful for winning this pivotal election should read this.... Steve Gardner was virtually the only Swift Boat Sailor of Kerry's so-called "Band of Brothers" under Kerry's direct...
  • "Unfit For Command" Author Considers Challenging Kerry in Senate Race

    11/27/2004 8:42:07 AM PST · by kellynla · 173 replies · 6,197+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 11/29/2004 | Newsmax
    John Kerry's nightmarish challenge by his Swift Boat veterans and their allies may not be over. NewsMax recently chatted with Jerry Corsi, the co-author with Swiftee John O'Neill of "Unfit for Command" – the runaway New York Times best seller that torpedoed Kerry's presidential campaign. Attending a conference in the suburbs of Washington recently, Corsi let it be known that he is actively considering a run against Sen. Kerry when his term is up. Corsi is not a Massachusetts native, but says he has already scouted for property to declare his residence there. He appeared excited about the challenge. Federal...
  • The Swifties Real Victory

    11/20/2004 2:11:56 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 62 replies · 5,112+ views
    Opinion Editorials ^ | Nov. 20, 2004 | Jane Novak
    The election is over but the bickering never stopped. Some voters are suffering from "post election stress disorder." Pundits and partisans are stepping up to next face-off: judicial appointments. Yet the country has united on one issue: Vietnam. Ernest Lefever described the American attitude toward Vietnam: "The two diametrically opposed interpretations of Vietnam continue to vie for the American psyche. Until the issue is resolved, we will suffer from a kind of historical schizophrenia." The parade of Vietnam Veterans across the stage at the Democrats National Convention received a standing ovation, the first of its kind from the protesting class....
  • A Poem for the Swiftees

    11/09/2004 11:49:47 AM PST · by randog · 5 replies · 391+ views
    e-mail ^ | 11-9-04 | Russ Vaughn
    Bold John sailed forth in his faux scow, Till the Swiftees fired across his bow; And legions of irate attorneys, Could not defend Cambodian journeys, Nor stories of his fabled hat, So voters sensed they smelled a rat. And while the networks denied them prime, The Swiftees surely got their time. While John screamed it was all a smear, O’Brien came across sincere, And forced Big John to duck the press, To run, to hide from his specious mess. But relentless those old Swiftee guys, They bit, hung on, exposed his lies. These brave old warriors once again Stood for...
  • THE VETS ATTACK(Viet Nam Vets are exonerated...finally!)

    11/06/2004 9:24:53 AM PST · by kellynla · 74 replies · 1,997+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/15/2004 Issue | Newsweek Staff
    Nov. 15 issue - The attack of the swift boat vets did not catch the Kerry campaign by surprise, not entirely at least. Kerry's operatives had worried from the beginning that some right-wing group would try to use his old Vietnam antiwar speeches against him. In the summer of 2003 the Kerry campaign had quietly made some inquiries with C-Span, asking the cable network not to release old videotapes of Kerry as an angry young vet fulminating about war crimes and atrocities. Portions of his sometimes overwrought testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 could be twisted into...
  • Angry Left Meltdown (O'Donnell Alert)

    10/25/2004 2:51:41 PM PDT · by freespirited · 36 replies · 2,135+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 10/25/04 | James Taranto
    We've transcribed a portion of O'Donnell's comments to give you the flavor: It's one of the many lies that the book advances. To me the most interesting lie, John O'Neill, that I would submit to you that you should answer, is, you make a lying claim that John Kerry's antiwar activity prolonged the amount of time that prisoners of war were held in Vietnam. . . . That's a lie, John O'Neill! Keep lying, it's all you do! . . . Lies! . . . Which is not in John O'Neill's book, 'cause it's a lie! . . . That's...
  • Transcript of O'Donnell-O-Neill Exchange on Scarborough Country

    10/25/2004 8:42:42 AM PDT · by freespirited · 22 replies · 2,247+ views
    MSNBC has posted the transcript of the Scarborough show from Friday night (click on the link).
  • John O'Neill Coming Up on Northern Alliance Radio, Approx 2 PM EST (listen live online)

    10/23/2004 10:30:02 AM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 817+ views
    Northern Alliance Radio says John O'Neill will be on during the next hour. Assume he will be asked about his encounter last night with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC. Click link I have posted to bring up radio stream.
  • "Stolen Honor" Morphs Into Broader Sinclair Documentary (Free Republic thanked)

    10/23/2004 12:10:07 AM PDT · by Stoat · 21 replies · 1,805+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | October 22, 2004 | Richard Reeb
    "Stolen Honor" Morphs Into Broader Sinclair Documentary  The long-awaited Sinclair Broadcasting Company production about "Stolen Honor" was, according to a company press release, always intended to be a documentary in the customary sense of the term. Appearing tonight at 8 (7 p.m. central) on 62 stations in 39 markets to 24 percent of the television households, "A POW Story: Politics, Pressure and the Media" will go beyond the Swift Boat Veterans (and POWs) for Truth documentary previously expected.  "The news special will focus in part on the use of documentaries and other media to influence voting, which emerged during...
  • Video of Lawrence O'Donnell Freakout on Scarborough Country Tonight

    10/22/2004 10:39:41 PM PDT · by freespirited · 133 replies · 4,596+ views
    Daily Recycler has the clip of tonight's Scarborough Country. You have to see it to believe it. A little over three minutes.
  • Oneill On Laura Ingraham Now

    10/19/2004 8:38:42 AM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,328+ views
    Listen live here http://play.oneplace.com/Stream/ksky/LiveStreamwmp.asp
  • 'Swifties' window sticker available (Vanity)

    08/25/2004 5:50:39 PM PDT · by Chieftain · 225 replies · 7,588+ views
    Self ^ | 8/25/04 | Chieftain, WVRomania
    I was asked by many FReepers to make this it's own thread, as they felt it wasn't getting enough exposure.I put this EXPOSE KERRY'S FRAUD SWIFT BOAT VETERANS FOR TRUTH sticker on my truck the other day. The next day on the way to work and back home I got lots of honks and 'thumbs up'! Lots of folks liked the message as we are seeing in the sales of "Unfit for Command".The sticker serves 2 purposes: 1 - Shows visible support for "Swift Boat Veterans For Truth" to passing motorists 2 - Gets the swiftvets.com website visible to the...
  • Breaking! Swiftee Founder Calls Freeper at Home, instructing: ”Full Speed Ahead!”

    10/14/2004 9:00:47 AM PDT · by Aim Higher · 93 replies · 4,624+ views
    October 14, 2004 | Aim Higher
    On Wednesday night, October 13, 2004, retired Navy Rear Admiral Roy Francis Hoffman - Founder of the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth -- phoned Freeper Aim Higher at home with a two thumbs up. Aim Higher had personally interviewed the Admiral on September 22nd. But before posting, Aim Higher got back with the Admiral by way of email, submitting the article to the Admiral for factual accuracy proofing and his stamp of approval. Admiral Hoffmann called Aim Higher last night to confirm accuracy of all facts stated, and give the Swiftee endorsement: “Go forward with it. I like it. You...
  • Injured, angry, determined Swiftees unite to fight Kerry(MUST READ!)

    10/11/2004 7:18:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 15 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/11/2004 | Stephanie Mansfield
    Midnight in South Vietnam, and the river is black. Past the rice paddies and shacks, small fires are burning by the shoreline as Lt. John H. Davis' 50-foot aluminum swift boat — PCF 19 — makes its routine patrol through the reeds. In a split second, rocket fire shatters the silence, and through a plume of oily smoke, the boat sinks to the river's bottom. "My whole crew lost their lives that night. I was the only one who survived," Lt. Davis says.
  • When it comes to war politics, the left is up to its old tricks

    10/11/2004 5:37:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 18 replies · 626+ views
    Freeport Journal-Standard (Illinois) | 10 Oct 04 | Me
    After a decade of research, Vietnam veteran B.G Burkett and investigative reporter Glenna Whitley came to a stunning conclusion: Virtually everything the American public “knows” about Vietnam is a myth. They present their case in the book “Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed if Its Heroes and Its History,” debunking everything from widespread drug use to the picture of “babykillers” who came home psychologically devastated, myths adopted for political purposes. Political cover for John Kerry is the reason the slander is being repeated this election year, and even updated for use against a new generation of troops. The...
  • ReganBooks Rips Off Regnery

    10/11/2004 10:48:31 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 9 replies · 1,241+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 11, 2004 | Human Events
    Monday, October 11, 2004. -- New York-based ReganBooks today unveiled an anti-Bush book, Unfit Commander, in an apparent effort to capitalize on the hyper-successful anti-Kerry book by Regnery Publishing, Unfit for Command. Surprisingly, ReganBooks, a generally highly regarded publisher, lifted virtually every aspect of the Regnery book's appearance -- the title, colors, layout, font, even the finger-pointing style of the picture used on the jacket all mimic Regnery's effective cover. Perhaps the imitation should come as no surprise, given the success of Unfit for Command. Sources at Regnery (a HUMAN EVENTS sister company) say that almost 500,000 copies of Unfit...
  • Did Kerry write own report of disputed clash?

    10/02/2004 11:53:23 AM PDT · by NonLinear · 6 replies · 494+ views
    New York Sun and Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 1, 2004 | BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB
    Did Kerry write own report of disputed clash? October 1, 2004 BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB A faded 35-year-old operations order recovered from the Naval Historical Center in Washington bears directly on the ongoing dispute between Sen. John Kerry and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth about who wrote the key after-action report that ended Kerry's service in Vietnam. The report appears in the official Navy records and is posted on Kerry's presidential campaign Web site. The report details Kerry's participation in a naval operation on the Bay Hap River on March 13, 1969, in such glowing terms that he was awarded...
  • NEW SWIFT AD: Did Kerry give aid and comfort to the enemy? POWs' Wives Featured in New Swift Boat Ad

    09/29/2004 7:52:34 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 119 replies · 6,606+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 29, 2004 | Human Events
    <p>This new, poignant Swift Boat ad, begins airing tomorrow. HUMAN EVENTS has obtained the 60-second ad that features brief comments by the wives of former Vietnam-era POWs, expressing their feelings about Kerry’s questionable post-war activities. According to sources near the Swift Boat organization, $1.4 million will be spent to get this most recent message out. The ad will appear nationally on cable, and on broadcast TV in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Nevada.</p>