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  • Veterans rally for Bush

    10/24/2004 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 685+ views
    phillyburbs.com, PA ^ | October 24, 2004 | JAMES MCGINNIS
    Retired U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot Michael Durant said the real tragedy of the war in Somalia was not the death of soldiers who fought beside him. It was the indecisive leadership of the Clinton administration, he said. "In 1993, we showed a band of thugs that they could undermine the will of the American people," he said. "Our withdrawal from Somalia was a mistake," Durant continued. Speaking at a veterans rally for President George W. Bush in Bensalem Saturday, Durant was joined by fellow veterans, as well as 200 Bush supporters. Each speaker charged that the election of...
  • Big GOP names on hand for pro-Bush rally at Beach

    10/22/2004 11:27:15 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 366+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 23, 2004 Last updated: 2:13 AM | JASON SKOG,
    VIRGINIA BEACH — It seemed as if the only Republican missing from Friday’s rally for President Bush was the president himself. Dozens of prominent local, state and national Republicans led a gathering of hundreds on a chilly hillside at Mount Trashmore Park, where Bush backers hoped to give their candidate an extra push in the presidential race. A cast of Republican sheriffs, state senators, state delegates and city council members was joined by U.S. Sen. John Warner, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, and U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes . Even Rudy Boesch, a retired Navy SEAL and...
  • Bucks County Veterans Rally for President Bush (10/23/04)

    10/16/2004 1:17:37 PM PDT · by franklog · 6 replies · 852+ views
    10/16/2004
    Bucks County Veterans' Rally for President George W. Bush Saturday October 23, 2004 NOON -- Rain or Shine What: Rally for President George W. Bush Who: Bucks County Veterans Coalition When: Saturday October 23, 2004 NOON ET Where: Plaza in the Central Park, Bensalem Municipal Complex, 2400 Byberry Road Bensalem PA 19020 I've had contact with Tony Albano of the Bucks County Veterans Coalition (he led the Pledge when Mrs. Bush was recently in Bucks County). The Coalition is holding a pro-Bush rally in Bensalem (Bucks County) PA this coming weekend (10/23/04). I have been unable to find any Internet...
  • Veterans visit Walker's Point

    09/28/2004 7:23:40 PM PDT · by rinkrat · 1 replies · 353+ views
    York County Coast Star ^ | 9/23/2004 | Jim Kanak
    KENNEBUNKPORT - There was no shortage of political support for President George W. Bush on Thursday morning, as about two dozen Veterans for Bush gathered at Walker's Point to weigh in on why Bush should be reelected. The event was organized by Lt. Col. (Retired) Hib Theriault, chairman of Veterans for Bush in York County and a former helicopter pilot in Viatnam. "I asked for this, and here we are," Theriault said of the visit to Walker's Point. "I did this for my 12 grandchildren. [This election] is all about leadership, leadership, leadership." The group was hosted by former President...
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW, John Kerry, FBI files Section 8 (Oct–Nov 1971)

    09/09/2004 8:49:10 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 29 replies · 7,632+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW and John Kerry ^ | October - November 1971 | FBI files concerning VVAW and John Kerry
    1. Prior to “Dewey Canyon III” Mike Thelan East Coast Coordinator for the VVAW tells a gathering of possible attendants that the VVAW’s official position is not to encourage anyone to commit acts of violence, but that VVAW activists are not “discouraging someone from “doing it”. VVAW activists are not “discouraging someone from committing acts of violence, pg 4 2. FBI files indicate that “VVAW is under active investigation in view of indications of communist and other subversive infiltration”. indications of communist and other subversive infiltration, pg 24 3. Speaker at VVAW antiwar rally Carl Moore makes following statements, “President...
  • Remarks by Past Commanders of the American Legion, John Brieden,& the Vets of Foreign Wars, Ed Banas

    09/08/2004 1:21:08 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 547+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 8, 2004
    Remarks by Past Commanders of the American Legion, John Brieden, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ed Banas(title edited for length) ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Past Commanders of the American Legion, John Brieden, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ed Banas made the following remarks during a Bush-Cheney '04 conference call: Commander John Brieden"Good afternoon. This is John Brieden. Today it’s my honor to announce that I’m officially endorsing President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for reelection. As a past commander of the American Legion, I believe that George W. Bush is the best person to serve...
  • Veterans & Medal of Honor Recipients Recognized at the Republican National Convention on Monday

    08/30/2004 8:39:55 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 354+ views
    Medal Winners Introduced by Actress Angie Harmon and NFL Cornerback Jason Sehorn NEW YORK - The 2004 Republican National Convention this morning announced a special item for their Monday evening program: "A Nation of Courage." Today, the convention will pay tribute to the courage of a nation that has seen unprecedented challenges over the last three and a half years and the President who led the nation through these historic times. Program speaker former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will speak to the courage of the American people, seen through the acts of bravery of a city that saw tragedy and great...
  • Secret FBI Docs Reveal Kerry Accepted Laundered Contributions from the Communist Chinese government

    08/30/2004 5:13:41 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 37 replies · 2,194+ views
    Judicial Watch Website ^ | August 25,2004 | Judicial Watch
    Senator Also May Have Set Up Meetings Between Chinese Firms, U.S. Officials (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released recently declassified documents showing that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry accepted laundered contributions for his 1996 re-election campaign from the Communist Chinese government and that, in exchange, he may have arranged meetings between Chinese aerospace executives and U.S. government officials. Obtained from the FBI through Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests, the documents are related to the FBI’s “Chinagate” investigation into the Clinton campaign’s acceptance of contributions from Communist...
  • VVAW leader meets Communists to discuss tactics in the US anti-war movement. Kerry's group

    08/30/2004 4:53:45 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 8 replies · 3,369+ views
    FBI files indicate that VVAW leader Al Hubbard reported to the VVAW Executive Committee meeting upon returning from Paris the following, “Hubbard indicated that VVAW as an organization had received commitments of support from Leftists throughout the world. He indicated that following the conference he had private discussions with individuals from Laos and Cambodia, the primary topic discussed were tactics in the United States anti-war movement. In his opinion these discussions turned out to be the most important part of the conference for him. He said that during these talks he was able to confirm the fact that a seven...
  • Kerry stated he was referring to other Vietnam vets and not the Swift Boat Vets, than isn't it true!

    08/30/2004 4:27:19 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 15 replies · 1,530+ views
    Vanity | August 30, 2004 | Stockpirate
    Recently I have read that John Kerry has told the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that he was not referring to them in his senate speech in 1971, but to all the other Vietnam War veterans. Well, we should apply the same standard to this that Kerry and his news pals have used, that is; That Kerry did not serve in their tent, unit, team, foxhole, aircraft, patrol unit, or squad so therefore he cannot know what these men were doing or not doing. Therefore, because by his own admission that by these standards the SBVT could not have known...
  • John Kerry's China Connection

    08/29/2004 4:14:35 PM PDT · by Shamrock-DW · 9 replies · 857+ views
    One more brick in the Kerry wall...... http://teamhouse.tni.net/Misc/Kerry/ChungKerry.htm
  • Nov. 3, 2004: Vietnam vets - finally, you heroes have come home

    08/25/2004 1:51:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 78 replies · 2,660+ views
    Doug from Upland | 8-25-04 | Doug from Upland
    Nov. 3, 2004: Vietnam vets - finally, you heroes have come home You were spit on. You were called war criminals. You were called baby killers. You served your country and came home to abuse and to be shunned by your countrymen. Many never came home at all. There were lost limbs, broken lives, broken families, alcoholism, drugs, homelessness, despair, and even suicide. You could not understand why you were so hated. There was no parade welcoming you home. There was nobody to offer you their seat on a full airplane. There was no one wanting to shake your hand...
  • Freeper Says she's sorry to Vietnam Vets. Many who believed Kerry and VVAW lies, now are crying.

    08/29/2004 4:44:09 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 283 replies · 6,411+ views
    Free Republic | 8/27/2004 | Freeper
    To: stockpirate I am not sure this is the proper place to put this...but here goes... To All The Vets of Viet Nam, I was born in 1955, a baby boomer...into an alcoholic and abusive family. I was 14 years old when Woodstock rocked this nation. I remember standing in front of a 12" black and white set watching it unfold on the 6 o'clock news. I also remember my father using the term..".long haired hippie pukes" and being totally disgusted with the whole mess. Being 14 with a father who like to use his fists..I naturally rejected anything he...
  • Kerry caught, in yet another lie, in his 1971 testimony!

    08/28/2004 3:32:01 PM PDT · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 124 replies · 4,234+ views
    "...I can cite many, many instances, sir, as in combat when these men refused to fight with us, when they shot with their guns over tin this area like this and their heads turned facing the other way. When we were taken under fire we Americans, supposedly fighting with them, and pinned down in a ditch, and I was in the Navy and this was pretty unconventional, but when we were pinned down in a ditch recovering bodies or something and they refused to come in and help us, point blank refused. I don't believe they want to fight, sir..."
  • THREAT AS YELLOW - John Kerry's VVAW coordinating with the NV when US forces are being ATTACKED!

    08/27/2004 3:25:27 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 38 replies · 5,933+ views
    Go to page 21 read to 25 "[redacted] that on April four, one nie seven two, a representive of the North Vietanese Government at the Paris Peace talks telephoned the 'movement' in the United States to be ready to take action, presumably demostrations, to counter expected escalation of bombing by American air forces in South Vietnam as a result of the increased military action of North Vietnamese forces in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.
  • Here is what I have found in FBI files re: VVAW and John Kerry

    08/27/2004 8:40:38 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 46 replies · 11,445+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War and John Kerry | Various dates | FBI files
    What the FBI files and history of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, (VVAW) reveal about, VVAW and John Kerry: 1. VVAW Plan to assassinate seven US senators. 2. VVAW was training to execute a Phoenix plan to decapitate the leaders of the US Government. 3. Member of VVAW arrested in-route to VP Agnew speech with an explosive device (BOMB). 4. VVAW running guns to a black militant group in Cairo IL. Use link 12 page 131, also same as link 10.. 5. VVAW funded by Communist party of America. 6. VVAW receiving funds from the Communist Party of a country...
  • Lets watch the film of John Kerry and VVAW throwing combat medals over the fence!

    08/27/2004 6:50:28 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 59 replies · 8,341+ views
    The Winter Soldier ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    It only shows Kerry for a second (at around 1:15) but you can get a feel for the radical nature of the event and organization. Listen carefully near the end and you will hear a VVAW member state that the next time he fights will be to take these steps. Referring to the steps at the US Capitol or the WH.
  • If Kerry was referring to the other Vietnam vets and not the Swift Boat Vets than isn't it true!

    08/25/2004 6:53:16 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 28 replies · 2,529+ views
    Vanitiy | August 25,2004 | Stockpirate
    Recently I have read that John Kerry has told the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that he was not referring to them in his senate speech in 1971, but to all the other Vietnam War veterans. Well, we should apply the same standard to this that Kerry and his news pals used, that is; That he did not serve in their tent, unit, team, foxhole, aircraft, patrol unit, or squad so therefore he cannot know what these men were doing or not doing. Therefore, because by his own admission that by these rules above the SBVT couldnot have known, he...
  • Do the FBI Files concerning the VVAW (Kerry's antiwar group) indicate a plot against Pres. Nixon?

    08/26/2004 2:47:43 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 139 replies · 7,936+ views
    There appears to be concern here about the safty of President Nixon while he is visiting his compound in Fla. The FBI report is from the Miami office of the FBI. Start on page 10 read until bottom of page 13 http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/fbifiles/100-HQ-448092/Section%2013/Section%2013.pdf
  • Kerry's Quagmire (another brilliant Steyn column)

    08/28/2004 5:48:43 AM PDT · by Pitiricus · 41 replies · 3,311+ views
    The Spectator ^ | August 28 2004 | Mark Steyn
    I have no views on whether one or more of John Kerry’s bemedalled wounds from the Mekong Delta 35 years ago were self-inflicted — though the Kerry campaign, in its second big concession to his chastisers, now says his first Purple Heart-earning wound might have been ‘unintentionally self-inflicted’. But there’s no doubt every wound from the last 35 days is self-inflicted, beginning with the candidate’s disastrous decision at the Democratic Convention to play up Vietnam and play down Iraq, 9/11 and anything else that happened in the last 30 years. Since then Kerry’s shot himself in the foot so many...
  • Kerry, Watergate: DNC Links Caused Break-In? (Kerry lied! He was still with VVAW JUNE 1972)

    08/24/2004 4:17:23 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 129 replies · 8,838+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 2/9/2004 | Bob Weiner
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Were John Kerry and the veterans organization he led the real reason the Republicans broke into Watergate in 1972, with information on them the target of the espionage? Was doing so an early onset of Republican political paranoia against his work, a harbinger of the pending campaign against him in 2004? Bob Weiner, the 1971-72 Youth Voter Registration director for the Young Democrats office at the Watergate headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and recently a Clinton White House staffer for six years, is asking these questions after doing a little research to refresh...
  • The billboard, signed by veterans for Bush, reads: "We support President Bush and .....

    08/20/2004 1:05:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 1,342+ views
    Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic ^ | August 20, 2004 | DAVID SILVERBERG
    Signatures are counted, but will the President heed call? Hardy Billington and David Hahn have achieved their goal of collecting 10,000 signatures on petitions in an attempt to get President George Bush to visit Poplar Bluff at his convenience. "We couldn't have done it without the help of 35 local businesses who displayed the petitions at their counters," Billington said. "A lot of people were involved in this effort." The petition drive was started in June and completed over the weekend while he was in the Republican booth at the Butler County Fair. Anyone still having a petition should call...
  • Club for Growth ad: John Kerry's Positions Are“Blowin’ In The Wind”

    08/05/2004 4:44:27 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Club for Growth ^ | July 28, 2004
    Club for Growth Launches National Ad Campaign at Democratic National Convention in BostonWashington, D.C.— The Club for Growth, one of the nation’s leading free-market political advocacy organizations, today unveiled a new $1 million television ad campaign at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. The ad shows a spinning weather vane to represent Kerry’s many flip-flops on issues from the death penalty for terrorists to welfare reform to tax cuts. “John Kerry has never taken a position without checking the weather vane,” said Club for Growth president Stephen Moore. “He checks which way the wind is blowing and rides the breeze....
  • 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....
  • VVAW Flyer Slanders Vets (Flash From The Past)

    08/18/2004 3:02:39 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies · 1,403+ views
  • 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...
  • Kerry called for US troops to be dispersed throughout the world and under U.N. control!!

    08/18/2004 9:25:47 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 75 replies · 6,432+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 11, 2004 | Zachary Sewart
    Old Crimson Interview Reveals A More Radical John Kerry The Crimson reported Kerry called for U.N. control of troops in 1970. Ten months after returning home from Vietnam, a young John Kerry strolled into the offices of The Harvard Crimson on Feb. 13, 1970 as an obscure underdog in the Democratic Congressional primary. The decorated veteran, honorably discharged after a tour of duty in the Mekong Delta, spoke in fierce terms during his daylong interview with The Crimson’s Samuel Z. Goldhaber ’72. But almost 34 years later, Kerry’s remarks on American military and intelligence operations vastly diverge from opinions expressed...
  • John Kerry Caused a Fracture in VVAW For his own Selfish Goals ( FBI FILES REVEAL )

    08/17/2004 6:34:18 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 38 replies · 6,191+ views
    FBI Files on Cietnam Veterans Against the War and John Kerry | August 17,2004 | Stockpirate
    A document from the FBI files covering the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and John Kerry, dated November 16,1971 (FBI file record number ID; 100-448092-483), indicates that local supporters of the VVAW became dissatisfied with the VVAW. As a result of Mr. Kerry’s speech in Gaston Hall at George Washington University, the head office of the VVAW in New York withdrew support for the Washington DC office and for John Kerry. The following is a verbatim transcript of the FBI document:
  • 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,"...
  • Nearly One In Five RNC Delegates Are Veterans Or Active Military Personnel

    08/16/2004 5:13:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 2,674+ views
    (title edited for length) Nearly One In Five Delegates To The 2004 Republican National Convention Is A Veteran Or Active Military Personnel  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leonardo Alcivar / Christine Iverson212-356-2300 / 202-863-8614 NEW YORK - Nearly one in five delegates to the 2004 Republican National Convention is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces or an active member of the military, the 2004 Republican National Convention announced today. Veterans will make up 15 percent of the Republican delegation and active military personnel will make up 3 percent of the delegates traveling to New York City this month...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NR's Instapundit covers Kerry's proximity to Cambodia

    08/10/2004 10:26:24 AM PDT · by hh007 · 26 replies · 1,426+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/9/04 | Jim Geraghty
    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS JOHN FORBES KERRY? [08/09 10:14 PM] As many of you saw this evening, Fox News' Carl Cameron asked the Kerry campaign about his tale of spending Christmas 1968 across the border in Cambodia. Apparently, the Kerry campaign tried to assert Kerry had only said he was "near" Cambodia. "Campaign Carl" confronted them with the Boston Herald interview and Kerry's remarks in the Congressional Record (don't these people read Instapundit?) , in which Kerry claimed he was in Cambodia. The campaign didn't have an answer for why Kerry said on those occasions he was in Cambodia,...
  • Swift Boat Smears

    08/11/2004 10:28:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 2,033+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2004 | Meathead Editorial
    DEMOCRATIC nominee John F. Kerry has made his tour of duty in Vietnam -- a stint in which he earned three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star -- a centerpiece of his presidential campaign. To the extent, then, that there are legitimate questions about Mr. Kerry's behavior -- either in Vietnam or back home as a prominent antiwar activist -- those are fair game. Mr. Kerry's four-plus months in Vietnam made for an unusually short tour. He used his third Purple Heart to go home early, and his wounds were relatively superficial. Some veterans remain understandably bitter...