John Kerry Fires Back at SwiftVets

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  1. SmaxCom2

    SmaxCom2 Founding Member

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    From washingtondispatch.com :

    John Kerry Fires Back at SwiftVets

    In response to an advertising campaign that is being circulated by the new, well-funded group, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, John Kerry's attorneys have submitted letters to stations that may carry the ad.

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    Within the letter, Kerry's team states that the men within the ad are falsely implying that they served along side John Kerry despite the fact that none of the men served as crew members on either of John Kerry's patrol boats. Additionally, they state that the doctor who accuses Kerry of taking a Purple Heart for a "band-aid" wound had not treated Kerry after the firefight that led to the Purple Heart as the SwiftVets claim. If true, this could be damning to the SwiftVets as it would entirely undermine their credibility.

    Swift Boat Veterans for Truth is backed by a top Bush supporter from Houston, Texas and is coordinated by a former Reagan administration staffer whose husband ran for lieutenant governor in Texas alongside George W. Bush.

    The White House has refused to denounce the ads despite the urging of John McCain.

    One of SwiftVets main members, John O'Neill, has a long standing feud against John Kerry. O'Neill was tapped by President Nixon in the 1970's to run a group counter to Vietnam Veterans Against the War of which John Kerry was a member.

    If Swift Boat Veterans for Truth turns out to completely lack credibility, this entire chapter would go down in history as one of the dirtiest campaign tricks in modern politics.
     
  2. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    SmaxCom2 disabled his reputation cuz it was so below 0 that it kept locking up his computer and he was having to reboot.
     
  3. SmaxCom2

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    I would laugh with you if that were remotely funny, but that was just plain stupid.
     
  4. Bengal B

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    You would have thought it was funny if it had been on one of your left wing websites.
     
  5. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Be a man SmaxCommunist2 and release your reputation status to the rest of the public.

    I wanna see what funny statements they use when your rep goes below -450.
     
  6. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Before he disabled it it said something like "You will have to try harder."
     
  7. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    are you sure it didn't say, 'think' harder?
     
  8. LOTTERY

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    Good post. If there are lies and only Kerry knows if there are, he made a good move. This issue will never be resolved. They have their right to say what they want as long as it isn't defamatory, but one thing is clear. Kerry is a hero no matter if you like him or not. He went to war.
     
  9. tiger fan 2001

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    So did Timothy Mcviegh
     

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