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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 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 ^ | 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'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...