Friday, August 20, 2004

Yet Another Dishonest Attack Ad

The swiftboat liars against Kerry aren't giving up, despite the growing evidence of the dishonesty of their attacks. Today's ad continues to display their dishonest tactics, as they take statements from John Kerry out of context.

The following is from coverage of the latest attack ad from CNN:

The latest ad from the swift boat group selects quotes from Kerry's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 about fellow soldiers. He is seen saying, "They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads," "randomly shot at civilians," and "razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Kahn."

Selected comments

Not shown on the ad is Kerry's preface to those comments, in which he said he is reporting what others said at a conference of Vietnam veterans in Detroit. Instead, a member of the Swift Boat group refers to the statements as "the accusations that John Kerry made against the veterans who served in Vietnam."


While I respect Kerry for his courage in fighting an unjust war, others might disagree. However, they should at least show such disagreement by arguing with Kerry's actual statements, not by taking his statements out of context.

The above selection is from:

Also check out the Kerry 2004 Reference Library for more information.

This, and additional articles, on Kerry protesting the Vietnam war are at:

Information on Kerry's Vietnam record, and debunking the recent attacks, is at:


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