Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Swiftboating History

A series of posts below are a follow-up to the article Swiftboating History at American Thinker. If you haven’t done so, I suggest reading that article before proceeding for clarity’s sake.

Read Bruce Kesler's (The Democracy Project) review.

Comments by Tom Maguire of JustOneMinute.

To purchase Scott Swett’s and Tim Ziegler’s To Set the Record Straight go here.

Links and Background:

WinterSoldier.com (Scott Swett)

SwiftVets and POWs for Truth

Democracy Project (Bruce Kesler)

Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History by B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley

Stolen Honor (the documentary by Carlton Sherwood that the left tried to stop with lawsuits)

Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry by John O’Neill and Jerome Corsi

Slandering an Entire Generation of Warriors
and The "Troubled Vet" Returns, articles by Mackubin T. Owens

IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War)*
*The organization's name "Iraq Veterans Against the War" does not mean that actual military service in Iraq is required for membership...and of course no one might be misled to think otherwise by the name "Iraq Veterans..."!

VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War)

This & That:

John Kerry's apology for claiming in 1971 that 200,000 Vietnamese per year were being "murdered by the United States of America" - NOT! (a Kerry spokesman says the Senator "used a word he deems inappropriate")

Veterans For Peace sponsors IVAW and by that gives the latter its 501(c)3 tax exempt status as a charity. That group and IVAW make this appeal to the broad anti-war movement:

"In order to give our veterans the necessary space and attention we deserve to tell our stories, we are requesting that, during Winter Soldier, March 13-16, the larger anti-war movement calls no national mobilizations and that there are no local protests or civil disobedience actions in Washington DC. IVAW will not endorse any mass mobilizations or DC-based actions that conflict with Winter Soldier. We feel that large-scale activities will compete with Winter Soldier and dilute the voices of those testifying."

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