His latest misleading plea:
From: "John Kerry"
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Subject: Millions of Dollars. Thousands of Lies.
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:26:52 -0500
Shame on us if we don't stop these disgraceful character-assassins right in their tracks.
At the last-minute, shady, unaccountable attack groups are springing up with millions of dollars to spend spreading lies to smear veterans who speak the truth.
If you've been looking for a powerful way to fight back, you just found it.
The Patriot Project is prepared to do what these anti-veteran hate groups fear the most: tell the truth about who they are, where their money comes from, and what they're trying to do to men and women who have risked their lives for our country.
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Freedom of speech and the right to dissent are cornerstones of our democracy. Truth is the American bottom line. The Patriot Project will defend all men and women, regardless of party or affiliation, who are attacked or defamed and whose patriotism is questioned simply because they speak truth to power and exercise their rights as Americans. You've got to help get the message out about these despicable attacks.
In Pennsylvania, conservative front groups are attacking proud Marine Jack Murtha, Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy, and Admiral Joe Sestak for daring to question George Bush's dismal course in Iraq.
In California's 4th District, they've started a negative whisper campaign against Lt. Colonel Charlie Brown, a decorated Vietnam and Gulf War veteran.
And all around the country, the "Economic Freedom Fund" and the ill-named "Americans for Truth on Issues" -- both funded by millions of dollars from Robert Perry, who also gave the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" over $4 million in 2004 -- are attacking outstanding individuals like Vietnam veteran Leonard Boswell in Iowa.
You can help expose them, uncover their lies, and take away their power to ravage the records of veterans. We know their old playbook. It's the playbook that rushed us into a disastrous war in a cynical effort to claim the American flag as the exclusive property of one ideology. It's wrong -- and we will not allow the truth to lose to a lie ever again.
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We owe it to the veterans facing these attacks to fight back with everything we've got. Let's do it.
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Kerry has little room to speak as this. Has he and others forgotten:
They told stories that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
We saw America lose her sense of morality as she accepted very coolly a My Lai and refused to give up the image of American soldiers who hand out chocolate bars and chewing gum....We learned the meaning of free fire zones, shooting anything that moves, and we watched while America placed a cheapness on the lives of orientals.
"The country doesn't know it yet, but it has created a monster, a monster in the form of millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence….."
"..there will be some recrimination but far, far less than the 200,000 a year who are murdered by the United States of America….."
Kerry still has never recanted nor apologized to the 2.5 million of us who served in Viet Nam for these slanderous words of his in 1971. In fact, according to John Hurley, then director of the group, Veterans for Kerry, during his failed 2004 bid for the Presidency, he "STANDS BEHIND THOSE CLAIMS STILL!!!"
More recently, Kerry has said of the troops:
"And there is no reason ... that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs,"
And today, Kerry sends out words of "spreading lies to smear veterans?"
In this email, he mentions current candidates being "attacked" by "anti-veteran hate groups" and "conservative front groups" and then mentions the SBVT.
What people should realize is that ones like Murtha and Kerry were and are opposed by Decorated Combat Veterans. In his defense of his handful of "veterans," Kerry engages in the very slander against even more Veterans he supposedly is defending.
As we Veterans know, he has no honor, no conscience and keeps proving it is he that is actually "anti-Veteran."
Yes, Mr. Kerry, those of us who served honorably in Viet Nam know all too well about those who "spread lies smearing Veterans."