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Posted: 8/27/2004 5:06:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:07:06 AM EST by renotse]
We're Not GOP Shills (link)

We're Not GOP Shills President Bush can't stop us from telling the truth about John Kerry.

BY JOHN O'NEILL Friday, August 27, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT

We formed Swift Boat Veterans For Truth for one purpose: to present to the American public our conclusion that John Kerry is not fit to be commander in chief. We are organized as a "527 group" with Adm. Roy Hoffmann at the helm, our leader today as he was some 35 years ago when we served under him in Coastal Squadron One in Vietnam. Our membership is transparent and shown on our Web site, www.swiftvets.com, currently including more than 250 Swiftees. We have 17 of the 23 officers who served with Mr. Kerry, most of his chain of command, and most sailors. We have more than 60 winners of real Purple Hearts. No one has a better right than we do to speak to the matters involving our unit.

Are we controlled by the Bush-Cheney campaign? Absolutely not. The Swift boat veterans who joined our group come in all political flavors: independents, Republicans, Democrats and other more subtle variations. Had another person been the presidential candidate of the Democrats, our group never would have formed. Had Mr. Kerry been the Republican candidate, each of us would still be here.


comment : Hold your ground John
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:10:49 AM EST
I can't speak much about O'Neill but Hoffman seems to have some credibility problems.


May 6: "Hoffman acknowledged he had no first-hand knowledge to discredit Kerry's claims to valor and said that although Kerry was under his command, he really didn't know Kerry much personally." [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

August 4: "'I knew him well enough to know him," Hoffman said. 'He's the most vain individual I've ever met - aloof and arrogant.'" [Scripps Howard News Service]

August 5: Hoffman said, "We were on the same operations, we were operating within 25-50 yards of him all the time, and for them to suggest we don't know John Kerry is pure old bull." [The New York Times]

August 5: In response to Senator John McCain's (R-AZ) denunciation of the ad, Hoffman "said they respected McCain's 'right to express his opinion and we hope he extends to us the same respect and courtesy, particularly since we served with John Kerry, we knew him well and Sen. McCain did not.'" [Associated Press]

August 5: Hoffman said, "I knew him well, because I operated very closely with him and, uh, many of the operations, uh, most of the operations were-were conducted with multiple boats" - a dramatic shift from admitting no personal knowledge of Kerry three months earlier; it went unchallenged by his host. [ABC Radio's Sean Hannity Show]

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:13:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:
I can't speak much about O'Neill but Hoffman seems to have some credibility problems.

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Can't vouch for Hoffman, but I can tell you have NEVER been interviewed by the media.

They can twist your words to say you raped Mother Teresa AFTER she was dead.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:16:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:
I can't speak much about O'Neill but Hoffman seems to have some credibility problems.

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Can't vouch for Hoffman, but I can tell you have NEVER been interviewed by the media.

They can twist your words to say you raped Mother Teresa AFTER she was dead.




Have anything that shows his words were twisted ? Any rebuttals by Hoffman on the web ?
(Actually, I have been interviewed by the media.)
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