Saturday, November 17, 2007

John Kerry Is Going To Refute The Swift Boat Allegations

Three years after the elections, John Kerry has a chance to expose the lies of the Swift Vets For Truth.
Renewing a debate that raged through much of the 2004 presidential race, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., on Friday accepted Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens' offer to pay $1 million to anyone who can disprove allegations by veterans who disparaged Kerry's Vietnam War record.

In his letter to Pickens, Kerry suggested they hash the truth out in a public forum in either Dallas or Massachusetts. The four-term senator said he would have Pickens pay the $1 million to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Friday afternoon, Pickens issued his own letter, saying he was "open" to Kerry's response but wanted more: for Kerry to provide his Vietnam journal, his military records and copies of movies and tapes made during his service.

Pickens also upped the ante: He challenged Kerry to risk his own $1 million, to be paid to the Medal of Honor Foundation, if Kerry "cannot prove anything in the Swift Boat ads to be untrue."

Kerry had left on an overseas trip by the time the counterproposal was delivered. "It appears that Mr. Pickens is backing off his original challenge," Kerry aide David Wade said. "Sen. Kerry took Mr. Pickens as a man of his word who, when he talks the talk, is willing to walk the walk."

Sounds like John may not be as confident in his chances now that he has been asked to put some cash money on the table.

Why would he wait three years? Probably the same reason he still has not released his medical records like he promised.


Anonymous said...

I have always been pretty sure that this swiftboat slander was invented by the wealthy crocked republicans. that is the reason they will never get my vote even if they change.

randyjet said...

Kerry DID release his medical records last year. It looks like Pickens is flip flopping on his offer since he made NO mention that the person who accepted would have to put up some money. Now that his bluff is being called, he RUNS like the cowardly CHICKENHAWK he is. He runs just like W Bush and Cheney RAN when it was THEIR turn to serve on active duty in wartime. It is incredible that such COWARDS get away with disparaging REAL veterans who were in combat while they RAN away from it.

randyjet said...

Just looked at Picken's bio. NO surprise that he had NO military service,despite having gone for a year to Texas A&M which at the time was a military school. I guess he figured out he was a COWARD and did NOT like the military. So he now is a BIG patriot who NEVER served in the military while the Korean War was going on, and was NEVER even drafted. THAT took some doing too since they were taking damn near all the guys who were eligible. They even called up the reserves, but NO Pickens in uniform. Way to GO CHICKENHAWK.
I can see why he like Guilani since Rudy did the same thing in RUNNING from military service. Don't Republicans get ashamed of their cowardice?