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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:08 PM
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1970's FBI file pegs Kerry as moderate
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...

WASHINGTON - The FBI (news <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual /*http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news?p=%22FBI%22&c=... > - web sites <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual /*http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Executi... > ;), closely tracking the anti-war movement in the 1970s, concluded John Kerry (news <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual /*http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news?p=%22John%20Ke... > - web sites <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual /*http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?cs=nw&p=John%20Kerry > ;) was a glib, moderate figure in a Vietnam veterans group that took a radical turn around the time he left it, documents show

The FBI file on Vietnam Veterans Against the War says the organization swung toward "militant and revolutionary-type activities" but accuses Kerry, now the Democratic presidential candidate, of little more than charisma.

The bureau's more than four-year investigation of the organization everything from its plots to pot luck suppers is detailed in more than 21,000 pages released Wednesday under a Freedom of Information Act request from The Associated Press.

An FBI summary of the anti-war protests Kerry helped organize in April 1971 says the decorated war hero "overshadowed" many of the organization's other leaders and was "a more popular and eloquent figure" than the rest.

"Kerry was glib, cool, and displayed just what the moderate elements wanted to reflect," the summary says.

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rebellious woman Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:18 PM
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1. Type in Kerry
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:27 PM
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2. neat site!
thanks. I hope it's ok I lied about my affiliation in order to register.

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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:37 PM
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3. A moderate...omg!!

What will the freepers make of this!!??
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:20 PM
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4. Charisma?!!
What did the FBI know in 1971 that the media whores don't know in 2004?
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