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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 10:58 AM
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kerry 'unofficiaLLy' kiLLed 20 VC
APRIL 21--John Kerry was "unofficially credited" with killing 20 enemy fighters during his six months in Vietnam, according to military records just released by the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign. The body count reference is included in a glowing 1969 Navy report that noted Kerry, a 25-year-old junior grade lieutenant, exhibited "all of the traits desired of an officer in a combat environment." The Navy document, a copy of which you'll find below, was among hundreds of pages released today by the Kerry camp in response to requests from reporters and criticism from Republicans demanding full disclosure of the U.S. Senator's military record. (2 pages)

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0421041kerry1.html

DU was bLinking for a whiLe so i went to drudge to see if he was Linking to DU again.... his headLine: Kerry Records Show: 'Unofficially Credited' For Killing 20 Viet Cong

what's the angLe on this? how/why wiLL this be spun to benefit chimpy?
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:01 AM
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1. Perhaps I missed this, but is the capitalized 'L' your, thing?
If So it'S very diStracting, but maybe I'll grow to like it?
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gandalf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:05 AM
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2. The total of all body counts amounted to 50 million or so
I read somewhere. They were inclined to slight exaggerations.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:06 AM
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3. true
but i'm trying to predict the oncoming smear from this.

any ideas?
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gandalf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:17 AM
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4. Perhaps depict him as not very scrupulous
not compassionate ... a cold-blooded murderer...
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:21 AM
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5. Separate but Equal
During the same period Bushie killed 20 bottles of Jack Daniels.

I guess that makes them equal in the Freepers eyes.

O
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:25 AM
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6. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
GREAT answer. bartcop would LOVE it.
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:45 AM
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7. Dubya "unofficially" delivered 20 tropical plants
In his obsolete fighter plane at the TANG.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 11:54 AM
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8. Does that really call him "One of the top few?"
Edited on Wed Apr-21-04 11:55 AM by BurtWorm
Is that really a category under Overall Evaluation (just above the commander's sig on page 1)?
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teeELkaye Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 12:08 PM
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9. Body Count
How many GI's died because Bush took a spot as a pilot, which the reserves would have typically given to a doctor or someone who really wanted to serve and protect?
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 12:10 PM
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10. powell
how many did he cover up for??
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mobuto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 12:48 PM
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11. Oops
Ed Gilespie was whetting his chops for the dark and nasty secrets contained in Kerry's Vietnam service file.

Given that his commanding officers raved about his performance, I guess the GOP will have to rethink its strategy. If Bush chooses to run this election on who did what in Vietnam, Kerry will win in a landslide.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-04 01:35 PM
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12. Top Ten Reasons Why The Media is Trolling for Bad Press About Kerry
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