A couple of reports from the far-right Cybercast News Service:
Hundreds of former commanders and military colleagues of presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry are set to declare in a signed letter that he is "unfit to be commander-in-chief." They will do so at a press conference in Washington on Tuesday.
A group of 18 veterans gathered in the nation's capital asking Kerry to authorize the Department of the Navy to independently release his military records, including medical information, about his service during the Vietnam War. Many said Kerry was unfit to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. military
More than 200 veterans have signed a letter from the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth seeking the release of records....
Wait a minute -- what happened to the hundreds who think he's unfit? How is that they became, in one day, hundreds who just think his complete records should be released and a few who think he's unfit?
The people responsible for this Incredible Shrinking Kerry Attack will be on Fox's Hannity & Colmes and MSNBC's Scarborough Country tonight. Think anyone will ask?
UPDATE: Well, OK -- UPI has this quote from the letter:
"It is our collective judgment that, upon your return from Vietnam, you grossly and knowingly distorted the conduct of the American soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen of that war (including a betrayal of many of us, without regard for the danger your actions caused us).
"Further, we believe that you have withheld and/or distorted material facts as to your own conduct in this war.
"We believe you continue this conduct today, albeit by changing from an anti-war to a 'war hero' status," the letter said.
That's fairly close to declaring him "unfit."
The head of this group is attacking Kerry on behalf of Bush and formerly did the same thing on behalf of Nixon. I guess I was naive to think that a hatchetman for the two sleaziest presidents of my lifetime would ever back down on character assassination.