Subj: Fraud
Date: 8/9/2004 1:50:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: "Billy Ray Kidwell" <kidwell18@comcast.net>

We have reviewed a document being sent over the internet signed by a John E. O'Neill, Partner who is alleged to be an Attorney with a law firm in Houston Texas. We are not familiar with Attorney O’Neill, nor the named law firm, and therefore do not know if the document is “legit”.

We DO KNOW that the document is misleading, fraudulent, and slanted to support the Republican Party.

The document is not truthful in that it gives a dishonest view of Senator John Kerry by using tactics of extremely slanted writing, clearly designed to mislead anyone reading the document.

The document tried to give a view of John Kerry’s Military Service in Vietnam as being “Less then Honorable” which simply is not supported by the evidence.

The document tries to “mislead” anyone reading it into believing that the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” is some type of Veterans Group for Swift Boat Veterans.

In REALITY the “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” is a REPUBLICAN 527 Political Committee.

Even the name of this POLITICAL COMMITTEE is FRAUDULENT in that both the name, and statements in Attorney O’Neill’s document fraudulently claim the goal of “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” is to expose the truth. Yet their political ad, the statements at their site, and the document by Attorney O’Neill are all SLANTED and skillfully written to DECEIVE those reading it as to the truth.

They ignore all facts FAVORABLE to Senator Kerry and pick bits and pieces and put it together to mislead those reading their documents, or viewing their ad, as to the REAL truth.

The “tactic” they use of “selective bits of truth” is taught in college FICTION WRITING CLASSES!

Yes, it’s a COLLEGE TRAINED METHOD OF WRITING FICTION!

For example they leave out that Kerry was rich, and powerful, like President Bush but instead of using his influence to hide in an INACTIVE National Guard Unit, he actually volunteered both for REAL active Military Service, and service in Vietnam.

Senator Kerry did this at the HIGHTH of the Vietnam War knowing that there was a very good chance he could be killed, or at least severely wounded. Yet he VOLUNTEERED!

That statement ALONE changes the whole dishonest picture of Senator Kerry painted by the DISHONEST Swift Boat Veterans, and their less then honest counsel.

They mislead with slick wording to make anyone believe that “those closest to Senator Kerry” are calling him a liar about his combat service and they try to support this lie by getting Veterans (we are giving them the benefits of the doubt that their word that all of them are indeed Veterans is true in light of a host of fraudulent, and misleading statements by them) to fraudulently claim they served close to Kerry, and knew him.

The Swift Boat Veterans that DID serve with Kerry on his boat DO support him. I believe all of the Swift Boat Veterans that ACTUALLY served with Kerry on his boat (except for one he had a conflict with) support Kerry.

Veterans on other boats, THAT CLEARLY DID NOT SERVE WITH SENATOR KERRY, and who by their own admission were 50 yards away, could not even see Kerry most of the time, let alone know him.

The TRUTH that these “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” don’t want YOU to know is that at 50 years away, which is 150 feet, most of the time you cannot even see the other boat. And there is no way in hell you could hear what they are saying, 150 Feet AWAY, be engaged in a conversation, 150 FEET AWAY, nor “Know someone better then anyone” that is always at LEAST 150 FEET AWAY.

I have been in Vietnam. I saw the type of rivers they patrolled. They are extremely NARROW and they wind like blacksnakes. All you know is there is a FRIENDLY boat when you are 150 FEET AWAY, and you can’t even know that, or see a boat 150 FEET AWAY most of the time.

For someone to say they “know a person on that boat 150 feet away better then anyone” is not only a lie, but it is a BLANTANT lie. And the person saying it is clearly a BLANTANT LIAR.

Those who knew Kerry, served with Kerry, ON THE SAME BOAT!

And the vast majority of them support him! Only one he dressed down for breaking the rules disagrees with him. All the rest are by Kerry’s side.

A far more HONEST name for the so called “Swift Veterans for truth” would be “REPUBLICAN LIARS WITHOUT MORALS WHO WILL SAY OR DO ANYTHING TO HARM THE ELECTION PROCESS BY DECEIVING VOTERS”.

Senator Kerry is an HONORABLE Vietnam Veteran and we stand behind him 100%.

Billy Ray Kidwell

Founder

www.VetsForJustice.com