Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry

by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi, PH. D. | Audiobooks | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0786183276 Global Overview for this book
Registered by k00kaburra of San Jose, California USA on 9/1/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by k00kaburra from San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Bought in a lot on eBay.com.
Didn't listen to this one.

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Amazon.com Review
Due to the timing of its publication, Unfit for Command could be dismissed as the sort of controversial, loaded book typical in a presidential election year: Either courageous and necessary, or untruthful and malicious, depending on one's political point of view. Filled with interviews of men who served in Vietnam at the same time as John Kerry, the book poses the following question: "Why do an overwhelming majority of those who commanded or served with John Kerry oppose him?" (Note that the issue of "service" has sparked investigation into its definition--in other words, just how close was the interaction between Kerry and those cited in the book during Kerry’s Vietnam tour of duty?)

The charges leveled against Kerry in this book are severe and include filing false operating reports; lobbying for and receiving three Purple Hearts for minor wounds, two of which were self-inflicted; receiving a Silver Star under false pretenses; offering false confessions of bogus war crimes in both print and testimony; and recklessness in the field, including the burning of a village without cause or direct order. The book also claims that Kerry left Vietnam after serving just four months instead of the usual one year tour and that he returned home and accused his fellow soldiers of atrocities without offering any evidence, endangering POWs in the process.

It is debatable whether the book will change any minds, or votes. Instead, readers will likely reach one of two conclusions: Either John Kerry grossly misrepresented his military service or the authors are spinning the interviews that they conducted for ulterior motives. There is a third option, however; readers will further investigate both sides of the debate, and by doing so, may reach conclusions independent of partisan extremes. --Brian Neff

Journal Entry 2 by k00kaburra at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (9/21/2010 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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added to booklady331's CD Only Bookbox!

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, January 21, 2011
Arrived home in my CD only bookbox. Already read the book. Keeping it in the box for round 5.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, January 22, 2011
decided to take it out of the box and offer it up another way.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Grace Thrift Store in Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, March 18, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (3/18/2011 UTC) at Grace Thrift Store in Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! Moving to a place where books on disc fly out the door. Hopefully it will find a new listener.

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