Is John Kerry-s War Record an Asset or Liability?

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The anti-John Kerry TV spot by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that aired in just three so-called -battleground- states became big news on talk radio and cable TV. Now, the Kerry campaign is accusing the President of a -smear,- as the Bush campaign accuses him of -libel.- Yesterday-s Washington Post devoted more than 4,000 words to the dispute over Kerry-s war record, and while he's been staunchly defended by Republican Senator John McCain, yesterday he took a hit from former Republican Senator, presidential candidate and World War II hero Bob Dole. Warren Olney hears about the veracity and motive behind the charges and counter-charges with pollsters and journalists who have been following the campaign and the President.
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Blenkinsop's article on request that trial be moved from Baghdad

Kerry campaign

Bush campaign

Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

Annenberg Public Policy Center on Swift Boat Veterans' ad claiming John Kerry lied to obtain his Viet Nam War medals

Michael Dobb's Washington Post article on Kerry, Swift Boat Veterans

1971 O'Neill-Kerry debate on Dick Cavett Show

John McCain backs Kerry, Arizona Republic article on

Bob Dole on CNN suggesting Kerry should apologize

UN's International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade



Warren Olney