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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Swiftboating 2012

UPDATE   NYT just caught up with this online.  "It’s a dishonest hatchet job that’ll make you long for a shower, especially since the “stars” of the video present themselves as concerned citizens with no partisan motivations."

My report on Wednesday:  New group of ex-military and security ops--allegedly "non-partisan" but actually made up mainly of GOPers and Tea Partiers--has launched fresh attack and site vs. Obama claiming he leaked info on Osama bin Laden raid for political gain.  Of course, this brings these folks into the race for political gain. "Chad Kolton, who was spokesman for the director of national intelligence in the Bush administration and now represents the Opsec group, said that because the it was classified as a 501(c)(4) educational group under the tax laws, it was not required to identify its donors. He said the group had raised nearly $1 million since June and intended to run television and Internet ads, as well as host showings of 'Dishonorable Disclosures' in swing states."  Here's that 22-minute video just released today:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they have the same issue with Chuck Pfarrar, a (real) ex-SEAL who wrote an entire BOOK detailing the operation.