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JOHN E. O'NEILL
August 6, 2004
Re: Swift Boat Veterans For Truth
Dear Station Manager:
The Kerry Campaign has continued its effort to prevent our voice from being heard. You were presented with an article from Kerry's hometown newspaper, The Boston Globe, written by Michael Kranish, Kerry's biographer, claiming that Captain Elliott had withdrawn his affidavit and disavowed the ad. This is totally false.
Enclosed is Captain Elliott's affidavit executed this morning after the false Globe story.
Captain Elliott affirms his original affidavit; affirms his ad statement; and adds additional detail. In the ad, Captain Elliott says that Kerry was not honest about his service in Vietnam. This is indisputably true.
The use of a surprise false article to strike pending ads represents a new low in ambush journalism.
Very truly yours,
John E. O'Neill