POWs Claim Kerry??¢â???¬â???¢s Testimony Added to Their Anguish

Vietnam-era POWs are lining up to join the Swift Boat Veterans in attacking John Kerry??¢â???¬â???¢s readiness to lead the country. The POWs are breaking their silence on how John Kerry??¢â???¬â???¢s controversial anti-war activities — particularly his testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — were used to torment them while in captivity.

The extent and fallout of Kerry??¢â???¬â???¢s anti-war activities are outlined in Unfit for Command, the fast-selling new book by John O??¢â???¬â???¢Neill and Jerry Corsi. (Human Events Online reported yesterday the book will vault onto the top of the New York Times Bestseller??¢â???¬â???¢s list on 9/5/04.)

A few POWs launched their first salvo late last week in an anti-Kerry POW-focused ad created by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. But we have learned that the testimony of many other POWs are soon to be told. Two tell their first-hand accounts to Human Events today. And Human Events Online has learned a documentary featuring a dozen or so POWs willing to share their stories is currently being created by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Scheduled completion: early September.