It was funded by Bush supporters out of Texas. In fact, Bush/Cheney shared a lawyer with the SBVT. In 2004, the media found that the book was filled with provable lies. The fact is that the book disputed not anything Senator Kerry said but the official Navy record - even though Republican Senator John Warner , who had been Secretay of the Navy backed Senator Kerry 's silver star and other medals.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
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