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Thursday, May 06, 2004
Kerry: "Charismatic moderate." This complimentary assessment of Kerry was officially delivered by none other than the FBI (
The FBI, closely tracking the anti-war movement in the 1970s, concluded John Kerry was a glib, moderate figure in a Vietnam veterans group that took a radical turn around the time he left it, documents show.

The FBI file on Vietnam Veterans Against the War says the organization swung toward "militant and revolutionary-type activities" but accuses Kerry, now the Democratic presidential candidate, of little more than charisma.


An FBI summary of the anti-war protests Kerry helped organize in April 1971 says the decorated war hero "overshadowed" many of the organization's other leaders and was "a more popular and eloquent figure" than the rest.
Moderate... charisma... popular... eloquent....

Who knew that the FBI was already covertly campaigning for Kerry in 1971?

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