RNC Press Release
|For Immediate Release
||Contact: Press Office|
|Monday, November 1, 2004
Washington DC - Today, the Republican National Committee
tried to falsely accuse the Democratic National Committee of claiming
the endorsement of General Schwarzkopf. In fact, the RNC spliced
a DNC recorded telephone call by General Merrill "Tony" McPeak, urging
voters to vote for John Kerry, and attempted to peddle the doctored
audio file to the press.
In response, DNC Communications Director Jano Cabrera issued the following statement:
"This is a desperate, pathetic, 11th hour dirty trick by the Republicans. In an effort to gin up a last minute media controversy and smear the Democrats, the Republicans intentionally spliced a recorded call by Four Star General 'Tony' McPeak and tried to peddle it to the press. This type of dishonesty is a fitting end to George W. Bush's failed Presidency, a Presidency that unfortunately for the American people, was also defined by deceit and deception."
General McPeaks recorded telephone call is available for download at:
Transcript of General McPeaks call:
Hi, I'm General Tony McPeak and as Chief of the air force during the first Gulf War, I worked closely with Colin Powell and Norm Schwarzkopf. In 2000, I voted for George W. Bush. This year I'm voting for John Kerry. George Bush took his eye off the ball and the war on terror and took us into a poorly planned war in Iraq, letting Al Qaeda, the people responsible for September 11th attack on us, regroup. John Kerry has a real plan to make the military stronger and to go after the terrorists wherever they hide. On November 2 we need to vote for change, a vote for John Kerry.