17, 2004--With the controversy over "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth"
much in the news and President Bush's announcement that he plans to
redeploy 70,000 troops out of Europe and Asia over the next decade,
Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) and other veterans held a press conference "to
address the tremendous veteran support for John Kerry and his plans to
make America safe and secure." (Above) Jim Rassmann, who served
with the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and whom Kerry rescued under fire, is to Clark's
immediate left and Kerry swift boat crewmate Del Sandusky is at far
left. Below Adm. Stansfield Turner (ret.) speaks.
Copyright © 2004 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.