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For nearly an hour, this group, called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, unleashed decades of bitterness, attacking Kerry's service record and his anti-war testimony before Congress, which they say painted them all as war criminals.
"I'm here today to express the anger I've harbored for over 33 years about being accused with my fellow shipmates of war atrocities," said one man.
But if you think this just a group of concerned veterans, think again. Some of the organizers have a track record of going after Democrats and Republican opponents of President Bush.
"We believe, based on our experience with him, that he is totally unfit to be the commander in chief," said veteran John O'Neill.
That's the same John O'Neill who debated Kerry about Vietnam on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1971. Back then he was handpicked by the Nixon administration to discredit Kerry.
The press conference was set up by the same people who tried to discredit John McCain when McCain faced George W. Bush for the Republican nomination in 2000.
It's the same strategy used to go after Georgia Sen. Max Cleland, who lost three limbs in Vietnam.
"That sticks in my craw, and it ought to stick in yours, because if you don't go to war, don't throw rocks at those who did," said Cleland.