John Kerry Friend Tries to Shut-Down Website Offering Free Access to "The New Soldier"

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The website http://freekerrybook.com, offering the public free access to a PDF copy of "The New Soldier" by John Kerry was temporarily shut-down by Yahoo following a complaint filed by an attorney representing George Butler, co-editor of the book and a close personal friend of John Kerry. In response, a new 527 organization has been established with a new website at http://freekerrybook.org to make information regarding this book widely available to voters prior to the Presidential election.

James B. Davis, a private citizen, announced the formation of a new 527 organization, FREEKERRYBOOK.ORG, (http://freekerrybook.org) to provide the public free access to "The New Soldier" by John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans Against The War. Since its publication in 1971, John Kerry's book "The New Soldier" has acquired almost legendary status. Rumors abound of political operatives scrambling to locate and suppress stray copies during Kerry's House campaign in 1972. Copies now sell on eBay for hundreds of dollars.

John F. Kerry has made his Vietnam service the cornerstone of his campaign for President. But he has said virtually nothing about what he did when he came home. His activities and statements at the time painted our veterans with an undeserved bloody brush. Many believe, and statements by the North Vietnamese confirm, that the activities of John Kerry, Jane Fonda and others actually prolonged the war, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of our soldiers, and thousands of Vietnamese.

Mr. Davis' first website at http://freekerrybook.com was temporarily shut-down by Yahoo following a complaint filed by an attorney representing George Butler. Mr. Butler is a co-editor of the book and has been a close personal friend of John Kerry since 1964. Mr. Davis has filed a sworn counter-notification with Yahoo, demanding that the website be reactivated. George Butler is directing a film titled 'Going Up River' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407263/) purported to be a documentary about John Kerry's Vietnam service and his anti-war activities.

Mr. Davis stated, "I would hope that George Butler and John Kerry don't want the text and photos in 'The New Soldier' to be made available

because they are ashamed of what they did. But I suspect the motivation is embarrassment to John Kerry's campaign instead."

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