The author for the Swift Boat Liars is at it again. Jerome Corsi, co-author of the slimy smear-piece Unfit for Command is setting his sights on Congressional Democrats, accusing them of taking money form the Iranians, and somehow helping them develop nuclear weapons -in short, treason.
These outrageous accusations aren't being taken sitting down by the targets of this book. In the latest showing of Democratic spine, several high profile senators, presumably targets of the hit-piece to be released next month, offered scathing indictments of the book and its author.
It looks like the top of our party has learned their lesson after the Swift Boat Summer. They're stepping up on this, and we need to have their backs. This book is coming out in a month, and we need to make sure that it and it's author are so damaged by the time it hits Borders that it'll be a punch line. In short, we need to go into war mode on this one, just like we did on the attack on the AARP.
And we couldn't ask for a better opponent. Jerome Corsi is a guy gives us plenty of ammunition. He's on record as saying Islam is "a worthless, dangerous Satanic religion." Of Pope John Paul II, he said "Boy-buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope, as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press." The first one of those statements is to extreme for most Americans outside of Freepervile. The second one is probably too extreme even for them.
The Senate Democrats aren't wasting any time jumping on this, and neither should we. I don't want to be on here a month from now and only then hear us planning a response to this, we need to be getting our response together now.So let's do it, frames, narratives, counter-attacks, any other nut-bag statements Corsi made, let's put it on the table.
Update [2005-2-25 1:24:9 by Goldfish]: Just a last word in here before this diary disappears from the recommend list. The consensus here, with which I agree, is that we should respond to this with a mix of ridicule, as well as choice attacks on Republicans who actually have unhealthily close ties to Iran. I’m going to keep working on this, following any future developments regarding this book, as well as compiling a dossier on Corzi (using the sources people here have generously provided). This can be used as a foundation for future rapid reaction on this issue, as well as to launch counter-attacks at any future smear pieces by Corzi.
Anyone who has ideas or has more material to add to the opposition research pile can contact me through the e-mail address in my profileKeep your eyes on the diary list for new developments.