Kerry Camp Counters Negative Swift Boat Ads

Retired Air Force Col. Ken Cordier resigned as a volunteer to the Bush campaign. swiftvets.com

hide captionRetired Air Force Col. Ken Cordier resigned as a volunteer advisor to the Bush campaign after appearing in an ad.

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As Sen. John Kerry defends his military record in Vietnam, a fellow swift boat officer, now an editor at the Chicago Tribune, supports Kerry's version of events. Ads by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, an independent group funded by supporters of President Bush, have attacked Kerry's war record.

Retired Air Force Col. Ken Cordier resigned as a volunteer advisor to the Bush campaign because he appeared in one of the ads. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with Doyle McManus, Washington bureau chief for The Los Angeles Times.

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