First the book, now …
First the book, now the movie.

As controversy over John Kerry’s Vietnam service holds center stage in the presidential campaign, a war veteran is about to release a television documentary with devastating testimony by former POWs of the demoralizing impact of the senators’ war-crimes accusations more than 30 years ago.

The documentary has no official connection to the swiftboats group, the source said, but one of the POWs the film features is Paul Galanti, who appears in the group’s second ad, released this week.

Galanti, who spent more than six years in prison after being shot down south of Hanoi, says he first heard Kerry’s testimony in late 1971 when it was broadcast by his Vietnamese captors over the public address system in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.”

Jerome Corsi, co-author of the swiftboat vets’ book, “Unfit for Command,” said he has seen some of the taped interviews used in the documentary.

“They are very, very powerful,” he told [WorldNetDaily].

So what does Kerry think about this?

Kerry told Fox News in March he had no regrets about his service or his protest.

“Now, if some veterans still can’t accept that or they don’t like the fact that I stood up and spoke my mind, I respect them, that is their choice,” he said.

On Sunday, the Kerry campaign’s veterans organizer, John Hurley, said in an interview on Fox News Sunday that Kerry stands by his claims in 1971 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that U.S. soldiers in Vietnam regularly, and as a matter of official policy, committed war atrocities against innocent civilians.

He denied that Kerry had overstated the case against the war when he returned home as a spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

So it sounds like Kerry’s going to let his record stand on his war protest, although if he handles this in a similar fashion to the Swifties, the complaints will not be very far behind.

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