Kerry Calls Swift Boat Book 'A Pack of Lies'

By Scott Wheeler | July 7, 2008 | 8:30 PM EDT

( - Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry called the best-selling book Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry "a pack of lies" in an interview with syndicated radio and MSNBC TV host Don Imus Wednesday morning.

"Look, it's a pack of lies. It's an absolute pack of lies," Kerry said about the book. " It's been proven to be a pack of lies, and I have no interest in reading it," Kerry told Imus in response to a question about whether Kerry had read the book by Vietnam veteran John O'Neill and Jerome Corsi.

Kerry said the only reason the book has been on the New York Times best seller list for the last several weeks is because "right wing people" are buying the books in bulk.

Corsi, the book's co-author, questioned how Kerry can criticize a book he admits he has not read.

"Is he psychic? He says he hasn't read the book, so how does he know it's a 'pack of lies?'" Corsi commented to shortly after Kerry made the allegations.

"There is no assertion in the book that has been refuted," Corsi added.

See Earlier Story:
Kerry 'Unfit to be Commander-in-Chief,' Say Former Military Colleagues (May 3, 2004)

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