Such A Nice Man!
Sen. John Kerry solicited the families of slain soldiers at their sons' funerals as part of his campaign to undermine the president's policy in Iraq, charges Melanie Morgan and Catherine Moy in their new book "American Mourning".
The authors raised the issue today amid the fallout over a comment Kerry made Monday night that is being widely interpreted as an insult to U.S. troops.
Moy said the book documents an April 2004 incident in which a Kerry campaign representative visited parents of a fallen U.S. soldier at his funeral to ask them to speak out against President Bush.
"A woman, who had also lost her son in the war and who represented the local Kerry campaign, approached the Johnsons at their son – Justin's – wake. Justin was laid out in his Army uniform as the woman began her speech about hating Bush and helping Kerry. She asked the Johnsons to speak out against President Bush," the authors said in a statement today.