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McCain’s new Truth Squad has former member of Swift Boat Veterans.

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day.JPGFollowing the lead of Barack Obama’s campaign, John McCain is establishing his own Truth Squad – an effort to “respond to unfair attacks” on his military record. One of the members of McCain’s new Truth Squad — Bud Day — was a member of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and appeared in an attack ad for the group in 2004. (See the ads here.) Day said of John Kerry’s military service: “My view is he basically will go down in history sometime as the Benedict Arnold of 1971.”

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Flashback: In 2004, McCain said of the Swift Boat Veterans, “I deplore this kind of politics. I think the ad is dishonest and dishonorable.”

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,On a conference call arranged by McCain’s campaign, Bud Day said, “The Swift Boat attacks were simply a revelation of the truth.” Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) called on McCain to condemn those remarks and “cut ties with the Colonel and anyone else connected to SBVT.”

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