As a veteran and retired Air Force officer I recognize the writing style of a highly educated Naval officer. The descriptions of the actual engagements are what you would expect from a man relating actual combat and the reasons these men feel so incensed are laid out in clear and concise form. Unfortunately, most Americans will label this as political slander because they have no understanding the depth of the loyalty that these men believe was betrayed.
Interesting that Kerry and liberals want to bash this book as one guy's opinions. Actually, the book states facts that can be verified! Kerry's account of Vietnam cannot be backed up with facts--only what Walter Mitty wants to imagine happened.
It's hard to believe Kerry and one or two others are tellng the truth when it is very different from what 200 people who were there are saying. Also, the 200 people are backed up with facts. Someone is lying and it is obvious that it is not the 200 Swift Boat Vets.
The liberals don't want you to read or listen to this book. Read or listen to it and form your own opinion.
After reading the negative reviews on Audible for "Unfit for Command," it's obvious that those who give the book one star are doing it for political reasons. That is fine. If one is going to vote for Kerry, one is inevitably going to hate the book.
Listen to the book for yourself and then decide whether O'Neill is credible or not.
I found the book very interesting and very credible. I listened to it in no time flat. Well, ok, 6 hours. :-)
While this is not a masterpiece of great writing, it is a compelling and timely subject.
I ask any detractors: why would over 200 men make up such a story? If you answer that they are partsian and working as secret operatives for the GOP, then I would ask for your proof. There IS no proof that these men are lying, but there is proof that they are telling the truth.
Captivating insights into what makes up politics today. Takes the listener back thru a visit through Kerry's personality both from Vietnam
to 911. Could not stop listening and sharing with others.
Listen to the reason why so many americans are now re-thinking whatever view they held on the Vietnam war. Apparently we were given a very one-sided view back then. Time for another viewpoint.
Learn about Kerry from the people who knew him and worked with him, and why they wouldn't trust him to bag their groceries let alone lead the free world.
Of course if you are a mentally deficient liberal never mind, these two hundred true war heroes are all deranged liars. Not!!!
If this book is true, and I have no reason to doubt the 250+ veterans that served in Viet Name with Kerry, then why isn't there more about this on the news? Why did Ted Koppel go to Viet Nam to interview the Viet Cong to find out the truth about Kerry's record instead of asking these guys? They could review his military records but John Kerry has refused to signed the paper to make his military records public? What is he hiding? Why is John Kerry in a Viet Nam Museum as a war hero? Why are these veterans and former POW's coming out now? I believe it is because they know the real John Kerry and are trying to protect themselves, their families, our families and our country from the possibility of John Kerry becoming President, especially during this time of unrest. Any one who thinks they want to vote for John Kerry or aren't sure who to vote for should read this book. What an eye opener!
I see the extreme partison reviews up on this site. Did these people actually buy the book? I thought it was excellent. The reason, you ask. Facts. These guys actually lay out facts. If Kerry would list out why these 200 plus veterans are incorrect, I think he would be doing better in the polls.
For all of the Kerry supporters that are so upset about this book, tell him to stop talking about the war from 30 years ago and start talking about issues.
I have always found the story of Kerry's 3 purple hearts to be suspicious. The first part of the book to creates a credible explanation for these wounds and closely examines Kerry's 4 month tour of duty in Vietnam. The remainder of the book was a bit tedious for me.
I strongly recommend the first half of this book.