Fox News Brings Back Swift Boat Ad Over Kerry Secretary of Defense Rumors

Election of 2004 rearing its memorable head


Fox News on Tuesday aired a discredited "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" ad in response to reports that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) was being considered as the next secretary of defense.

"This would be a remarkable brute insult to the men and women in uniform," Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters told host Megyn Kelly in reaction to a Monday Washington Post reportthat President Barack Obama was considering Kerry to replace Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. "To nominate for secretary of defense a man who made his military career trashing our military, criticizing it, who told lies about war crimes in Vietnam… and I don't want to hear, 'John Kerry's a combat veteran.' So is Benedict Arnold."