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The New Soldier

Hollywood Censor

The Web site freekerrybook.com recently tried to offer access to a copy of “The New Soldier,” written by John Kerry and the notorious Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

The book was first published in 1971 and is rare enough these days to fetch hundreds of dollars on eBay.

As it turns out, a Kerry chum would show just how much Hollywood cherishes free expression.

George Butler is a Hollywood producer who made a pro-Kerry flick about the book “Tour of Duty.” The film is presently called “Going Upriver” and is a recounting of the disputed Vietnam service of the Dem candidate.

It seems that Butler hired a lawyer to file a complaint with Yahoo, which resulted in Yahoo shutting down the freekerrybook.com Web site.

Well, now apparently the founder of the site has started up a new 527 organization, freekerrybook.org, and re-established access to the book.

To download a free copy of the book go to http://freekerrybook.org/

I’ve got it, but I haven’t read it yet. If anyone has trouble downloading it, PM me and I’ll send it to you.

Another book (and movie) that George Butler worked on:

Pumping Iron

Apparently George Butler has been friends with John Kerry for decades.