Swift Boat Author Aims to Sink Obama

Attack book portrays candidate as having secret radical agenda
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2008 5:27 AM CDT
In this undated photo from Trinity United Church of Christ, Barack Obama poses with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in Chicago. Obama's links to the firebrand preacher are probed in Jerome Corsi's new book.   (AP Photo/Trinity United Church of Christ, File)
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(Newser) – The author who helped torpedo John Kerry's White House bid is aiming to make it two for two, the New York Times reports. Jerome Corsi's Unfit for Command launched the Swift Boat controversy. His new book, Obama Nation, portrays Barack Obama as a radical liberal with strong ties to Islam, who may still be taking drugs.

"The goal is to defeat Obama,” said Corsi, who dismisses criticism of his book's inaccuracies as "nitpicking." The Obama campaign has yet to respond to any of the accusations in Corsi's book, subtitled Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality—but with the tome due to top best-seller lists this weekend, it may be forced to do so.