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Kerry: Terrorist Shiite Al-Sadr 'A Legitimate Voice'
NewsMax.com ^ | April 7, 2004 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 04/07/2004 7:41:39 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax

In an interview broadcast Wednesday morning, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry defended terrorist Shiite imam Moqtada al-Sadr as a "legitimate voice" in Iraq, despite that fact that he's led an uprising that has killed nearly 20 American GIs in the last two days.

Speaking of al-Sadr's newspaper, which was shut down by coalition forces last week after it urged violence against U.S. troops, Kerry complained to National Public Radio, "They shut a newspaper that belongs to a legitimate voice in Iraq."

In the next breath, however, the White House hopeful caught himself and quickly changed direction, adding, "Well, let me . . . change the term legitimate. It belongs to a voice — because he has clearly taken on a far more radical tone in recent days and aligned himself with both Hamas and Hezbollah, which is a sort of terrorist alignment."

But Kerry again seemed to voice sympathy for the Shiite terrorist when asked whether he supported al Sadr's arrest. "Not if it’s an isolated act without the other kinds of steps necessary to change the dynamics on the ground in Iraq," Kerry told NPR, in quotes first reported by the New York Sun.

"If all we do is make war against the Iraqi people and continue an American occupation, fundamentally, without a clarity as to who and how sovereignty is being turned over, we have a very serious problem for the long run here," Kerry added. "And I think this administration is just walking dead center down into that trap."

On March 28, the U.S.-led coalition authorities closed al-Sadr's newspaper, al-Hawza, for 60 days, the Sun reported. L. Paul Bremer, the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq, charged that said the newspaper had published false stories blaming the coalition forces for local acts of terrorism.


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KEYWORDS: 2004; alsadr; appallingdems; flipflop; irankerry; kerry; ketchup; lurch; religionofpeace; sadr; sympathy; tedoffensive; terrorists
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To: Carl/NewsMax
It makes no difference what Kerry says, the democrat voters are in lockstep and will vote as expected.
51 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:06 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Are you sure Kerry said this? It sounds more like something Howeird Dean would say.
52 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:27 AM PDT by McGruff (The Sept. 11th Commission should change it's name to the Hang Bush Commission.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
What a pinhead. Expected however, from this so-called "war hero" who gave aid and comfort to the enemy in Vietnam.
53 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:28 AM PDT by veronica ("Kicking butt is mandatory - taking names is optional." - US Navy)
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To: boxerblues
OMG, why doesn't Kerry just grab a grenade launcher and join these 'insurgents'? He certainly couldn't do any more damage to the fighting men in Iraq than he is with his mouth. This guy is a threat to our national security.
54 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:29 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Charter member Broken Glass Republicans (2000))
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Frickin moron.

And THIS is the guy the demoCraps want to install in November.

Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
55 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:39 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (So you're a feminist - isn't that cute!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Once a traitor ...
56 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:49 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Support FreeRepublic - become a monthly or better yet a dollar-a-day donor!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Thank you so much for posting this!

I heard part of the interview. Kerry is a nutter. From his "Fuzzy Wuzzy" wife, to his interest in rap, he is a nutter. But the good thing is that I believe some libs also are recognizing this.

I heard an excerpt of the interview by Bob Edwards after the 7:00 Am newscast. Edwards (I thought) really pushed Kerry on the Iraq matter. Even when Kerry wanted to change the topic to the economic policy speech he is giving today, Edwards steered the interview back to the testimony of Dr. Rice (set to take place tomorrow?). You could tell that Kerry was getting peeved. But more importantly, I got the impression by the tone, inflection and meter of Bob Edwards voice, that Edwards is highly dubious of Kerry.

57 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:55 AM PDT by Fury
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To: Carl/NewsMax
JFKerry advising Iraqi terrorist just like he advised the commies of N. Vietnam.

A leopard never changes his spots!
58 posted on 04/07/2004 7:55:59 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"Well, let me . . . change the term legitimate. It belongs to a voice — because he has clearly taken on a far more radical tone in recent days and aligned himself with both Hamas and Hezbollah, which is a sort of terrorist alignment."

If the voters of this country are stupid enough to elect Kerry as President, then we deserve whatever hideous fate befalls us.

59 posted on 04/07/2004 7:56:12 AM PDT by spodefly (I have used up my tagline quota for the month.)
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To: MrB
Anyone have a "Democratic National Socialist to English" translator?

LOL

60 posted on 04/07/2004 7:56:40 AM PDT by Samwise (Kerry uses a lot of words and a convoluted sentence structure to say absolutely nothing.)
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To: Dog; Neets; Utah Girl; Molly Pitcher; Peach; prairiebreeze; tillacum; jtill; Howlin; Grampa Dave; ..
Ping
61 posted on 04/07/2004 7:57:38 AM PDT by kayak (Stop FReepathons. Become a monthly donor.)
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To: StriperSniper
Tell me there is audio of this.
62 posted on 04/07/2004 7:57:38 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"Well, let me . . . change the term legitimate..."

NO!!!

That's all you DemonicRats know how to do!!!

You CANNOT continually "change the term(s)" and cover your differential(donkey) when you make Freudian slips and blurt out your glaring anti-American verbage/garbage that helps embolden our murderous enemies!!!

63 posted on 04/07/2004 7:58:03 AM PDT by SierraWasp (John Fallujah Kerry! Now we REALLY know what HE meant, by "Bring... It... On!!!" He sure DID!!!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Speaking of al-Sadr's newspaper, which was shut down by coalition forces last week after it urged violence against U.S. troops, Kerry complained to National Public Radio, "They shut a newspaper that belongs to a legitimate voice in Iraq."

al-Sadr's newspaper is the same sort of voice that Kerry was in the U.S. 30 years ago.

64 posted on 04/07/2004 7:58:07 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: Samwise
John Kerry: Chater member of Hate America First.
65 posted on 04/07/2004 7:58:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Kerry would sell this nation down the river even worse than Clinton did.

I can't see the Dems allowing this nutcase to get the nomination. Every time Kerry talks his sticks his foot in his mouth. Truly, foot-in-mouth disease.
66 posted on 04/07/2004 7:58:29 AM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Kaslin
This morning, on another thread, I read a repost from someone in Iraq that called Sadr "a little boy" that leads a bunch of militants that carry burlap sacks around so that when Sadr gains control of the country they can put all the money in the banks in the sacks. He basically said the guy is a dreamer and has no standing as a cleric.

The Iraqi's see throught this guy but Kerry thinks Sadr is a legitmate voice

Kerry must be defeated at all costs

67 posted on 04/07/2004 7:58:36 AM PDT by HardStarboard ( Wesley...gone. Hillary......not gone enough!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
He's just trying to pick up another foriegn endoresement. He's a real fighter, you know.
68 posted on 04/07/2004 7:58:37 AM PDT by paul51
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To: Kaslin
Kerry is a treasonous son of a b*tch.
69 posted on 04/07/2004 7:58:49 AM PDT by Tax Government
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To: Carl/NewsMax
John Kerry support's the TED(Kennedy) Offensive
70 posted on 04/07/2004 7:59:33 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: spodefly
"a legitamate voice..."

yup, Johnny, of Iran, hoping to abort the birth of a secular state next door.

71 posted on 04/07/2004 7:59:39 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: Samwise
He betrays the honor and memory of the American's that have died over there...and their grieving families.
72 posted on 04/07/2004 7:59:47 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: TomGuy
"Kerry would sell this nation down the river even worse than Clinton did.

I can't see the Dems allowing this nutcase to get the nomination. Every time Kerry talks his sticks his foot in his mouth. Truly, foot-in-mouth disease."

JFKerry sounds like the perfect candidate to run Iraq.

Wonder when he will go over and meet and greet the Shiite Al-Sadr?
73 posted on 04/07/2004 8:00:11 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: ladtx
I agree with you. He had to misspoken. *snicker*
74 posted on 04/07/2004 8:00:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Trust but Verify
bears repeating

75 posted on 04/07/2004 8:00:20 AM PDT by boxerblues ("We wanted to kill the people inside," said Lieutenant Colonel Brennan Byrne on bombing of mosque)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Kerry just lost the election BIG TIME!
76 posted on 04/07/2004 8:00:31 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: OXENinFLA; Carl/NewsMax; Matt Drudge
Tell me there is audio of this.

Got to ask Carl.

I hope Brit has this tonight.

77 posted on 04/07/2004 8:00:32 AM PDT by StriperSniper (Ernest Strada Fanclub)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
This is so unbelievable that if I dont hear it with my own ears I wont believe it.
78 posted on 04/07/2004 8:00:54 AM PDT by bored at work (Rock On Bush....)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Kerry is potentially more dangerous to America than the terrorists. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
79 posted on 04/07/2004 8:01:09 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Carl/NewsMax
...and the local VC tax collector was a "legitimate" servant of the people. For John Kerry, I guess legitimacy increases in direct proportion to one's hatred for "American imperialist, lackey-dogs".
80 posted on 04/07/2004 8:01:15 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: Carl/NewsMax; All
We need to get this to the cable news stations. The American public needs to know exactly what Kerry is - A TRAITOR!
81 posted on 04/07/2004 8:01:48 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: All
Make that the Americans that were MURDERED BY Al-Sadr and in his name.
82 posted on 04/07/2004 8:01:57 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Kerry's actually making Dukakis look sane.
83 posted on 04/07/2004 8:02:02 AM PDT by Patriot Papa
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To: kayak
Speaking of al-Sadr's newspaper, which was shut down by coalition forces last week after it urged violence against U.S. troops, Kerry complained to National Public Radio, "They shut a newspaper that belongs to a legitimate voice in Iraq."

There is a special place in hell with Kerry's name on it

Sounds like Kerry is trying to appeal to the Deanies

I HOPE there is an audio tape copy of this

84 posted on 04/07/2004 8:02:46 AM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

85 posted on 04/07/2004 8:03:55 AM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: Carl/NewsMax
J f'n: "Defeating Bush is more important than protecting America."
86 posted on 04/07/2004 8:03:57 AM PDT by There's millions of'em (Kerry sold the POWs to NVN for $2 million each, plus a finder's fee.)
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To: Samwise
Where can I get that bumper sticker?
87 posted on 04/07/2004 8:04:55 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
So, Kerry thinks an Iraqi agent and killer who is advocating the violent ouster of the United States and freedom from Iraq is a legitimate voice?

Kerry is not ill-informed or stupid. He is a hazard to America. In saner times, there would be no way he would even be in this Presidential contest.

But these are not "saner times".

88 posted on 04/07/2004 8:05:09 AM PDT by Gritty ("to Progressives there are no enemies, just friends with unacknowledged grievances -Mark Steyn)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Kerry is a product of the swimmer ted kennedy and tank man ducocass.
What a parade to follow. The shovel man for the dimocrat parade.
89 posted on 04/07/2004 8:05:58 AM PDT by hgro
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To: Carl/NewsMax
John F Kerry is a perfect democrat.
90 posted on 04/07/2004 8:06:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: Cobra64; SAMWolf
Foxhole freeper SAMWolf designed a bunch of them. The thread has directions for printing your own. Enjoy!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1084518/posts
91 posted on 04/07/2004 8:07:23 AM PDT by Samwise (Kerry uses a lot of words and a convoluted sentence structure to say absolutely nothing.)
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To: Trust but Verify
OMG, why doesn't Kerry just grab a grenade launcher and join these 'insurgents'? He certainly couldn't do any more damage to the fighting men in Iraq than he is with his mouth. This guy is a threat to our national security.

I agree .... I just ... I just ..... I just .... can't believe ..... he said that. What friggin idiot.

I hope Rush L. NAILS HIS A$$ TO THE WALL for stating this.

I'm stills stunned over this. Who the hell side is this guy on.

hawk

92 posted on 04/07/2004 8:08:59 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"Well, let me . . . change the term legitimate. It belongs to a voice — because he has clearly taken on a far more radical tone in recent days and aligned himself with both Hamas and Hezbollah, which is a sort of terrorist alignment."

"Sort of a terrorist alignment"? So is Kerry saying that he's not really sure if Hamas and Hezbollah are really terrorists? This guy is a complete boob! I'm scared to think what this world would become if this terrorist appeaser got into the White House. That whole paragraph shows that he doesn't have a clue and doesn't belong anywhere near a position of power.

93 posted on 04/07/2004 8:09:27 AM PDT by Reagan is King (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
This Kerrrrrry guy has really made himself toast now...

I love the smell of napalm in the morning...
94 posted on 04/07/2004 8:09:59 AM PDT by AFPhys (My Passion review: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1089021/posts?page=13#13)
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To: AFPhys
Do you think the lamestream media will pick up on these crazy comments?
95 posted on 04/07/2004 8:11:02 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Carl/NewsMax
In the next breath, however, the White House hopeful caught himself and quickly changed direction

Who'd a thunk?

96 posted on 04/07/2004 8:11:38 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: rintense; Eva
You are a terrorist appeaser and will NOT gain any credibility with ANYONE by saying this Sadr nut has a legit voice- especially since he wants to kill American soldiers.

Yup... as Eva said ... "Kerry returns to his roots."

97 posted on 04/07/2004 8:12:01 AM PDT by AFPhys (My Passion review: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1089021/posts?page=13#13)
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To: AFPhys
How are you?

How you can keep sane in Ithaca, I do not know. Thanks for being a voice of reason!

98 posted on 04/07/2004 8:12:29 AM PDT by Fury
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

John Kerry's legitimate voices (I'm sure he likes Tom Hayden too).

Muqtada al-Sadr:

"There is no use for demonstrations, as your enemy loves to terrify and suppress opinions, and despises peoples."

"I ask you not to resort to demonstrations because they have become a losing card and we should seek other ways, terrorize your enemy, as we cannot remain silent over its violations."

"Americans use sick soldiers to spread disease inside the Iraqi society."

"[T]he departure of Saddam was supposed to be followed by freedom and democracy. It is not desirable that a small devil will go to be followed by a larger devil. The mistake is not the departure of Saddam but what came after him in terms of despotism and terrorism."

99 posted on 04/07/2004 8:13:58 AM PDT by SJackson (If there were not groups like the VVAW in the US... we would have lost the war. Gen Giap memoirs)
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To: boris
No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses

Since Kerry made this statement on an NPR station, that clause will get him off the hook.

100 posted on 04/07/2004 8:13:58 AM PDT by steve-b
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