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Unlike Bush/Kerry, Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Has Correct Iraq Plan: Get Out-Now!
Posted on 04/15/2004 8:12:41 AM PDT by chance33_98
Unlike Bush/Kerry, Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka Has Correct Iraq Plan: Get Out - Now!
4/15/2004 7:01:00 AM
To: National Desk, Political Reporter
Contact: John Lofton, 301-873-4612 or 410-766-8591 Web: http://www.Peroutka2004.com
LAUREL, Md., April 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following statement is from Michael Anthony Peroutka, Constitution Party Presidential candidate:
"I like President Bush personally. He is a sincere man. I respect his office. But, it is becoming painfully obvious that he has no plan to get our country out of the un-Constitutional, bloody, deadly, mess going on in Iraq. In fact, Mr. Bush and John Kerry both favor putting more troops into Iraq. In his recent press conference, Mr. Bush said our troops would be in Iraq 'as long as necessary,' 'for a while,' until Iraq is 'a free country.' He said Iraqis would provide their own security 'eventually.' I strongly disagree. As President, I would move immediately to withdraw all our troops from Iraq in a way that would provide for the safety of those Iraqis who worked with us during this illegal, wrong-headed war.
"I, like President Bush, hope that the Iraqi people, and all people, will be free from tyranny. But, unlike President Bush, I realize that, Constitutionally, as President, it would not be my job to use our military to spread 'freedom' everywhere in the world. Unlike President Bush, I, as President, would realize that I had been elected President of the United States, not President of the World.
"In 1821, John Quincy Adams said, of America: 'She goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.' But, ignoring Adams' wise advice, President Bush, using our military, has gone abroad and destroyed the monster Saddam Hussein who posed no threat to the vital national security interests of our country. The result: We are bogged down in a bloody and expensive mess with no end in sight. If elected President, however, I would move immediately to end our involvement in Iraq. I am not one who believes that when you are in a hole you should not be in, you should keep digging."
KEYWORDS: constitutionparty; maroon; surrender
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posted on 04/15/2004 8:14:39 AM PDT
("HANOI JOHN KERRY" IS A MISERABLE TRAITOR)
Geez, I consider myself (note lower case) a libertarian constitutionalist.
This guy isn't living in the reality of our time. It IS national defense to seek out and destroy threats. We can no longer protect our country by having repelling armies strictly inside our own borders.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:17:00 AM PDT
(You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
I heartily disagree! We need to stay the course. It will help out in the future, pulling out will just be pulling a French!
posted on 04/15/2004 8:17:11 AM PDT
("right now western Europe is looking like a dead horse." Mark Steyn)
"We are bogged down in a bloody and expensive mess with no end in sight. If elected President, however, I would move immediately to end our involvement in Iraq. I am not one who believes that when you are in a hole you should not be in, you should keep digging."
posted on 04/15/2004 8:18:14 AM PDT
Oh great...another Paleo vs Neo conservative fight thread here at FR. Sit back and watch the insults fly. *sigh*
posted on 04/15/2004 8:18:25 AM PDT
(Martin Sheen is not my president...)
To these people I usually say, "Fine you stay home and work on making the castle walls strong. Others will take the war to the enemy. Remember the Alamo. Let's not wait to be overwhelmed."
posted on 04/15/2004 8:19:45 AM PDT
Is this guy's VP pick still a Clymer?
posted on 04/15/2004 8:20:15 AM PDT
by Constitution Day
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I despise people, regardless of their politics, when they say, "I like Bush, but"....
If they want to grind their own ax, by all means do so. Just spare us the hypocritical BS.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:21:15 AM PDT
Well, so much for the Constitution Party. If they can't figure out that this war needs to be fought, they've nothing to recommend themselves.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:22:01 AM PDT
(Voting Bush for lack of reasonable alternatives)
As President, I would move immediately to withdraw all our troops from Iraq...
Good thing there's exactly ZERO chance of that happening.
My buddy's pet rabbit has the same chance of being elected President as this tool. Then again, that darn rabbit probably has a better policy on Iraq too.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:22:30 AM PDT
(I'm not always cranky.)
Even Neal Boortz can't go along with this mindless nonsense. The most important role of government is to defend the country. Without that, nothing else matters. Bush is defending the country against terrorism by going into Afghanistan and Iraq and getting at the root problem.
I have to disagree.
For us to pull out now (hopefully things will be much better by the Nov election), the terrorists would have another victory. Our future battles would be on American soil, in the homeland, in the heartland.
Remember, Somalia and Clinton's cut-and-run emboldened bin Laden and led greatly to 9-11-01.
Another cut and run would bring more atrocities on America.
What we do need to do is finish the war in Iraq before doing the diplomatic dipsy-doodle. We didn't finish the war; the Iraqi forces went into hiding in the civilian population.
If, after we hand over governmental control, we will see whether the Iraqi Council can maintain any order and control. If they can't, then we need to reevaluate our position.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:23:53 AM PDT
(Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
Well, we could return all of our overseas troops to within our borders and build 150 foot titanium walls along the Canadian and Mexican borders and also along the coasts of the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Sucks for beach goers, but we have a constitution to protect.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:26:38 AM PDT
(My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
This is real f*cking smart! Lets start from the beginning. In January 2005, the next POTUS is going to be either
A. John Kerry or
B. George W. Bush.
Which one do YOU WANT!?
posted on 04/15/2004 8:27:10 AM PDT
(DemocRATS, Vladimir Lenin's "useful idiots".)
Living in Massachusetts, I have the luxury of voting for 3rd party candidates without increasing the likelihood of a Kerry victory. (He's going to carry Massachusetts no matter who I vote for).
I was planning on voting for the Constitutionalist Party. Guess I'll have to rethink that position now. This guy is completely out to lunch.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:27:30 AM PDT
(Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
I am so tired of these stupid 3rd parties. Waste of time. The only time a 3rd party will be viable is when the liberal wing of the Republican party takes over and we put up pro-choice candidates for president the Christian right then has a reason to walk in huge enough numbers(which many already did from the dem party).... You then can kiss this country down the toilet because the dems will have control for years to come with the conservatives split.
Most people realize that this country is a 2 party system and are very dubious of these 3rd parties that seem full of loons to begin with. They are not even a viable option to the mainstream.
"In 1821, John Quincy Adams said, of America: 'She goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.
Exactly. But Peroutka forgets that the monsters came to destroy us.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:30:30 AM PDT
by Corin Stormhands
(More people have died in Ted Kennedy's car than in this tagline.)
Moron alert. Third parties might do well if they didn't continually nominate whackjobs and crackpots nursing conspiracy theories and having no grasp at all of current events.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:30:41 AM PDT
(People should be banned for sophistry.)
If the Constitution Party or Libertarians or any other party was serious about party building and not just indulging their personal egos, they would not be running people for President. Campaigns for national office cost money. A lot of money. Even if you don't (can't) advertise.
If you want to party build, you start at the bottom and grow. If you don't have people who served at the local level or state legislature, how will they have experience in legislation that qualify them for Congress? How could they staff congressional staff posts if they don't have a party infrastructure to draw from? If they haven't served in senior legislative or mayoral posts, how could they be qualified to be governor and if they haven't served in such posts or have party members who have, how would they staff the governor appointed positions within the state administration?
These guys are not serious about party building. They are just indulging their own egos and taking a vacation from their jobs at the expense of what few donors are foolish enough to send them money.
posted on 04/15/2004 8:31:59 AM PDT
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