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Nervous Kerry to Dems: "Go Easy on Rumsfeld"; Repsonse: "Why are you trying to F**K me on this?" ^ | 5/7/04 |

Posted on 05/07/2004 5:16:45 AM PDT by crushkerry

John Kerry burned the midnight oil on the phone with Democrat members of the Senate Armed Services Committee last night. He pleaded with them to go lightly on Donald Rumsfeld when the Secretary of Defense appears before them today at around noon. Rumsfeld is scheduled to answer their questions about allegations of abuse by US soldiers against Iraqi prisoners and the ensuing investigation.

The photos of those alleged cases of abuse have enraged the Arab world. And Democrat bigs on the Armed Services Committee have called for Rumsfled’s head.

But according to our source inside the Kerry campaign, John Kerry badly wants the issue to go away. Kerry fears the longer the issue stays in the news, the greater the likelihood his controversial accusations of war crimes committed by US soldiers in Vietnam – including his own – will become an ancillary issue in the campaign for President. “The 9-11 Commission is already going to discredit Bush in their report. If we push things too far, there is bound to be a backlash,” our source told us. “Tonight’s cable news talk shows were proof. Virtually every one of them ran footage of John Kerry in 1971 trashing his fellow veterans and admitting atrocities.”

Our source told us that the Democrat Senate Caucus had originally planned to “rake Rumsfeld over the coals” at today’s hearing, but that Kerry wanted them to tone it down. Kerry had heated phone conversations with at least two key Democrats on the Armed Services Committee, demanding to know of one, “Why are you trying to f—k me on this?”

No word yet on whether Kerry was successful in persuading his fellow Democrats to go easy on Rumsfeld or not. I guess we’ll just have to stay tuned to the hearings.

TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fword; iraqipow; kerry; rumsfeld; sasc; warcrimes
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To: crushkerry
Will you keep your screen-name after it comes true?
21 posted on 05/07/2004 5:27:05 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (From each according to his inability, to each according to his misdeeds - DNC Motto)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Yes, I smell Hillary Clinton.
22 posted on 05/07/2004 5:27:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crushkerry
Me thinks that flipflop Kerry hears the a fat lady wearing a pants suit warming up in the background.
23 posted on 05/07/2004 5:27:38 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I hope I have that dilema.
24 posted on 05/07/2004 5:28:41 AM PDT by crushkerry (Visit to see John Kerry's positions filleted - and to see our lovely spokesmodel))
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To: crushkerry
25 posted on 05/07/2004 5:28:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: The G Man
I think John Q. Public is actually a bit resentful of all the media coverage of this prisoner abuse story.

John Q Public has already been indoctrinated - my husband's son-in-law made the following statement last night, "Seems like just about everything has gone wrong since Bush became president".

I pointed out that 9/11 would have happened if Daffy Duck had been president, that it had been planned long before Bush was elected.

26 posted on 05/07/2004 5:28:57 AM PDT by mombonn
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To: crushkerry
But according to our source inside the Kerry campaign...Our source told us that...

Before taking this too seriously, we need to know is any more reliable than DEBKA.

27 posted on 05/07/2004 5:29:16 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: redlipstick
ROFLOL! Hillary's knives in the back are coming early.
28 posted on 05/07/2004 5:29:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
"I want to know whose names are on Saddam's money for oil list."

I wouldn't be surprised if Baghdad Jim McDermott's name was there.

29 posted on 05/07/2004 5:29:24 AM PDT by sauropod ("I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. You will service US.")
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To: babaloo
Anyone who has seen the Kerry piece from the Dick Cavett show in 1971 would be repulsed. Kerry was the same then as he is now - a pompus, smarmy, nauseating personality who obviously believes he is a superior being. Back then he had the same habit of talking down to an interviewer, with that same phony Boston Brahmin accent and manner - even though he really isn't a Boston Brahmin. Just another fabrication in the Kerry portfolio that includes his "valorous" service in SEA. He is a bugout artist on the level of Bill Clinton, minus the Bill Clinton Good Old Southern Boy cunning and charm. He is a lying dolt, in other words.
30 posted on 05/07/2004 5:29:26 AM PDT by astounded
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To: freeangel
Would that be butchering innocent women and children as opposed to "humiliating" the terrorists?

I'm not condoning mistreatment of prisoners, but its hard for me to have much sympathy for people who are in league with those who slaughtered 3,000 of our people on Sept. 11th. Those men, women, and children were doing nothing more than peacefully living their lives, and the barbarians killed them for no sane reason. Excuse me if I weep for our own before I shed too many salt tears for those who support the murderers.

31 posted on 05/07/2004 5:29:53 AM PDT by chimera
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To: kcvl
Is this for real?

Apparently so.

These questions have really dogged Kerry and the rumor is that he is coming apart at the seams.

The questions posed about the perceived democrat insurgency in congress are beginning to grow legs and Kerry believes it is reflecting on the campaign. he still refuses to blame himself and is blaming congressional behavior.

I note that Kennedy has been fairly silent. This speaks volumes.

32 posted on 05/07/2004 5:29:58 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs)
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To: mrtysmm
Kerry is the last person Rummy wants backing him.

Me thinks this is BS.
33 posted on 05/07/2004 5:30:40 AM PDT by Delta 21 (MKC USCG - ret)
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To: redlipstick
I have read this morning Chucky Schumer has said the call for Rumsfelds head is premature. Now it makes sense.
34 posted on 05/07/2004 5:30:57 AM PDT by normy (Just cause you think you can box, doesn't mean you're ready to climb in the ring with Ali.)
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To: Poohbah
If Senator Clinton takes the lead in castigating the SECDEF, then I would advise Senator Kerry to not fly on light aircraft, or to accept any invitations to Fort Marcy Park...

Nah Hillary won't do anything to him, just his "prostate cancer" will flair up again.

35 posted on 05/07/2004 5:31:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: winodog
You would think someone is writing this script.

Her ghostwriter is.
36 posted on 05/07/2004 5:31:19 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: crushkerry; Tijeras_Slim
Might I suggest a post-November name of crushedkerry?
37 posted on 05/07/2004 5:32:35 AM PDT by EllaMinnow (How many times can a flip flop flip before it completely flops and flips out?)
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To: astounded
ompus, smarmy, nauseating personality who obviously believes he is a superior being

Isn't that the truth?! Putrid little prick.

38 posted on 05/07/2004 5:32:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: wirestripper
Rumsfield is going to APOLOGIZE to CONGRESS TODAY. I think I am going to VOMIT!!!
39 posted on 05/07/2004 5:33:35 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crushkerry
Ann Compton on ABC radio news just said something SO politically incorrect! She said some lawmakers on Capitol Hill were calling for Rumsfield's "scalp".
40 posted on 05/07/2004 5:33:42 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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