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Ensign blasts Kennedy over Iraq comments
http://www.krnv.com ^ | May 12 2004 | KRNV

Posted on 05/12/2004 3:31:49 PM PDT by stylin_geek

Nevada Senator John Ensign blasted Democrat Ted Kennedy for his "shameful" statements likening US soldiers to Saddam Hussein's torturous regime.

The Nevada Republican was commenting on a statement credited to Senator Kennedy Tuesday. Kennedy is quoted as saying, "Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management: U.S. management."

Ensign believes Kennedy crossed the line with his comments and called on Kennedy to retract them immediately. "To express disappointment or anger over what has occurred at Abu Ghraib prison is one thing. To put American servicemen and women in the same category as one of the most evil and bloodthirsty regimes in modern history is reprehensible."

Ensign said it is appalling that anyone would make those kind of comparisons, let alone a US Senator. "I'm disgusted and ashamed that such a comment would be made by anyone, in any setting. For it to be uttered by a United States Senator is especially shameful."

He believes Kennedy owes US service members an apology. "Senator Kennedy needs to retract that statement and apologize immediately to the men and women risking their lives in Iraq."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: appallingdems; berg; ensign; iraq; johnensign; kennedy; swimmer; tedkennedy
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Nice to see.
1 posted on 05/12/2004 3:31:49 PM PDT by stylin_geek
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To: stylin_geek
Thank him. You can get ahold of him here:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=NV

2 posted on 05/12/2004 3:33:34 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: stylin_geek
Yes -- another Republican Senator weighs in against the RATs! That makes two I have seen so far -- Senator Inhofe and now Senator Ensign.

Some others better be getting their acts together and get out there to condemn these RATs and their statements!
3 posted on 05/12/2004 3:34:32 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04 -- Losing is not an Option!)
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To: stylin_geek
Don't hold your breath Senator. He will let you drown before he apologizes. (pun intended)
4 posted on 05/12/2004 3:34:59 PM PDT by fedupwithlibs
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To: gilliam
I have choice words for Kennedy, but they wouldnt make me any better than Randi Rhodes in there context.
5 posted on 05/12/2004 3:35:04 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually Voted for John Kerry before I voted against Him)
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To: PhiKapMom
Sen Graham had some very strong words today, as did Domenici.
6 posted on 05/12/2004 3:35:47 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually Voted for John Kerry before I voted against Him)
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To: aft_lizard
Thanks for the info -- I was hoping we had some more -- that's up to four! I believe the RATs once again have overplayed their hand -- how anyone can vote for these RATs is beyond me!
7 posted on 05/12/2004 3:37:08 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04 -- Losing is not an Option!)
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To: gilliam
Done, thanks for the link.
8 posted on 05/12/2004 3:37:21 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Koffi: 0, G.W. Bush: (I lost count))
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To: stylin_geek
IMO no single individual has done more harm to this country than Ted Kennedy has during his tenure in the senate.

I blame his liver.

9 posted on 05/12/2004 3:38:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: stylin_geek
Kennedy is like a box of milk that is four weeks past its expiry date. Its tastes awful and smells so bad you don't want to touch it.

Kennedy has been around way too long and its time he retires.
10 posted on 05/12/2004 3:39:18 PM PDT by conservative-m
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To: stylin_geek
Senator kennedy is frantically digging through his attic right now, looking for his neck brace. Just in case he needs the pity vote to pull his lazy, drunken a** out of the sling. He is a despicable creature who has long worn out his welcome.
11 posted on 05/12/2004 3:40:36 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: stylin_geek
I just wrote to Senator Ensign and told him that he didn't go nearly far enough. Kennedy needs to be at the very least censured for his treasonous statements. Personally, I think he should be arrested and charged with treason.
12 posted on 05/12/2004 3:40:36 PM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: stylin_geek
But of course since there is a liberal media blackout on these statements of Kennedy's, he didn't say them for all intents and purposes in the Orwellian world in which we live.
13 posted on 05/12/2004 3:41:14 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: stylin_geek
The Old Drunk needs to resign.
14 posted on 05/12/2004 3:41:56 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: PhiKapMom
"...that's up to four!"

Unfortunately, I live in Ohio so I've learned to expect very little from the Rinos Voinovich and DeWine. They like the good-ol'-boy perks too much to make waves.
15 posted on 05/12/2004 3:42:30 PM PDT by Socratic (Yes, there is method in the madness.)
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To: stylin_geek
Hey, a man who kills a woman and walks away to become senator for life obviously doesn't have to apologize to anyone for anything. It's called "Getting away with murder".
16 posted on 05/12/2004 3:42:50 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: stylin_geek
Fat chance in the swimmer ever apologizing for any thing.


17 posted on 05/12/2004 3:42:56 PM PDT by LuigiBasco
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To: stylin_geek
If he thinks this mutt is going to apologise he has another thing coming. Kennedy is a mentally unstable drunk who shouldn`t be in office, should have been kicked out long ago right after driving that car into the water, and who if you remember had no problem betraying his country by telling the world Iraq was a farce. And this guy has been Senator how long? 40+ years? Whatever crack the people in Mass are smoking, they better start taking a hard look in the mirror and ask themselves what country never mind what state this psychotic represents, because it sure as hell ain`t the US.
18 posted on 05/12/2004 3:43:32 PM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (Still waiting for the protests against terrorism)
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To: skeeter
I curse his liver.
19 posted on 05/12/2004 3:45:44 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: stylin_geek
Edward M. Kennedy is fat, drunk and stupid. He should have been drummed out of the Senate thirty-five years ago, when the incident occurred at Chappaquaddick. And if his two brothers had not died by assassination, he would have been removed. An odd sympathy had grown up around the name, and Teddy was the recipient of that sympathy. The residual effect of that sympathy is to excuse Teddy from responsibility in ANY sphere, even today, no matter how outrageous a statement he might make. The man is just plain pig-mean.

John Belushi gotten old. But without the talent.
20 posted on 05/12/2004 3:47:55 PM PDT by alloysteel
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To: gilliam
I sent him a thank you note.....thanks for the reminder and for making it easy.
21 posted on 05/12/2004 3:49:41 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: skeeter
Kennedy is saying similar things to what Kerry said during Vietnam. Calling our military men and women murderers etc.
22 posted on 05/12/2004 3:51:32 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage
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To: Frank_Discussion
I curse his liver.

What can stop it?

23 posted on 05/12/2004 3:51:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: McGavin999
Kennedy and O.J. have that one thing in common...you
said it right....Jake
24 posted on 05/12/2004 3:54:28 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: All
I wonder if there is a way to boycott the entire State of Mass until they vote this POS Kennedy out..... as well as his buddies!
25 posted on 05/12/2004 3:54:36 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: stylin_geek
I appreciate the link...I wrote and thanked him. Kennedy is just plain disgusting!
26 posted on 05/12/2004 3:57:12 PM PDT by deener
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To: PhiKapMom
I'd like to see some RAT senators, as well, denounce this pile of blubber for his traitorous statements.
27 posted on 05/12/2004 3:58:26 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (I was elected in AZ as an alt delegate to the Convention. I'M GOING TO NY)
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To: Doug Loss
I too wrote Sen. Ensign, thanking him for calling on mr. kennedy to opologize. I told him not to hold his breath, as Mary Jo Kopechne tried that. I then pointed out that the terrorists that murdered Daniel Pearle, and Mr. Berg did so in a fairly quick (timewise matter), but that Mary Jo had to endure the horror of her murder for much longer because of kennedy.
28 posted on 05/12/2004 3:59:05 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: skeeter
IMO no single individual has done more harm to this country than Ted Kennedy has during his tenure in the senate. I blame his liver.

I blame the dumbasses in Mass that vote for him
29 posted on 05/12/2004 4:04:10 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: stumpy
Kind'a sounds like torture to me.
30 posted on 05/12/2004 4:07:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BossLady
Nevada Senator Zing!
31 posted on 05/12/2004 4:08:16 PM PDT by BossLady (What do your choices cost you????)
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To: stylin_geek
"Senator Kennedy needs to retract that statement and apologize immediately to the men and women risking their lives in Iraq."

Yes, he does. We should demand it.

32 posted on 05/12/2004 4:09:30 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: stylin_geek
About time. I am sick of those feminized patsies in the SENATE that are always saying, "MY GOOD FRIEND"...so and so, they don't want to criticize anyone in their CLUB. I amd happy someone takes to the air to fire at this POS (Kennedy) that calls himself a United States Senator.
33 posted on 05/12/2004 4:12:50 PM PDT by PISANO (We MUST annihilate the enemy and we must do it NOW!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
His office should be picketed with signs. There should be protestors at all of his speeches.

Easy to say from Texas.
34 posted on 05/12/2004 4:15:30 PM PDT by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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To: stylin_geek
Kudos to Senator Ensign. . .

. . .the only Republican to stand up and protest against this excuse of a man. Where are the rest of the Republicans?

Kennedy spews forth the worst foment ever; and hardly a word to Kennedy's offense. Kennedy should be made accountable. Censure him in the Senate. . .something!

Apparently his constituency does not give a rats a-- either as to the embarassment he brings to them or their home state. . .

35 posted on 05/12/2004 4:41:07 PM PDT by cricket (Liberals are a scourge . . .)
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To: stylin_geek
Kudos to Senator Ensign. . .

. . .the only Republican to stand up and protest against this excuse of a man. Where are the rest of the Republicans?

Kennedy spews forth the worst foment ever; and hardly a word to Kennedy's offense. Kennedy should be made accountable. Censure him in the Senate. . .something!

Apparently his constituency does not give a rats a-- either as to the embarassment he brings to them or their home state. . .

36 posted on 05/12/2004 4:41:20 PM PDT by cricket (Liberals are a scourge . . .)
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To: stylin_geek
Kudos to Senator Ensign. . .

. . .the only Republican to stand up and protest against this excuse of a man. Where are the rest of the Republicans?

Kennedy spews forth the worst foment ever; and hardly a word to Kennedy's offense. Kennedy should be made accountable. Censure him in the Senate. . .something!

Apparently his constituency does not give a rats a-- either as to the embarassment he brings to them or their home state. . .

37 posted on 05/12/2004 4:41:28 PM PDT by cricket (Liberals are a scourge . . .)
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To: stylin_geek
Let's be upfront about it.

Ted Kennedy is a worthless pile of shit.

redrock

38 posted on 05/12/2004 4:50:22 PM PDT by redrock ("Better a Shack in Heaven....than a Mansion in Hell"---My Grandma)
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To: redrock
Blunt, but true. LOL
39 posted on 05/12/2004 5:10:41 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: cricket

Where are the rest of the Republicans?


Afraid of offending mealy-mouthed sacks of $hit like this.

 

And I don't know why...

40 posted on 05/12/2004 5:14:46 PM PDT by Fintan ( 1950)
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To: stylin_geek
Human Whale-Liver Abuse Ping
41 posted on 05/12/2004 5:17:38 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: stylin_geek
You can call Kennedy at the expense of the NEA....1-800-839-5276.

That number gets you the US Capitol.

42 posted on 05/12/2004 5:19:42 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: McGavin999
The fat pig named his dog SPLASH.

He's beyond evil.

43 posted on 05/12/2004 5:21:16 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: All
Serious question: what propels Kennedy to make such vile statements? I stress that I mean this as a serious question and am not looking for answers of the "he's a fat dumb drunk" variety.

His defining emotion seems to be anger. Why? My only guess is that he's angry with himself in some way, but who knows? Serious suggestions seriously appreciated.
44 posted on 05/12/2004 5:36:18 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: gilliam
I did exactly that.

Thanks for the link.

45 posted on 05/12/2004 6:03:41 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Don't shoot I'm Che! I'm worth more to you alive than dead!" Che Guevara October 1967)
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To: stylin_geek
Was Ted Kennedy in Vietnam, or was that the other Senator from Massachusetts? I have trouble telling them apart. After all, they both commanded a naval vessel - except Teddy's vessel didn't float.
46 posted on 05/12/2004 6:05:57 PM PDT by Bernard
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To: stylin_geek
Of course fat teddie immediately did apoligize?
48 posted on 05/12/2004 6:11:58 PM PDT by hgro
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To: fedupwithlibs
Bet Teddy saved her panties, back in 1969.
49 posted on 05/12/2004 6:22:25 PM PDT by BOOTSTICK
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To: Carolinamom
I am kinda blunt. But I get tired of trying to be nice when discussing someone like Ted.....

redrock

50 posted on 05/12/2004 7:40:17 PM PDT by redrock ("Better a Shack in Heaven....than a Mansion in Hell"---My Grandma)
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