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Kerry: Bush to Pull US Troops out of Iraq Before Elections
Zaman Daily ^ | 7.16.04

Posted on 07/17/2004 11:43:29 PM PDT by ambrose

Kerry: Bush to Pull US Troops out of Iraq Before Elections

US Democratic Party presidential candidate John F. Kerry disclosed earlier today that if he wins the presidential elections on November 2, he has three conditions that would have to be met before he would pull American troops out of Iraq. In addition Kerry claims that his rival US President George W. Bush plans to withdraw American soldiers from Iraq prior to the elections.

Kerry told the Wall Street Journal that if he is elected the next president of the US he would make the decision to withdraw the troops based on the conditions on the ground, the duration of stability and the ability of the Iraqi security forces to defend their country. He did not give a definite timetable.

Kerry also alleged that Bush would withdraw 140,000 troops from Iraq in order to gain support before the elections.

White House Spokeswoman Suzy De-Francis denied Kerry's claim.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; 43; bush; iraq; kerry; kerryoniraq

1 posted on 07/17/2004 11:43:29 PM PDT by ambrose
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To: ambrose
Kerry: Bush to Pull US Troops out of Iraq Before Elections

yeah, so? isn't that what the kerrorist wants to do himself? what a pud

2 posted on 07/17/2004 11:45:38 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bush will do what is right as far as Iraq.


3 posted on 07/17/2004 11:51:00 PM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: ambrose

I hope John Kerry holds many press conferences, when he isn't delivering a stump speech, he seems to put his foot in his mouth on a regular basis. The more the reporters and the public questions him while on the road the better. John Kerry does not want to lead this country, he wants to be president


4 posted on 07/17/2004 11:52:32 PM PDT by MJY1288 ("KERRY" & "EDWARDS" ARE TWO "JOHNS" THAT NEED FLUSHING!)
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To: ambrose

And he learned about this from the Senate Intelligence Committee meetings he went to?

What? He didn't show up? Oh, I was worried for a minute....


5 posted on 07/17/2004 11:53:43 PM PDT by Watery Tart (Kerry is bin Laden's Man/Bush is Mine)
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To: ambrose
I've got a nice crisp Franklin that I'm quite willing to wager against a couple of cold beers that our Armed Forces (G-d Bless 'Em!) will be in Iraq somewhat past the date of the Presidential election.

Or, in other words, al-Qerry is STILL, by this stupid comment, demonstrating that he is every bit as replete with solidified excrement as he has been throughout his adult life.

Humming ''Just A Gigolo'' to m'self and wondering if there's a verse in that tune that deals with self-serving morons.

FReegards to all!

6 posted on 07/17/2004 11:54:40 PM PDT by SAJ (Buy 1 NGH05 7.50 call, Sell 3 NGH05 11.00 calls against, for $800-1000 net credit OB. Stone lock.)
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To: ambrose
He did not give a definite timetable.

Kerry is making this up as he goes along. What a phony!

7 posted on 07/17/2004 11:57:25 PM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: ambrose

In effect he is accusing Bush of playing politics and intending to withdraw the troops from Iraq before the election. This implies that he feels it is wrong to withdraw them. He then talks about the conditions he will require before withdrawing troops from Iraq if he is elected, even though he says Budh will have already withdrawn them before the election. Just how stupid does Kerry think the American public is? And why doesn't the media point out the total absurdity of his espousing policies on a situation he claims will not exist as if it has earth-shattering importance?


8 posted on 07/17/2004 11:57:32 PM PDT by Poodlebrain
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To: InvisibleChurch
.....somewhere near Fallujosuldad,

"Yes, terrorist brethren. Now is the time to step up our attacks on the infidel. When he leaves, as our friend Kerry in America told us, we will claim it is because of us."

The above is the signal the schmuck Kerry is sending to the bad guys. His treasonous trap will cause the death of several servicemen.
9 posted on 07/18/2004 12:00:07 AM PDT by CondiArmy
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To: ambrose

Kerry said it, it MUST be a lie. Like everything else he says


10 posted on 07/18/2004 12:02:16 AM PDT by GeronL (wketchup.com........................www.bushcountryketchup.com)
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To: Reagan Man

he's playing political games with our national security.


11 posted on 07/18/2004 12:03:00 AM PDT by ambrose (Kerry is endorsed by the Communist Party USA)
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To: Poodlebrain

Exactly, the statements are illogical


12 posted on 07/18/2004 12:04:29 AM PDT by GeronL (wketchup.com........................www.bushcountryketchup.com)
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To: ambrose

"Kerry told the Wall Street Journal that if he is elected the next president of the US he would make the decision to withdraw the troops based on the conditions on the ground, the duration of stability and the ability of the Iraqi security forces to defend their country. He did not give a definite timetable."

Exactly what Bush is going to do.


13 posted on 07/18/2004 12:08:50 AM PDT by dandi ("The curtains flew and then he appeared, sayin' 'Don't be afraid.'")
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To: ambrose
>>>he's playing political games with our national security.

That too!

Nothing is off limits to the Librats this time around. Absolutley nothing. They've been out of power for so long, they will lie, cheat, defraud, steal, fabricate, distort, twist and obfuscate any issue if it means they can garner one additional vote. And they'll appeal to the ignorant, the cowardly and the just plain emotionally dumb in America to assure their goal is secured.

14 posted on 07/18/2004 12:11:29 AM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: ambrose
Are the Turks embellishing a bit? Oddly, the WSJ interview doesn't mention the 140,000 figure:

WSJ: I saw [Delaware Sen.] Joe Biden say the other day he thought Bush in effect was moving towards cut and run.

KERRY: "I've heard that said by many people."

WSJ: Do you expect him to draw troops down this fall?

KERRY: "I'd put nothing past them. I have no idea what they're going to do. But I'm prepared for any political move."

15 posted on 07/18/2004 12:19:50 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: ambrose

If anything, this puts pressure on Bush not to withdraw the troops even he wanted to. Kerry would be calling Bush a moron for doing it. What a putz.


16 posted on 07/18/2004 12:23:59 AM PDT by virgil
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To: ambrose

The Dim's strategy is to accuse GW of doing what they fear the most, and then the White House has to deny it. The Dim's were afraid that Cheney would be replaced by a more "attactive" person. All of a sudden, Bush to replace Cheney rumors started and the White House had to deny it.

Now, they're afraid of a troop withdrawal before the election. So, they claim GW is going to bring the troops (or at least some) home before the election as a ploy and the White House denies it.

If there's a change, for any reason, to either Cheney running or decreasing troop levels, the Dim's will call GW a flip-flopper, etc.


17 posted on 07/18/2004 12:32:44 AM PDT by Sapper26 (In Europe will it be called Celsius 488.3?)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Well, Kerry may be right.

But if they are withdrawn from Iraq before the election, it would only be because they had moved to IRAN!!!


18 posted on 07/18/2004 12:36:03 AM PDT by datura (The Difference Between a Democrat and a Communist Is????)
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To: ambrose

uh .... if Bush pulls the troops out BEFORE the election, there will be no troops for Kerry to pull out AFTER the election. Sheesh ....


19 posted on 07/18/2004 12:39:41 AM PDT by RightField (The older you get . . . the older "old" is !)
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To: ambrose
This is about the funniest thing I've read lately.

Kerry is spinning so fast, he's about to corkscrew himself into the ground.

The Michael Moore-ons who we see protesting the war are demanding that we pull ALL troops out of Iraq NOW! These leftist loonies are now left with the conundrum that (according to Kerry himself) it is BUSH that will get the troops OUT OF IRAQ sooner than Kerry would. LOL

So now what is Kerry going to say to these nuts? "Vote for me! I'm going to keep our boys and girls over there longer than Bush!" ???

This is going to be a fun campaign.

:-)

20 posted on 07/18/2004 12:48:18 AM PDT by GLDNGUN (.)
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To: ambrose

Let's see, in the world according to the dems, this is going to happen after GWB's "October surprise" of Osama Ben Laden. We've heard that scenario, too.


21 posted on 07/18/2004 1:05:09 AM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: ambrose

Kerry has no plan.


22 posted on 07/18/2004 3:19:17 AM PDT by Fenris6
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To: ambrose

Excuse me, I thought that I was on Free Republic, not MoveOn.org.


23 posted on 07/18/2004 3:25:31 AM PDT by garylmoore (Looking forward to the day when I can chat with Him.)
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To: MJY1288

"John Kerry does not want to lead this country, he wants to be president."

That my friend should be the commercial that Bush runs for the next 100 days. You summed it up beautifully. Hope you do not mind, that is my new tagline.


24 posted on 07/18/2004 3:33:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("John Kerry does not want to lead this country, he wants to be president.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I think my tag line says it all.


25 posted on 07/18/2004 3:43:44 AM PDT by eastforker (Maybe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure what I said is what I meant_John Kerry)
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To: ambrose
Kerry also alleged that Bush would withdraw 140,000 troops from Iraq in order to gain support before the elections.

That's it. Proof once again the man is insane and not fit to be president.

26 posted on 07/18/2004 3:53:16 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: ambrose

Perhaps Kerry should encourage our troups to scratch themselves 3 times and return home with multiple Purple Hearts? Worked for him.


27 posted on 07/18/2004 4:35:11 AM PDT by Theo (homeschooling: small class sizes, effective discipline, healthy socialization, family values ...)
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To: ambrose

I am so waiting for the debates


28 posted on 07/18/2004 4:42:36 AM PDT by Gone_Postal (government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take it away)
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To: ambrose

Wow, this Kerry guy is shameless. He votes against supporting the troops. Says Bush is doing it all wrong in Iraq. Then Kerry takes all of Bush's positions on when and under what conditions we will pull out of Iraq and calls them his own.


29 posted on 07/18/2004 4:46:31 AM PDT by BJungNan (RELEASE THE CELEBRITY HATE TAPES)
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To: BJungNan

He is certainly shameless. It is so obvious that he is using these fabricated comments for political gain and then he has the nerve to say "I'd put nothing past them. I have no idea what they're going to do. But I'm prepared for any political move." Sheesh!


30 posted on 07/18/2004 4:55:06 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: RockinRight

Pulling out looking good ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1173580/posts


Dims deeply saddened, Kerry very worried. Good for America, bad for Kerry.


31 posted on 07/18/2004 5:00:17 AM PDT by snooker
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To: datura

"But if they are withdrawn from Iraq before the election, it would only be because they had moved to IRAN!!!"

LOL! Not a bad idea, that...

In the meantime- I hate to bust Kerry's balloon...but my son is active duty- just returned from Iraq in February...and they're training to go back this fall...


32 posted on 07/18/2004 5:08:36 AM PDT by SE Mom
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To: ambrose

kerry is just amusement until Nov. 3


33 posted on 07/18/2004 5:17:17 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Kerry is definitely a "pud", but more than that he is a two-faced liar and an anti-American one at that. He has ridden the coattails of others plus the wealth of his ex-wives and has achieved nothing on his own.

If Kerry was a Republican, the press would have a field day with his lack of achievements.

34 posted on 07/18/2004 5:31:46 AM PDT by gramho12 (We will not falter, we will not fail)
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To: ambrose

This story is pure BS....if Bush was withdrawing 140,000 troops before the election, he would be doing it right now....it would be a logistical nightmare to wait...no way it could happen...it took over 3 months to swap-out OIF 1 to OIF 2 and that was just reinforcements, not complete troop withdrawal.........


35 posted on 07/18/2004 5:43:06 AM PDT by mystery-ak (*They are all Pat Tillman's*........Rush)
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To: GLDNGUN

Yeah, it's amusing to watch a left-winger pretend he's not, in order to get elected.


36 posted on 07/18/2004 5:52:13 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: ambrose
Headlines on October 31 2004:

"Resistance in Iraq ends"

"Syria admits having Sadaam's WMD,
will turn over to coalition forces"

"OBL skeletal remains found"

"Kerry accuses Bush of playing politics with the War on Terror"

37 posted on 07/18/2004 5:59:46 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: ambrose
Kerry told the Wall Street Journal that if he is elected the next president of the US he would make the decision to withdraw the troops based on the conditions on the ground, the duration of stability and the ability of the Iraqi security forces to defend their country. He did not give a definite timetable

Keep digging. There's got to be a pony in there somewhere.

38 posted on 07/18/2004 6:03:29 AM PDT by Bernard (Let Freedom Reign)
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To: All
if he is elected the next president of the US he would make the decision to withdraw the troops based on the conditions on the ground, the duration of stability and the ability of the Iraqi security forces to defend their countr
We've already got a president who will do that. Oh, and thanks for not voting to fund the troops, a-hole.
George W. Bush will be reelected by a margin of at least ten per cent

39 posted on 07/18/2004 6:24:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: ambrose; mhking

I'll keep the troops in and Bush will pull them out so I am the hawk??????????? This is an outright lie aimed at the so-called independents. Note to mhking, this guy isn't fit to be even a dogcatcher.


40 posted on 07/18/2004 9:12:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
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To: ambrose

Kerry is a crack smoking chimp.


41 posted on 07/18/2004 9:16:08 AM PDT by ShandaLear (John actually picked John before he picked John.)
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To: Poodlebrain
This is blatent political gamesmanship by Kerry. If Bush pulls out the troops prior to election, Kerry will say it was done for political considerations. If he does not get the troops out by election time Kerry will claim that the war is dragging on and Bush has no exit strategy.

Kerry has no real ideas or capacity for leadership so he engages in political posturing.

42 posted on 07/18/2004 9:24:27 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: ShandaLear

So, Kerry's campaign message is: don't vote for Bush because he did what we want him to do? This sounds like Beavis and Butthead politics. And Kerry is both.


43 posted on 07/18/2004 9:35:31 AM PDT by hobson
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To: Watery Tart

I'm sitting here laughing at your reply. You are so right and the press will give him a pass on this as well as everything else.


45 posted on 07/18/2004 10:26:41 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Reagan Man

Kerry is desperate. He has pollsters telling him the truth, unlike the claptrap coming from CBS and the LA Times, etc. He knows he's in trouble. He'll do or say anything to bring GW down between now and Nov. If it gives aid and comfort to the enemy and costs American lives, in his mind that's just tough.


46 posted on 07/18/2004 10:29:02 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Ah, another psychological term for what RATs are up to. Transference! Kerry attributes to Bush his own faulty behavior and utter lack of character.


47 posted on 07/18/2004 10:31:21 AM PDT by hershey
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To: ambrose
One minute he says Bush is going to pull out all troops, in the next he says Bush is going to draft troops...

Throw Kerry another fish.

48 posted on 10/13/2004 2:58:15 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: ambrose
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, left, gestures after speaking to the congregation at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Miami. The Rev. Gaston E. Smith, pastor of the church, is at right. (AP Photo/Carl Juste, Pool)

Get a load of this clown. He's a New Age space cadet. 
No one would seriously trust him with military decisions.

49 posted on 10/13/2004 3:15:49 AM PDT by dennisw (Gd is against Amelek for all generations.)
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