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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.
yeah, so? isn't that what the kerrorist wants to do himself? what a pud
Bush will do what is right as far as Iraq.
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
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....
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!
Kerry is making this up as he goes along. What a phony!
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he will require before withdrawing troops from Iraq if he is elected, even though he says Budh will have already withdrawn them before the election.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?
Kerry said it, it MUST be a lie. Like everything else he says
he's playing political games with our national security.
Exactly, the statements are illogical
"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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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!!!
uh .... if Bush pulls the troops out BEFORE the election, there will be no troops for Kerry to pull out AFTER the election. Sheesh ....
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.
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.
Kerry has no plan.
Excuse me, I thought that I was on Free Republic, not MoveOn.org.
"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.
I think my tag line says it all.
That's it. Proof once again the man is insane and not fit to be president.
Perhaps Kerry should encourage our troups to scratch themselves 3 times and return home with multiple Purple Hearts? Worked for him.
I am so waiting for the debates
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.
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!
Pulling out looking good ...
Dims deeply saddened, Kerry very worried. Good for America, bad for Kerry.
"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...
kerry is just amusement until Nov. 3
If Kerry was a Republican, the press would have a field day with his lack of achievements.
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.........
Yeah, it's amusing to watch a left-winger pretend he's not, in order to get elected.
"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"
Keep digging. There's got to be a pony in there somewhere.
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 countrWe'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
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.
Kerry is a crack smoking chimp.
Kerry has no real ideas or capacity for leadership so he engages in political posturing.
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.
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.
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.
Ah, another psychological term for what RATs are up to. Transference! Kerry attributes to Bush his own faulty behavior and utter lack of character.
Throw Kerry another fish.
Get a load of this clown. He's a New Age space cadet.
No one would seriously trust him with military decisions.