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What Kerry REALLY did on 9/11!!!!
NRO Corner ^

Posted on 08/05/2004 6:26:40 PM PDT by The G Man

This was posted on The Corner at NRO. Thought it worth posting here:

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WHAT KERRY DID [KJL]
Listen, he wasn't president on Sept. 11, and I am not questioning his reflexes or reactions, but it is worth noting what Kerry did do on Sept. 11, 2001. Here's what he told Larry King: "...And as I came in [to a meeting in Sen. Daschle's office], Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon..."

Kudos to Red State for finding that. And for noting: "It should be noted that the second plane hit the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m., and the plane hit the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m. By Kerry's own words, he and his fellow senators sat there for forty minutes, realizing 'nobody could think.'"


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First off, I'm going to go out on a limb and flag this as "breaking news" as it is such a GREAT, GREAT response to Kerry's nonsense about the 7 minutes Bush continued to read to those children in Florida. This was posted in The Corner over at NRO by the always great KLO.
1 posted on 08/05/2004 6:26:40 PM PDT by The G Man
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To: The G Man

bttt


2 posted on 08/05/2004 6:28:06 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Sometimes these brain cells have a mind of their own.)
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To: The G Man; Admin Moderator

That is great, but admin needs to correct the title. It's Kerry.


3 posted on 08/05/2004 6:28:12 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; PhiKapMom

FYI


4 posted on 08/05/2004 6:28:50 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: The G Man

I'll bet he hid under the table when the Pentagon was hit.


5 posted on 08/05/2004 6:29:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: The G Man

I guess he thinks nobody should ask what he was doing since he wasn't president at the time. Just a liberal U.S. senator. Good find!


6 posted on 08/05/2004 6:29:23 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Kerry criticizes Bush on 911 reaction in classroom.
7 posted on 08/05/2004 6:30:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: The G Man

What an EXCELLENT find!


8 posted on 08/05/2004 6:30:16 PM PDT by A. Morgan (If I wanted to see Horsesh!t, I could go out to the barn and see it for free.)
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To: The G Man

Kerry-Edwards cannot be trusted with our national security.


9 posted on 08/05/2004 6:30:18 PM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: The G Man

BUMP!


10 posted on 08/05/2004 6:30:24 PM PDT by finnman69
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To: The G Man
It should be noted that the second plane hit the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m., and the plane hit the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m. By Kerry's own words, he and his fellow senators sat there for forty minutes,...'"

Worth repeating---often.

11 posted on 08/05/2004 6:31:09 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Kerry? The "War Hero"?

Doing a 'Bernie Shaw'?

Nawwwwwwwwwwwwww...

12 posted on 08/05/2004 6:31:09 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: The G Man
...he and his fellow senators sat there for forty minutes, realizing 'nobody could think.'"....

Nothing unusual there.

13 posted on 08/05/2004 6:31:24 PM PDT by Radix (John Kerry reported to sick bay for a band aid or a medal, and surprise, he got both.)
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To: The G Man

Another-example-of-why-liberalism-is-a-brain-disease BUMP!


14 posted on 08/05/2004 6:31:44 PM PDT by ILBBACH
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To: The G Man

HUGE HUGE HUGE. Bush reascted in 7 minutes, Kerry took 40.


15 posted on 08/05/2004 6:31:50 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: The G Man

Shameless self-promo ...

http://www.vandelay.com/2004/08/blogger-nails-kerry-on-had-i-been.html


16 posted on 08/05/2004 6:32:37 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: The G Man
Partial LKL transcript......

KING: Where were you on 9/11?

HEINZ KERRY: You know, it's very interesting. I landed at National Airport less than 12 hours before, coming from Pennsylvania, where I was doing a prescription drugs thing -- meeting. And I came in from Pittsburgh, landed at National, and that's the last time I landed at National for quite a while.

KING: How'd you hear about it?

HEINZ KERRY: I was at home in Washington. I had just come in and I got a call...

KERRY: I think I called.

HEINZ KERRY: And they said, look at the TV. I looked at the TV and I couldn't believe it.

KING: Where were you?

KERRY: I was in the Capitol. We'd just had a meeting -- we'd just come into a leadership meeting in Tom Daschle's office, looking out at the Capitol. And as I came in, Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon. And then word came from the White House, they were evacuating, and we were to evacuate, and so we immediately began the evacuation.

HEINZ KERRY: You walked out with John McCain, didn't you?

KERRY: Yes.

KING: You and what?

HEINZ KERRY: He and John walked out together.

KING: He and John McCain walked out -- what did you think?

Did you think...

(CROSSTALK)

KERRY: I knew instantaneously...

KING: Clinton said he though bin Laden.

KERRY: I knew instantaneously with the first. I'm a pilot, and I looked at the weather, and it's what we call in pilot lingo CAVU, ceiling and visibility unlimited. And I knew that that plane did not fly into that building accidentally, as people were speculating. It just doesn't happen, could not, under those circumstances. So I knew it was deliberate, whether it was suicide, whether it was something -- I couldn't tell. When the second plane hit, it was obvious to the world.

And as we went out of the building, my immediately feeling was, we're at war. I mean, that was the sense, that we are under attack. People are attacking the United States of America and we needed to respond.

KING: Were you scared?

KERRY: No, I wasn't scared, I was angry. I was very angry.

KING: Were you scared?

HEINZ KERRY: I was a little scared, actually. Understand, first of all, it was hard to comprehend. But, actually, I remember how I was told. My son, Christopher, had left that morning from New York, and he lived nearby -- at 6:00 in the morning to go to a meeting in Carolina, somewhere. And when he landed -- when he got off the plane, he called me.

He said -- he was in the airport. He said, mom, mom, look. And several of his friends from college lived and worked around the American Express, and he got panicked, because his friends were being killed.

KING: We're out of time.

KERRY: And my daughter called, also, she lived right near there.

KING: Oh, really?

KERRY: And she was there and she called me, hysterical, from the phone booth, saying, Dad, what's happening?

KING: See a lot of you, John.

KERRY: We will. Thank you.

KING: Teresa.

HEINZ KERRY: Thanks very much.

17 posted on 08/05/2004 6:32:48 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: The G Man

He (Kerry) could not think...

That is exactly why this superficial, arrogant, and therefore dangerous man cannot be President.

His egocentric nature would prevent him from taking a leadership role in a critical situation.

If it's not about him, then he cannot handle it.


18 posted on 08/05/2004 6:32:55 PM PDT by eleni121 (Thank God fo John Ashcroft: Four more years!)
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To: The G Man

Get it to Drudge!


19 posted on 08/05/2004 6:33:10 PM PDT by Solamente
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To: The G Man

Meanwhile, of course, the President handled things very well. He thought about the kids he was with, knowing he couldn't take action during that five minutes. He also understood that the cameras were rolling, and so his demeanor was critically important to the nation and world at large.

When the time was right, they left and did what had to be done. Every subsequent event was handled coolly and with remarkable resolve.

And Kerry couldn't think.

I want a Commander-in-Chief who knows how to make decisions under pressure.

Thank God we have one, and have a clear opportunity to keep it that way.


20 posted on 08/05/2004 6:33:12 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: The G Man
I REPEAT....GEORGE BUSH WAS NOT READING THAT DAMN BOOK!!! THE TEACHER WAS READING!!!!! AND THE TEACHER, A SELF-PROCLAIMED DEMOCRAT HAS APPLAUDED THE PRESIDENT FOR THE WAY HE HANDLED THE MOMENT, WITHOUT ALARMING THE CHILDREN.

`Everytime I hear critics and John Kerry say the president sat there and read for 7 minutes, I want to scream!!!

And great heaping kudos for finding out how John Kerry, in his own words, reacted to 9-ll.

21 posted on 08/05/2004 6:33:14 PM PDT by YaYa123 (@Chris Mathews Is A Total Jerk.com)
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To: The G Man

Kerry on Sept. 12, 2001 by CNN:

And Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, called the attacks "a declaration of war" that "demands a forceful response."

Added Kerry, "I have no doubt in my mind it's Osama Bin Laden."

"It's very much in keeping with the threats he has made," Kerry said. "The intelligence community has known all summer they have building up for some kind of attack."

Kerry said a number of attempted attacks, or plans for attacks, have been "thwarted" this summer. He said he was briefed by CIA Director George Tenet on this a few weeks ago.

KERRY KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND DID NOTHING!!!


22 posted on 08/05/2004 6:33:25 PM PDT by tuckrdout (I am here because abortion use to be illegal.)
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To: The G Man
right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon

Does kerry have eyes IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD?????

23 posted on 08/05/2004 6:33:53 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I'll bet he hid under the table when the Pentagon was hit.

Shiite, he's French...he was under the table long before the Pentagon got hit.

Come to think of it, he may have popped his head out for a couple of seconds to cheer when he heard the Pentagon took a hit.

24 posted on 08/05/2004 6:33:58 PM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: The G Man

What did Kerry the brave warrior do 'after sitting in shock for 40 min'? I'll bet he got on his cell phone called his limo driver & headed to the country place in Pennsylvania.


25 posted on 08/05/2004 6:34:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: The G Man

Nobody should expect the liberal media to point that out.


26 posted on 08/05/2004 6:34:03 PM PDT by youngtory ("The tired, old, corrupt Liberal party is cornered like an angry rat"-Stephen Harper)
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To: The G Man

One of his handlers has already come out and said that Kerry's remark was made "off the cuff" in answer to a question posed by someone in the audience. Believe W is speaking to this same group tomorrow?


28 posted on 08/05/2004 6:35:39 PM PDT by sarasota
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"Is there a REAL MAN around to check out the Pentagon? Rumsfeld? Good--SEND HIM!"


29 posted on 08/05/2004 6:36:08 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: The G Man

I saw what John Kerry did on 9/11. Did any of you see 60 Minutes II on the first anniversary of 9/11 when Scott Pelley had an exclusive interview with President Bush about 9/11? I distinctly remember seeing John Kerry Hurrying down the steps of the Capitol while looking up at the sky. I swear....I have no idea why I remember that scene, but it has stuck in my mind.


30 posted on 08/05/2004 6:37:50 PM PDT by nightowl
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To: The G Man

Was Kerry wounded during the attack on the Pentagon?


31 posted on 08/05/2004 6:38:05 PM PDT by ALASKA (For every victim of terrorism, we should take out ten family members of the responsible terrorist.)
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To: Jewels1091
Does kerry have eyes IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD?????

Nah he is just like that girl in "The Exorcist" with the head spinning thing.

32 posted on 08/05/2004 6:38:07 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ense et aratro! "Lady Snuggles of the Lethal Yew")
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To: The G Man

A truly wonderful find. Kerry is such a POS.


33 posted on 08/05/2004 6:39:40 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: The G Man

I sent this to Drudge


34 posted on 08/05/2004 6:40:16 PM PDT by woofie ( I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: The G Man

Wow, what were the odds? He was actually in the Senate chambers that day instead of...wherever he was 90% of the time as the Senator from Mass. Seems like he's always "at the right place" in history...


35 posted on 08/05/2004 6:40:25 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: The G Man

Reference bump.


36 posted on 08/05/2004 6:41:31 PM PDT by Rocko (John Kerry: "Standard bearer for the unbearable.")
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To: The G Man

Excellent find. Needs more notice.


37 posted on 08/05/2004 6:41:42 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: The G Man

Excellent find. Needs more notice.


38 posted on 08/05/2004 6:41:58 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: The G Man

Great find ... too bad it will be buried by the media.


39 posted on 08/05/2004 6:42:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I actually was going to throw like a man before I threw like a girl." JFK 7/25/2004)
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To: The G Man
...and then we just realized nobody could think...

Now we know what he would have done in Bush's place on 9/11.

40 posted on 08/05/2004 6:43:06 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: The G Man

Good find.

Send it to Drudge.


41 posted on 08/05/2004 6:44:03 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
....and Kery had the advantage of actually watching the event live, rather than relyiing on someone's description of it.
42 posted on 08/05/2004 6:44:09 PM PDT by cookcounty ("NIXON sent me to Vietnam!!!" --JfK, lying about his 1968 arrival in-country UNDER PRESIDENT LBJ.)
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To: TADSLOS

Gee, he was working that day,,,what a strange thing. This ought to be faxed to every outlet, the RNC and Drudge. I watched the films of Bush that day,,his mind was iin overdrive, you could see the man thinking, preparing and maintaining calm. It was damn inspiring to me. The rest of us were frozen, calling people, in front of the tv in shock. GWB's life and ours changed that day forever. It deserved seven minutes of thought.


43 posted on 08/05/2004 6:44:24 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: hole_n_one
KERRY: And she was there and she called me, hysterical, from the phone booth, saying, Dad, what's happening?

I can relate to that. My son called from about 30th street on his cell phone, asking what was going on. He could see smoke and hear the fire trucks, but really didn't know what had happened. He was walking to work, which would have taken him right past the trade center.

By some wierd fluke, the answering machine recorded his call, which includes my wife turning on the news.

44 posted on 08/05/2004 6:45:07 PM PDT by js1138 (In a minute there is time, for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. J Forbes Kerry)
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To: The G Man; Admin Moderator
"First off, I'm going to go out on a limb and flag this as "breaking news"

I really think you need to reconsider. This needs to get alot of play IMO.

45 posted on 08/05/2004 6:45:59 PM PDT by The G Man (This election is a choice between a War on Terror and a Negotiation with Terror.)
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To: The G Man

I wonder if Kerry ever thinks before he speaks?


46 posted on 08/05/2004 6:46:11 PM PDT by ScottFromSpokane (Re-elect President Bush: http://spokanegop.org/bush.html)
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To: rwfromkansas

Kerry's 40-minute brain freeze!


47 posted on 08/05/2004 6:46:12 PM PDT by cookcounty ("NIXON sent me to Vietnam!!!" --JfK, lying about his 1968 arrival in-country UNDER PRESIDENT LBJ.)
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To: The G Man

Good find.

bttt


48 posted on 08/05/2004 6:46:18 PM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: Darkwolf377

I realize they were in different circumstances- so it's not an equal comparison- but stop for a minute and get the visual of this: John Kerry sitting at a table with 2-3 fellow senators unable to think. Now see Don Rumsfeld...running around the Pentagon grounds helping carry the injured...


49 posted on 08/05/2004 6:46:33 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: The G Man
What Kerry REALLY did on 9/11!!!!

Speaking the words "mission accomplished" into a telephone receiver, doubtless. In Arabic.

50 posted on 08/05/2004 6:47:57 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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