Skip to comments.What Kerry REALLY did on 9/11!!!!
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:
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.'"
That is great, but admin needs to correct the title. It's Kerry.
I'll bet he hid under the table when the Pentagon was hit.
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!
What an EXCELLENT find!
Kerry-Edwards cannot be trusted with our national security.
Doing a 'Bernie Shaw'?
Nothing unusual there.
HUGE HUGE HUGE. Bush reascted in 7 minutes, Kerry took 40.
Shameless self-promo ...
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?
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...
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.
HEINZ KERRY: Thanks very much.
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.
Get it to Drudge!
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.
`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.
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!!!
Does kerry have eyes IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD?????
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.
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.
Nobody should expect the liberal media to point that out.
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?
"Is there a REAL MAN around to check out the Pentagon? Rumsfeld? Good--SEND HIM!"
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.
Was Kerry wounded during the attack on the Pentagon?
Nah he is just like that girl in "The Exorcist" with the head spinning thing.
A truly wonderful find. Kerry is such a POS.
I sent this to Drudge
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...
Excellent find. Needs more notice.
Excellent find. Needs more notice.
Great find ... too bad it will be buried by the media.
Now we know what he would have done in Bush's place on 9/11.
Send it to Drudge.
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.
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.
I really think you need to reconsider. This needs to get alot of play IMO.
I wonder if Kerry ever thinks before he speaks?
Kerry's 40-minute brain freeze!
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...
Speaking the words "mission accomplished" into a telephone receiver, doubtless. In Arabic.