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In the Cold War, Kerry Froze (ABSOLUTE MUST READ)
Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug. 10, 2004 | Joshua Muravchik

Posted on 08/10/2004 12:26:07 AM PDT by FairOpinion

The more telling point is that nothing he has done since then (Vietnam) sustains the claim that he would be an effective leader in the war we face today — any more than George McGovern's 35 combat missions in World War II, which won him the Distinguished Flying Cross, qualified him to lead us in the Cold War.

The Cold War also provides our best measuring stick for estimating how Kerry might perform as commander in chief, and in that conflict Kerry's instincts were always awry. Had the country heeded his counsel, we might not yet have won it.

Many leaders had a hand in Washington's Cold War triumph, but Ronald Reagan's contributions were pivotal, and Kerry opposed every one of them.

All in all, in his 20 years in the Senate, Kerry ranks as one of the five most dovish or liberal members on foreign policy if you tally up the key votes selected by the liberal advocacy group, Americans for Democratic Action.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coldwar; kerry; record; votingrecord
It's a SUPERB article, puts the focus on the right places, and goes into specific details.

It is worth registering at the LATimes, just to read it.

The points made in the article should be made everywhere.

1 posted on 08/10/2004 12:26:08 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
It is worth registering at the LATimes, just to read it.

After those scumbag's, in coordination with Clinton croonies , tried to shut down this very site, I'd say nothing is worth registaring with those stinking Nazi's!

2 posted on 08/10/2004 12:30:18 AM PDT by Nateman (Smokey the bear does not say ( but should ) : Only you can prevent socialism!)
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To: FairOpinion

Username: latimes1
pw: latimes2


3 posted on 08/10/2004 12:31:10 AM PDT by martin_fierro (,`,,Slipping into consciousness,,`,)
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To: FairOpinion; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; Tamsey; mrs tiggywinkle; ..

WOW .. and this is from the LA Times??


4 posted on 08/10/2004 12:32:00 AM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Mo1

Oh boy,oh boy...another thread to bookmark. :-)


5 posted on 08/10/2004 12:34:18 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: FairOpinion

This is where Kerry is very vulnerable. This is excellent fodder for the Bush Campaign. Pointing out his voting record is as legitimate as it comes and he should be pounded with it.


6 posted on 08/10/2004 12:34:58 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: FairOpinion
How on earth did the editors allow facts and the truth to be printed in that rag?

Has loss of readership REALLY hit them over the head?

7 posted on 08/10/2004 12:36:44 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: Mo1
Wow is right!

Who is this writer, Joshua Muravchik? Is this commentary only in the online LAT, or in the paper?

8 posted on 08/10/2004 12:37:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: nopardons

I copied it and saved it in a Word document, because in a few weeks or so, when we need it, we probably couldn't get access to the LAT archive.

If anyone wants it, I can FReepmail it to you.

And here is another quote from the article, which shows that Kerry is actually dangerous to our national security:

"Not only in the Cold War but also in other events that foreshadowed today's challenges, Kerry consistently got it wrong. In 1986, Reagan bombed Moammar Kadafi's residence when intelligence intercepts showed that the Libyan dictator was behind the terrorist bombing of a nightclub full of American soldiers in Germany. Kerry denounced the U.S. retaliatory strike as "not proportional."

And when Saddam Hussein swallowed Kuwait in 1990, Kerry opposed using force to drive him out, calling instead for reliance on economic sanctions."


9 posted on 08/10/2004 12:37:36 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: nopardons
Has loss of readership REALLY hit them over the head?

I guess .. I'm just glad some one is reporting the real facts

10 posted on 08/10/2004 12:39:35 AM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: FairOpinion

Yep. I shudder to think if John F*ckin' had been President in the 80s, the Soviet Union might well still be around today.


11 posted on 08/10/2004 12:40:56 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: FairOpinion

Are you sure this is the LA Times? Doesn't sound like them.


12 posted on 08/10/2004 12:41:06 AM PDT by KingsKindred
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To: Travis McGee

"Joshua Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute."

http://www.aei.org/

http://www.aei.org/scholars/scholarID.42,filter.all/scholar.asp

Muravchik researches the United Nations, neoconservatism, the history of socialism and communism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and global democracy, terrorism, and the Bush Doctrine. He is the author of Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism.
Professional Experience
-Adjunct professor, Institute of World Politics, 1992-present
-Member, Maryland State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1985-1997
-Member, Commission on Broadcasting to the People's Republic of China, 1992
-Adjunct scholar, Washington Institute on Near East Policy, 1986-present
-Executive director, Coalition for a Democratic Majority, 1977-1979
-Editorial board member, World Affairs and Journal of Democracy

Education
Ph.D., international relations, Georgetown University
B.A., City College of New York


I saw it online, but it may actually also be in the paper.
It isn't posted at the AEI, but maybe it will be later.


13 posted on 08/10/2004 12:41:23 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: FairOpinion

CRIPES! This from off the pages of the L.A. Times?


14 posted on 08/10/2004 12:42:06 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: KingsKindred

This must be the one reasonable editorial the LA Times publishes every 50 years. ;)


15 posted on 08/10/2004 12:42:20 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: Mo1

More and more and MORE newspapers are actually printing this sort of stuff and this is hust the beginning. I just hope that it doesn't peak too soon.


16 posted on 08/10/2004 12:43:14 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: FairOpinion

Can't be from the la times, they must have been hacked like barnes & noble either that or Kerry is toast and even the libs know it..


17 posted on 08/10/2004 12:44:35 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: nopardons

In the past when they printed this kind of stuff it was long enough before the election that it had no real impact. As it got closer to the election they would always close ranks in support of their candidate.

I don't expect this to be any different.

The NYT did much the same thing with Clinton.


18 posted on 08/10/2004 12:47:07 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: nopardons

Will wonders never cease, I was reading more about the author, Muravchek. He didn't vote for Bush in 2000!

If even he can see these things about Kerry, maybe a Bush landslide is still possible.

Here is an excerpt from another article he has posted at the AEI:

A Leader for Perilous Times
http://www.aei.org/news/filter.,newsID.20613/news_detail.asp

But my admiration for the man--for whom I refused to vote in year 2000--grows ever higher.

A president's chief duty is to keep the nation safe in the dangerous tides of international politics. In 2000, I found candidate Bush too little engaged with this challenge. But since 9/11, he has offered the kind of leadership that ranks him with the greatest presidents of my lifetime, Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan.

Would some other president have made the same brave choice as George Bush to shoulder this "long twilight struggle"? Not Bill Clinton, whose eye was always on the electoral calendar. Not the elder Bush, who didn't think much of "the vision thing." And surely not John Kerry, who tells us that he voted against the Iraq war of 1991 although he was really for it and voted for the Iraq war of 2003 although he was really against it. Kerry offers, in short, all the leadership of a whirling dervish. Truman? Reagan? Perhaps. But 9/11 came when George W. Bush was in office. He has risen to the challenge of a vicious enemy. I wish I could vote for him twice this time--to make up for having underestimated him so badly in 2000.


19 posted on 08/10/2004 12:47:19 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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marker bump


20 posted on 08/10/2004 12:48:30 AM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: DB

You're right .. they did do that

But I'm not sure that will work again this time


21 posted on 08/10/2004 12:48:41 AM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Nateman; FairOpinion

http://www.bugmenot.com

bypass forced web registration


22 posted on 08/10/2004 12:50:57 AM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This is not GGG related, but I think you might enjoy reading it.


23 posted on 08/10/2004 12:54:13 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: GretchenM

I tried them -- their passwords don't seem to work in the major publications, like the LAT, NYT, WPost.

But I'll try them for the smaller papers, where I want to read an occasional article and don't want to go through the whole registration routine.


24 posted on 08/10/2004 12:55:45 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: DB

This is worse that adultery and Kerry did that too,to his first wife.


25 posted on 08/10/2004 1:00:04 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: FairOpinion
Holy cow!

I'm really impressed that someone who clearly did NOT vote for President Bush in 2000,can see the truth about the man,and write about it.

26 posted on 08/10/2004 1:02:45 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: FairOpinion

Thanks for the freepmail FairOpinion.

You newshounds are a lurkers best friend.

Brenda


27 posted on 08/10/2004 1:04:14 AM PDT by GeorgiaBushie (W is for women)
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To: GeorgiaBushie

You are welcome.

Now you can see, that based on his Senate record of obstructing everything we tried to do to make the country safe, he should not become president.


28 posted on 08/10/2004 1:06:50 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: FairOpinion

Of course but its not the record he's chosen to run on. His refrain is "I served four months in Vietnam."


29 posted on 08/10/2004 1:08:20 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: FairOpinion

Don't fret over me. I am a loyal George Bush fan and even sent money for his reelection campaign, a tiny sum to the GOP and even a small donation to the Swiftvets (something that I have never done before). Also, have assisted in registering 3 friends and my 19 year old daughter to vote for President Bush. Georgia will go to Bush, but I want a landslide; if it isn't close they can't cheat.

I am a lurker, but the good kind. I want the knowledge so that I can attack the sheeple when they chant their ABBs.


30 posted on 08/10/2004 1:28:14 AM PDT by GeorgiaBushie (W is for women)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks. The site works great and I've bookmarked it. ;)


31 posted on 08/10/2004 1:37:11 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki; GretchenM

I just tried it, thanks for the tip. Bugmenot rules.


32 posted on 08/10/2004 2:15:43 AM PDT by tioga (Flush the johns in '04!)
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To: FairOpinion

Excellent post. Thanks.


33 posted on 08/10/2004 2:16:28 AM PDT by tioga (Flush the johns in '04!)
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To: Nateman; FairOpinion

<< It is worth registering at the LATimes, just to read it.

After those scumbags, in coordination with cli'toon henchmen, tried to shut down this very site .... nothing is worth registaring with those stinking Nazi's! >>

Not to mention that your own arrogantly-elitist and supercillious-MadIvan-esque "absolute must read" would in any case have put off every intelligent observer.

Or, as is the case here, have occasioned one to click on your post just to tell you so.


34 posted on 08/10/2004 2:40:17 AM PDT by Brian Allen (I am, thank God, a hyphenated American -- An AMERICAN-American -- and A Dollar-a-Day FReeper!)
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To: FairOpinion

Bump to top.


35 posted on 08/10/2004 3:08:53 AM PDT by dano1
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To: FairOpinion
This article has been posted to DoctorZin’s New News Blog!


36 posted on 08/10/2004 8:15:51 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks! That was a real timesaver.

Transcript: Sen. John F. Kerry's acceptance speech
(Kerry's remarks about body armor)
On News/Activism ^ 08/05/2004 11:30:07 AM PDT
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1185630/posts


37 posted on 08/10/2004 8:54:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: FairOpinion

Thanks FO.


38 posted on 08/10/2004 8:58:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: Mo1

Thanks for the ping, very good article :-)


39 posted on 08/10/2004 11:08:13 AM PDT by Tamzee (Tell me honestly, Honey... do these classified documents make me look fat?)
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To: gathersnomoss

Check this guest commentary from the LA Times' OpEd pages. The swifties are mentioned in the 1st paragraph. If you're not registered for access to some websites, then try BugMeNot.com .


40 posted on 08/10/2004 5:01:12 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: FairOpinion

You can now view the entire article, without registering at the LATimes:

In the Cold War, Kerry Froze Print Mail
Ever Since Vietnam, He's Been a Dove
By Joshua Muravchik
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2004

http://www.aei.org/news/filter.,newsID.21035/news_detail.asp


41 posted on 08/11/2004 7:22:25 PM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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