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Sen. Intel Chief Calls on Kerry to Release Records
Newsmax.com ^ | Aug. 15, 2004 | Newsmax

Posted on 08/15/2004 11:39:56 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16

Reprinted from NewsMax.com

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 12:32 a.m. EDT

Sen. Intel Chief Calls on Kerry to Release Records

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts called on Sen. John Kerry to release his Intelligence Committee attendance records on Sunday - as controversy swirled over claims that the top Democrat was mostly a no-show during important hearings.

"The easiest way out of this is for John Kerry and John Edwards to request [Committee Vice Chairman] Sen. Rockefeller and myself to release the attendance [records]," Roberts told NBC's "Meet the Press." Roberts urged that any Kerry record release should cover "not only of the public hearings, which they have rebutted, but the closed hearings," adding, "It is important, because you have to be in attendance to learn the job."

The Kerry campaign has acknowledged that the Massachusetts Democrat missed scores of public hearings, but insisted he attended "private" sessions and is a "hard-working" member of the Intelligence Committee.

Asked if the "hard-working" description was accurate, Sen. Roberts declined to back Kerry up.

"Well, 'hard-working member' is in the eyes of the beholder," he told "Meet the Press."

A Bush Cheney campaign commercial set to debut on Monday accuses Kerry of being absent for 76 percent of the Intelligence Committee's hearings, noting that he was completely AWOL for the entire year after the 9/11 attacks.

"That same year," the ad says, "Sen. Kerry proposed slashing the intelligence budget by $6 billion."

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Jane Harman, who appeared on "Meet the Press" with Roberts, said she couldn't defend Kerry's Intelligence Committee attendance record.

"I don't know what the facts are and I really can't speak to that," she explained.


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This just needs to be said over and over again.
1 posted on 08/15/2004 11:39:57 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16
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To: NavySEAL F-16

bump


2 posted on 08/15/2004 11:41:05 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: NavySEAL F-16

just the fact that Kerry won't release the records speaks for itself, and that includes his military records as well


3 posted on 08/15/2004 11:42:20 AM PDT by willNJ
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To: willNJ

Amen to that. Release your military records, Kerry!


4 posted on 08/15/2004 11:43:30 AM PDT by austingirl
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The road is getting bumpy.


5 posted on 08/15/2004 11:45:24 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: NavySEAL F-16

So true. In the eyes of the average voter I think this is far more important than the Swift Boat charges (which I also strongly support). Only because it is here and now ... and speaks to Kerry's being AWOL in the Senate.


6 posted on 08/15/2004 11:46:51 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Must get moose and squirrel ... B. Badanov)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
"...was completely AWOL..."

LOL! Looks like Kerry's getting some of his own mud thrown right back at him.

Why Won't Kerry Authorize Release Of His Full Military Record To The Media?

Bush Did.

Why Won't Kerry Authorize Release Of His Full Intelligence Committee Record To The Media?

What Is Kerry Hiding?

7 posted on 08/15/2004 11:48:08 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Aren't senate records public? Why does Kerry have to release them?


8 posted on 08/15/2004 11:48:31 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (When it came to Intelligence, Kerry was absent)
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To: willNJ
With recently only locally-treated prostatic adenocarcinoma
and Hillary in the wings, his medical records should
also be released.
9 posted on 08/15/2004 11:49:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Re: Protection from up on high, Keyser Sose has nothing on Sandy Berger, the DNC Burglar)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

This article is wrong in one area.

The Bush/Cheney ad referenced talks about the year after the FIRST WTC attack in 1993. Kerry's bill which would have gutted national intelligence was in 1995.


10 posted on 08/15/2004 11:51:02 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Kerry is launching a new ad campaign to counter his "do little" liberal image. What do you think?

KERRY FIGHTS A 'SENSITIVE WAR'

11 posted on 08/15/2004 11:51:51 AM PDT by etradervic (Kerry is a Left Wing Dinosaur)
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To: BunnySlippers
"...In the eyes of the average voter..."

Maybe so. But from Kerry's emphasis on his military service and "hero" status, we can justifiably infer that the average undecided voter considers the Swift Boat charges a matter of some importance. We can further infer this from Kerry's unwillingness to release his records. If he did that and the records supported his account, the whole embarassing issue would be laid to rest.

12 posted on 08/15/2004 11:53:20 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Bonaparte

He will, silly....AFTER he's elected! Just like he'll tell us his plan for Iraq...AFTER he's elected. You guys need to learn some patience. </sarc


13 posted on 08/15/2004 11:55:18 AM PDT by tsmith130 (Making one's enemies suffer is currently an under-valued activity.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Aren't senate records public? Why does Kerry have to release them?

I agree. Aren't these people held to any standards?

14 posted on 08/15/2004 11:56:12 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: MediaMole

Is there even a door left in the room that Kerry can now escape from...John Edwards must be scratching his head!


15 posted on 08/15/2004 11:56:19 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: etradervic

LOL! Great 'sensitive Kerry' image!


16 posted on 08/15/2004 11:59:10 AM PDT by Puddleglum (BUSH=AMERICA FIRST; KERRY=ASK FRANCE FIRST)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

--The Kerry campaign has acknowledged that the Massachusetts Democrat missed scores of public hearings, but insisted he attended "private" sessions and is a "hard-working" member of the Intelligence Committee.---

Here a lie, there a lie. Here a flop, there a flip. Has the Kerry campaign any credibility left at all?


17 posted on 08/15/2004 12:02:14 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
Aren't senate records public? Why does Kerry have to release them? I agree. Aren't these people held to any standards?

....lawyers protecting lawyers...

18 posted on 08/15/2004 12:02:25 PM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: NonValueAdded

A value added Point!


19 posted on 08/15/2004 12:03:14 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but have recently come to my senses.)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Let's keep a running total here.

1. Release your tax records, and your wife's.
2. Sign the SF-180 to release your military records.
3. Instruct the Senate to release you intelligence committee attendance records.

Did I miss any?

Looks like Senator gigolo is a well, you know, a gigolo ... never did much of anything but grow old.


20 posted on 08/15/2004 12:03:36 PM PDT by snooker
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To: willNJ

dam straight.....Kerry hasnt got the cajones to release those records unless he could somehow doctor them...

I dont see the bubbanator or the hildabeast with their SS minons coming to rescue him either...

No one wants to be in the zone when Bush clobbers Kerry and any Dimocrat with Kerry's stink on them also gets flushed...


21 posted on 08/15/2004 12:04:33 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Indie
lawyers protecting lawyers.

I keep thinking that the politicians are going to stonewall information once too often and we are going to be their worst nightmare come alive.

22 posted on 08/15/2004 12:05:43 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: joesnuffy

---No one wants to be in the zone when Bush clobbers Kerry and any Dimocrat with Kerry's stink on them also gets flushed...---

McCain is practically the only one that's come out to defend Kerry, and he's campaigning for Bush!


23 posted on 08/15/2004 12:06:55 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Hey! Hey!
Ho! Ho!
Kerry sign form
One Eight OH!


24 posted on 08/15/2004 12:07:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: claudiustg

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FLIP FLOP KERRY

The truth is, that describes his whole approach to life and politics

The man personifies the word "liar"

I didn't think I would ever discover someone who did that better than the 'Toon, but I was wrong.


Release ALL your records, Mr.Kerry!
.


25 posted on 08/15/2004 12:07:49 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: NavySEAL F-16
noting that he was completely AWOL for the entire year after the 9/11 attacks.

"That same year," the ad says, "Sen. Kerry proposed slashing the intelligence budget by $6 billion."

A Solid Body Blow!

26 posted on 08/15/2004 12:08:42 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife
noting that he was completely AWOL for the entire year after the 9/11 attacks.

"That same year," the ad says, "Sen. Kerry proposed slashing the intelligence budget by $6 billion."

A Solid Body Blow!

Actually, I think Newsmax is reporting it wrong. He missed all meetings after the first attack on the world trade center in the early 90s. That's when he wanted to gut the intelligence budget.

27 posted on 08/15/2004 12:12:11 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: mylife

This will be a great ad since two of you have miinterpreted the ad already.He was absent in the year after the first trade center attacks is what the ad says not after 9/11.


28 posted on 08/15/2004 12:14:15 PM PDT by Blessed
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To: rocklobster11

29 posted on 08/15/2004 12:15:32 PM PDT by Rome2000 (The ENEMY for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: BunnySlippers

It's good to have multiple bites at him. One on top of another to paint the entire picture of who Kerry isn't.


30 posted on 08/15/2004 12:15:58 PM PDT by ShandaLear (The Kerry/Edwards Plan for Prosperity: Marry Well & Sue the Rich)
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To: etradervic

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 08/15/2004 12:18:11 PM PDT by Republic (joe wilson is a LIAR-but since he is a democrat-the mainstream press is OK with it :^()
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To: claudiustg

I dont trust McCain as far as I could throw him. any man who spent time in a Viet Cong prison camp while Kerry was working with Jane Fonda , then comes out and gets in the Senate and goes with Kerry to Hanoi to look for POW's and MIA's then comes home with Kerry after doing nothing but finfing lucrative contracts for Kerrys cousin, Then this phony Campaign Finance reform that plays into the hands of George Soros and company. No I dont know what McCain is up to but it isnt good for Republicans and it isnt good for the country.


32 posted on 08/15/2004 12:19:33 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: NavySEAL F-16
...commercial set to debut on Monday accuses Kerry of being absent for 76 percent of the Intelligence Committee's hearings, noting that he was completely AWOL for the entire year after the 9/11 attacks.

An unnamed offical said that Kerry missed some of those meetings because he was in Cambodia meeting with certain world leaders who told him that they would vote for him as President if they could.

33 posted on 08/15/2004 12:20:33 PM PDT by Radix (Our regularly scheduled Tag Line has been pre-empted by a poor substitute.)
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To: All

and have you caught that little Budhist salute with the hands together....My cousin is in to that and I knew what he was doing the second I saw it....Most Americans would be upset if they realized Kerry is giving an Islamic salute


34 posted on 08/15/2004 12:25:21 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Kerry is fine specimen with his sharp tongue, throwing barbs at President GWBush. John Kerry was one of the laziest, most self indulgent Senators. He had no record of leadership there yet he wants to lead the United States.

Lord keep him from the Presidency.


35 posted on 08/15/2004 12:25:59 PM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: The Wizard
and have you caught that little Buddhist salute with the hands together....My cousin is in to that and I knew what he was doing the second I saw it....Most Americans would be upset if they realized Kerry is giving an Islamic salute


36 posted on 08/15/2004 12:27:22 PM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: sgtbono2002
I'll BUMP that!

FMCDH(BITS)

37 posted on 08/15/2004 12:28:30 PM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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To: Blessed

Pardon my confusion, thats not what the article stated.


38 posted on 08/15/2004 12:28:37 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: The Wizard

Budhist and Islamist are 2 different world religions.


39 posted on 08/15/2004 12:30:13 PM PDT by Blessed
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To: mylife

News Max is wrong.


40 posted on 08/15/2004 12:30:48 PM PDT by Blessed
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Can someone explain why Kerry has to release his Intel Commitee records? Isn't that already public record? I would hate to think that what our congressmen and senators do is not public record. However, I kinda like the idea that Kerry needs to release his records. He can be pounded on that for a while, and then if he does release them, he can be pounded on for a while longer.


41 posted on 08/15/2004 12:30:48 PM PDT by PattonReincarnated (Rebuild the Temple)
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To: sweetliberty; MeekOneGOP
A Bush Cheney campaign commercial set to debut on Monday accuses Kerry of being absent for 76 percent of the Intelligence Committee's hearings, noting that he was completely AWOL for the entire year after the 9/11 attacks.

"That same year," the ad says, "Sen. Kerry proposed slashing the intelligence budget by $6 billion."

FYI ping

42 posted on 08/15/2004 12:31:06 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Radix
commercial set to debut on Monday accuses Kerry of being absent for 76 percent of the Intelligence Committee's hearings, noting that he was completely AWOL for the entire year after the 9/11 attacks.

The spin from the Kerry campaign out to be interesting in trying to explain this. How they reconcile this with the "hard work" he says he will do for us on his "sensitive" war.It's almost as if his campaign workers are in a parallel universe from Kerry's reality.

RELEASE ALL YOUR RECORDS

43 posted on 08/15/2004 12:32:51 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: nicmarlo

They have misquoted the ad.


44 posted on 08/15/2004 12:33:27 PM PDT by Blessed
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To: Bonaparte

Not to mention his wife's tax records. The double standard is stunning.


45 posted on 08/15/2004 12:34:42 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: claudiustg

"Here a lie, there a lie. Here a flop, there a flip. Has the Kerry campaign any credibility left at all?"

When Kerry comes to a fork in the road, he will always..............take the fork!


46 posted on 08/15/2004 12:35:06 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: NavySEAL F-16

Release all your records, military and attendance, Sen Kerry - what are you hiding?........


47 posted on 08/15/2004 12:35:55 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: NavySEAL F-16

We pay these bums' salaries, and as such, we oughta be able to look at their time sheets. We have an out-of-control government (just take a look at what's going on here in New Jersey).


48 posted on 08/15/2004 12:37:03 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: NavySEAL F-16

We had a sermon about Saul today, one who blew the annointing with lies, pride, etc. (1 Samuel, 2 Samuel)

I couldn't help but think of John Kerry...what a mess that man is.


49 posted on 08/15/2004 12:39:21 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: NavySEAL F-16

This is a very good ad. This will do what the Dems accused the swiftvets of doing.They keep saying the swiftvets are lying by saying the served with Kerry. 75 % of the people who view this ad will think 9/11 not 1992 when they see it.Even News max got it wrong.We should get it right so we can't be accused of lying.


50 posted on 08/15/2004 12:40:44 PM PDT by Blessed
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