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Reporter confirms Kerry said he ran guns into Cambodia
Hugh Hewitt ^ | 08/17/04 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 08/17/2004 3:29:02 PM PDT by Pikamax

August 17, 2004 Posted at 2:35 PM, Pacific

The May 8, 2000 article from U.S. News & World report reproduced below begins by stating that John Kerry conducted clandestine forays into Cambodia during the Vietnam War to deliver weapons to anticommunist forces. Because that statement isn't a direct quote of Kerry, I contacted the reporter, Kevin Whitelaw, this afternoon. Whitelaw still works at U.S. News & World report where he covers foreign affairs and intelligence matters.

Hugh: "Did John Kerry tell you that he ran guns into Cambodia?"

Kevin Whitelaw: "That's exactly what he told me."

Mr. Whitelaw declined my invitation to appear on my radio program, explaining that he doesn't report on or comment on the presidential campaign.

Can we now agree that John Kerry has engaged in wild claims about his service? Since he told that tale to Mr. Whitelaw, who else has he told it to?

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2000; cambodia; christmasncambodia; gunrunning; kerry; kerrylies; kevinwhitelaw
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1 posted on 08/17/2004 3:29:02 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Hewitt is ALL OVER this story. Keep up the great work, Hugh!


2 posted on 08/17/2004 3:31:07 PM PDT by inkling
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To: Pikamax
So...now he was running guns into Cambodia. Somebody should check any leave he took while in the Nam.

It's probably just another of his queered memories.

3 posted on 08/17/2004 3:31:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Pikamax

The evidence mounts daily that John Kerry is either the biggest liar to ever run for President, or the most delusional person to seek that office. Either way, he would be a disaster in the Oval Office.


4 posted on 08/17/2004 3:32:06 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: inkling

btt


5 posted on 08/17/2004 3:32:34 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: Jeff Head

Must be his seeecreeet misssion. lol.


6 posted on 08/17/2004 3:32:40 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: inkling

John Oneil was just on with Brit Hume as well.


7 posted on 08/17/2004 3:33:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Here, bite down on this.)
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To: Pikamax

Kerry's one craaaaazzzy cat.


8 posted on 08/17/2004 3:33:38 PM PDT by Jenya (Removed a brutal dictator, liberated millions....our thriving economy....Yep, it's Bush's fault.)
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To: Pikamax

He's secret agent and a gunnrunner to boot. A real man's man < /sarc>


9 posted on 08/17/2004 3:33:46 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: My2Cents

I wonder if he still has secret "Playmates?" LOL>...this is getting almost sick....I'm starting to fear the Dems WILL pull the plug on him.


10 posted on 08/17/2004 3:33:50 PM PDT by goodnesswins (VICTORY...........brings peace.)
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To: Jeff Head

or he was making money on the black market?


11 posted on 08/17/2004 3:34:23 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: goodnesswins

broom hillary on approach runway a-2


12 posted on 08/17/2004 3:35:03 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: Jeff Head

"he was running guns into Cambodia"

And what was he bringing back into Vietnam?


13 posted on 08/17/2004 3:35:20 PM PDT by Shermy (Kerry smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow.")
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To: goodnesswins
I wonder if he still has secret "Playmates?"


14 posted on 08/17/2004 3:36:23 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: demlosers
Kerry must get Marlon Brando's fictional portrayal of "Apocalypse Now" confused with his own reality. He's not altogether there.
15 posted on 08/17/2004 3:36:31 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Pikamax
He kind of blended "Apocalypse Now" in with a little "Catch 22", mixed in a liberal dose of Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dynamite" and a big wallop of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

Unfortunately he was forced by genetics to add a little "Mr. Ed" in casting.

16 posted on 08/17/2004 3:36:46 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Robert_Paulson2

That's why someone should check any leave he took while there.


17 posted on 08/17/2004 3:36:54 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: goodnesswins
....I'm starting to fear the Dems WILL pull the plug on him.

But but but the pollsters Zogby, Rasmussen, PEW, CBS, Newsweak have Kerry in the lead.

18 posted on 08/17/2004 3:37:09 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: Shermy

I think the guy has been living in a fantasy world for a long, long time.


19 posted on 08/17/2004 3:37:34 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: goodnesswins
John Kerry B.S.A.

Bunny Suited Agent
20 posted on 08/17/2004 3:38:19 PM PDT by stockpirate (The issues surrounding Kerry in Vietnam is a smoke screen! The real issue is VVAW and the FBI docs!)
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To: Jeff Head

I agree..


21 posted on 08/17/2004 3:38:40 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: Pikamax

More from the secret life of "Walter Mitty" Kerry.


22 posted on 08/17/2004 3:39:04 PM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: My2Cents

"or the most delusional person to seek that office."

It's such a close run-off between Kerry and algore that when pictures aren't included, I'm not sure which one is being quoted.


23 posted on 08/17/2004 3:39:24 PM PDT by LakeLady (sKerry's fatuity is equaled only by his cowardice.)
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To: dead

it is possible that john kerry is ollie north's love child.
didn't they do the same thing?
what did ketchup boy say about ollie?


24 posted on 08/17/2004 3:39:38 PM PDT by genghis
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To: Pikamax

If national partisan reporters refuse to ask Kerry if he was REALLY a gun runner in Cambodia, it's time to Freep all campaign stops with the sign, "DID YOU RUN GUNS TO CAMBODIA, OR NOT??

It's time to get agressive if the CBS lackeys of the world refuse to do so.

Maybe such a tactic will at least spark some attention.


25 posted on 08/17/2004 3:40:09 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: Jeff Head

It seems as if the dems are looking to pull the pin on this loser. His dead cat bounce from the convention made it rather obvious, nobody is enthused about the candidates.

It's like somebody is selectively leaking more and more damaging crap from his FBI files.

beware of hillary?


26 posted on 08/17/2004 3:40:47 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: Pikamax
This "Working for the CIA" gambit is a defense also very briefly tried by Bill Clinton when he was questioned about the many months he spent wandering around the former Soviet Union, and other COMBLOC nations (Czechoslovakia, DDR, etc.), when he was supposed to be at Oxford. In fact, to this day, this inquiry goes nowhere, and neither does Clinton ever mention it, not even in his "tell-all,"

Bill had the good sense to see that it wouldn't fly and dropped it immediately. Kerry hasn't.

27 posted on 08/17/2004 3:42:09 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk
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To: Jeff Head

thai sticks.
what can I say?


28 posted on 08/17/2004 3:42:17 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: goodnesswins

Ditto. Kerry's credibility is starting to remind me of Howard Dean. And the Clinton's haven't even added their "help", yet, if you know what I mean? At this rate Hillary won't have to squash him, since he's doing a pretty fine job all on his own.


29 posted on 08/17/2004 3:42:24 PM PDT by chiller (Kill lying liberal Old media.....turn 'em off !)
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To: YankeeMagic
Let's see...he was in Cambodia when he wasn't, he was running guns when he wasn't, he was a committee chairman when he wasn't, he was wounded when he wasn't (at least one or two times), he was a deer hunter with a double barreled shotgun-crawling through the grass, etc., etc.

The only things he probably actually was, was the self-admitted war criminal, and collaborator with the enemy after he came home.

30 posted on 08/17/2004 3:42:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Pikamax
Kerry’s Apocalypse Now fever dreams are getting out of control. I hope he doesn’t watch much Bogart over his vacation. He’ll be regaling the Washington press corps about his Café Americain in Phnom Penh where he entertained Swedish actresses, roughed up Moroccan ne’er-do-wells, and stuck it to the Nazis.
31 posted on 08/17/2004 3:42:58 PM PDT by inkling
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To: Pikamax

This story keeps getting better.
Next up: Kerry will be a SE Asian drug kingpin working under diect orders from Spiro Agnew.


32 posted on 08/17/2004 3:44:38 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Pikamax
OK. Is there ANY way these stories are true?

Because I do find it hard to believe that a major party nominee for President would lie so flagrantly for decades about such a thing.

If the secret gun-running missions are true, Kerry needs to explain why he feels he can chat about military secrets with reporters. And why someone who does that would still be a fit C-in-C.

33 posted on 08/17/2004 3:45:40 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: inkling
Kerry’s Apocalypse Now fever dreams are getting out of control


34 posted on 08/17/2004 3:45:49 PM PDT by Bommer (John Kerry is a Vietnam Traitor)
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To: dead

Best post of the day nominee!


35 posted on 08/17/2004 3:46:12 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Robert_Paulson2
beware of hillary?

It makes a whole lot of sense. Hillary doesn't want to run against an incumbent Republican, especially in wartime. If Kerry loses the election, then 2008 is up for grabs-and that's what she wants. If he were to win, she'd have to wait until 2012. So she makes a show of supporting Kerry for the kool-aid drinker's consumption while undermining his bunny-suited butt behind the scenes at every opportunity. You watch- she'll be the Dem's nominee in '08.

36 posted on 08/17/2004 3:47:20 PM PDT by Riley (Need an experienced computer tech in the DC Metro area? I'm looking. Freepmail for details.)
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To: dead

You left out his role in the Addams Family playing Lurch.


37 posted on 08/17/2004 3:47:34 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Pikamax

can you see the sh*t eating grin on hellary's face ?


38 posted on 08/17/2004 3:48:01 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: Pikamax
Reporter confirms Kerry said he ran guns into Cambodia

No, no, no!!!....this is just another silly mix-up! Kerry didn't say "I ran guns to Cambodia"...he said "I chewed gum in Freedonia"...yeah, yeah, that's the ticket!

39 posted on 08/17/2004 3:48:19 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: kingattax

Hugh is on a roll today! he has women calling who are all intrigued to the max with the Kerry / Cambodia tales!


40 posted on 08/17/2004 3:48:48 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Jeff Head
Kerry was no war criminal, that is all just part of the lies he told for the left wing. What this Cambodia story needs is for Bush or Cheney to get the facts straight and then start going after Kerry directly on it. Then the press woyuld be forced to cover it, and Kerry should be discredited. Making stuff up about your war service is not forgivable, if the republicans can make it stick.

Shoe on the other foot, the dems would have been pushing this stuff three months ago.

41 posted on 08/17/2004 3:48:52 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Not unless they are much, much more sure of a victory. More likely that the Clintons would submarine Kerry badly so he really lost teribly so she can come along and be the Demo savior in 2008 IMHO.

That would be a real life lead in to my fictional Dragon's Fury Series

Then, imagine it all coupled with a Bill Clinton run at the Secretary Geeral of the UN at the same time (something I did not put in my books). It would be possible.

42 posted on 08/17/2004 3:49:11 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Robert_Paulson2
"beware of Hillary?"

I'm Hillary Clinton, and I'm reporting for duty!

43 posted on 08/17/2004 3:49:24 PM PDT by Shermy (Kerry smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow.")
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To: My2Cents

Nah, the biggest liar (and criminal) to ever run was clinton, but JF'nK is sure making a bid for the title of top liar.


44 posted on 08/17/2004 3:50:49 PM PDT by RJS1950
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To: My2Cents

>>>The evidence mounts daily that John Kerry is either the biggest liar to ever run for President...

He's looking to be even a bigger liar that Bill Clinton...


45 posted on 08/17/2004 3:50:51 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Time's fun when you're having flies. -- Kermit the Frog)
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To: Steven W.

apparently many women listen to Hugh in the shower!


46 posted on 08/17/2004 3:51:14 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Williams

The SwiftVets are doing a fine job of getting it all out there and making it stick...Bush and his campaign will not even have to get their hands dirty with it.


47 posted on 08/17/2004 3:51:33 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Steven W.

do ya think Te-Ray-za tunes in ?


48 posted on 08/17/2004 3:52:25 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: Robert_Paulson2

Hillary indeed.
Is this possible? The NJ Courts allowed Torricelli to
be substitued. But isn't it too late for the Dems to
replace Kerry? What would be the protocol if he were to
become ill?
Any one know?


49 posted on 08/17/2004 3:54:03 PM PDT by isiti
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To: Pikamax

Honestly, I am far more inclined to believe that if Kerry ran guns to anyone it was for the North Vietnamese.


50 posted on 08/17/2004 3:54:29 PM PDT by Toespi
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