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Kerry says US has lost its 'moral authority' [“...we ought to be in a place like Darfur”]
The Boston Globe ^ | September 19, 2004 | By Patrick Healy

Posted on 09/19/2004 4:36:41 AM PDT by johnny7

Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, telling a hometown crowd of 1,200 last night that his "fighting mood" would drive him to victory in November, extended his criticism of President Bush's handling of Iraq to say that America had lost its "moral authority" as a global peacekeeper, and singled out the "genocide" in Darfur as a crisis where the United States had been unable to help. Kerry told his Boston Convention Center audience, gathered for a $2.5 million fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee, that Bush had made "a mess" out of a range of issues, including health care, school management, and "America's ability to lead the world, as we ought to be in a place like Darfur, in Sudan -- where genocide is taking place, but we're not able to move because we're bogged down as we are in Iraq and we've lost our moral authority."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; appallingdems; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy
'Ol horsefaced jackass better watch out... his buddies at the UN don't 'wanna go near sanctions... for Sudan anyway. They're more interested in putting sanctions on us for Iraq and Israel for the 'wall'.

John-boy and his UN Defence Advisors better have a 'conference call'... and soon. With such high stakes involved, a candidate must know what his 'inner-circle' is up to!

1 posted on 09/19/2004 4:36:41 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: johnny7
we ought to be in a place like Darfur, in Sudan

Not to worry, Liveshot! The UN (your favorite!) is taking care of that in its usual manner.

2 posted on 09/19/2004 4:39:51 AM PDT by maryz
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To: johnny7
Ya know, I can't wait for this election to be over and Lurch and all his comrades will just slither away.

I know his only hope is to convince the whole country that the sky is falling, but I am just getting so sick and tired of hearing about how bad it is in the USA.

Sure every country has problems. It's inconceivable to think that a country of any size wouldn't have problems. But there is a thousand times more things right about the USA than wrong.

But then, I've always been a glass half full person...and Lurch, the lawyer/shyster, terry kerry, and all the whining liberal dims can kma.
3 posted on 09/19/2004 4:49:58 AM PDT by libs_kma (If J effin K doesn't support your position now...just talk to him and he will...in a nuanced way)
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To: johnny7

An admitted rapists, murderer and terrorist is speaking about moral authority. I think the point may be lost on the senator.


4 posted on 09/19/2004 4:51:14 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: johnny7

Uh huh, this genocide didn't start yesterday. People on FR have been talking about it back during the Clinton Administration. it just finally hit the MSM, because they think they can BLAME IT ON BUSH. Problem is, is this the FIRST skerry has heard about the Sudan


5 posted on 09/19/2004 4:53:08 AM PDT by marty60
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To: johnny7

Well he can't accuse president of not doing something to stop mass murder in IRaq. This leaves so many openings it'snot funny. THis too will not get traction


6 posted on 09/19/2004 4:53:40 AM PDT by madison46 (Bandwagon was full when it left the gate - I hope it remains too full for frogs & co.)
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To: johnny7

What? Don't we have to get permission from the UN first? You mean that John wants us to act unilaterally? Don't we have to get other nations to help shoulder the costs first?


7 posted on 09/19/2004 4:54:43 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: johnny7

What? We should rush in?
Shouldn't we build a coalition and a consensus?
What if France and Germany say we can't go?


8 posted on 09/19/2004 4:55:51 AM PDT by nerdwithamachinegun (All generalizations are wrong.)
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To: johnny7

So we should go there and ignore the genocide the Muslum terrorists are doing right here in America with airplanes!


9 posted on 09/19/2004 4:55:55 AM PDT by stockpirate (Kerry; supported by, financed by, trained by, guided by, revered by, in favor of, Communists.)
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To: johnny7
His fighting mood is fighting to get out of the enemy's way or Terezzzzzza.
10 posted on 09/19/2004 4:57:35 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: johnny7
and "America's ability to lead the world, as we ought to be in a place like Darfur, in Sudan -- where genocide is taking place, but we're not able to move because we're bogged down as we are in Iraq and we've lost our moral authority."

The only two people that I know of at this point who have lost morale authority are you, senator and Dan Rather.

Ya know, Kerry is so twisted I really don't even know what he is talking about. I certainly do not understand what the connection is between "Darfar and why America should be in it????

Kerry has lost his mind!

11 posted on 09/19/2004 4:57:50 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: johnny7

I'm hoping the Fox News Special tonight on the UN's Food for Oil scam will blow a huge hole below the water line of the SS Kerry.


12 posted on 09/19/2004 4:59:05 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: johnny7
Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, ... extended his criticism of President Bush's handling of Iraq to say that America had lost its "moral authority" as a global peacekeeper..

I guess today's position on the role of the military is that it has no business protecting US citizens and interests.

13 posted on 09/19/2004 4:59:19 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: maryz
The UN (your favorite!) is taking care of that in its usual manner.
Yes. They voted to "consider sanctions". Pretty tough language. That will stop an army of genocidal maniacs in their tracks.

I'll tell ya, once Koffi and Kerry get together, there's no telling what kind of sanctions will be considered. Those two are tough. Whew.

14 posted on 09/19/2004 5:00:30 AM PDT by samtheman (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: johnny7
John F. Kerry, telling a hometown crowd of 1,200

That's impressive.

15 posted on 09/19/2004 5:03:57 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: johnny7
John F. Kerry, telling a hometown crowd of 1,200

That's impressive.

16 posted on 09/19/2004 5:03:58 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: johnny7

Someone refresh my memory- did JF-inK say "we should be in Rwanda" a few years back?


17 posted on 09/19/2004 5:16:37 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Do you suppose that Iran's jihad museum will put a picture of John Kerry on their wall?)
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To: johnny7

Kerry lost HIS own moral authority when he falsely accused all US service people serving in Viet Nam, of war crimes he committed.


18 posted on 09/19/2004 5:18:57 AM PDT by NetValue (They're not Americans, they're democrats. They hate the US Constitution.)
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To: johnny7

Isnt the US trying to get the UN to sanction the Sudan even while we speak. Bush is way ahead of Kerry on this one.


19 posted on 09/19/2004 5:22:12 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: sirchtruth
Definitely Schizo - Frenic! That mind of his and no sense at all how easy it will be for people to recognize this, way beyond flip flopin.
20 posted on 09/19/2004 5:23:53 AM PDT by Esther Ruth (W - So hot he's Smokin - Smokin Em Out!! All out!!)
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To: johnny7
Kerry's an unmitigated ass.
  1. Bush 'rushed' into Iraq...
    But Bush is taking too long on Sudan?
  2. Kerry feels those "October" juices flowing. But, this is Sept 19th , guess he 's going to wait to really, REALLY start campaigning.

Oh well... October might be a tad late dip-wad, but that's OK , keep waiting for those 'October Juices' (ha-ha-ha), like say Oct 31st

(ps; John don't quit your day job - wait.. do you have one?)

21 posted on 09/19/2004 5:24:21 AM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: Condor51

Moral Authority: Is he referring to Dem backed Abortion?


22 posted on 09/19/2004 5:31:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: johnny7

telling a hometown crowd of 1,200 last night that his "fighting mood"

I watched a tape of this speech.. Kerry went on to state that we would be in fighting mood late in September or early October. Does he really schedule his fighting moods?


23 posted on 09/19/2004 5:38:01 AM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: Sacajaweau
Yeah that is oxymoronic.

'Moral' & 'Democrat' should never be used together.

24 posted on 09/19/2004 5:41:08 AM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: quantim
Last week President Bush drew 20,000 in Perrysburg, Ohio. Flipper drew a dismal 300 a few days later for a labor rally in neighboring Toledo.

Kerry isn't just

burnt toast

Flipper is

FRENCH toast.

25 posted on 09/19/2004 5:43:40 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (An ANG Airmen First Class was promoted more times than LIEutenant junior grade John F'n Kerry.)
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To: johnny7
CNN played a clip of Kerry's ramblings last night. He said he's getting in a fighting mood. He wiggled his fingers from outstretched hands and looked like a healer on crack. Even the newsreaders looked like they were going to burst out laughing after it was over.
26 posted on 09/19/2004 5:49:18 AM PDT by Use It Or Lose It (Quagmire: John Kerry's position on Iraq.)
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To: johnny7
that his "fighting mood" would drive him to victory in November

Did this guy not hang out with guys when he was a teenager? Talking about your "fighting mood" is a sure sign of a total wimp. Man, he just doesn't get it.

27 posted on 09/19/2004 5:54:35 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: johnny7

Iraq was a humanitarian crisis as much as Sudan.


28 posted on 09/19/2004 6:02:27 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Casloy
Did this guy not hang out with guys when he was a teenager?

Of course silly!

He 'summered' with young, Frenchmen on the Brittany Coast of France... and what a 'saucy' bunch they were! He got his 'hard-edge' by hustling rich, French widows for pocket money. At extravagant affairs he would eat his caviar with a butterknife... how bold can you get?!

29 posted on 09/19/2004 6:24:04 AM PDT by johnny7 (“This is no motley of Japs!” -Merrit 'Red Mike' Edson, Guadalcanal)
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Saucy!!! Now that really fits.


30 posted on 09/19/2004 6:26:53 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: johnny7
A measly twelve hundred "hometowners" gathered for a $2.5 million fund raiser?

Do the math.

Mmmmmm, I don't think so.

Leni

31 posted on 09/19/2004 6:32:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: johnny7

What in the hell is the U.S. national interest in Darfur?


32 posted on 09/19/2004 6:49:15 AM PDT by The Great Yazoo (Hey! Hey! J-eFing-K! How many Vets did you Diss today?)
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To: johnny7

Darfur? Of course its an indictment of Ketchup Boy's reliance on the UN and the multilateral process. Hundreds of thousands have been butchered and tens of thousands more are homeless. But you won't hear liberals reconsider their attachment to the UN God. After all everything that goes wrong in the world is America's fault - and according to John F*ckin' we are to blame because we lost our "moral authority." Throw in a little America-bashing for good measure. The Blame America First Democrats are still at it - the ones Jeanne Kirkpatrick described with such devastating effectiveness at the 1984 Republican National Convention. Indeed, the more things change, the more they remain the same...


33 posted on 09/19/2004 6:52:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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Dear Poodle:

In case you haven't noticed, our troops are in IRAQ and Afghanistan; we cannot be every where at once. Remeber all those military appropriations you voted against?

What happened to your European buddies? I thought you could talk them into doing anything you want. Well, talk to France, Germany et al. Lay out your plan, morality and, if you do it, I will vote for you. I will get quite sick, but I won't flip flop.

The UN can't do squat. They are waiting for US and we cannot police the entire world at one time.

34 posted on 09/19/2004 7:48:48 AM PDT by Henchman (Vote Communist - elect Kerry!)
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Record this carefully, because we will want it later when we intervene in the Sudan and sort everything out...
35 posted on 09/19/2004 9:30:02 AM PDT by JasonC
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To: johnny7
Kerry is just communicating with ops. Kerry says US has lost its 'moral authority' US - means his campaign. That headline means US - as in we - as in my campaign has lost it's moral authority.

'Ol horsefaced jackass better watch out... his buddies at the UN don't 'wanna go near sanctions... for Sudan anyway. They're more interested in putting sanctions on us for Iraq and Israel for the 'wall'. UN in this context means UN-AMERICAN or Anti-American - our enemies.


36 posted on 09/19/2004 10:24:59 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (WinS[mith]low: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.)
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To: johnny7
"Dafur"

He'll lurch at anything. As others have pointed out, he's got only himself to blame. He would have been influential with a Clinton Administration that let thousands die. Bush was criticized for being Bush, from day one. Even hours after the attack on 9/11 he was being criticized for flying around, and the attack on him was relentless during the supposed 'bipartisan peace' that the Dem are always talking about now. If Bush had proposed a Sudanese intervention, he would have been criticized 24/7 before the 'blogs' had really got going.

And, now, I think most are dead. It's not too late to save those who are not. But this thing is on Clinton's head. The Congress can't make war. But the President can request authority from Congress. And Clinton did not.

37 posted on 09/19/2004 1:03:52 PM PDT by sevry
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To: johnny7

canidate doom & gloom


38 posted on 09/19/2004 2:05:46 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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