Skip to comments.Kerry says US has lost its 'moral authority' [“...we ought to be in a place like Darfur”]
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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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!
Not to worry, Liveshot! The UN (your favorite!) is taking care of that in its usual manner.
An admitted rapists, murderer and terrorist is speaking about moral authority. I think the point may be lost on the senator.
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
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
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?
What? We should rush in?
Shouldn't we build a coalition and a consensus?
What if France and Germany say we can't go?
So we should go there and ignore the genocide the Muslum terrorists are doing right here in America with airplanes!
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!
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.
I guess today's position on the role of the military is that it has no business protecting US citizens and interests.
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.
Someone refresh my memory- did JF-inK say "we should be in Rwanda" a few years back?
Kerry lost HIS own moral authority when he falsely accused all US service people serving in Viet Nam, of war crimes he committed.
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.
(ps; John don't quit your day job - wait.. do you have one?)
Moral Authority: Is he referring to Dem backed Abortion?
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?
'Moral' & 'Democrat' should never be used together.
Kerry isn't just
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.
Iraq was a humanitarian crisis as much as Sudan.
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?!
Saucy!!! Now that really fits.
Do the math.
Mmmmmm, I don't think so.
What in the hell is the U.S. national interest in Darfur?
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...
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.
'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.
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.
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