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Kerry turns up heat on Bush over Iraq invasion [We should "wage a war on terrorist finances”]
The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2004 | Robin Toner

Posted on 09/25/2004 6:27:51 AM PDT by johnny7

Philadelphia -- Escalating his critique of President Bush as commander in chief, Sen. John Kerry declared here Friday that the invasion of Iraq was "a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy, al Qaeda," and asserted that he would refocus the nation's energies on "the real war on terror."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kerry; kerryiraq; pissant
"Iraq is now what it was not before the war -- a haven for terrorists.”

Good strategy you pompous, 'horsefaced-jackass'! Avoid the terrorists 'on-the-field' and hit them at the banks and maybe bring them to court.

Folks... what we have here is mutated hybrid of Carter and McGovern with a smidgen of M. Stanley Dukakis thrown in for stench!

1 posted on 09/25/2004 6:27:52 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: johnny7

Before the war, terrorists were meeting on United Airlines.


2 posted on 09/25/2004 6:31:44 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: johnny7

This man is a communist. So anything he says should not shock us!


3 posted on 09/25/2004 6:31:50 AM PDT by crz
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To: johnny7

I noticed they had a link to ACT, the vile group under investigation in Ohio for Vote Fraud. Says a lot about the NYT.


4 posted on 09/25/2004 6:32:15 AM PDT by marty60
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To: johnny7

Notice when its Kerry, he's "turning up the heat" or "striking back" but when its Bush, hes "on the attack".


5 posted on 09/25/2004 6:32:35 AM PDT by beckysueb (Lady Liberty is in danger! Bush/Cheney 04.)
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To: johnny7

Kerry is a mouth breathing idiot who has no idea what he would do if he were in the drivers seat. He does know how to spew out a bunch of bs.


6 posted on 09/25/2004 6:35:42 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: johnny7
<<>>> Oh Pompous Jackass-in Chief: Let's open the books on who and what TerAyza's money is funding through the "Tides Foundation" and every other shadowy left wing tentacle group sucking on the teat of the late John Heinz' family fortune.
7 posted on 09/25/2004 6:38:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: johnny7

Does this mean he supports deporting Cat Stevens? Wonder what the musicians from his "vote for change" concerts have to say about that? If there's a side to any issue he doesn't support i've yet to find it. Flipper lives in a world full of wonder, lying there under, under the sea.


8 posted on 09/25/2004 6:41:15 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (W'04)
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To: johnny7; All
Oh, come on! We can't even keep illegal money out of the Democratic Party!
9 posted on 09/25/2004 6:41:48 AM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.©)
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To: johnny7

"a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy, al Qaeda,"

I just love the way the Johns attempt to limit the scope of the war.


10 posted on 09/25/2004 6:44:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: johnny7

Does this mean Kerry will declare war on the DNC, Soros and Move-on?


11 posted on 09/25/2004 6:44:34 AM PDT by JeeperFreeper
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To: johnny7
He just doesn't get it. This is STATE FUNDED TERRORISM we are fighting. By going after the STATES that fund terrorism, you take away their money. Iraq was indisputably one of those STATES. Many terrorist groups had/have bases there and the infamous Abu Nidal lived in Bahgdad (sp?) until his "sudden" death just before the invasion and Saddam openly rewarded/funded the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. Its not the banks that are funding terrorism, sir, it is STATES like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya and North Korea that are and we've already taken care of three of them, no thanks to you, your French pals and your party.

So, yes Mr. Kerry it is a good idea to defund the terrorists. Unfortunately for you, we've been doing just that for nearly two years now. Since you haven't been to work in a while, I guess you missed the briefings.

12 posted on 09/25/2004 6:46:00 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: johnny7
Right now, I'm seeing the John Kerry I served with, the guy who says what he thinks," Biden said of a candidate so often described as running his best when running from behind. "I know this John Kerry."

Thanks Joe for admitting what we all know, there are multiple John Kerrys. How is anyone voting for Kerry going to know which John he is electing?

13 posted on 09/25/2004 6:47:46 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: johnny7

Ohh, so that's what he meant by waging a more sensitive, less aggressive war on terrorism.


14 posted on 09/25/2004 6:48:37 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: johnny7
It's 'way-back' time boys & girls

"Let me be as blunt and direct with the American people as I can be," .... "The invasion of Normandy was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy -- Japan -- which killed more than 2400 people on 12/7 and which still plots our destruction today. And there's just no question about it: The president's misjudgment, miscalculation and mismanagement of the war in France all made the war on Japan harder to win.

"Europe is now what it was not before the war -- a haven for Nazis. FDR made Adolph Hitler the priority. I would have made Hirohito the priority. As president, I will finish the job in Japan and refocus our energies on the real war."

As we all know, if the above speech was given by a sitting US Senator during WWII, he would have been arrested, tried for Treason and shot!

15 posted on 09/25/2004 6:51:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: johnny7

We are going to bankrupt an organization whose members eat rat dung and whose weapons are 98 cent boxcutters? In other words, no war on terror.


16 posted on 09/25/2004 6:53:15 AM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: johnny7

Yo, donkey face, Bush has ALREADY DONE THAT.

WHERE were YOU when this went on? On the INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SLEEPING/


17 posted on 09/25/2004 6:54:35 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: johnny7

CAUTION: UNRELIABLE SOURCE PUBLICATION!


18 posted on 09/25/2004 7:03:56 AM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (I'm in old skivvies and New Jersey, and I approved this message.)
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To: johnny7

John F---ing is calling out the lawyer and accountants brigade: "I will attack the terrorists with paperwork." Dumbkopf!


19 posted on 09/25/2004 7:12:29 AM PDT by Lockbar (Worried about lead poisoning? Then stop eating the paint chips, Dummy!)
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To: silverleaf
Kerry also promised to "wage a war on terrorist finances every bit as total as the war we wage on the terrorists themselves."

I agree with you, sl, that that should certainly include Teraaaaza's Tides Foundation.

20 posted on 09/25/2004 7:18:37 AM PDT by Sal
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To: Lockbar
"I will attack the terrorists with paperwork."

Don't be unfair, Lockbar. Paperwork can be torn down and made into spitballs after all.

21 posted on 09/25/2004 7:19:59 AM PDT by Sal
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To: Condor51

Very nice parallels, Condor51. I hope someone sees them and uses them in the campaign.


22 posted on 09/25/2004 7:21:42 AM PDT by Sal
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To: All

Folks, it's crunch time. There are only a few days left before the 30 day limit for registration. Please call the campaign and volunteer to register voters from GOP districts in battleground states. And then volunteer for GOTV efforts just before and during the elections. The alternative is condemning your family and neighbors to life under the opposition.

Tactics trump policy every single time. If Bush is preferable, then he's preferable and the die is cast. We can persuade the majority of Americans of that, but if they don't vote it won't matter.


23 posted on 09/25/2004 7:23:19 AM PDT by Owen
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To: johnny7
Good strategy you pompous, 'horsefaced-jackass'!

I had some other adjectives to describe Kerry but that sums it up just fine. I am so sick of hearing his loud, obnoxious voice telling everyone what a failure America is. In about 40 days, God willing, we will no longer have to pay any attention at all to this disgusting snob.

24 posted on 09/25/2004 7:26:04 AM PDT by sydbas
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To: Lockbar

John, get off the board, out of the water, start reading the papers, and start going to your Intelligence briefings. Didnt we just create a new position of Asst Treasury Secretary reporting in the Homeland Security Dept??

Please somebody ask Kerry what he thinks of the prosecution of Milosevic in the Hague. How long has this court travesty been going on?


25 posted on 09/25/2004 7:27:41 AM PDT by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: johnny7

John Kerry, "We should "wage a war on terrorist finances"


So does he mean we should start with Teresa's foundations which give financial aid to Castro and friends? They're whacked.


26 posted on 09/25/2004 7:30:06 AM PDT by SunnySide
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To: mtbopfuyn
Before the war, terrorists were meeting on United Airlines.

GREAT point! I wonder if Kerry remembers this.

27 posted on 09/25/2004 7:31:03 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: beckysueb

Notice when its Kerry, he's "turning up the heat" or "striking back" but when its Bush, hes "on the attack".

That's the liberal news unfair and biased manipulative spin we've all come to learn and loathe.


28 posted on 09/25/2004 7:32:07 AM PDT by SunnySide
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Of course President Bush has already been doing this for years:

Sept. 24, 2001:

Executive Order on Terrorist Financing
Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With
Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010924-1.html


29 posted on 09/25/2004 7:55:35 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: SunnySide

I wonder if Kerry has his hotel reservations in Paris for his secret meetings with al aqeada? Kerry has a habit of
helping the enemy with their work. Kerry has the touch to get enemy to the table and give them whatever they want.
It is not as messy to give in and allow the enemy to take over. Kerry will still have his 4 or 5 homes, his elitist lifestyle, 65 year old crabby wife, Scaramouche on the water and a lie on his lips.


30 posted on 09/25/2004 7:55:41 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: Condor51

"The invasion of Normandy was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy -- Japan "

Excellent point!


31 posted on 09/25/2004 7:56:53 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: SunnySide
"We should wage a war on terrorist finances"..

Translation.. " Raise Americans Taxes"..

With Liberals ( Democrats/Socialists ) it's all about taking other people's money..

32 posted on 09/25/2004 8:21:52 AM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: FairOpinion
Kerry just found Bush's Plan and checked yes to "all of the above"......EXCEPT

Guess he can't read Allawi's writing. He said THANK YOU TO OUR NATION for helping to do something they were unable to do...Rid IRAQ of a Brutal dictator.

Lost in Vietnam mode, John called them both a bunch of liars and said it would be better to pitter, patter around Iraq...and terrorists will go away.

Well, they didn't go away after the FIRST HIT on the NY Towers in 1993, they went on to the Embassies, the Cole and NY AND DC.

AND EACH TIME, SADDAM CHEERED THE TERRORISTS!!!

33 posted on 09/25/2004 8:23:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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Let's see, the terrorists left Boston on a mission on 9-11. How is Boston related to Kerry?


34 posted on 09/25/2004 8:25:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: johnny7
Kerry also promised to "wage a war on terrorist finances every bit as total as the war we wage on the terrorists themselves."

So Tereeeza's going to divest from all her friends?

35 posted on 09/25/2004 8:25:40 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: oldironsides
"Kerry will still have his elitist 65 year old crabby wife" CRABBY WIFE? LOL you're much too kind cRaZY tEreSa, "Shove it! One state is not a whole state, starts speaking in tongues...babble babble..Let them eat cake.... I mean, let them run naked in the streets."
36 posted on 09/25/2004 8:27:22 AM PDT by SunnySide
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To: johnny7

John 'FUBAR' Kerry is an F'ing liar. We are alread seizing terrorist financial assets. Kaptain Ketchup is also too stupid to realize that we are getting the terrorists to concentrate in one location, so that we can kill them.


37 posted on 09/25/2004 9:29:15 AM PDT by punster
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To: johnny7

Gee, Dubya has been doing this for nearly 3 years now. Once agains hanoi john flip flop sKerry is a day late and a dollar short.


38 posted on 09/25/2004 9:32:52 AM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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My dad always said, "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks" and apparently the same goes for old Horses. When you are a dead in the wool Commie loving, blame America first, military hating Massachusetts Liberal, you always look to attack and spit on our troops first. If you are also a UN loving NE-xtreme Liberal, you are always going to impugn our closest allies. If they happen to be the newly freed country leader for whom we have just spilled over a thousand Brave Soldiers lives, then spit on him/them too. Yaaaaawn Cut & Run Kerry does not have the integrity to be a mediocre Senator let alone President of the United States.

One of the main problems Liberals have with running campaigns, let alone Wars and Presidencies; is they are incapable of delegating. They have been programed to believe that the Centralized Planning Model is the only way to organize. This is why they believe that the Gummit is better at spending our money than we are. When they become Candidates for a national office like President they cannot take advice and have their hands on everything. The reports of Yaaaawn writing his own boring run-on speeches is proof of that weakness. No political advisor equipped with two firing brain cells would have told Yaaaaawn to go out and attack the Prime Minister of Iraq. This is a truly historic disgrace of epic proportions. Kerry went out on his own because the PM gave him a minor shot about Yaaaawn always downplaying our successes and turning them into failures to the benefit of our enemies. In response Kerry goes nuts and accuses the Leader of a newly born Country a liar...Monumental!! Nobody on that Rubber Bus would have suggested anybody do this. Only the knee-jerk; heavy on the jerk, main Candidate.

Prime Minister Allawi is a man of integrity and bravery that can is matched by very few men in World History. This man defied Saddamn and received an axe to the head. He is number 1 on the Terrorist hit parade in a country filled with terrorist scum attracted like moths to a zapper. His death will bring a month long celebration in this turd century pit, and Kerry has the nerve to degrade and disrespect this hero? This amounts to calling Lech Walesa or the Pope lying cowards in Poland during the Soviet crackdown.

How can he do this utterly despicable action. Easy, he hates America and it’s closest allies! During Vietnam, which is his entirety; he called the South Vietnamese Govt a puppet of the United States. He vilified and degraded that Govt when we were winning the war while he professed the Communists in N. Vietnam the liberators and freedom fighters. The liberators ended up murdering over 10 million civilians after Kerry coerced "Peace with Honor". So attacking Iraq’s new Govt is his first step. His strategy is to disgrace the bravery of the country’s interim officials who are being murdered for taking their stand for Freedom. His next step in Vietnam was to attack our soldiers after he declared the newly formed Govt illegitimate. He declared the war illegal and “the wrong war, at the wrong time in the wrong place”. If the war is wrong than it follows that our soldiers are fighting the wrong war. This is his seditious strategy and why he was called a traitor then, and is a traitor now. And yes Yaaaawn we are questioning your patriotism, which is what you do to people who are betraying their country for their own benefit.

If this man will not stand shoulder to shoulder to a statuesque MAN like Allawi than who will he stand with. Allawi is the George Washington of Iraq. The only difference was Washington had to fight the British and Benedict Arnold, while Allawi has to fight barbaric terrorists from a dozen neighboring scorpion nests. Kerry doesn’t understand the honor and history of freeing 25 million people from a tyrant who had already killed nearly a half million people, and he will never will. The leaders John Kerry has stood shoulder to shoulder were Ho Chi Min 10 million murders, Lenin-Gorbachev 50 million murders, Mao Tse Tung 70 million murders, Fidel Castro 1 million murders, Daniel Ortega 20,000 murders, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge 5 million murders, Yasser Arafat 1000s of murders. John Kerry’s respected leaders do have a pattern which helps explain his admiration for Saddamn’s killing fields.

Prime Minister Allawi just doesn’t have what it takes for Yaaaawn Cut and Run Kerry’s respect.

Pray for W and Our Troops

39 posted on 09/25/2004 9:35:35 AM PDT by bray (Nam Vets Rock!!)
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To: johnny7

Boy he's some diplomat first he T's off the Iraqi PM, then he T's off the the Saudi's who JUST HAPPEN to be a major OIL supplier to the US. He's not working with a full deck.


40 posted on 09/25/2004 9:44:07 AM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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