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Biden Says Assured Allawi of Support if Kerry Wins
Reuters ^ | 09/26/04 | Reuters

Posted on 09/26/2004 10:03:30 AM PDT by Pikamax

Biden Says Assured Allawi of Support if Kerry Wins

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Democratic senator said on Sunday he assured interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that U.S. support for him would continue if John Kerry (news - web sites) were elected president.

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Allawi, who paid a high-profile visit to the White House last week, responded: "Thank you, and I know it," said Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record), the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Biden and other senators met with Allawi, who addressed Congress and the U.N. General Assembly during his trip.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Biden angrily disputed assertions by the administration that Kerry's criticism of Bush policy in Iraq (news - web sites) meant he would abandon the effort.

"I personally was authorized by Kerry in front of all my colleagues to say the first thing in a private meeting. I said, 'Mr. President, you know me.' And he said, 'Yes, I do.' I said, 'I guarantee you that John Kerry as president -- you will continue to have the full support of the United States of America in order to be able to establish a representative republic.' He said, 'Thank you, and I know it."'

At the White House on Thursday, President Bush (news - web sites) said he and Allawi would "stay the course" in Iraq.


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1 posted on 09/26/2004 10:03:30 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

This is the same guy that Kerry snubbed!
Don't worry,won't be an issue.
Kerry will not be going to the White House.


2 posted on 09/26/2004 10:04:40 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: Pikamax

He need not worry about that!


3 posted on 09/26/2004 10:04:44 AM PDT by Fast1 (Kerry for an Islamic America..)
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To: Pikamax

4 posted on 09/26/2004 10:05:52 AM PDT by Samwise (The Pajama People: They also serve who hunt and peck.)
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To: Pikamax
OK so Kerry is just lying now. Got it. But, how can you tell what is a lie and what is the truth. Maybe they need the see-BS on screen truth bug so the public will know.

Or is it safe to assume that even Kerry doesn't know which end is up.
5 posted on 09/26/2004 10:06:07 AM PDT by snooker (French Fried Flip Flopper still Flouncing, be careful out there.)
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To: All; Pikamax

FOLSK! it is symbolism over substance!!!!

This is no different than democrats telling the USSR not to worry about what their candidates say.


6 posted on 09/26/2004 10:06:33 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! NOV 2, 2004 is VETERANS DAY! VOTE!)
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To: Pikamax

Translation from liberalese into the English language: Mr. Allawi, you are a dead man, as will any Iraqi advocate for freedom and democracy, if the "rat party" wins.


7 posted on 09/26/2004 10:07:58 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: Pikamax

Oh yea, Trust Biden, whose reputation is known as being a liar.


8 posted on 09/26/2004 10:08:44 AM PDT by Two-Bits (I am voting in memory for those that can not vote since 9/11! Vote George W Bush)
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To: Pikamax

Kerry thinks he could now work with Allawi, after insulting him to the core, by basically calling him a liar. Is this the "famous" Kerry diplomacy, that Kerry keeps telling us about?

Kerry is not only not fit to be president, he is not fit to be allowed near a microphone.


9 posted on 09/26/2004 10:08:48 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: Pikamax
A leading Democratic senator said on Sunday he assured interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that U.S. support for him would continue if John Kerry (news - web sites) were elected president.

In his dreams... John Kerry basically calls Allawi a LIAR & Biden expects Allaiwi to believe that John Kerry would support U.S. efforts in Iraq? Yeah, right.

John Kerry is an ARROGANT BIGOT. From all appearances the only countries he would align the U.S. with are the European wussies.

10 posted on 09/26/2004 10:09:55 AM PDT by madison10 (Charter Member of the Freepin' Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: Samwise

I like this cartoon! Kerry debating Kerry, LOL.


11 posted on 09/26/2004 10:10:10 AM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: Pikamax

But why would Kerry support someone whom the Kerry campaign has called a "puppet"?


12 posted on 09/26/2004 10:10:43 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Pikamax
I said, 'Mr. President, you know me.'

Mr. Allawi is prime minister. How clueless can Biden be?

13 posted on 09/26/2004 10:11:57 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Pikamax
The Dems are in a pickle on the Iraq issue. Ever since the primarys when Dean started attacking the Bush Administration, the Dems have become, more and more, the anti-war party once again.

Kerry was once publically attuned with the Bush admin but during the primarys he moved more and more to the left to negate the Deaniacs.

Now, his anti-Vietnam war stance is rehashed and he crows about the support from France, Germany and the EU, who are bonkers about the Iraq intercession.

More and more, Kerry is painting himself and his party as the anti-war party. With glee, they waited for the 1,000th death in Iraq. I believe they would spit on the American soldier in the same manner in which they welcomed home the Vietnam soldier.

The American people know we are at war with Muslim fundamentalism. Most know that killing the terrorists in Iraq is better than killing them on our own ground. The Russian slaughter at the grade school sent a collective chill up most American's spines.

It comes down to whom is the best War President. Some Senator with 20+ years of voting to reduce the effectiveness of the US or a War President who has effectively on the job for the past four years.

14 posted on 09/26/2004 10:13:27 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Pikamax
'I guarantee you that John Kerry as president -- you will continue to have the full support of the United States of America in order to be able to establish a representative republic.'

How can anybody guarantee what a flip flopping, lying sack of crap like Kerry will say or do now or in the future!

OTOH Biden is also a lying sack of crap so I guess it doesn't matter what he says either.

15 posted on 09/26/2004 10:13:40 AM PDT by Sal
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To: longtermmemmory

So Kerry was lying to his base (who believes Allawi is a liar and pawn) during that press conference?


16 posted on 09/26/2004 10:15:00 AM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: Pikamax
So the essence of Biden's statement to Allawi was this: "Never mind what John Kerry said. He doesn't mean anything by it." Biden, the plagerist, with hair plugs, and a generally phony approach to all of government, is the right guy to deliver this (almost certainly) false message.

Allawi is apparently adjusted to the ways of Washington. He ansered "of course," rather than "you've got to be kidding."

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Kerry Hasn't Read a History Book"

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17 posted on 09/26/2004 10:15:05 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: Sal

Exactly! What has Kerry done in the past that shows Biden he would do anything except wordsmith excuse?


18 posted on 09/26/2004 10:16:00 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Pikamax
Ah, yes, Biden.

What an interesting man.

He graduated from the correspondence school "Accountancy Made Easy."

He then feathered his credentials by lying about his "ivy league school background."

His IQ is barely room temperature, but, nevertheless, he mimics and prances about the senate chamber as an intellectually charged senator, when he fact he is an imbecile elected and re-elected by the morons in his state that are undermining our nation...like so many other morons.

19 posted on 09/26/2004 10:16:27 AM PDT by JesseHousman (Execute Mumia Abu-Jamal)
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To: Pikamax

The fact that Biden had to make this lame assurance to Allawi speaks volumes in itself, and Allawi is smart enough to know it.

If Kerry were somehow to be elected, Iraq would have to prepare for a bloodbath that would make the current unpleasantness look like a lawn tea party.


20 posted on 09/26/2004 10:18:55 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard (I, the jury)
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To: Two-Bits

Biden is another plug hair lib that has an inflated
opinion of his own ego. Is more subtle in his Bush bashing but always has the right answer at the right time
for the right candidate (always Democrat)..go back to
Dellywareeee....pretty boy. Jake


21 posted on 09/26/2004 10:18:58 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: JesseHousman

Biden is like kerry he don't know what he is talking about.


22 posted on 09/26/2004 10:19:55 AM PDT by jocko12
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To: Pikamax

The Plughead Plagarist speaks!


23 posted on 09/26/2004 10:20:33 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Pikamax

Biden also had the unmitigated gall to accuse Bush of being inconsistant. After Kerry, who can even say that with a straight face? Biden, I guess.


24 posted on 09/26/2004 10:22:44 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Pikamax; Liz; Howlin; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog
"I personally was authorized by Kerry in front of all my colleagues to say the first thing in a private meeting."

Is Effin' Kerry too big - or too small to bring himself to say those things?

25 posted on 09/26/2004 10:24:16 AM PDT by Libloather (911th Internet Reconnaissance Brigade - Jammie Commando Battalion)
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To: Pikamax

The hair plugs have grown into and are affecting Biden's brain. Or was he always an ***hole and it wasn't quite as noticeable as now?


26 posted on 09/26/2004 10:25:09 AM PDT by doug from upland (Dan Rather is a journalist like Michael Moore is a pole vaulter.)
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To: Pikamax
In this interview Biden said Kerry has always supported the war in Iraq. Oh really? Kerry told David Letterman just this week that he would not have gone to war. Of course, this was the same Joe Hairplug that said "no one in the Kerry campaign is comparing Iraq to Vietnam." And that was two days after Holbrooke and Hagel (who is no doubt supporting Kerry) made the Vietnam references on Fox News Sunday.

Biden's lies are so easily provable, makes ya wonder what this guy is smoking.

27 posted on 09/26/2004 10:25:54 AM PDT by Use It Or Lose It
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To: Pikamax

All the free Iraqis have to worry about if Kerry wins is written in the history books - called "the Killing Fields of Cambodia" and "the boat people of Vietnam".

Really, after about 30 years in politics, those are his greatest achievments.


28 posted on 09/26/2004 10:28:28 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Two-Bits

---I personally was authorized by Kerry in front of all my colleagues to say the first thing in a private meeting.---

Biden just oozes schmuck!


29 posted on 09/26/2004 10:28:36 AM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Pikamax

Kerry publically insults the new leader of Iraq and privately sends plugs to say he stands behind him....geeeeez!


30 posted on 09/26/2004 10:29:05 AM PDT by mystery-ak (Mr Kerry, how did we ever get along without you?)
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To: Pikamax

Somebody has to clean up after Kerry's mess, I suppose.


31 posted on 09/26/2004 10:31:15 AM PDT by AmishDude (Allawi a puppet? I guess some world leaders are more equal than others.)
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To: Pikamax

Um, shouldn't Kerry be doing the assuring? Isn't he the candidate?


32 posted on 09/26/2004 10:32:30 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." W. B. Yeats)
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To: doug from upland
The hair plugs have grown into and are affecting Biden's brain. Or was he always an ***hole and it wasn't quite as noticeable as now?

The answer is always the ***hole. Joe Biden is probably the dumbest member of the Senate. Next to him a box of rocks is Steven Hawking.

33 posted on 09/26/2004 10:35:19 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." W. B. Yeats)
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To: jalisco555

Biden is so Loathsome..no offense to my Delaware Freepers but what's with the people down there?


34 posted on 09/26/2004 10:35:20 AM PDT by CT CONSERVATIVE (NOT FAIR-That's Dan's Story to Break!!!)
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To: Pikamax

Has anyone else noticed that Biden says he called Allawi "Mr. President"?

When it should have been "Mr. Prime Minister"?

I'm sure it was just a mistake, right? Or did Biden say something completely different during the meeting?


35 posted on 09/26/2004 10:36:24 AM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: Pikamax
A leading Democratic senator said on Sunday he assured interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that U.S. support for him would continue if John Kerry (news - web sites) were elected president.

ROFL, as if Biden has anything to say about it. This is strictly damage control for Kerry's gaffe.

36 posted on 09/26/2004 10:37:41 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: Dogbert41
Unfortunately, the Iraqis don't need to read history books on Cambodia and Viet Nam to know about killing fields. They have their own, brought about when Bush 41 told them to rise up against Saddam. U.S. support never came, and Saddam slaughtered the rebels by the hundreds of thousands.

If they are less than enthusiastic about rising up now against the Baathists and insurgents, it is with good reason. The sooner Bush 43 gets reelected, and the uncertainty of future support for a free Iraq disappears, the better for all of us..

Kerry would stab them in the back and they all know it.
37 posted on 09/26/2004 10:39:44 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Pikamax

Of course.........There are NO MIXED messeges being sent to Allawi from the Democrats are there? The DIMS are pathetic when it comes to foriegn affairs.


38 posted on 09/26/2004 10:40:19 AM PDT by PISANO (NEVER FORGET 911 !!!!)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Allawi should ask former South Vietnamese officials what they think of this kind of promise...

Wonder what the Iraqi equivanent of "boat people" will be?

Someone needs to ask Kerry if he thinks the "blood bath" that will follow defeat in Iraq will be bigger that the one that followed the fall of Saigon...


39 posted on 09/26/2004 10:41:43 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Pikamax
Biden is now KERRY'S MOUTHPIECE

Will KERRY backpedal tomorrow on Allawi? Of course, he will. And let the FlipFlop contine....

40 posted on 09/26/2004 10:45:34 AM PDT by crushelits
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To: Pikamax

How do we know?
This isn't coming from Kerry's mouth.
This is coming from a Senatorial colleague.


41 posted on 09/26/2004 10:48:49 AM PDT by mabelkitty (Troll-Patrol! You've been warned.)
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To: Pikamax

Kerry is so stupid he didn't realize the damage he created in dissing Allawi. Biden, only slightly less stupid, did, and scrambled to wipe up Johnny's mess.


42 posted on 09/26/2004 10:50:42 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: JesseHousman
Ah, yes, Biden. What an interesting man. He graduated from the correspondence school "Accountancy Made Easy." He then feathered his credentials by lying about his "ivy league school background." His IQ is barely room temperature, but, nevertheless, he mimics and prances about the senate chamber as an intellectually charged senator, when he fact he is an imbecile elected and re-elected by the morons in his state that are undermining our nation...like so many other morons.

Interesting. I never knew this, but then again I only recently learned what a complete fraud mega-liberal Tom Harkin is, completely faking Vietnam war hero status (he was never in 'Nam!).

43 posted on 09/26/2004 10:56:04 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: Pikamax

Allawi doesn't get to vote. But he'd be a fool to trust these clowns one inch.


44 posted on 09/26/2004 10:57:25 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mabelkitty

True.

And coming from Reuters, it's barely more credible than if it came from al-jazeera.


45 posted on 09/26/2004 10:58:24 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: Pikamax
BIDEN: Well, that's easy. There's nothing at all contradictory at the time.

-snip-

That's a statement of fact. It's very, very good he's gone. Kerry's happy he's gone. Kerry would have done everything to get rid of him. But he would not have mismanaged and sent so many mixed signals that this administration has, so that the end result is today we have something close to chaos in that region.

WALLACE: But, Senator...

BIDEN: That's totally consistent.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,133579,00.html

Now, Senator Biden, what was that answer Kerry gave to Letterman last week?

46 posted on 09/26/2004 11:03:41 AM PDT by Use It Or Lose It
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To: Pikamax

Ummm, so you mean he (Kerry) is lying when he says he'll pull the troops out within six months? Is this Biden's idea of "support"? Leaving the Iraqi's in it's infantile state of self rule to fend for itself?

Yeah right.


47 posted on 09/26/2004 11:15:06 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: BigBobber

Yes, that's true, Bush stopped short and tens of thousands died. That's why going through the UN, coalition building, or having political Generals give you advice is a disaster waiting to happen.

Our lessons from the 1st Iraq war should have been, "Have no pity on your enemies and F the allies, we don't need them."


48 posted on 09/26/2004 11:18:49 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Unam Sanctam

This idiot along with McCain, Dodd and Kerry are all Imus favorites. That should say it all.


49 posted on 09/26/2004 11:20:27 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Samwise

Does this mean Kerry will be using two of his multiple personalities at the debate?? Do they have enough podiums should he decide to use more?


50 posted on 09/26/2004 11:25:37 AM PDT by Kackikat
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