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Kerry concedes we won the war
www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2004 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 09/28/2004 4:46:27 PM PDT by lancer

Why is it that the press likes to report some misstatements by politicians but not others?

John Kerry gave a highly covered, nationally televised speech last week at Temple University.

The substance of the speech was front-page news across the country. Sound bites from it led all the major newscasts. It was analyzed by talking heads. It was rewritten into wire service reports.

But no one – not one news agency, not one analyst, not one commentator – mentioned Kerry's slip of the tongue.

It was an embarrassing one for the presidential candidate. After he made it and corrected himself, his entire cadence was off-kilter. He seemed never to fully regain his composure and self-assurance. It was as if he knew he had just lost the election through an admission that his opponent had indeed succeeded at something.

This was the speech in which Kerry assured the American people, once again, that he had a real plan for fighting the war on terror.

And what's the plan?

"As president, I will fight a tougher, smarter, more effective war on terror," he said. "My priority will be to find and capture or kill the terrorists before they get us. And I will never take my eye of the ball."

Not exactly inspirational. Not exactly ingenious. Once again, Kerry shows that he thinks he can beat George Bush by simply citing his weaknesses, his inability to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

Of course, it still leaves the populace wondering how Kerry would fight this war tougher, smarter and more effectively.

Does Kerry even believe it?

Maybe. Maybe not. But Kerry launched into a long list of the sins of the Bush administration without mentioning one specific thing he would do differently as president. He would just be ... smarter, I guess.

Kerry promised to see the Iraq war to its conclusion – to win it.

And then came John Kerry's faux pas – the one the press ignored, the one the pundits ignored, the one even the Republicans ignored.

Every week, too many American families grieve for loved ones killed in Iraq by terrorists forces that weren't even there before the invasion – many of which got their weapons from the very ammo dumps that George Bush didn't guard after we won the war ...

Yes, that's what John Kerry said is his speech – that we had already won the war, which, of course, we have.

The Iraq war is over. Saddam Hussein was soundly and quickly defeated in one of the most stunning and one-sided military campaigns in the history of the world.

But John Kerry cannot acknowledge that the president or his generals did anything right. So, he quickly corrected himself.

"... after we won the military part of the war."

However, the damage was done. Kerry never completely recovered his composure after ceding that we had already won the war in Iraq – without his help. In fact, the United States won it in spite of Kerry – in spite of the things John Kerry always does during U.S. military campaigns.

What has John Kerry always done? Talk out of both sides of his mouth.

He may begin as a loyal American with a single-minded focus on victory, but always – sometimes within days, sometimes within weeks, sometimes within months – he tries to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

That's what he did in Vietnam – when he first came to the attention of the American people as a partisan of the North Vietnamese Communist enemy. That's what he did throughout the Cold War when he preached appeasement of the Soviet Union. That's what he did in Grenada when we invaded and chased out the Cubans. And that's what he is doing with Iraq.

But for one brief moment last week, either through a Freudian slip of the tongue or because even a broken clock is right twice a day, Kerry had it right. He said it. We won the war in Iraq. What's left is messy. What's left is hard. But it is no longer about overturning a regime. That business is completed. It was finished a long time ago.

No thanks to him.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bias; farah; kerry; kerryiraq; oif; treason
Joe Farah has never been so eloquent, so devastating to the "windsurfer!" And he is right on about Iraq.

I hope the analyst who caught this slip got a hefty raise!

1 posted on 09/28/2004 4:46:29 PM PDT by lancer
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To: lancer

And if somebody tells me this has already been posted, I'm gonna be PI$$ED! Because I have searched the site AND the sidebars!


2 posted on 09/28/2004 4:48:07 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: lancer
Already posted HERE
3 posted on 09/28/2004 4:50:21 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: lancer
As president, I will fight a tougher, smarter, more effective war on terror," he said. "My priority will be to find and capture or kill the terrorists before they get us. And I will never take my eye of the ball."

Yep..here is another gaff the Pro Kerry liberal peace creeps will not even admit...their candidate may be pro war ..pro killing...but then again they probably figure he is such a great liar that he says this stuff just to fool the rubes into voting for him....

A Kerry presidency would reveal the real pro commie anti American candidate they love.. lying is just a great means to an end to them...whatever works...and gets their guy in....

4 posted on 09/28/2004 4:53:00 PM PDT by joesnuffy (If you can read this tagline...thank the "Big Blogger")
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To: johniegrad; Admin Moderator

I AM PI$$ED! What is wrong with the search engine or what am I doing wrong?!


5 posted on 09/28/2004 4:58:26 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: lancer

I was teasing. I linked to your own article to jack you up a bit.


6 posted on 09/28/2004 5:00:16 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad; Admin Moderator

Ignore your post to this thread.


7 posted on 09/28/2004 5:01:15 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

Watch it, johnie! I know where you sleep! (Good one! I caught it after about three loops. Duh!)


8 posted on 09/28/2004 5:01:53 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: johniegrad

you are a bad boy. go stand in the corner or something.


9 posted on 09/28/2004 5:02:28 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: lancer

I think johniegrad's just funnin' with ya.

The link takes you right back to your article. (;


10 posted on 09/28/2004 5:03:31 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Old media = lies. New media = truth.)
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To: lancer

Ok, one... Kerry, where were these terrorists before the war? At least we have them all in one place now.

And, no, George Bush did not guard ammo dumps, personally. I don't think I could do that either.


11 posted on 09/28/2004 5:03:51 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

It would take an Army the size of China's or North Korea's to search, find and destroy/guard ALL of those gazillions munition dumps.

And that's just he ones we KNOW ABOUT!

Liberals never have a sense of size unless it's their ego or a government program.


12 posted on 09/28/2004 5:08:57 PM PDT by Fledermaus (If Putin brings back state controlled a media-propaganda machine, Rather will be his first choice.)
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To: lancer

Sorry, lancer.


13 posted on 09/28/2004 5:11:08 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Fledermaus

To destroy these dumps by bombardment from the air would not have taken too much effort - and if there were some nasty stuff hidden there by Iraqis- so much the worse for them, for they would be the ones downwind.


14 posted on 09/28/2004 5:23:09 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: lancer

From Kerry Fairy:

WE WON THE WAR! Um, the MILITARY Part of the War, That Is...
Break out the champagne, people - tonight, we celebrate! John Kerry has declared the war won!

As per World Net Daily:

And then came John Kerry's faux pas - the one the press ignored, the one the pundits ignored, the one even the Republicans ignored.

"Every week, too many American families grieve for loved ones killed in Iraq by terrorists forces that weren't even there before the invasion - many of which got their weapons from the very ammo dumps that George Bush didn't guard after we won the war... "

Yes, that's what John Kerry said is his speech - that we had already won the war, which, of course, we have.

The Iraq war is over. Saddam Hussein was soundly and quickly defeated in one of the most stunning and one-sided military campaigns in the history of the world.

But John Kerry cannot acknowledge that the president or his generals did anything right. So, he quickly corrected himself.

"... after we won the military part of the war."

Well now, that clarifies everything, doesn't it? We've won the "MILITARY" part of the war, as opposed to, say, the ulcer-inducing"Boy-Band" part of the war, or the all-consuming"Bundt-Cake" part of the war. There's so many parts of a war, I'm darned glad that Kerry has taken the time to point out the part of the war that HAS been won.

I know for a fact that I shall not rest until the Ragnarok-like"Hello Kitty" part of the war has been won - and that appears to be years away.

Ah well, I'll settle for George W. Bush winning the "military" part of the war. It certainly beats winning the "Waffles" part of the war - and it appears John Kerry is winning THAT part of the war hands-down...


15 posted on 09/28/2004 5:31:51 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: GSlob

Yeah, but the media spin on that would have been horrific. Just think about how much fun they had with the "idea" that the museums hadn't been guarded.


16 posted on 09/28/2004 5:40:02 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: lancer
Every week, too many American families grieve for loved ones killed in Iraq by terrorists forces that weren't even there before the invasion – many of which got their weapons from the very ammo dumps that George Bush didn't guard after we won the war ...

What this "WE" Kerry??? You were for the other side. "We" remember.

17 posted on 09/28/2004 5:40:23 PM PDT by LowOiL (Christian and proud of it !)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
for the really naughty FR teases and practical jokers the punishment is to be locked in a room where the walls are all pictures of Kerry and TAY-ree-ZAH!
18 posted on 09/28/2004 5:44:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: johniegrad

Man, if I could just find the abuse button! (:-)


19 posted on 09/28/2004 5:44:31 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: lancer
Man, if I could just find the abuse button! (:-)

Look here.

20 posted on 09/28/2004 5:50:47 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: lancer
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The debate should be interesting. LOL

Check out the John F. Kerry Timeline.
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21 posted on 09/28/2004 5:53:55 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

"museums hadn't been guarded"- the proper spin to it would have been to claim (with exaggerated pomposity) that the museums contained the priceless cultural heritage of the Iraqi people, which heritage undoubtedly belonged to the said Iraqi people before the museums' looting and even more undoubtedly belongs to the same Iraqi people now, since all the looters were Iraqis. In the background - the film of that guy carting out a big porcelain vase. As an aside it ought to be mentioned that such vases and other similar bric-a-brac are normally found in third rate antique malls and are not a part of any cultural heritage worth mentioning...


22 posted on 09/28/2004 5:54:09 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: GSlob

And there was no looting, anyway. The museum staff hid the artifacts before the war.


23 posted on 09/28/2004 5:55:28 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: lancer

It's all a giant plot! :-)

Actually I'm glad you posted this, as some of us missed it the first time.


24 posted on 09/28/2004 6:27:51 PM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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To: christie

I want the President to beat Kerry like a bongo drum! Smack him hard enough to knock the orange paint off.


25 posted on 09/28/2004 6:29:50 PM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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To: Valin

The joke is on both of us. This is the first time it was posted. Someone linked my post back to my post, making me think it had already been posted.
The stunt has generated more words that the original article!


26 posted on 09/29/2004 5:44:54 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: lancer

Every week, too many American families grieve for loved ones killed in Iraq by terrorists forces that weren't even there before the invasion – many of which got their weapons from the very ammo dumps that George Bush didn't guard after we won the war ...


I recall hearing this, but it went right over my head.

good catch.


27 posted on 09/29/2004 6:29:31 PM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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