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Kerry: U.S. should've given nuclear fuel to Iran
WND ^ | 10/2/2004 | WND

Posted on 10/02/2004 8:51:33 AM PDT by tmp02

In a little noticed remark during the first presidential debate, Sen. John Kerry said he believed the United States should have provided Iran's hardline, cleric-led Islamic regime with nuclear fuel even as intelligence reports indicate Tehran is on the verge of producing a bomb.

"I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes," Kerry said in a critique of the Bush administration's handling of Tehran's nuclear program, which the Iranians claim is only for civilian purposes.

The comments came during Thursday night's debate in Miami in reponse to a question about whether diplomacy and sanctions can resolve the "nuclear problems" with North Korea and Iran

"If they weren't willing to work a deal, then we could have put sanctions together," Kerry said of Tehran. "The president did nothing."

But Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged his country's weapons developers to step up work on making a nuclear bomb, a U.S. official said, according to Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service.

Citing an authoritative source in the Iranian exile community, the official said Khamenei met recently with senior government and military leaders regarding the nuclear weapons program.

Khamenei told the gathering, "We must have two bombs ready to go in January or you are not Muslims," the official said.

Tehran has said the recent International Atomic Energy Agency resolution calling on Iran to halt uranium enrichment could lead to the country's withdrawal from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Iran test-fired a Shihab-3 medium-range ballistic missile, capable of reaching Israel, Sept. 18 and also in August.

During the debate, Bush said he wants to continue to work with the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Great Britain to "convince the Iranian mullahs to abandon their nuclear ambitions."

Responding to Kerry, Bush noted the U.S. already has sanctioned Iran.

"We can't sanction them any more," he said. "There are sanctions in place on Iran."

Israel has said it wants to await the outcome of international pressure on Iran before it considers a pre-emptive military strike on reactors as it did in 1981.

Israeli officials say Iran could produce atomic weapons by 2007.

At another point in the debate, Kerry also said he wants to end research on bunker-busting nuclear weapons, which presumably could take out an Iranian reactor if his sanctions are ineffective.

Kerry said it "doesn't make sense" for Bush to be pursuing a new set of nuclear weapons when the U.S. is trying to tell countries such as North Korea to disarm.

"You talk about mixed messages," he said. "We're telling other people, You can't have nuclear weapons, but we're pursuing a new nuclear weapon that we might even contemplate using."

"Not this president," Kerry said. "I'm going to shut that program down, and we're going to make it clear to the world we're serious about containing nuclear proliferation."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: iran; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; nuclearfuel; proliferation

1 posted on 10/02/2004 8:51:33 AM PDT by tmp02
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To: tmp02
provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes,

A Global Test

2 posted on 10/02/2004 10:45:07 AM PDT by syriacus (All things work together for good to them that love God...who are called according to His purpose)
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To: tmp02

This is the most friggin stupid thing I have ever heard.

It is like kerry is saying,

"That man sitting across from YOU has threatened to kill you. Now I think he is just misunderstood and REALLY wants wants to like and understand you! AND to show this, I am going to give him a loaded gun and he can prove he really likes you by not using it!"

Kerry is a fucking menace to the free world. Sorry but I am absolutely devastated. Kerry needs to be in an asylum.


3 posted on 10/02/2004 10:54:25 AM PDT by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: tmp02

This is the most friggin stupid thing I have ever heard.

It is like kerry is saying,

"That man sitting across from YOU has threatened to kill you. Now I think he is just misunderstood and REALLY wants wants to like and understand you! AND to show this, I am going to give him a loaded gun and he can prove he really likes you by not using it!"

Kerry is a fucking menace to the free world. Sorry but I am absolutely devastated. Kerry needs to be in an asylum.


4 posted on 10/02/2004 10:54:58 AM PDT by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: tmp02

This is the most friggin stupid thing I have ever heard.

It is like kerry is saying,

"That man sitting across from YOU has threatened to kill you. Now I think he is just misunderstood and REALLY wants wants to like and understand you! AND to show this, I am going to give him a loaded gun and he can prove he really likes you by not using it!"

Kerry is a fucking menace to the free world. Sorry but I am absolutely devastated. Kerry needs to be in an asylum.


5 posted on 10/02/2004 10:55:26 AM PDT by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: tmp02

This is the most friggin stupid thing I have ever heard.

It is like kerry is saying,

"That man sitting across from YOU has threatened to kill you. Now I think he is just misunderstood and REALLY wants wants to like and understand you! AND to show this, I am going to give him a loaded gun and he can prove he really likes you by not using it!"

Kerry is a fucking menace to the free world. Sorry but I am absolutely devastated. Kerry needs to be in an asylum.


6 posted on 10/02/2004 10:57:09 AM PDT by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: tmp02

This is the most friggin stupid thing I have ever heard.

It is like kerry is saying,

"That man sitting across from YOU has threatened to kill you. Now I think he is just misunderstood and REALLY wants wants to like and understand you! AND to show this, I am going to give him a loaded gun and he can prove he really likes you by not using it!"

Kerry is a fu**cking menace to the free world. Sorry but I am absolutely devastated. Kerry needs to be in an asylum.


7 posted on 10/02/2004 11:03:49 AM PDT by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: tmp02
It is one thing, th step on a land mine because you were unaware of it, or misjudged its location. It is another thing altogether to use one of your own land mines, place it out there in plain sight, go over and deliberately step on it, and defy it to go off.

How can anyone be so cuffing DUMB?

8 posted on 10/02/2004 11:05:59 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: syriacus

9 posted on 10/02/2004 11:18:23 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Want to know why I don't vote Democrat?" http://www.museumofleftwinglunacy.com)
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To: syriacus

10 posted on 10/02/2004 11:19:39 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Want to know why I don't vote Democrat?" http://www.museumofleftwinglunacy.com)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

test


11 posted on 10/02/2004 11:45:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

test


12 posted on 10/02/2004 11:45:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

test


13 posted on 10/02/2004 11:45:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Hiya, Jim!

Is she workin'?


14 posted on 10/02/2004 11:46:53 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: RandallFlagg

Barely.


15 posted on 10/02/2004 11:49:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: tmp02

What a retard !!


16 posted on 10/02/2004 11:50:07 AM PDT by Dustbunny
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To: RandallFlagg

We're sending out for another roll of baling wire.


17 posted on 10/02/2004 11:51:01 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: alloysteel

As our friends across the pond say ...
"The man is a bloody Twit"!!


18 posted on 10/02/2004 11:51:06 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: All

WTF???


19 posted on 10/02/2004 11:51:16 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Jim Robinson

FR global test.


20 posted on 10/02/2004 11:52:09 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("We will crush Al Qaeda"....Silky Pony)
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To: tmp02

Hey, I'm all for giving fissionable material to Iran...nosecone first.


21 posted on 10/02/2004 11:52:54 AM PDT by RichInOC (SHAITAN: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!! ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Jim Robinson

sorry jim this puter went haywire in the middle of posting


22 posted on 10/02/2004 11:54:05 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Want to know why I don't vote Democrat?" http://www.museumofleftwinglunacy.com)
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To: tmp02

How did this jerk even get elected as a Senator?


23 posted on 10/02/2004 11:55:02 AM PDT by Arpege92 (We're here! We're Conservative! And we're in your face! - theDentist)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Quick, somebody, PLEASE post the url showing a recent photo of Kerry TRYING to put his head up his "you-know-what".

I saw it today -- hilarious!!!

Help, anyone know where it is? It was a Yahoo news article.


24 posted on 10/02/2004 11:57:39 AM PDT by i_dont_chat
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To: Jim Robinson
test

I don't read you, are you logged in?

25 posted on 10/02/2004 12:00:48 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Can't stop to talk right now, I'm on a Jammie-Jihad....)
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To: tmp02

Let me get this straight, Kerry wants to give Nuclear material to Iran (sort of like our deal with North Korea) and at the same time he wants to shut down our own nuclear weapons (bunker buster) program.

This thing shouldn't even be close.


26 posted on 10/02/2004 12:01:26 PM PDT by NavVet (“Benedeict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: Jim Robinson

ROTFLMAO!! I can send y'all some duct tape, too.


27 posted on 10/02/2004 12:01:44 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

You have correctly identified the specifics of the Kerry, "I have a plan speech."


28 posted on 10/02/2004 12:08:39 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (What did Kerry know and when did he know it?)
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To: Jim Robinson
We're sending out for another roll of baling wire.

One roll of farmer's friend is on the way.

29 posted on 10/02/2004 12:12:13 PM PDT by HorsePlayer (Give me a $100 trifecta on Bush-Kerry-Nader)
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To: tmp02

"I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes,"

Cripes, what am I missing? It's one thing to give your 16 year old son the car keys for the first time... It's a whole 'nuther thing to give a bunch of proven loonies the precursor to a weapon that can kill scores of millions in a split second. Geez what a dope...


30 posted on 10/02/2004 12:13:57 PM PDT by Felis_irritable
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To: tmp02

"I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes,"

I hope the Bush campaign jumps on this.


31 posted on 10/02/2004 12:15:21 PM PDT by TomEwall
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To: TomEwall

I guess the answer to Kerry's test is whether New York or DC is nuked by the ragheads. He's insane along with most libbies


32 posted on 10/02/2004 12:19:38 PM PDT by cincysux
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To: tmp02

How can nuclear fuel be used for peaceful purposes? I remember growing up in a liberal family being taught that nuclear power must be stopped! It was e-e-e-e-evil! Now we want to give this stuff to suicidal terrorist lovers? Wouldn't they build a nuclear power facility for the singular purpose of doing a big ol' honkin "China Syndrome"???

Actually, I guess that exact time when "nuclear power is an evil poison that must be eradicated from the world" became "nuclear power has peaceful purposes and should be given as gifts to lunatics" was back when Clinton gave nuclear fuel to North Korea.

I think it's only fair that once the liberals concede defeat on their big issues that they must do it publicly so that the exact time can be noted for the history books and the other side can have themselves a little victory celebration.


33 posted on 10/02/2004 12:34:42 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis (Liberals lie at the premise, accept their premise and you can only lose the argument.)
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To: tmp02

John Fn Kerry is one World Communist tool, ain't he?

What a world when the RAT Party has been marginalized to pretty much only their wide Communist, hedonist base in America...and the UN, France, Germany, the EU in general.


34 posted on 10/02/2004 12:38:22 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: tmp02
Kerry said it "doesn't make sense" for Bush to be pursuing a new set of nuclear weapons when the U.S. is trying to tell countries such as North Korea to disarm. "You talk about mixed messages," he said. "We're telling other people, You can't have nuclear weapons, but we're pursuing a new nuclear weapon that we might even contemplate using." "Not this president," Kerry said. "I'm going to shut that program down, and we're going to make it clear to the world we're serious about containing nuclear proliferation."

Now who's the idiot Senator. I suppose you intend to defend this country with spitballs.

35 posted on 10/02/2004 12:38:45 PM PDT by quesera (Americans don't want a spitball throwing girly man as President. We want the real deal, VOTE GWB!)
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To: tmp02

Crack -- it's not just for breakfast anymore.


36 posted on 10/02/2004 12:39:54 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Arpege92
How did this jerk even get elected as a Senator?

That's simple. He represents the people of Massachusetts. Next question.

(steely)

37 posted on 10/02/2004 12:42:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: tmp02

The Bush people should hammer this home.


38 posted on 10/02/2004 1:05:09 PM PDT by blitzgig
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To: tmp02

Kerry's idea of "strengthening America" is to do away with all of our new military programs, get rid of all of our nuclear weapons and give them to Iran and all our other enemies.


39 posted on 10/02/2004 1:07:54 PM PDT by jpl (John Kerry is the 2-7 offsuit in the great Presidential poker game.)
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To: tmp02
Remember that the Carter-Clinton pact with North Korea was that we would provide them with hundreds of millions of dollars in free fuel oil and a free nuclear power plant if they would promise not to build a nuclear weapon.

They set up a TV camera and posted a couple of IAEA inspectors at a location to verify that they were keeping their word. Of course, the NK simply moved the work to another location and kept going.

Bush figured it out and stopped construction of the nuke.

Explain why it is that a Dem won't allow a nuke to be built in the US but wants to pay for and build one in North Korea, and wants to provide free nuclear fuel to Iran?

40 posted on 10/02/2004 1:11:44 PM PDT by marron
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To: Steely Tom
Is he crazy?? Korea betrayed our treaty Clinton signed like this. Perhaps in order to keep Iran from producing nuclear weapons we should let them borrow one of our ballistic missile submarines?? I am sure they wouldn't need to produce any then, and of course we can't produce any bunker buster nukes to threaten the Iranians, we just can't allow ourselves to have that sort of advantage over a crazy terrorist sponsoring Israel hating destabilizing fanatic fever-swamp like Iran...
Although he didn't mention it, I am also sure Kerry wants to dismantle the missile defense program we have started, so that we can't be allowed to stop the nuke the fanatics in Iran want to shoot at New York when they get the delivery system problem (ICBM)worked out in a couple years...Months? I guess if you are on the left and a program fails misirably you just have to keep trying it...
41 posted on 10/02/2004 1:42:10 PM PDT by libforlunch
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To: syriacus
"...provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes..."

Nuttier than a fruit cake - just plain scary - didn't work for the Clinton administration, Sandy Burger et al...but then the Democrats and Kerry under the guidance of Ted Kennedy are badly off the bubble! OBL, if he is alive, must be in stitches with this bunch.

42 posted on 10/02/2004 4:39:52 PM PDT by yoe
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