Skip to comments.W hints Kerry a coward
Posted on 10/07/2004 1:21:30 AM PDT by ambrose
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|W hints Kerry a coward
BY KENNETH R. BAZINET in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
and HELEN KENNEDY in Cleveland
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
As polls showed the presidential race tightening in battleground states, an anxious President Bush tried to regain momentum yesterday by ramping up his rhetoric, all but branding Sen. John Kerry a coward.
"On Iraq, Sen. Kerry has a strategy of retreat," Bush said. "I have a strategy of victory."
Slashing at his opponent in Pennsylvania, Bush told supporters that Kerry has called the Iraq war a "mistake," an "error" and "a diversion."
"You can't win a war you don't believe in fighting," the President declared.
Bush spoke as his own hand-picked weapons inspector delivered a devastating report saying Saddam Hussein destroyed all his weapons of mass destruction in 1991 because he was afraid of UN inspections and had no plans to try to make any more until UN scrutiny and sanctions were lifted.
Even then, Saddam's targets were Iran and Israel, not the U.S., and he had no plans to arm terrorists, according to Charles Duelfer's report. The finding bolsters Kerry's argument that Iraq was no threat to America.
Bush's confident serving of red meat to an adoring, cheering crowd was a striking contrast to his seeming consternation at being challenged on the wisdom of the war by Kerry in last week's debate. The President laughed off the peevish scowls he displayed in the debate.
"He said he wants to hold a summit meeting so he can invite other countries to join what he calls 'the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.' He said terrorists are pouring across the Iraqi border, but also said that fighting those terrorists is a 'diversion' from the war on terror," Bush chortled. "You hear all that and you can understand why somebody would make a face!"
With the veep debate producing no striking change in the race and all eyes on tomorrow night's presidential rematch in St. Louis, Team Kerry ridiculed Bush for seeking a debate "mulligan."
"The President tried to redo the debate from last week by giving a speech full of untruths he couldn't say on stage with John Kerry because he knew Kerry would knock them down," said Kerry spokesman Phil Singer.
Fresh polls added to the drama, showing Kerry surging back to ties or leads in Florida, New Hampshire and New Mexico.
In New Jersey, a Quinnipiac poll showed Kerry with a three-point lead, up from a tie last month but far from Al Gore's slam-dunk margin in 2000.
Team Kerry's nervousness about the Garden State is evident: John Edwards is campaigning there today, in Bayonne.
Is it just me or does it appear that W. is goading Kerry to go back to his "I fought in Vietnam" rants?
Have to disagree. Bush does not imply that Kerry is a coward. Bush implies that Kerry is extremely naive and lacks judgement in his anti-war and anti-military stance.
However, Kerry's actions in Vietnam were cowardly, including fleeing instead of assisting when an accompanying boat was mine, then later claiming that he was a fabulous hero during the incident.
LOL I protected this country as a young man in Vietnam... Uhh no you didn't... Vietnam didn't attack the United States, you protected the South Vietnamese who were later slaughtered because you helped turn the American people against the war.
Just say it.
Kerry is a metrosexual.
He's not man enough to be a Taliban.
I don't question Kerrys bravery or cowardice or his judgement or lack thereof. I question his patriotism. I think he is a traitor--a POS-- and only question why he's not rotting in a Navy brig right now
I agree with you 100%.
I talk to many people about this, and some say it is ancient history, irrelevant.
I say, it is more relevant than anything John Kerry has done in 30 years since, which I guess is not saying much.
If John Kerry had been in prison up north with Stockdale, Denton, Riesner or Stratton, he would have been a collaborator. No, I take that back, that probably is not a fair thing to say. I suspect it may have been a good experience for him, and put him on the right track, as strange as that may sound.
But he wasn't, and he didn't.
Maybe thats the October Surprise. President Bush has come across the DD214 of Kerry's before the 1978 one, and it shows a dishonorable or general discharge..and he'll spring it on him the next time Kerry says (In Thurston Howell III voice) "When I was a young man in Vietnam..."
During the (first)debate, Kerry said in his closing
statement, that he 'defended his country during war'.
perhaps someone would like to comment.
Your post bears repeating and repeating . . .
There are two young people who sit down with Jay Leno and discuss current events. They are often clueless and incredibly unknowledgeable. Even these two on Jay Leno's show last night have impressions of Kerry. The guy doesn't like Kerry just from the way he looks and he is a "George Bush guy." The girl's impression of Kerry is that he is a metrosexual who gets manicures. Even the clueless don't have a good impression of Kerry.
Well, I think he is a coward, has bad judgement and I question his patriotism,,,,the trifecta. So far Bush hasn't called him a yellow bellied turncoat and I think that is a good thing. Wouldn't be prudent.
It would suggest the DD214N on record was amended. And there's no chance the Bush Campaign have personal records. That's why Kerry refused to sign form 180. By law, it requires his release. The idea was to protect servicemen from job discrimination based on an incorrect civilian reading of the DD214N, the last end-of-contract DD214.
If the Bush Campaign had previously unreleased personal documents, like that, the Kerry Campaign would have a case against the Bush Campaign.
I agree with the post above about kerry being a POS, and for the life of me I can't figure out why any vet would even consider voting for this bozo!
Three purple heart scratches and I am on the way home. Yep, coward seems about right.
I hope Bush is able to get this out in the debates.
Moderator should ask; Mr. Kerry what were your reasons for voting against the first Gulf War and why did you impune that coalition also?
Sometimes, I wonder if Leno might be a closet conservative. Just sometimes...
Yes, I understand what you are saying. My post was mostly hopeful, with a little satire thrown in.
There is no doubt in my mind though that he is hiding something by not signing DD 180.
Lynndie England is going to jail for doing much, much less than Kerry did in Vietnam. Kerry should definitely be sitting in jail, not running for president.
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