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STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY RE: COMMENCEMENT OF MILITARY STRIKES IN IRAQ
US Senate ^ | March 20, 2003 | John Kerry

Posted on 10/07/2004 12:49:31 PM PDT by Shermy

STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY

RE: COMMENCEMENT OF MILITARY STRIKES IN IRAQ

Thursday, March 20, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to the commencement of military strikes in Iraq:

“It appears that with the deadline for exile come and gone, Saddam Hussein has chosen to make military force the ultimate weapons inspections enforcement mechanism. If so, the only exit strategy is victory, this is our common mission and the world’s cause. We're in this together. We want to complete the mission while safeguarding our troops, avoiding innocent civilian casualties, disarming Saddam Hussein and engaging the community of nations to rebuild Iraq.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kerryiraq
Some history for today.
1 posted on 10/07/2004 12:49:31 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy

He'll spin it........he was a war hero ya know......


2 posted on 10/07/2004 12:51:08 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Guess what? Your 72 virgins look like Michael Moore!)
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To: Shermy

And he voted against liberating Kuwait. He's been had every conceivable position.


3 posted on 10/07/2004 12:51:10 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Kerry's message to terrorists: Help is on the way!)
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To: Shermy

This is an obvious CBS style forgery for we now know that at the time Mr Kerry felt we had rushed to war.


4 posted on 10/07/2004 12:51:27 PM PDT by The G Man (Have pajamas. Will FReep.)
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To: Shermy

forwarded to bush campaign bushcheney04@georgewbush.com


5 posted on 10/07/2004 12:52:34 PM PDT by mrplind (Heavy on the Mister)
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To: elhombrelibre

"And he voted against liberating Kuwait. He's been had every conceivable position."

He has more positions that the Kama Sutra!


6 posted on 10/07/2004 12:53:16 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (The Passion of the Christ--the top non-fiction movie of all time)
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To: mrplind

I reposted it because of Kerry's comments today, an iteration of the French political line that "sanctions worked".

Here, he speaks directly to the fact that Saddam wasn't complying with sanctions and inspections.


7 posted on 10/07/2004 12:55:34 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy
Let's not get too caught up in the past and keep in mind that Kerry's message today is that Iraq is Vietnam and he will fight it better (even though it is an unjust and immoral war), because he is John Kerry.

We need to be focused on why Bush is succeeding there, first and foremost, and secondly, why Kerry would fail.

People are going to be focused on the present and future, and that is where we must focus. Kerry's past must be used in such a way as to illustrate what he might do in the future. That tangible connection must be made. Otherwise, it is just rhetoric with diminished impact.
8 posted on 10/07/2004 12:56:09 PM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: Shermy

Now his message to our soldiers in Iraq and their families is, "Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time."

His message to 9/11/2001 victims and survivors should be, "Wrong Plane, Wrong Building, Wrong Time."

He is sickening.


9 posted on 10/07/2004 12:57:51 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Dan Rather, "I lied, but I lied about the truth".)
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To: Shermy

JUst emailed all my liberal friends..."all" yeah, all 5 of them!


10 posted on 10/07/2004 12:58:26 PM PDT by Heff ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it's the Almighty's gift to humanity" GW Bush 4/12/04)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

"He'll spin it........he was a war hero ya know......"

Get outta town,,,,really???? LOL, I did not know that, lol!

flipper is a loose cannon just waiting to go off!


11 posted on 10/07/2004 1:09:53 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

"His message to 9/11/2001 victims and survivors should be, "Wrong Plane, Wrong Building, Wrong Time."



EXCELLENT conspiracy guy, EXCELLENT!!


12 posted on 10/07/2004 1:11:24 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Yes, but his get more disgusting than the Kama Sutra.


13 posted on 10/07/2004 1:15:04 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Kerry's message to terrorists: Help is on the way!)
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To: rockabyebaby

Thanks. I'd like to kick his stupid face.


14 posted on 10/07/2004 1:15:26 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Dan Rather, "I lied, but I lied about the truth".)
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To: Shermy
John Edwards in 2002: I think Iraq and Saddam Hussein present the most serious and most imminent threat.

Did somebody say "imminent"?

15 posted on 10/07/2004 1:19:51 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: rockabyebaby
Well, I'm not positive about the war hero thing, it's a rumor going around........ ;^)

Loose cannon is one of my favorite expressions - I'd rather think of kerry as a grenade in a rice cache

16 posted on 10/07/2004 1:23:18 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Guess what? Your 72 virgins look like Michael Moore!)
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To: Shermy
We're in this together.

At that time, he was in favor of us all sticking together. So I guess he was in favor of togetherness before he was against it.

17 posted on 10/07/2004 1:23:25 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: Shermy

Bookmarked


18 posted on 10/07/2004 1:23:39 PM PDT by ServesURight (Tim Michels for U.S. Senate Wisconsin)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

your tagline is hillarious!


19 posted on 10/07/2004 1:24:29 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: rockabyebaby
They are saying on Fox that Kerry called Bush a liar and O'Reilly said if Bush loses the debate tomorrow he loses the election.They said it's because of Ohio he had a 7 point lead now it's tied.
20 posted on 10/07/2004 1:31:03 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: rockabyebaby

WHat? Funny tagline? I got it from Michael's Moore's own personal diary - it is his most cherished wish -


21 posted on 10/07/2004 1:34:42 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Guess what? Your 72 virgins look like Michael Moore!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
SADDAM HIMSELF is the weapon of mass destruction. It's his AMBITIONS and CONTROL which gave him power. He is the likes of Hitler who was counting on the US to lose their resolve.

BE WISE!

22 posted on 10/07/2004 1:48:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

That is an excellent point! Send that comment to the White House!!!!


23 posted on 10/07/2004 1:56:01 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Guess what? Your 72 virgins look like Michael Moore!)
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To: Shermy

It was a "war of choice" and Kerry publicly admits it was Saddam's choice


24 posted on 10/07/2004 2:47:44 PM PDT by bornacatholic
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To: Shermy; cyncooper; Mo1

Now, I don't see anywhere in there where he says that the sanctions are working and we should continue them, do you?

That is what I have been told he said today.


25 posted on 10/07/2004 2:50:15 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Shermy

Great post.


26 posted on 10/07/2004 2:52:22 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted."-John Kerry on our allies)
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To: Shermy

Lookie here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1209588/posts


27 posted on 10/07/2004 2:52:43 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Shermy

Shermy, let's not forget that John Edwards himself called Saddam Hussein an imminent threat.


28 posted on 10/07/2004 3:07:31 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Howlin
That is what I have been told he said today.

He did say it .. in fact I just heard the clip on FNC just now

29 posted on 10/07/2004 3:07:39 PM PDT by Mo1 (The President's job is not to pass a global test, but to protect the American people.)
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