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Kerry prepares exuses for post-innaugural failure
Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2004 | NEDRA PICKLER

Posted on 10/07/2004 1:57:34 PM PDT by bin2baghdad

In his strongest statement yet, the Democratic presidential nominee suggested that if Bush fails to recognize the severity of problems in Iraq, then if Kerry takes office in January he will face a situation as chaotic as the Middle East in the early 1980s.

"If the president just does more of the same every day and it continues to deteriorate, I may be handed Lebanon, figuratively speaking," Kerry told reporters at a brief news conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: iraq; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; traitor
The senator's plan apparently is to fail, and it will be all GWB's fault. It will be just to dern hard for him to succeed when he takes over.
1 posted on 10/07/2004 1:57:34 PM PDT by bin2baghdad
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To: bin2baghdad

Sen. Kerry won't have to worry. He isn't going to be elected.


2 posted on 10/07/2004 1:58:52 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (I flunked my Global Test.)
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To: bin2baghdad

If Kerry attended meetings of the Senate Committees on which he sits, he might know something about what's really going on, instead of relying on Terry McAwful's propganda. Dolt.


3 posted on 10/07/2004 2:00:10 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

The use of the "Lebanon" metaphor is very troubling. Many people suspect that all the tough talk, all the "We must win in Iraq", all the promises to not cut and run, that if Kerry is elected he will immediately claim that the war in Iraq is un-winnable and withdraw all our troops. The phrase "another Lebanon" references Ronald Reagan's failed effort to help in Lebanon and his decision to pull out all our troops after hundreds of Marines were killed when their barracks wer bombed. Kerry could have chosen many metaphors to describe chaos and civil war he chose the one in which even Ronald Reagan thought was so chaotic the only correct course was to withdraw our troops.


4 posted on 10/07/2004 2:00:15 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen
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To: bin2baghdad
He's calling Iraq a "Lebanon".
He's preparing to BUG OUT
And all the terrorists will follow our troops home.

SO9

5 posted on 10/07/2004 2:00:48 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: bin2baghdad

Well, Thats a problem he will not have to worry about! He will be back at his job of windsurfing.


6 posted on 10/07/2004 2:01:18 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (new and improved redneck)
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To: bin2baghdad
The senator's plan apparently is to fail, and it will be all GWB's fault.

I think that's a given. Irregardless of whatever it is that fails, have you ever known liberal politician to take responsibility? It's always someone else's fault that needs to be fixed using someone else's money.

7 posted on 10/07/2004 2:02:52 PM PDT by DaBroasta (Stop the hate--vote Republican)
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To: bin2baghdad; Admin Moderator

Please use original titles when posting articles.


8 posted on 10/07/2004 2:03:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (EEE)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

he's not very good at windsurfing. he's not very good at anything, really, except for scamming rich women to become his wifes and then former-wives.


9 posted on 10/07/2004 2:03:30 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: bin2baghdad

He outlined his plan - he will get a Lebanon.
President Reagan pulled troops out of Lebanon soon after the bombing.
A President Kerry will do the same.
Make no mistake - this is what he was saying.


10 posted on 10/07/2004 2:06:01 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Beginning of the end....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1236609/posts?page=3)
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To: Jonah Johansen

You've got that right.
The reporters seem to have picked up on it though, as every article I have read so far makes certain to mention what this reference to Lebanon means.


11 posted on 10/07/2004 2:07:08 PM PDT by mabelkitty (Beginning of the end....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1236609/posts?page=3)
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To: bin2baghdad
"If the president just does more of the same every day and it continues to deteriorate, I may be handed Lebanon, figuratively speaking," Kerry told reporters at a brief news conference.
What a forward-thinking statesman, this junior senator. What a visionary. He is already rationalizing the defeat of our forces abroad, and the collapse of our security at home, before the election has ever taken place.
12 posted on 10/07/2004 2:07:46 PM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
Sen. Kerry won't have to worry. He isn't going to be elected.

When I read the headline, I thought THAT was what the story would be about!!!
13 posted on 10/07/2004 2:08:11 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: bin2baghdad

Kerry is delusional. He thinks he isn't going to be forced to take responsibility for his own failed administration because the MSM will protect him? Clinton's been out of office not even 4 years, the MSM adores Clinton, and even they couldn't protect him from impeachment and failing to have a successful legacy. Clinton is a walking joke, and by the end of of a hypothetical administration the American people would HATE KERRY without needing a press to whip them up with propaganda.

Oh, and kerry? Liberal education has DESTROYED any ability you have to capitalize on "Lebanon". Americans simply do not know what you are talking about.


14 posted on 10/07/2004 2:10:36 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: bin2baghdad

Gee, I wonder if that means that the libs will finally admit that 9/11 was Clinton's fault and that President Bush inherited the problems that resulted from the failings of the previous administration?


15 posted on 10/07/2004 2:18:37 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: bin2baghdad

Poor sniveling, whiny, Kerry. He says he might be handed a Lebanon, boohoo, how horrible. God forbid he should be handed a 9/11.

What a 4 year old.


16 posted on 10/07/2004 2:25:31 PM PDT by bjmorris
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To: Soul Seeker
Liberal education has DESTROYED any ability you have to capitalize on "Lebanon". Americans simply do not know what you are talking about.

Frightening, but true. I just listened to Hannity interviewing 19 year olds on the streets of NY. Ye gads, they are ignorant! These people, Kerry voters natch, would have no idea where Lebanon is and would think Syria was a kind of flat bread. I wonder how these people find their way home in the evening.

17 posted on 10/07/2004 2:34:50 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

You got that right!!


18 posted on 10/07/2004 2:47:09 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Sen.Miller said, "Bush is a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel")
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To: bin2baghdad

What Kerry should be handed is a one way ticket to "Palookaville!"


19 posted on 10/07/2004 3:16:46 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: bjmorris

Somehow I suspect even if things go disastrously for President Kerry his flunkies in the media will cover it up very neatly.

Plus within minutes after he takes office we'll be hearing how incredibly strong the economy is. Unemployed people should stop their whining, the NY Times will say....


20 posted on 10/07/2004 3:47:22 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: bin2baghdad

We knew Kerry wouldn't take responsibility for anything. That's his modus operandi. He's done this during his entire political career and isn't about to change now. He is really a jerk. I'd use stronger language, but he isn't worth it.


21 posted on 10/07/2004 3:51:25 PM PDT by hershey
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Kerry has been a sad excuse all his life and that of especially of being a man. Bush/Cheney 2004


22 posted on 10/07/2004 4:45:34 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (These Colors Never Run( 7.62) "See Ya"ll At The VA Clinic" "Xin Loi My Boy")
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To: bin2baghdad
I detest that man more every time he opens his mouth.
23 posted on 10/07/2004 4:47:10 PM PDT by ladyinred ("John Kerry reporting for spitball and typewriter duty.")
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