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Terrorism = Illegal Gambling? (Who Else but Kerry)
New York Times ^ | October 10, 2004 | Matt Bai

Posted on 10/10/2004 1:44:44 PM PDT by PhiKapMom

In an interview with Matt Bai published in today’s New York Times Magazine, Kerry made a very, very, very significant statement about how he would fight the war on terror. Kerry compared the war on terrorism with eradicating prostitution or illegal gambling.

''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,'' Kerry said. ''As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life.''

Terrorism, a nuisance?

This is the latest in a series of statements where Kerry views the war on terror more as a law enforcement operation than as a war. The article also has some other revealing tidbits about how Kerry’s closest advisers don’t believe we are in a war, and Kerry’s lack of a clear vision.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: idiot; illegalgambling; kerryforeignpolicy; mindboggling; moronalert; prostitution; sheesh; terrorism; waronnuisance
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If you haven't volunteered to help Bush-Cheney '04 win, do so tomorrow -- call your state GOP and volunteer -- we cannot let John Kerry win!
1 posted on 10/10/2004 1:44:44 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom

Thanks for this.
I guess Kerry loses the mafia and prostitute vote.
Who else in there?


2 posted on 10/10/2004 1:46:17 PM PDT by mabelkitty (W is the Peoples' President ; Kerry is the Elite Establishment's President)
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To: MeekOneGOP; onyx; My2Cents; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; mhking; ...

Please make sure this hits every media outlet in your area -- call Talk Radio, write a letter to the editor, email this to your TV outlets. Whatever you do make sure this gets as widespread circulation as you can get.

Kerry needs defeated by large enough numbers that his lawyers cannot contest this election. Do your part and get Republicans to the polls and any Dems for Bush out to vote!


3 posted on 10/10/2004 1:46:52 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Vote for Dr. Tom)
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To: PhiKapMom

this is why we call him SKERRY


4 posted on 10/10/2004 1:47:27 PM PDT by mammer
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To: PhiKapMom
We're never going to end illegal gambling.

What a great idea, John Kerry! All we gotta do to tame terrorism is TAX it. Let the government make money on buildings being knocked down, thousands killed, pizza parlor explosions, and on and on. Innocents will still die, but at least the government can rake more taxes in to increase in size.

5 posted on 10/10/2004 1:47:32 PM PDT by C210N
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To: PhiKapMom
According to his own words, Kerry is a terrorist!!

He is an annoying nuisance!

6 posted on 10/10/2004 1:47:32 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Anybody but Kerry!!)
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To: mabelkitty

He is losing votes right and left -- these comments shocked me and I thought I was beyond shocked with John Kerry!


7 posted on 10/10/2004 1:48:02 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Vote for Dr. Tom)
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To: PhiKapMom

This idiotic statement should be Kerry's final kiss of death. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he WILL NOT protect the USA!


8 posted on 10/10/2004 1:49:06 PM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: PhiKapMom

Terrorism is just a nuisance? Where is this man's brain??


9 posted on 10/10/2004 1:51:10 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: PhiKapMom

It's pretty clear--a vote for sKerry is a vote to surrender to terrorism. Remember, Terry Kerry has publicly implied that Americans are arrogant to think that they can live terrorism-free lives while people elsewhere in the world can't. She's obviously been listening more closely to her husband than the paleomedia has.


10 posted on 10/10/2004 1:51:17 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Kerry fled while good men bled.)
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To: PhiKapMom; Travis McGee; devolve; risk; Smartass; Ernest_at_the_Beach; MeekOneGOP; Happy2BMe; ...

I wonder how much he and the Ny Slimes and ABCNNBC BS are being paid with Middle East Blood money to down play Islamofascist terrorism.

When was the last time that whores or drug dealers flew passenger planes loaded with innocent Americans into buildings with innocent Americans to commit mass murder?


11 posted on 10/10/2004 1:52:29 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: PhiKapMom

Yeah I can definitely see his point about the similarities./sarcasm off

12 posted on 10/10/2004 1:54:06 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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To: PhiKapMom; Chieftain; Naomi4

"not threatening the fabric of our life"?

If I was blown to pieces, I think the fabric of my life as well as the fabric of my clothes might just be threatened.

He doesn't get the war on terror at all...at all. "Just live with it?" Sounds like the UN telling the Iraqis...."Just live with Sadaam!"


13 posted on 10/10/2004 1:55:14 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ("not threatening the fabric)
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To: PhiKapMom

Complete and utter gobbelty gook.


14 posted on 10/10/2004 1:58:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (I'm a "Scumbag" who has been "Intimidating" the Press since 2003!)
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To: PhiKapMom
"Kerry's theories on global affairs were just too complex for the electorate and would have been ignored -- or, worse yet, mangled -- by the press."

What an arrogant pr&ck - he's smarter than EVERYONE. The press is stupid and WE are all idiots.

Yep, this little article should really finish him for sure.

15 posted on 10/10/2004 2:03:45 PM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: PhiKapMom


16 posted on 10/10/2004 2:06:05 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: PhiKapMom

"If you haven't volunteered to help Bush-Cheney '04 win, do so tomorrow -- call your state GOP and volunteer -- we cannot let John Kerry win!"

You are so right PhiKapMom, I always wonder when I am at the RNC, where is everybody, George needs help here.


17 posted on 10/10/2004 2:07:54 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (We have to stop Kerry for our grandkids sake!!!!!!!! GO W)
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To: PhiKapMom

So Osama and Heidi Fleiss are about the same in Kerry's mind huh? The guy is an idiot!


19 posted on 10/10/2004 2:08:32 PM PDT by knak
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To: PhiKapMom
...but it's not threatening the fabric of your life...

Hey Kerry, ask the victims of September 11, 2001 if the "fabric of their lives" were threatened. A$$h@le!

20 posted on 10/10/2004 2:08:38 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Proud FReeper since 1998. Proud monthly donor.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Thank you for posting this. I sent it immediately to my three closest contacts in the media.

Billybob

22 posted on 10/10/2004 2:12:16 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: PhiKapMom
''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,'' Kerry said. ''As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life.''

Sure, instead of 3000 people being killed by the terrorists, let's say we have 200 or 100 people killed, which is acceptable. Having under 100 people killed every year – 40 or 50 people - means, that we'd really have terrorism under control. At this point, it just becomes a nuisance and we can live with it. After all, there are more people dying from car accidents and heart attacks than from terrorists attacks. I think people would see the wisdom of this. See, the point here is not to eradicate terrorism, but to reduce it. In time we'll get used to seeing children and buildings being blown up.

23 posted on 10/10/2004 2:19:23 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry's total disregard for the troops' safety is of no consequence to him - Vietnam, and now Iraq)
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To: Grampa Dave
When was the last time that whores or drug dealers flew passenger planes loaded with innocent Americans into buildings with innocent Americans to commit mass murder?

We think alike. I just emailed this to a friend of mine:

Mr. Kerry, just when was the last time a prostitute or gambler flew an airplane into a large building? Or drove a truck bomb to a Federal office? Or set fire to Russian schoolchildren? Or blew up a busy pizzeria?

Okay, you're correct on one point: prosititutes and gamblers are nuisances. But since when are terrorists just nuisances? That's an insult to prostitutes and gamblers everywhere.

24 posted on 10/10/2004 2:19:43 PM PDT by absinthe
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To: mabelkitty

It sounds like he is saying that a certain level of terrorism is "acceptable", like other "victimless" crimes i.e. prostitution and illegal gambling. I guess if we can limit terrorist related murders to let's say...200 per year or so then that is OK. He is so removed from the real world.


25 posted on 10/10/2004 2:24:05 PM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers ("Hold on to your hats.....it's going to be a bumpy night")
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To: Dog Gone; PhiKapMom
Terrorism is just a nuisance? Where is this man's brain??

To put it in pictures:

"(Terrorists) They're a nuisance" John Kerry NYT Magazine 10/10/04

26 posted on 10/10/2004 2:25:23 PM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: Congressman Billybob
"it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life."

WHAT THE @#$%???? IF those same 100 families of victims of September 11 are still in his camp tomorrow I'm going to be the biggest surprised Freeper on this planet!

This is a completely asinine thing to say! THREE THOUSAND AMERICANS KILLED IN ONE DAY..and THATS not threatening to the fabric of our lives???

If he has one single vote left in this country then we know exactly who the enemies of this country are!!

HE DOESN'T GET IT!!!
27 posted on 10/10/2004 2:25:35 PM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: Condor51
This idiotic statement should be Kerry's final kiss of death. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he WILL NOT protect the USA!

see post #26

28 posted on 10/10/2004 2:26:10 PM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: PhiKapMom

This is the second true article about Kerry printed by the NYT in the past few days. What is happening here?


29 posted on 10/10/2004 2:27:13 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: PhiKapMom

I think sKerry's vision is that we live like they do in Israel--constant "nuisance" attacks. Ketchup boy--I have news for you--American's don't want to live like that.


30 posted on 10/10/2004 2:27:41 PM PDT by OH Swing Voter
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To: PhiKapMom

With FEWER people killed, Pearl Harbor would likewise now be classed merely among the several and varied categories of "nuisance."

One of Kerry's strengths is calming us down, getting us to accept things, not be riled up over mere incidents of mass murder.

What a "nuanced internationalist."

What would the Bush campaign do without him?


31 posted on 10/10/2004 2:29:02 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Calpernia; Alabama MOM; lacylu; Letitring

Ping


32 posted on 10/10/2004 2:30:16 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (On this day your Prayers are needed!!!!!!!)
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To: pabianice

NY Slimes eleventh hour attempt to appear "fair & balanced"?


33 posted on 10/10/2004 2:30:59 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The Old Media is no longer a news service. It's a transcription service for the DNC.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Terrorism, a nuisance that we have to live with? Does this guy have a clue? I guess Kerry doesn't want to win this war.


34 posted on 10/10/2004 2:31:37 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: PhiKapMom

Kerry shouldn't be allowed on the White House TOUR!


35 posted on 10/10/2004 2:32:53 PM PDT by Edgerunner (Those two make me ashamed to be named John!)
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To: absinthe

That has the be the dumbest thing I have ever heard him say.
It would have been dumb enough if he had set that strategy at the beginning of the race, but to take that position now means one of two things:
Either this is the way he has always felt, but didnt want to let on until after the election (beyond a scary liar and a threat to national security)
or else he has decided that the only way to win is to totally re-makeover himself and frame a campaign that ignores his previous position (beyond a flip flopper and running scared)

He either fell and gave himself a concussion before this interview or else he is more concerned about his chances than we are. I think the RNC should take that clip and have an ad out by tomorrow with pictures of what terrorists do...and Kerry sipping lemonade out on the balcony with Teraysa "above the din of it all" in their chalet.

I think he may have shot himself in the foot for the last time.
I wonder if even the MSM will turn on him on this. That was just stupid.


36 posted on 10/10/2004 2:33:23 PM PDT by CThomasFan (John F. Kerry IS a weapon of mass destruction)
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To: PhiKapMom

Already did it and work tomorrow for 4 hours at our local office and then again later in the week. If anyone hasn't volunteered, try it. It is a hoot and a good way to meet some supper people.


37 posted on 10/10/2004 2:37:04 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: PhiKapMom
''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,''

And exactly when was that? Prior to 9/11 when we had the USS Cole attacked, our embassies bombed in Tanzania and Kenya, Khobar Towers, WTC I, Pan Am 103, TWA 800, etc.? Living with terrorism is a failed strategy and a total misunderstanding of the problem.

38 posted on 10/10/2004 2:39:55 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mabelkitty

There's a joke in there somewhere about Teresa and a horse's head, but I'm not gonna be the one to do it.


39 posted on 10/10/2004 2:40:30 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Grampa Dave
What a dumb, stupid statement from a wannabee
president. Since when have "Whores" or "Drug Dealers,"
among other things, ever flown airplanes into buildings,
or intentional cut peoples heads off for the sake of their cause.

What planet has this traitorous spoiled brat been living on?

40 posted on 10/10/2004 2:41:52 PM PDT by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY 2004 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: absinthe

These are great add ons to my comments:

Or drove a truck bomb to a Federal office? Or set fire to Russian schoolchildren? Or blew up a busy pizzeria?


41 posted on 10/10/2004 2:49:20 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: Smartass

Another example of why Kerry and the elite lunatic libs are so locked into 9/10/01.

Don't you have some great art work re Kerry being so 9/10 in a post 9/11 world.


42 posted on 10/10/2004 2:52:12 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: PhiKapMom
We're now at that point where we're making that kind of decision for the next 30 or 40 years, and it's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on November 2nd, we make the right choice. Because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again, that we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States, and that we'll fall back into the pre-9/11 mind set if you will, that in fact these terrorist attacks are just criminal acts, and that we're not really at war. I think that would be a terrible mistake for us.

Vice President Cheney - right again...

43 posted on 10/10/2004 2:54:27 PM PDT by gridlock (BARKEEP: Why the long face? HORSE: Ha ha, old joke. BARKEEP: Not you, I was talking to JF'n Kerry!)
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To: mabelkitty

Kerrey's Plan!!


44 posted on 10/10/2004 2:54:35 PM PDT by vanburen
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To: libs_kma
We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance

You make a great point. I wonder how often Kerry makes this statement to the September 11 families he uses as campaign props.

45 posted on 10/10/2004 2:55:18 PM PDT by Dolphy (It's not a plan, it's an echo.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Rescuer passes inconvenienced workers after the nuisance raid on the Pentagon, September 11, 2001

46 posted on 10/10/2004 2:55:44 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: PhiKapMom
The guy who's been trying to dupe the people into really believing that he's a pro-American tough guy is showing his true colors here.

This is all the evidence any sane person should need as proof for why the man has no business being anywhere near the White House.

47 posted on 10/10/2004 2:56:36 PM PDT by jpl (You can run, but you can't hide your record Kerry!)
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To: Grampa Dave




THE MENTALITY OF "HANOI JOHN"


48 posted on 10/10/2004 2:59:14 PM PDT by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY 2004 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: Made in USA

The next debate is supposed to be about domestic issues. If this fool gets in, no one will be around to do any debating at all!


49 posted on 10/10/2004 3:03:28 PM PDT by Grateful One
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To: pabianice

The tone of the article really surprised me. It seemed to be written by a genuinely fair reporter who was trying to tell an accurate story and get the differences between Kerry and Bush right. I give the NYT a single kudo for this.


50 posted on 10/10/2004 3:05:37 PM PDT by libstripper
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