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Dennis Prager: Ask Kerry One Question What Would Zarqawi be Doing if he Weren't in Iraq
Town Hall ^ | October 12, 2004 | Dennis Prager [Creators Syndicate]

Posted on 10/11/2004 10:38:31 PM PDT by quidnunc

The most frequently offered argument of Sen. John Kerry and other anti-war Democrats to support their charge that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake is that Iraq has become a den of terrorists.

This claim is true. But it completely undermines the Democrats' charge that invading Iraq was a mistake.

They say this: There are far more terrorists in Iraq since the invasion, and, therefore, the invasion was a mistake.

Yet, in order to believe that the greater number of terrorists in Iraq means the invasion was a mistake, you have to believe one or both of the following — that were it not for the invasion, the terrorists who are in Iraq would have been engaged in some peaceful work in some other country, or that they are newly minted terrorists who were perhaps selling shoes prior to the war in Iraq.

Neither scenario makes sense.

Take the leading terrorist — the Jordanian butcher of human beings, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Everyone acknowledges he was a terrorist before the war in Iraq. In the 1990s, he spent seven years in a Jordanian prison for plotting to overthrow the government and establish an Islamic state. He then went to Germany, where he set up a terrorist cell.

So here's the question that apparently goes unasked of all the Democrats who are sure it is President Bush who lacks intelligence: What would Zarqawi be doing now if he were not slaughtering people in Iraq? Selling used cars in Amman? Playing cello in the Berlin Philharmonic?

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kerry; kerryiraq; napalminthemorning; wot; zarqawi

1 posted on 10/11/2004 10:38:31 PM PDT by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc

Excellent point.

We are able to kill and capture hundreds, perhaps even thousands of terrorists in Iraq.

Gen Franks said in his speech at the RNC: "We can fight the terrorists over there, or we can fight them over here. I prefer to fight them over there".


2 posted on 10/11/2004 10:42:58 PM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: quidnunc

Prager bump.


3 posted on 10/11/2004 10:43:15 PM PDT by cgk (Calling it MemoGate is like saying Watergate had something to do w/ Water: WhistlingPasttheGraveyard)
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To: quidnunc

Amen!


4 posted on 10/11/2004 10:43:39 PM PDT by AJS
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To: cgk

BTTT!


5 posted on 10/11/2004 10:44:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: quidnunc

Working for the Kerry campaign!


6 posted on 10/11/2004 10:45:08 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: quidnunc

I could see Kerry blowing a question like that off with "Nobody knows" and then changing the subject back to Bush's
decisions on Iraq.


7 posted on 10/11/2004 10:45:38 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: quidnunc

Good one Dennis.


8 posted on 10/11/2004 10:46:53 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: onef

ping


9 posted on 10/11/2004 10:47:29 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Working for the Kerry campaign!

Huh? Who or what is 'working for the Kerry campaign'?

10 posted on 10/11/2004 10:51:18 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (I think John Kerry should be President.........of the European Union.)
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To: quidnunc
This excerpt doesn't do this article justice. Go to the web site and read the whole thing for proper perspective.
11 posted on 10/11/2004 10:57:04 PM PDT by stylin19a (Of all the things i have lost in my life, I miss my mind the most.)
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To: All

"Dennis Prager: Ask Kerry One Question – What Would Zarqawi be Doing if he Weren't in Iraq"

OPINION-SPECULATION: He would be in Iran.


12 posted on 10/11/2004 11:09:11 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

I have another question. Knowing what we know now, was it wrong for president Kennedy to take us into Vietnam?


13 posted on 10/11/2004 11:35:23 PM PDT by IowaUsa
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To: IowaUsa

Yeah, that's one of those "So when did you stop beating your wife?" kids of questions.

It would be a cut and run response, where the running would start with "This administration..."


14 posted on 10/11/2004 11:39:02 PM PDT by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: quidnunc

I hope someone in the campaign reads this, it's a great question, would knock Kerry on his A$$


15 posted on 10/11/2004 11:40:38 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I could see Kerry blowing a question like that off with "Nobody knows" and then changing the subject back to Bush's
decisions on Iraq.



I thought I DID see that! I KNOW at least I heard it!


16 posted on 10/11/2004 11:55:51 PM PDT by Just Lori (Before you can win the peace, you have to win the WAR!!!!)
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To: quidnunc
Senator Kerry:

Exactly which strong national powers would you have brought into the coalition to pressure Iraq, in 2003 --and what would you have done with them? --and what would that have done?

17 posted on 10/12/2004 12:04:47 AM PDT by unspun (RU working your precinct, churchmembers, etc. 4 good votes? | Not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate)
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To: quidnunc

He'd be a guest on Oprah!


18 posted on 10/12/2004 12:06:00 AM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: quidnunc
Senator Kerry,

If as you say, you believe human life begins at conception,yet you are willing for innocent human life to be taken, what do you do with American's primal document, the Declaration of Independence, which points to our highest national principles, especially that we are "endowed by our Creator with... the Right to Life?"

19 posted on 10/12/2004 12:07:11 AM PDT by unspun (RU working your precinct, churchmembers, etc. 4 good votes? | Not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate)
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To: quidnunc
The president has said from the beginning that a major reason for invading Iraq was to bring the war to the terrorists, and that if we don't fight them on their soil, we will have to fight them on ours.

What more needs to be said?

We brought it to them, it has prevented it from escalating here, sKerry is p!ssed, Dasshole is deeply saddened, and Pelosi is speechless.

Works for me!

20 posted on 10/12/2004 12:08:48 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: quidnunc
Senator Kerry,

Why did you vote against Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, in 1991?

21 posted on 10/12/2004 12:10:09 AM PDT by unspun (RU working your precinct, churchmembers, etc. 4 good votes? | Not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate)
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To: quidnunc
Good article.

Better to have the Roach Motel in Iraq than here.

22 posted on 10/12/2004 1:09:22 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Well, if it were still the nineties, he'd be a guest in the Lincoln bedroom.


23 posted on 10/12/2004 1:11:00 AM PDT by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: EGPWS

Especially that Pelosi is speechless part...


24 posted on 10/12/2004 1:11:47 AM PDT by andie74 (W stands for Women)
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To: quidnunc

Just look under the covers, and nothing Lurch says makes sense.


25 posted on 10/12/2004 1:33:20 AM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (I'm in old skivvies and New Jersey, and I approved this message.)
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To: Ed_in_NJ

I wish Fox would hire Dennis to replace Greta.


26 posted on 10/12/2004 2:18:14 AM PDT by Lori675
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To: quidnunc

I've asked the same questions. To wit, if Iraq and Hussein had nothing to do with terrorism, then why are the Islamo-fascist terrorists fighting us there? Why would Al-Qaeda care that we deposed Hussein if he had no association with them and no terrorist ambitions? The obvious answer is that Hussein was up to his neck in terrorist activitiess, and his deposal was a severe blow to the international Islamo-fascist terrorist movement. That's why they are in Iraq fighting us.


27 posted on 10/12/2004 3:12:41 AM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: unspun
Senator, you voted against Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in the 1991 war with Iraq to free Kuwait with Global Test approval.

Then voted for the war in 2003 against Iraq without your Global Test approval.

Senator sKerry is very confused.

As Senator he has no clue what kind of Global Test it would take to go to war.

As President he would never go to war. sKerry would CUT defense and give the plans for the F-22 Raptor away to all enemy's of the state.

Senator sKerry is scary and not fit for command.

28 posted on 10/12/2004 3:52:01 AM PDT by Major_Risktaker ("Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Those Who Threaten It.")
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To: driftless

Good point!


29 posted on 10/12/2004 3:53:57 AM PDT by focusandclarity
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To: Lori675

Not a bad idea -- I also like Steve Malzberg (he does the over-night gig on WABC 770 NY).


30 posted on 10/12/2004 3:57:17 AM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (I'm in old skivvies and New Jersey, and I approved this message.)
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To: quidnunc
What would Zarqawi be doing now if he were not slaughtering people in Iraq?

Playing rock the vote concerts with Bruce Springsteen.

31 posted on 10/12/2004 5:31:16 AM PDT by Imaverygooddriver ( What`s the difference between Windows XP and John Kerry? Windows XP works once in a while.)
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To: quidnunc

Another excellent link.

This explains perfectly why the terrorists are worried about Bush.


32 posted on 10/18/2004 11:59:54 PM PDT by Mac017 (NZer)
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