Skip to comments.KERRY GAFFE ON ITALY? (Any way to further exploit this stupid statement by Kerry?)
Posted on 10/17/2004 6:47:33 PM PDT by rkasick
All Italy is abuzzing today about a Kerry gaffe aired last night on HBO in Italy. As reported in today's Corriere della Sera in Italy, Defense Minister Antonio Martino criticized John Kerry for an incredible remark that the conditions of the Iraqi Army were so bad that even the Italian Army could kick their a**es.
Martino remarked that Kerry, "instead of saying what he thinks, should think about what he says."
But that would be too much for the great statesman from Massachusetts, wouldn't it?
ROMA - Il ministro della Difesa, Antonio Martino, ha provato «grande amarezza e dispiacere» per le dichiarazioni di John Kerry, secondo il quale «le condizioni dell'esercito iracheno erano talmente patetiche che persino l'esercito italiano avrebbe potuto prenderli a calci nel sedere». Nell'apprendere le affermazioni del senatore, pronunciate in campagna elettorale e di cui ieri Kerry si è scusato in tv, Martino avrebbe detto: «Il senatore Kerry, invece di dire quello che pensa, dovrebbe pensare a quello che dice»
This, along with Kerry's stupid statment about Haiti, could be useful in the next weekly news cycle. This would help to undermine his assertion that he is better able to make inroads with other countries. This could be very beneficial if we can get this out there. I'm not sure what you Freepers usually do to try and get stories covered, but if you can get this out there, I think this and the Haiti story could do some damage to Kerry's credibility. Perhaps it has been covered, but I haven't seen anything in the MSM or heard anything on Rush. Having the video and audio would be BIG in my opinion.
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You did just fine!
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And Poles are still holding back and trying to figure out who was bribed to bring them into the coalition of "bribed". sKerry sinking deeper and deeper, and there are no more "debates" to show his "superiority" Bwaaaaah
The Italians get a bad rap. Sure they performed badly in WWII, but that was due more to inept leadership. Didn't they fight well in WWI? And of course no people have a prouder military tradition than those who can claim to be the heirs of the Romans.
Actually I hope Kerry keeps saying stupid things.
John "Foreign Leaders Want Me to Win" Kerry should apologize, but he won't.
"And if I'm elected, not only will I win over the allies Bush has alienated, but I'll stop alienating the allies Bush won over!"
I think that their special forces train with us, but I am not sure of that
If it wasn't for stupid statements...Kerry would have nothing to say.
The Republicans should find a way to get this gaffe publicized out into the large Italian-American communities in NJ, northeastern OH, western PA, MI (Detroit metro area).
I'm an italian-american, but to me this is just a wisecrack that, predictably, fell flat.
Kerry is remarkable in his lack of a sense of humor. This guy can't tell a joke if his life depended on it.
It does show that his mindset is off-kilter. He insists he has what it takes to unify 'the world' behind the USA. In fact, to him it seems that 'the world' is esentially Russia/France/Germany. He shows little or no respect for our allies (UK, Poland, Italy, Australia, and others), saying that they were bribed and we are 'going it alone.'
In sucking up to our critics, he puts down our allies.
Frankly, all those nations had a chance to join us - some refused. That's ok, really - I have consistently felt that sooner or later everyone is going to have to take sides. If the French and Germans, for example, really 'flip,' then we would just be at war with them, too.
Crises are good - they show you who you can depend on and who you can't. Kerry (or anyone) hasn't made it clear specifically why winning over places like France is so important.
[That being said, I am not so hard on Germany in this thing since I think they are fairly good allies who will come around before the situation reaches a critical point.]
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Wow. This could be.. THE nail in the coffin.
Ah, the stuff of which taglines are made!
Against Austrian-Hungarian junior varsity forces they did just fine, in perhaps the worst terrain of WWI.
Got their head handed to them when they encoutered the German varsity at Caporetto.
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