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Posted on 10/18/2004 8:09:25 AM PDT by VRWCer
Kerry: I Wouldn't Respond to Nuclear Attack
John Kerry told Democrats gathered in Boston two weeks ago that he defended his country as a young soldier in Vietnam and he would defend it again as president.
But as Michael Dukakis' lieutenant governor, Kerry authored an executive order that said the state of Massachussetts would refuse to take part in any civil defense efforts in response to a nuclear attack on America. The presidential candidate was an ardent proponent of the nuclear freeze at the time, and viewed Cold War civil defense preparations as an attempt to delude the American people into thinking a nuclear exchange was survivable.
Lt. Gov. Kerry's executive order on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts read in part:
"Whereas the existing and potential strength of nuclear weapons is such that nuclear war can neither be won nor survived, it can only be prevented; and Whereas the only effective defense against the horrors of nuclear weapons lies in their elimination and in the prevention of nuclear war or attacks, [the Commonwealth of Massachusetts] shall seek to ensure the safety of its citizens by pursuit of policies reflecting a serious commitment to prevention of nuclear war."
"Such policies," the Kerry directive continued, "shall include education of citizens concerning the real nature of nuclear war and efforts to influence national policy towards negotiation of an end to the nuclear-arms race."
The Kerry order stated emphatically, however: "No funds shall be expended by the Commonwealth for crisis relocation planning for nuclear war."
Monica Conyngham, Lt. Gov. Kerry's spokeswoman at the time, defended the controversial document, telling reporters, "We believe that [evacuation] plans are absolutely futile and that there are no safe havens from nuclear war."
Gov. Dukakis signed Kerry's "no nuclear defense" executive order into law on June 28, 1984.
In one of the debates, also, he said (and, in his avalanche of superfluous words, the comment was largely hidden) that he would discontinue development of nuclear bunkerbuster bombs.
This pretender to the throne has not changed his yellow and red stripes, and the American public needs to have it pointed out loud and clear.
An eyecatching commercial would be a good start!
Kerry is so right. If only the terrorists were educated and understood the destructive power of nukes, I am sure they would stop trying to get them....
Scary, is it not?
Do the game theory. it is easy. bacically, it tells our enemies to go ahead and nuke us-- there will be no repurcushions.
The Bush Campaign needs to run this in a commercial next week. Even undecided wishy-washy moderate independent swing-voters know that ruling out nukes rules out any chance you'll be elected president.
No wonder all of the terrorists and sympathizers are for Kerry.
Of course the Commonwealth would be first in line for Federal Funds, the two Senators from the state fighting over the photo op.
Ah...fooman, as gently as I can..."repercusions," not repurcushions. Repurcushions are those things you bought a second time to put on your sofa when the first set wore out.
I've asked it before but got no answer.
Does anyone know if J. F'nn Kerry was the State Attorney General when Dukakis pardoned Willie Horton to rape again?
Yeah right. Bush isn't doing anything except playing nice and adopting that stupid New Tone attitude. He should be shredding Kerry's Senate record and making ads of him as Dukakis' underling. He also should be running anti-war footage and photos of Kerry when he came back from 'Nam.
El Rushbo proves that he is right when he describes Skerry as"The French-Looking Candidate",but he doesn't go far enough!He not only looks French,he is FRENCH(as in I Surrender Dear)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If FrankenKerry was around during the days of Nikita Khruschev, we'd be speaking Russian now.
Now, we know that Kerry is always on both sides of every issue. We insist on seeing the flop side of this proclamation.
That would be "repercussions", not "repercusions".
No, he wasn't.
Well if we have a nuke, there will be a lot of repurchase cushions needed.
I believe that the real reason for this is as follows:
Kerry has plans to protect HIS OWN ASS in case of a nuclear strike.
He just didn't want the 'commonwealth' of Mass. to spend money on it to protect a voting publice he could care less about, so he could use the money elsewhere (likely something again to benefit him and not his constituency, but ...)
Or, perhaps there would not be anyone left here to learn any language. With Kerry, the entire US might be a smoking hole in the ground.
Let's change all those "nuclear attack" words into "terrorists attack" and you
have JfnSkerry today.
I disagree with your take on what President Bush should do.
He is doing what he should be doing.
Campaigning for President based on his own abilities and accomplishments, and running this country.
Any offensive posture would be fuel for the MSM, and besides, he is basing his actions on CHRISTIAN morals.
Besides, Kerry is doing a good job ruining his own campaign.
Afterward, maybe President Bush can have Kerry pursued legally/prosecution wise.
Kerry: "Car wrecks are the unavoidable consequence of highway travel. Therefore, instead of spending money on fire and ambulance support for the inevitable crashes, we will spend money to encourage walking."
"Such policies," the Kerry directive continued, "shall include education of citizens..."
Holy crap, this is the creepiest thing I've ever read. If Kerry wins, prepared to be "educated."
You passed the hidden test, 10 mm! LOL
it is just sad that this will nver get any play in the MSM
Yet another thing that will cost him the election if it is published.
"Campaigning for President based on his own abilities and accomplishments, and running this country."
And that's why the Swift Boat ads are so effective. They are produced by a thrid party. If Bush aired those ads attacking Kerry, Bush would not look Presidential. Remember, Bush even said Kerry honorably served in the military. By doing this, Bush does look like the bigger man and the third party (the Swift Boat guys) can do the attacks. When Kerry counter attacks, Kerry loses twice: once because the ads are true and hit home and second because Kerry's Presidential stature shrinks. No one likes a whiner for President.
"She said she had eight children...that's right-8...and she's voting for Kerry because her children don't have health insurance!!! "
She can always take them to the emergency room and make us foot the bill.
It is scary because obviously, Kerry's ideolgy overrules his common sense.
It would be, though, for those not immediately vaporized.
One would think this statement would have been addressed by the fair and balanced (NOT!!) debate moderators.
And his plan now will be?
There's no way to end poverty either, so there's no reason to spend Commonwealth money on it either! Please send me my refund check!
He is not saying here he will not defend America, he is saying here he will let the general public be killed off. Civil Defense efforts are the efforts by the Leaders of the Nation to save the lives of the unwashed masses. Kerry is just putting into legislation the elitist views of his "rich" status. If you can't find a rich woman to marry and exploit, you just deserve to die...
This simply gives a little extra insight into how messed up Kerry's mind is.
>>>> One would think this statement would have been addressed by the fair and balanced (NOT!!) debate moderators.
If you look at the executive order and the role of a state's lieutenant governor, the only thing sensationalistic about this issue is the Newsmax headline. There are WAY better avenues of attack.
I'm having troble finding the "quote" from the title in the text of the article. Can you help me out?
Don't know that there actually is a quote worded quite that way, I believe that Newsmax feels that the sentiment is implied in the act of signing this order, hence the title. (Newsmax titles are often like that. They succeed in getting our attention though!)
I agree about better avenues of attack. But this is a part of his record which reveals something abiut his mindset on this issue.
It is not a major attack issue, but it is something more people need to hear him address. National Security is THE issue. How would he respond if Krazy North Korean tries to launch an attack?
>>> It is not a major attack issue, but it is something more people need to hear him address. National Security is THE issue. How would he respond if Krazy North Korean tries to launch an attack?
Don't think I am saying that I think he is strong on security. I just mean that there are better ways to show that he is weak on security than by pointing to some executive order he signed in a nonmilitary position. No lieutenant governor, no matter how hawkish or conservative, can offer much response to a military attack.
This is not the best we can do to show that Kerry is weak on military issues, and by citing to crap like this to "prove" that point we only undermine the truth.
This is true of most exaggerations (and those that tell them).
I think we are of the same mindset.
Sometimes the correct wording doesn't transfer from brain to screen. Especially when I am tired.
SLICE & DICE CUT & RUN
DO YOU PAY ONLY 12½% FED INCOME TAXES?
Just letting you know that my opinion of NewsMax is not improving.