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Kerry: I Wouldn't Respond to Nuclear Attack
Newsmax ^ | August 13, 2004 | Carl Limbacher

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheeseeating; coward; fraud; kerry; kerrybetrayedamerica; massdestruction; nationalsecurity; nonukes; nuclearattack; nuclearweapons; nukes; pacifist; surrender; surrendermonkey; whiteflag; wmd; wmds; worldwarfour
I remembered this article this morning, and I hope that TPTB in the Bush campaign will take note, and make some hay with it. The Fraud is trying to make the American voters believe that he will "hunt down and kill" terrorists, but here he signed an executive order that he would not defend America against a nuclear attack.

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!

1 posted on 10/18/2004 8:09:26 AM PDT by VRWCer
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To: VRWCer
"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."

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....

2 posted on 10/18/2004 8:11:54 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: VRWCer

3 posted on 10/18/2004 8:13:05 AM PDT by binger
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To: Always Right

Scary, is it not?


4 posted on 10/18/2004 8:14:01 AM PDT by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry back to Bedlam,Massachusetts!!)
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To: international american

Do the game theory. it is easy. bacically, it tells our enemies to go ahead and nuke us-- there will be no repurcushions.


5 posted on 10/18/2004 8:17:37 AM PDT by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: VRWCer

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.


6 posted on 10/18/2004 8:18:35 AM PDT by spycatcher
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To: fooman

No wonder all of the terrorists and sympathizers are for Kerry.


7 posted on 10/18/2004 8:20:20 AM PDT by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry back to Bedlam,Massachusetts!!)
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To: Always Right
Oh how I pray the Bush campaign surfs this site! This would be excellent ammo! Also, a woman at the early voting site in Florida was interviewed on FOX this morning. She said she had eight children...that's right-8...and she's voting for Kerry because her children don't have health insurance!!! No thought that perhaps having 8 children that you can't afford might be a bad personal choice and not the tax payers fault or responsibility! This is what we are up against folks!
8 posted on 10/18/2004 8:20:28 AM PDT by Woogit
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To: Always Right
The Kerry order stated emphatically, however: "No funds shall be expended by the Commonwealth for crisis relocation planning for nuclear war."

Of course the Commonwealth would be first in line for Federal Funds, the two Senators from the state fighting over the photo op.

9 posted on 10/18/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT by pikachu (The REAL script)
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To: fooman

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.


10 posted on 10/18/2004 8:21:37 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: All

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?


11 posted on 10/18/2004 8:22:40 AM PDT by Area51 (Diapers and Politicians need to be changed-For the same reason)
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To: VRWCer
and I hope that TPTB in the Bush campaign will take note, and make some hay with it

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.

12 posted on 10/18/2004 8:26:35 AM PDT by ServesURight (Tim Michels for U.S. Senate Wisconsin)
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To: VRWCer

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)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 10/18/2004 8:28:02 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: VRWCer

If FrankenKerry was around during the days of Nikita Khruschev, we'd be speaking Russian now.


14 posted on 10/18/2004 8:28:27 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?)
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To: VRWCer

Now, we know that Kerry is always on both sides of every issue. We insist on seeing the flop side of this proclamation.


15 posted on 10/18/2004 8:28:58 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (The liberal Democrats are properly redefining themselves as the pro-aggressive party.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That would be "repercussions", not "repercusions".


16 posted on 10/18/2004 8:29:06 AM PDT by 10mm
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

lol.


17 posted on 10/18/2004 8:31:37 AM PDT by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: Area51
Does anyone know if J. F'nn Kerry was the State Attorney General when Dukakis pardoned Willie Horton to rape again?

No, he wasn't.

18 posted on 10/18/2004 8:32:17 AM PDT by Kleon
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To: fooman

Well if we have a nuke, there will be a lot of repurchase cushions needed.


19 posted on 10/18/2004 8:34:43 AM PDT by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: VRWCer
The Kerry order stated emphatically, however: "No funds shall be expended by the Commonwealth for crisis relocation planning for nuclear war."

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 ...)

20 posted on 10/18/2004 8:34:45 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (THE MAN will keep you down, until you become a MAN.)
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To: Nowhere Man
If FrankenKerry was around during the days of Nikita Khruschev, we'd be speaking Russian now.

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.

21 posted on 10/18/2004 8:36:34 AM PDT by Mark17
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To: Always Right

Let's change all those "nuclear attack" words into "terrorists attack" and you
have JfnSkerry today.


22 posted on 10/18/2004 8:38:36 AM PDT by Dallas59 (I'm a "Scumbag" who has been "Intimidating" the Press since 2003!)
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To: ServesURight
Bush isn't doing anything except playing nice

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.

23 posted on 10/18/2004 8:38:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (THE MAN will keep you down, until you become a MAN.)
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To: VRWCer

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."


24 posted on 10/18/2004 8:41:42 AM PDT by JTHomes
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To: VRWCer

"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."


25 posted on 10/18/2004 8:41:44 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: 10mm

You passed the hidden test, 10 mm! LOL


26 posted on 10/18/2004 8:45:33 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: oldleft

it is just sad that this will nver get any play in the MSM


27 posted on 10/18/2004 8:46:52 AM PDT by blackeagle
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To: VRWCer
Kerry: I Wouldn't Respond to Nuclear Attack

Yet another thing that will cost him the election if it is published.

28 posted on 10/18/2004 8:50:58 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: UCANSEE2

"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.


29 posted on 10/18/2004 8:56:41 AM PDT by doc30
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To: Woogit

"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.


30 posted on 10/18/2004 8:57:28 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (`)
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To: VRWCer

It is scary because obviously, Kerry's ideolgy overrules his common sense.


31 posted on 10/18/2004 8:58:08 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: VRWCer
an attempt to delude the American people into thinking a nuclear exchange was survivable.

It would be, though, for those not immediately vaporized.

32 posted on 10/18/2004 9:00:23 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I'm suspicous and outraged at the timing of using the Senators own words against him in a political campaign. /sarcasm
33 posted on 10/18/2004 9:01:46 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: VRWCer

One would think this statement would have been addressed by the fair and balanced (NOT!!) debate moderators.


34 posted on 10/18/2004 9:05:31 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Truth is not Partisan)
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To: VRWCer
shall seek to ensure the safety of its citizens by pursuit of policies reflecting a serious commitment to prevention of nuclear war

And his plan now will be?

35 posted on 10/18/2004 9:16:39 AM PDT by rocksblues (Sorry John, we remember and will never forget your treason!)
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To: VRWCer

Mr. Kerry,

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!

Concerned Citizen


36 posted on 10/18/2004 9:23:36 AM PDT by dannyboy72 (it's time to take on the media)
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To: VRWCer; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; Cincinatus' Wife; MistyCA; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; crushkerry

BTTT


37 posted on 10/18/2004 9:33:47 AM PDT by EdReform (Have you seen FAHRENHYPE 9/11? - www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1240926/posts)
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To: VRWCer; All

38 posted on 10/18/2004 9:43:17 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: VRWCer
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.

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...

39 posted on 10/18/2004 10:27:32 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: VRWCer

This simply gives a little extra insight into how messed up Kerry's mind is.


40 posted on 10/18/2004 11:27:06 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

>>>> 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.


41 posted on 10/18/2004 1:53:47 PM PDT by dubyain04jebin08and12
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To: VRWCer

I'm having troble finding the "quote" from the title in the text of the article. Can you help me out?


42 posted on 10/18/2004 2:07:37 PM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: TankerKC

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!)


43 posted on 10/18/2004 2:16:19 PM PDT by VRWCer (Everything that is hidden will be found out, and every secret will be known. Luke 12:2)
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To: dubyain04jebin08and12

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?


44 posted on 10/18/2004 2:16:48 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Truth is not Partisan)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

>>> 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.


45 posted on 10/18/2004 3:05:42 PM PDT by dubyain04jebin08and12
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To: blitzgig
This simply gives a little extra insight into how messed up Kerry's mind is.

I like the Bush doctrine. If attacked by a WMD, we reserve the right to use anything in our arsenal as a response. In otherwords, we could use any in-kind response. I LIKE IT!
46 posted on 10/18/2004 3:13:33 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: VRWCer
They succeed in getting our attention though!

This is true of most exaggerations (and those that tell them).

47 posted on 10/18/2004 3:34:32 PM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: dubyain04jebin08and12

I think we are of the same mindset.

Sometimes the correct wording doesn't transfer from brain to screen. Especially when I am tired.


48 posted on 10/18/2004 5:46:33 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Truth is not Partisan)
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To: VRWCer



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49 posted on 10/18/2004 5:52:32 PM PDT by devolve ( -HEINZ-KERRY - LIFESTYLES Of The RICH & FLAMING! - http://pro.lookingat.us/ThisOldDump.html --)
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To: calenel
Ping to Newsmax "creative" titles.

Just letting you know that my opinion of NewsMax is not improving.

50 posted on 10/19/2004 3:42:32 PM PDT by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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