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KERRY CAMP'S FINAL FUMBLE
New York Post ^ | 10/28/04 | DICK MORRIS

Posted on 10/28/2004 12:13:54 AM PDT by kattracks

ONCE again, John Kerry shows his instinct to go for the capillaries, rather than the jugular.

Kerry has embraced the dubious New York Times/CBS accusations about U.S. bungling permitting the theft of explosives from an ammunition dump in Iraq. The senator has chosen to predicate the entire final week of his campaign on the unsolvable mystery of what happened to the bomb-making material in the chaos surrounding the invasion of Iraq.

By stepping up to bat and running an ad in which he speaks directly into the camera in an effort to win votes over the issue, Kerry has made the dubious journalistic accusations his own and bet his credibility and his candidacy on the outcome.

How will we ever know when the explosives were removed from Al-Qaqaa and by whom? How can we tell if they were taken away by Saddam's minions before or after he fell from power, before or after the United States troops had passed by the dump? We can't, any more than we can tell who did what in the jungles of Vietnam 30 years ago.

Because we can't know the final truth of Al-Qaqaa, it was a ridiculous decision by the Kerry campaign to jump with all four feet onto the issue. When Kerry should be scoring aggressive points, he will find himself debating the fine questions of who did what in Iraq in the frenzied days of late March and early April of 2003.


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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqaqaa; ammogate; dickmorris; kerry; kerrylies

1 posted on 10/28/2004 12:13:54 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Because we can't know the final truth of Al-Qaqaa, it was a ridiculous decision by the Kerry campaign to jump with all four feet onto the issue.

All four feet!

Well put.

2 posted on 10/28/2004 12:16:42 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: kattracks

I hate the way this Traitor is once again go after the troops. he has no respect for our military.


3 posted on 10/28/2004 12:18:28 AM PDT by Merry
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To: kattracks

sKerry has a terminal case of foot-in-mouth disease.


4 posted on 10/28/2004 12:19:44 AM PDT by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: kattracks
ONCE again, John Kerry shows his instinct to go for the capillaries, rather than the jugular.

Great line Morris.

The MSM embarrassed themselves again----good show.

5 posted on 10/28/2004 12:22:50 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kattracks
It worked well enough that no new revelations are being heard about those Vietnamese docs the swifties dug up.

I don't think Kerry expected to be hit over the head with his diversion so quickly, though.

6 posted on 10/28/2004 12:22:53 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: kattracks
How will we ever know when the explosives were removed from Al-Qaqaa and by whom

Bill Gertz is reporting in the Washington Times that the Russians and Iraqi intelligence transported the explosives out of the Iraq.

7 posted on 10/28/2004 12:29:32 AM PDT by Mogollon
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To: kattracks
If tons of explosives can disappear why can't chemical and biological weapons disappear?

That's one nice rope the left is weaving to hang themselves with.

8 posted on 10/28/2004 12:36:26 AM PDT by Flyer (Prosecute Vote Fraud! [68%])
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To: kattracks
Speaking of fumbles!


9 posted on 10/28/2004 12:39:27 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: Mogollon

I swear to goodness that just before the war started I read the Russians were in Iraq.


10 posted on 10/28/2004 12:40:34 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: kattracks
Mixing some metaphors, here is a quote from Senator Kerry last August.

"We've been waiting since 1918 for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series, and . . . if I had a choice between the White House and the World Series this year, I'm going to take the White House. How's that?"

John Kerry, 08/2004.

11 posted on 10/28/2004 12:43:50 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: kattracks
"Kerry's mistake runs deeper. Right now he should be talking about domestic-policy issues"

Great point. Kerry has lagged behind on the war issue and he's not going to suddenly close the gap in a few days. Instead of drawing attention to those issues where he holds a lead, trying to change the subject, he is basically saying "OK, I'll admit the issue I'm weak on is THE important issue."

12 posted on 10/28/2004 12:45:18 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: kattracks

Kerry has made more mistakes in the last few weeks as the lead idiot of the DNC than he's made in his entire career as a traitor, socialist, practioner of sedition ,last of the fancy ball room dancers and CEO of the Liberal Losers Liars Club .........

And according to polls and the MSM he has half the nation supporting him ?

BS flag is at full mast on this turdburgler and his clan of assclowns !


13 posted on 10/28/2004 12:52:56 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: kattracks

John-John takes a header into the cow pie.....


14 posted on 10/28/2004 1:03:37 AM PDT by Stateline
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To: Paleo Conservative

Funny thing, Senator. I strongly suspect that God put that exact choice before the people of New England...the Sox winning the Series, or you winning the election. And...well, you know which one they picked.


15 posted on 10/28/2004 1:09:32 AM PDT by RichInOC (Congratulations, Red Sox Nation. Now...Let's go, Dodgers!)
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To: clee1

soooo true! Do you think there's any cure? I think not -- not at this last stage in the disease.
And why do you think his mother had to say 3 times "integrity" on her deathbed to a man in his mid-50's. Who knows a son better than his mother? I talk a lot and if my mother were going to give me advice it would be: listen, listen, listen. John Kerry is constantly giving himself away -- in his arrogance, he doesn't even see it. Hugh Hewitt today said that by Kerry's actions he is alarming people. And we should all be alarmed, for the behavior he displays is not the behavior of a well man, but a man with a severe pathology. I am not kidding!!


16 posted on 10/28/2004 2:21:06 AM PDT by bethtopaz (A California Hoosier for Bush -- all the way!! GO W!!!)
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To: Squantos

I love the way you talk to us! Great prose!!


17 posted on 10/28/2004 2:23:55 AM PDT by bethtopaz (A California Hoosier for Bush -- all the way!! GO W!!!)
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To: bethtopaz

The word "terminal" means there is not possibility of a cure.... :)

Oh yeah, sKerry is sick alright. He is a sociopath, which is defined as a lack of conscience. He will do ANYTHING to further his own agenda. He has absolutely NO shame.


18 posted on 10/28/2004 2:25:28 AM PDT by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: Squantos

Squantos writes the Quote of the day:
"last of the fancy ball room dancers and CEO of the Liberal Losers Liars Club ......... ".


19 posted on 10/28/2004 2:37:04 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero)
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To: kattracks

Got to hand to Lurch's advisors, they performed beautifully in this. Beautifully for whom is the question.


20 posted on 10/28/2004 2:57:28 AM PDT by Dahoser (!Hillary)
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To: kattracks

Because we can't know the final truth of Al-Qaqaa

And that is why Kerry is using it, just as he did
the Winter Soldier investigations.


21 posted on 10/28/2004 3:00:04 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: beaversmom

Yep, its on freerepublic and has been discussed tonight. Top ex-generals and other military folk from Russia were in Baghdad and recieved honors from the Iraqi defense ministry for their work.


22 posted on 10/28/2004 3:02:18 AM PDT by Avenger
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To: iopscusa

"We can't, any more than we can tell who did what in the jungles of Vietnam 30 years ago."

This is the key. Kerry's actions in the final days of the campaign remind us all of his true character. Once again, he's attacking our military and leaders for allegedly mismanaging a war. Like the "genghis khan" and "village burning" charges of 1971, these can't be proven by direct evidence, and are based on the speculations of partisans with an agenda. We need to remind voters of Kerry's troubling pattern of always blaming America's fighting men and leaders for doing their jobs. Vietnam, Latin America, and now Iraq. John Kerry, always on the attack -- against America.


23 posted on 10/28/2004 3:04:48 AM PDT by florida one
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To: Avenger

Were these news stories from just tonight or reposts from before the war. I read that about the Russians just before the war started--I remember it.


24 posted on 10/28/2004 3:05:46 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: beaversmom

These reports were from before the start of the war. Here is one:

http://www.peterlevine.ws/iraqblog/archives/000141.html

Start reading at "Russia Hid Saddam's WMDs."


25 posted on 10/28/2004 3:09:33 AM PDT by Avenger
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To: Avenger

Thanks.


26 posted on 10/28/2004 3:17:09 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: Mogollon
Bill Gertz is reporting in the Washington Times that the Russians and Iraqi intelligence transported the explosives out of the Iraq.

Kerry's friends in the Axis of Weasels strike again. That's not gonna go over real well in flyover country...

27 posted on 10/28/2004 3:20:37 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: kattracks

Lurch's problem is this story broke a week earlier than planned so there was enough time for this phony Al-Qaqaa story to be refuted. Kerry stepped in Al-Qaqaa because the story was full of Qaqaa.


28 posted on 10/28/2004 3:21:40 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Darkwolf377

hanoi john is a day late and a dollar short. he is so tone deaf that he continued to pound the issue as we were debunking it.


29 posted on 10/28/2004 3:57:27 AM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: kattracks

"Of course you can trust me on Al-Qaqaa, just like you can trust Dan Rather on his National Guard Documents."

"Please don't bring me into this, I tried to help you, and see what I get."

/sarcasm off

30 posted on 10/28/2004 6:14:56 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: kattracks
Just heard Kristol on Fox and he made this excellent point regarding the missing weapons story and how Kerry ran with it:

"Obviously, Kerry puts his faith in the NYT and UN over the US Military."

31 posted on 10/28/2004 7:03:25 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: kattracks

Unless he's pulling a Torch before noon, I doubt that'll be his last fumble.


32 posted on 10/28/2004 7:09:13 AM PDT by steveegg (C-BS and the NYT have really stepped in the ca-ca.)
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To: Dahoser
People on this forum were all over the President and Karl Rove on Monday and Tuesday for not forcefully countering this charge, right out of the gate. But now we see that John F'n Kerry has made this losing point the lynch-pin of his campaign. If the President had countered quickly and Kerry had not sensed "weakness", the Donks would have taken the shot and would have moved on to domestic policy by now. But now we go into the critical last weekend with the entire debate being conducted on turf friendly to the President.

Sometimes when you have a winning hand, you check instead of betting the pot. You want to draw your opponent in to the point where he can't afford to give up on his hand, then you lay your winning cards on the table.

Moral Of The Story: Don't play high stakes poker with President Bush...

Full Disclosure: I would put two months salary on the table for the inestimable pleasure of playing high stakes poker with President Bush.
33 posted on 10/28/2004 7:26:35 AM 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: steveegg

Too late to pull a Torch. I will admit that I was worried about this scenario just before the first debate.

Hmmmm. Maybe Rove is such an evil genius that they had the President tank the first debate intentionally, to get the Donks to commit to Kerry. Yeah, that's the ticket! It was all strategery!


34 posted on 10/28/2004 7:29:46 AM 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: gridlock

No doubt W is a fine poker player. I'd love to see him at the final table on WPT. Nevertheless, my conspiracy tin foil tells me the Clintonistas subversives (hey, that's redundant) made sure Lurch bit into this extremely hard.


35 posted on 10/28/2004 7:37:50 AM PDT by Dahoser (!Hillary)
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To: kattracks

I was wondering this morning how long it takes for an Ad to be produced, even a simple one like the one Kerry put out on this subject.


36 posted on 10/28/2004 7:41:50 AM PDT by Protagoras (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: bethtopaz; iopscusa

Thanks Beth........:o)

Somedays I just get on a rant and get kerried away !

Our country is in grave danger from within by attacks on our electoral process and disinformational spin'n shineola medicne shows put on by socialist democrats and their presstitute handlers.

I fear not the terrorist with a weapon as they are a real an visable threat. IMHO the greater threat to our republic are polidiots such as J. F'n Kerry and company whos back door dark of night sedition is boiling the frog slowly per se.

Win or lose Tuesday our nation is in trouble and we have to go after every socialist regime from local dog catcher to distant dictator every day of our lives. It's not a task that can be put off for three and a half years.

Just like taking out the trash it has to be done every day or we find ourselves neck deep in stink.

Just my opinion of course.....:o)

Stay safe !


37 posted on 10/28/2004 10:11:53 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: kattracks
Kerry is a liar, a socialist, a traitor and a sociopath without a conscience, but it is dangerous to assume that he is stupid. A socialist in Spain recently won an election because of a terrorist attack blamed on the incumbent. Now Kerry is trying to blame Bush for the threat of terrorists with bombs. What if Kerry and his terrorist allies plan to follow through? How many people would Kerry be willing to kill to become President?

The Bush strategy of calling him irresponsible is effective at winning votes, but a more aggressive approach is needed. Beyond winning votes, there is a need to remove the incentive for an attack. It has to be made clear that Kerry is giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and therefore encouraging attacks (whether he is collaborating again or not). Cheney was right on this one.

Any pending ads on Kerry's past history of collaboration should be released immediately. If delayed until election eve, such ads could be displaced by coverage of a terrorist attack.

38 posted on 10/28/2004 10:57:03 AM PDT by Ragnar54
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To: Protagoras

I don't know, but it sounds like he had this one in his back pocket ready to pull out and shoot with. One thing about shooting bullets though: Once you shoot the bullet, you can't put the bullet back in the gun.


39 posted on 10/28/2004 12:27:54 PM PDT by bethtopaz (A California Hoosier for Bush -- all the way!! GO W!!!)
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To: clee1

You are correct, Clee1 - none, zilch, nada, zero. The man has no soul -- just look at his scary eyes.


40 posted on 10/28/2004 12:32:51 PM PDT by bethtopaz (A California Hoosier for Bush -- all the way!! GO W!!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"We've been waiting since 1918 for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series, and . . . if I had a choice between the White House and the World Series this year, I'm going to take the White House. How's that?"

Sorry, Kerry, you got the World Series. And since you claimed Sox owners were in fantasyland like Republicans, I don't know that you can really claim you "won" that either.

41 posted on 10/30/2004 10:05:56 AM PDT by supercat (If Kerry becomes President, nothing bad will happen for which he won't have an excuse.)
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