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1 posted on 10/29/2004 2:10:11 AM PDT by ambrose
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Of Saddam Hussein's fate, Kerry said: ``It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were president, he wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone. Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

Such a decisive leader.

2 posted on 10/29/2004 2:10:44 AM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: ambrose

BTTT


3 posted on 10/29/2004 2:11:54 AM PDT by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: ambrose

Ummm . . . Is it just me or does it seem like they're grabbing onto everything and anything? I'm not sure whether this indicates victory is at hand for them and they're keeping up the attack as to take no chances, or whether this is grasping desperation.


5 posted on 10/29/2004 2:13:19 AM PDT by gop_gene
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A real candidate, the kind they should have chosen, would be talking about his own programs and visions and changes with details, trying to motivate and enlighten people. All Kerry can do is react to each negative story that hits the news, or make something up to change a neutral event to a negative one. He is the worst candidate I've ever seen on any level. Is this the way he ran his Senate campaigns too?


6 posted on 10/29/2004 2:14:05 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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January 6, 2004

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Tuesday it had granted Halliburton (NYSE:HAL - news) a waiver to bring fuel into Iraq (news - web sites) via a no-bid deal with a Kuwaiti supplier despite a draft Pentagon (news - web sites) audit that found evidence of overcharging for fuel.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Ross Adkins said the waiver was not tied to the Pentagon's audit of Halliburton, the oil services company once run by Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites), but was done to ensure much-needed fuel reached the Iraqis.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers head Lt. Gen. Robert Flowers signed a waiver on Dec. 19 ruling that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root did not have to provide "cost and pricing data" related to a sole-source contract with a Kuwaiti company to deliver hundreds of million of gallons of fuel.

"This is not linked to the draft audit and should be looked at as a separate issue," Adkins said when asked to comment on a Wall Street Journal story that said the waiver meant Halliburton had effectively been cleared of allegations of overpricing raised by Pentagon auditors.
10 posted on 10/29/2004 2:16:18 AM PDT by politicket
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Early am Boston CBS news... Halliburton FBI investigation trumpeted...'no bid contracts worth millions may have been awarded...Cheney used to be affiliated with Halliburton. Any favoritism would be illegal.' This reported after two Bush bashing ads aimed at MA.. The only thing diverting their attention from Bush bashing is the Red Sox.


14 posted on 10/29/2004 2:18:51 AM PDT by hershey
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To: ambrose

So,kerry's saying Bush did the right thing, just didn't hold his tongue right?


15 posted on 10/29/2004 2:19:01 AM PDT by Waco
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From Commerce Business Daily, July 6, 2001 PSA-2887

SOURCES SOUGHT FOR MULTIPLE AWARD TASK ORDER CONTRACTS (MATOCS)

Category : (Construction of Structures and Facilities) Address : U.S. Army Engineer District, Norfolk, Attn: CENAO-SS-C, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510-1096 Sol. no. : Contact : Debbie Gray, (757) 441-7551 WEB: Click here to download a copy of the Request for Information,

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Ebs/AdvertisedSolicitations.asp. E-MAIL: Click here to contact the contract specialist via, debora.s.gray@usace.army.mil. Due : 24 Jul, 2001

DUE 072401 POC Debbie Gray, (757) 441-7551 WEB: Click here to download a copy of the Request for Information,

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Ebs/AdvertisedSolicitations.asp. E-MAIL: Click here to contact the contract specialist via, debora.s.gray@usace.army.mil. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, is seeking sources capable of providing a variety of construction services, including design/build, under Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MATOC). Projects will be within the jurisdiction of the North Atlantic Division (NAD), within the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Contracts may be awarded to cover all or portions of the NAD area of responsibility. It is anticipated that three contracts will be awarded for each geographic region. Under the MATOC, requirements are developed, Requests for Proposals are issued on a competitive or sole source basis, and task orders are awarded. Government generated specifications may range from a complete design to a narrative description of the work to be performed. Award of individual competitive task orders will be based on any one of the following methods: lowest cost; best value; lowest priced technically acceptable offer; or, best technical solution. Each contract is expected to have an annual ordering limit of $10,000,000. Contracts will be awarded for a base year with options for two additional years. In order to effectively structure any resulting solicitation and maximize the participation of small and small disadvantaged business concerns, ALL INTERESTED FIRMS (both large and small) are requested to complete and submit the questionnaire at

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Ebs/AdvertisedSolicitations.asp no later than 24 July 2001. This notice is a REQUEST FOR INFORMATION; it is NOT a Request for Proposals or the announcement of a solicitation. Submission instructions are provided on the questionnaire. Interested parties should provide only that information requested on the questionnaire. Additional submissions are not desired and will not be considered as part of the respondent's indication of interest. Issuance of a formal solicitation is not anticipated untilOctober 2001. Posted 07/03/01 (W-SN50Q7I5). (0184)
17 posted on 10/29/2004 2:19:49 AM PDT by politicket
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"Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war."

Uh, to the best of my recollection, they didn't and we did...

What a jackass.


25 posted on 10/29/2004 3:34:07 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Hand me the duct tape before my head explodes...)
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To: ambrose
Of Saddam Hussein's fate, Kerry said: ``It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were president, he wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone. Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

Good gad.

26 posted on 10/29/2004 3:35:02 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: ambrose

btt


27 posted on 10/29/2004 3:43:42 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: ambrose
Because if he hadn't complied (with U.N. demands), we might have had to go to war.''

Thanks Johnny. You've said exactly what President Bush, a real Commander in Chief, did.

31 posted on 10/29/2004 4:21:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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``we might have gone to war,'' but he would have done so in a way that ensured ``the American people weren't carrying the burden and the entire world understood.''...

There can't be more than two people who believe that Kerry could have persuaded the French and Germans to send troops to Iraq.

33 posted on 10/29/2004 7:25:21 AM PDT by Brilliant
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It would seem that the Kerry crowd has a great deal of self interest in keeping the Halliburton story going.

(I'm on a friends dial up so searches are difficult....here's some "dot connecting" so far.)

"While she has been critical of Halliburton, liberal columnist Molly Ivins notes that "Democrats are involved in similar dealings." She cites former CIA director John Deutsch, who serves on the board of Schlumberger. <<<<< A French competitor of Halliburton.

She also failed to note that another board member of Schlumberger is Jamie Gorelick, deputy Attorney General under Clinton. She was accused by Bush Attorney General John Ashcroft of erecting the "wall" that kept U.S. intelligence agencies from cooperating to discover and prevent the 9/11 terrorist plot.

Deutsch, who also served under Clinton, could have been prosecuted for mishandling classified information. But Clinton gave him a last minute pardon before he left office.

Jamie Gorelick is a partner at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr
She also serves on several boards, including the Fannie Mae Foundation,<<<<<<<<< the head of Fannie was appt.ed by Clinton and Fannie is under investigation for overstated profits) United Technologies Corporation, Schlumberger,

Limited, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Harvard College Board of Overseers<<<<<<< Harvard is a big contributor to Kerry Camapaign???

From http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/index.asp , http://www.tray.com/fecinfo/ and
http://www.9-11commission.gov/about/bio_gorelick.htm

Gorelick, Jamie S
3/26/2003 $1,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Fannie Mae/Vice Chair -[Contribution]
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC

Gorelick, Jamie S
5/23/2003 $1,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Fannie Mae/Vice Chair -[Contribution]
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC

Gorelick, Jamie S Ms.
5/4/2004 $1,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
United Technologies/Member Board of -[Contribution]
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE <----- competitor???????

Gorelick, Jamie S. Ms.
4/28/2003 $2,000.00
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
United Technologies/Member Board of -[Contribution]
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Andrew Gould Andrew Gould is chairman and chief executive officer of Schlumberger Limited

Jean-Marc Perraud Jean-Marc Perraud is Executive Vice President and CFO of Schlumberger Limited.


34 posted on 10/29/2004 9:59:42 AM PDT by Smartaleck
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Kerry, also speaking with USA Today on Thursday, said he believes the outcome will be known Tuesday night, ``just like I believed the Red Sox would win the World Series.''

Ummm, Mr. Kerry? What was that about "It's ok for Red Sox Fans" to not be grounded in reality???? Yeah, you believed, my ass. Liar.

36 posted on 10/29/2004 10:17:10 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("I don't worry about Muggers. My biggest fear is Poachers." - Elizabeth Edwards)
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