Skip to comments.Kerry explains 911: US has "been alienating people", must be "sensitive to the rest of the planet"
Posted on 10/29/2004 7:46:30 AM PDT by tallhappyEdited on 10/29/2004 8:57:16 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Excerpt from Tony Snow's 9-16-01 interview with John Kerry where Kerry essentially said the US brought the attacks on ourselves with our policies and attitudes. This was the first sunday after 911 and Kerry was blaming US attitudes and polcies for provoking, essentially, the attack.
SNOW: Senator Kerry, earlier on the broadcast -- I want to go back to something you mentioned earlier. Earlier on the broadcast, Attorney General Ashcroft was talking about a series of changes he thinks we need to do to improve our domestic vigilance.
You referred to a bit of that when you were discussing money laundering. We have a series of laws to deal with drug dealers in terms of seizing their property, seizing their assets, the kinds of intelligence we can do on them, what we can do with their money and so on.
Do we need to apply that immediately to terrorists? And furthermore, do we need to be able to expand the FBI's ability to do domestic counter- intelligence?
KERRY: There is no question that we will have to change some of the laws in order to deal with terrorism. A lot of us have been trying to do that for some period of time in various sectors, and we've met with resistance because it was deemed to interfere with the normal course of business or, in some people's mind, to weigh too heavily on one side of the balance of how we view our freedoms of the country. But this, I think, has changed that. I'm confident Congress will respond.
But let me say one other thing we need to do, and some people will not probably appreciate this, but I think it's an honest statement of what the United States needs to do.
Globalization and technology have changed the perception of the United States in the world. And there are many of us who feel that we have not been doing enough or sensitive enough to the way in which we are perceived by many countries. We need to not only be tough here, we need to not only respond and ferret out Osama bin Laden, but we need to also listen. We need to also be thoughtful in some of the policies so that we can build friendships and build relationships around the globe and not be alienating quite as many people as we have, I think.
And also, we have to be be particularly sensitive to the rest of Islam and the Islamic world. This cannot be done in a way that lumps everybody into the same pool. There are distinctions here. Osama bin Laden is a perversion of Islam. In fact, the Taliban, many of the leaders of the Taliban are not even trained deeply in religiously. They don't have a deep background in religious training. They have taken Islam and they are changing Islam.
And what Islam itself needs is almost a reaffirmation, if you will. It needs to stand up and speak to the world about its peacefulness and its ability to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
And we need to be certain that we don't make matters worse in the ways in which we choose to do this. I think that is absolutely essential. And there's much we can do in our foreign policy, in my judgment, to be much more proactive, much more thoughtful and much more sensitive to the needs of the rest of this planet.
This has to be remembered.
THE FINGER POINTERS: Not all are terrorist and enemies of America. Some are innocently the "blame America first" crowd, who merely validate and sometimes script the sanctimonious rhetoric of America's enemies.
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Yes we must be "sensitive".... Sensitivity will stop those who butcher school children, rape women, behead innocent people, threaten to behead 7 year old... Sensitivity is what we need... forget leadership..lest just all sit around singing Cumbya.. that'll keep those that wish to do us harm at bay....
Damn Panty Waist Cuckold! You just know this was the kid that ate worms to be popular in grade school.
We are the Hegemon. We can do anything we damned well please.
The rest of the World is just gonna have to adjust to that reality or die.
Check it out....Kerry wants to be Bin Laden's friend....
Why doesn't that fool wanker move to Europe and take his ridiculous wife with him....
Clearly he has never liked being American, going to school in Europe, hating VietNam (for his four months) and returning to slag every other long termer and POW serving his or her country.
He is a traitor and the guy lives off our tax money?
Now he thinks he can be King of the U.S.??????
Get him out of here.... and the U.N. right behind his sorry self.
He is no more American than Chirac
That is great!!!!
"But let me say one other thing we need to do..."
Buttman strikes again.
Good one! Thanks.
Good find...but you might want to change the date you put in BOLD to 9/16/01...not 04 (wink)
Always nice to review the History of our illustrious Leftists leaders!!!!
I'll take Bush's middle finger over that obnoxious Kerry index finger any time!
If this is the date of the interview, Chris Wallace had already replaced Tony Snow.
Muslims have been killing, beheading, raping and threatening people for centuries in order to get converts to Islam. This is not a new phenomenon. Kerry is stupid for saying such an ignorant thing.
this Goldberg article "What's So Funny about Peace, Love & Understanding?" sums up Kerry and his ilk.
Assume that you mean September of 2001?
Yhis stupid butt kissing commie pig scares the crap out of me.
This stupid butt kissing commie pig scares the crap out of me.
Its funny that the U.S., the innovator or the world! The supplier of food for the World and the defender of the world has to kiss everyone elses ass inorder to justify its self in Kerry's eyes!
The key is it was immediately after 911 and he's saying this nonsense.
I was trying to describe this feeling I had about skerry to my husband, but you said it best.
I said he is just like that irritating kid in school that tried to be part of the crowd and would do and say anything to get their their attention.
Let's all hold hands and sing Kumbayah.
Kerry can have the earth up his ass
it may be a bit
uhhhhhhhh . . . welll . . . . cheeky . . .
it seems to me that a very good place for
ARAFART'S OVERSIZED 'GAY,' AID'S RIDDEN EGO
WOULD BE . . . .
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as a very rough suppository for SKERRY's hemroids.
It might be a marriage made in hell--but they should feel, therefore, on plenty comfortable territory!
You need to hit the abuse button and ask the admin moderator to change this: Excerpt from Tony Snow's 9-16-04 to 9-16-01.
He is so dang stupid that he thinks he is nuanced.
This guy is Jimmy Carter without the testicular fortitude.
I wish he would shut his pie hole and just go away!
| Vote Kerry / Edwards
For a French Start
Our first planet hugging nominee!
"We need to not only be tough here, we need to not only respond and ferret out Osama bin Laden, but we need to also listen. We need to also be thoughtful in some of the policies so that we can build friendships and build relationships around the globe and not be alienating quite as many people as we have, I think."
Kerry's a product of an elite prep school education and he splits his infinitives!
I did. Thanks for the sugeestion.
It should also be in the side bar. I hope they will do these things.
This was Kerry's instinctual reaction to 911. This was only five days after the attack.
It is his kneejerk reaction. The worst attack on the US in history and he is "soul searching" about US policy and attitudes and how we are perceived.
He knows nothing but the 60's New Left anti-Americanism. It is ingrained in his psyche and worldview and makes it that he can't think straight even in the face of events of ultimate clarity, such as the 911 attacks.
People need to see this now before the election.
Dispense with all the rhetoric. This election is a referendum on the very place of the United States in the world as envisioned by Kerry and his backers.
I never confuse dense with nuanced.
I am also a product of such a type of prep school, he was the kind of guy we picked on. He would have most likely had a nickname like lumpy and would have been the recipient of nightly practical jokes. He is a giant weenie!
ping for later.
Lookin' interestin' here!