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Kerry explains 911: US has "been alienating people", must be "sensitive to the rest of the planet"
Fox News Sunday, 9-16-01 | 9-17-01 | Kerry

Posted on 10/29/2004 7:46:30 AM PDT by tallhappy

Edited 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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; anwr; kerry; kerry911; kerrylies; kyoto; napalminthemorning; necktieparty; wot
Before the dust literally settled, John kerry was blaming America for being attacked.

This has to be remembered.

1 posted on 10/29/2004 7:46:31 AM PDT by tallhappy
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To: tallhappy

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.

JACQUES CHIRAC BILL MAHER SCOTT RITTER MICHAEL MOORE

2 posted on 10/29/2004 7:48:26 AM PDT by drpix
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To: tallhappy
How very nuanced.
3 posted on 10/29/2004 7:49:19 AM PDT by SmithL (Vietnam-era Vet: Still fighting Hillary's half-vast left-wing conspiracy)
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To: tallhappy

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.


4 posted on 10/29/2004 7:49:26 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: tallhappy
Sensitive my ass.

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.

So9

5 posted on 10/29/2004 7:49:50 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (What I just said.)
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To: tallhappy; Libertina; Salvation; Skooz; wallcrawlr; Howlin; Irma; Iowa Granny; ohioWfan; ...
"We need to also be thoughtful in some of the policies so that we can build friendships...."

Check it out....Kerry wants to be Bin Laden's friend....

6 posted on 10/29/2004 7:49:55 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: All

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


7 posted on 10/29/2004 7:50:26 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: drpix

That is great!!!!


8 posted on 10/29/2004 7:51:25 AM PDT by tsmith130 ("Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" - GWB)
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To: tallhappy

"But let me say one other thing we need to do..."

Buttman strikes again.


9 posted on 10/29/2004 7:54:09 AM PDT by igoramus987
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To: drpix

Good one! Thanks.


10 posted on 10/29/2004 7:55:59 AM PDT by Oorang (I want to breathe the fresh air of freedom, at the dawn of every day, it's the American way.)
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To: tallhappy

Good find...but you might want to change the date you put in BOLD to 9/16/01...not 04 (wink)


11 posted on 10/29/2004 7:56:00 AM PDT by penelopesire
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To: tallhappy
How soon they would all STFU if a single member of their family was in the WTC or the Pentagon or in PA on 9/11. THEIR lack of sensitivity is boundless.
12 posted on 10/29/2004 7:56:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ('Stay together, pay the soldiers, forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus, to his sons)
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To: tallhappy; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; blam; SunkenCiv; SierraWasp; Howlin; Brad's Gramma

Always nice to review the History of our illustrious Leftists leaders!!!!


13 posted on 10/29/2004 7:56:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: drpix

I'll take Bush's middle finger over that obnoxious Kerry index finger any time!


14 posted on 10/29/2004 7:58:00 AM PDT by Genoa
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To: tallhappy
Excerpt from Tony Snow's 9-16-04 interview with John Kerry

If this is the date of the interview, Chris Wallace had already replaced Tony Snow.

15 posted on 10/29/2004 7:58:04 AM PDT by CedarDave (Served with pride alongside the Swifties, Coastal Division 13, Viet Nam, 1967-68.)
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To: tallhappy

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.


16 posted on 10/29/2004 7:58:18 AM PDT by mel
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To: tallhappy
Kerry has a lot nerve expostulating on Islam when he doesn't even understand Catholic doctrine. Secularists like Kerry can never understand religious issues. They think everyone compartmentalizes religion the way they do.

Wake up, Senator. Radical Muslims want to kill or convert the world. They want your wife with a sack over her head (not a bad idea, actually), your dog with a bullet in his head and your daughter sexually mutilated. Sensitivity is a poor weapon and this a war.
17 posted on 10/29/2004 7:58:44 AM PDT by Gingersnap
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To: tallhappy

this Goldberg article "What's So Funny about Peace, Love & Understanding?" sums up Kerry and his ilk.

http://www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg091102.asp


18 posted on 10/29/2004 7:59:12 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece:Charity is conservative;doing it with someone else's money is liberal.)
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To: tallhappy
You said that the interview was "before the dust literally settled," but listed the date as September of 2004.

Assume that you mean September of 2001?

19 posted on 10/29/2004 7:59:39 AM PDT by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: CedarDave
Fox News Sunday, 9-16-01 | 9-17-01 | Kerry
20 posted on 10/29/2004 8:00:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: tallhappy

Yhis stupid butt kissing commie pig scares the crap out of me.


21 posted on 10/29/2004 8:01:35 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Ignorance, bigotry, envy, and gluttony are a few floor joists in the democratic platform.)
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To: tallhappy

This stupid butt kissing commie pig scares the crap out of me.


22 posted on 10/29/2004 8:01:47 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Ignorance, bigotry, envy, and gluttony are a few floor joists in the democratic platform.)
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To: tallhappy
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.

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!

23 posted on 10/29/2004 8:06:08 AM PDT by Bommer ( Bush met the First Lady at a BBQ? That's Love brotha!" - stainlessbanner)
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To: penelopesire; Admin Moderator
Good find...but you might want to change the date you put in BOLD to 9/16/01...not 04 (wink)

Geez...Thanks.

24 posted on 10/29/2004 8:06:41 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: CedarDave
If this is the date of the interview, Chris Wallace had already replaced Tony Snow.

It's 9-16-01.

My typo.

The key is it was immediately after 911 and he's saying this nonsense.

25 posted on 10/29/2004 8:07:43 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: BillF
Assume that you mean September of 2001?

Yes.

26 posted on 10/29/2004 8:08:14 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: HamiltonJay
You just know this was the kid that ate worms to be popular in grade school.

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.

27 posted on 10/29/2004 8:14:48 AM PDT by SweetCaroline (Proverbs 20:3 Any fool can start arguments: the wise thing is to stay out of them!)
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To: tallhappy

Let's all hold hands and sing Kumbayah.


28 posted on 10/29/2004 8:15:32 AM PDT by Jaded ((Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain))
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To: tallhappy

Kerry can have the earth up his ass


29 posted on 10/29/2004 8:17:27 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Much better;)


30 posted on 10/29/2004 8:23:46 AM PDT by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry( back to Bedlam,Massachusetts,and close the U.N.)
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To: tallhappy

Lord,

it may be a bit

uhhhhhhhh . . . welll . . . . cheeky . . .

but

uhhh

it seems to me that a very good place for

ARAFART'S OVERSIZED 'GAY,' AID'S RIDDEN EGO

WOULD BE . . . .

wellllll . . . .

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!




Lord, PLEASE expose SKERRY'S evil heart and abundant duplicities very vividly every day between now and Wed.


31 posted on 10/29/2004 8:27:24 AM PDT by Quix (PRAY! ENERGIZE CONSERVATIVE VOTERS! CHALLENGE REASONABLE LIBERALS W FACTS!)
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To: tallhappy; Admin Moderator

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.


32 posted on 10/29/2004 8:31:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps stop Rathering to America? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: tallhappy

33 posted on 10/29/2004 8:32:13 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (More than two lawyers in any Country constitutes a terrorist organization. )
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To: international american

He is so dang stupid that he thinks he is nuanced.


34 posted on 10/29/2004 8:32:13 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Ignorance, bigotry, envy, and gluttony are a few floor joists in the democratic platform.)
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To: tallhappy

This guy is Jimmy Carter without the testicular fortitude.


35 posted on 10/29/2004 8:34:48 AM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: tallhappy

36 posted on 10/29/2004 8:39:37 AM PDT by Gritty ("67% of liberal Democrats believe America might have motivated the 9/11 attacks"-Aug04 Pew Survey)
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To: blam; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ValerieUSA
I've got just the thing -- we wipe out the dictatorships of the Moslem world and elsewhere and build democracies in those countries; open trade with the world; drill the ANWR; push for fuel cell vehicles; return to human missions of exploration on the Moon; hmm... if only we could find a candidate who is doing that...
George W. Bush will be reelected by a margin of at least ten per cent

37 posted on 10/29/2004 8:40:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Yep!


38 posted on 10/29/2004 8:42:59 AM PDT by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry( back to Bedlam,Massachusetts,and close the U.N.)
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To: tallhappy

I wish he would shut his pie hole and just go away!


39 posted on 10/29/2004 8:45:08 AM PDT by elephant
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To: tallhappy
Vote Kerry / Edwards
For a French Start

40 posted on 10/29/2004 8:45:10 AM PDT by syriacus (The Democrats are losing the aging baby boomers votes. Will Democrats need to clone future voters?)
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To: tallhappy

Our first planet hugging nominee!


41 posted on 10/29/2004 8:46:09 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (Whats more to say?)
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To: big bad easter bunny

"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!


42 posted on 10/29/2004 8:50:59 AM PDT by jmhfnyc
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To: Grampa Dave
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.

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.

43 posted on 10/29/2004 8:51:47 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: tallhappy
There is a definite theme around which all of Kerry's verbal volatility dances: He is against American sovereignty. He wants to subordinate the United States to some sort of other world order, wherein our interests are not our first priority, as they must be.

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.

44 posted on 10/29/2004 8:53:07 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: international american

I never confuse dense with nuanced.


45 posted on 10/29/2004 8:53:35 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Ignorance, bigotry, envy, and gluttony are a few floor joists in the democratic platform.)
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To: jmhfnyc

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!


46 posted on 10/29/2004 8:56:59 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (Whats more to say?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

FReepers=nuanced

MSM/Kerry=dense


47 posted on 10/29/2004 9:59:21 AM PDT by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry( back to Bedlam,Massachusetts,and close the U.N.)
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To: tallhappy

ping for later.

Lookin' interestin' here!


48 posted on 10/29/2004 10:53:17 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (If the MSM took MSG would they use tender words?)
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