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Drudge: Kerry Says Saddam 'Might Be Gone' Had He Been President
Drudge ^ | 10/29/04

Posted on 10/29/2004 8:23:32 AM PDT by finnman69

Kerry Says Saddam 'Might Be Gone' Had He Been President Fri Oct 29 2004 10:02:35 ET

NBCNEWS Brokaw interviewed John Kerry Thursday evening.

Brokaw: "If you had been President, Saddam Hussein would be in power."

Kerry: "Not necessarily."

Brokaw: "You said you wouldn't go to war against him."

Kerry: "That's not true. Because under the inspection process, Saddam Hussein was required to destroy those kinds of materials and weapons."

Brokaw: "But he wasn't destroying them."

Kerry: "That's what you have inspectors for. That's why I voted for the threat of force, because he only does things when you have a legitimate threat of force. It's irresponsible to suggest that if I were President, he wouldn't be gone. He might be gone, because if he hadn't complied, we might have had to go to war, but if we did, we would have gone with allies, so the American people weren't carrying the entire burden. And the entire world would understand why we did it."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: flipflop; kerry; kerryiraq; kerrylies; lurch
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1 posted on 10/29/2004 8:23:34 AM PDT by finnman69
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To: finnman69
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!Crazy

Okay I got that out of my system!

2 posted on 10/29/2004 8:25:17 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: finnman69

He decided that he might still be there, before deciding he might not still be there.


3 posted on 10/29/2004 8:25:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: finnman69

LOL, LOL Kerry would = Jimmy Carter the 2nd.


4 posted on 10/29/2004 8:25:32 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: finnman69
KERRY: "You bet we MIGHT have!"

Kerry is so indecisive, someone should ask him if he is going to vote for himself!

5 posted on 10/29/2004 8:25:46 AM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: finnman69

Wow, this guy is so nuanced.


6 posted on 10/29/2004 8:25:48 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: finnman69

And Bill Buckner would have fielded that ball in '86 if he was the Red Sox manager.


7 posted on 10/29/2004 8:26:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: finnman69

Was the war in Iraq worth it?

Kerry: "It depends on if we win."


8 posted on 10/29/2004 8:26:27 AM PDT by petercooper (Everything I ever needed to know about Islam, I learned on 9-11-01.)
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To: finnman69
Kerry has to say this because the counter argument on the weapons cache story is that if Kerry were President, Saddam Hussein would be in charge of the 380 tons of explosives along with an additional 400,000 tons of weapons.
9 posted on 10/29/2004 8:26:31 AM PDT by Pete
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To: finnman69

"New York City might be a crater, if I become President"


10 posted on 10/29/2004 8:26:38 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: finnman69

It could be true. Saddam may have gotten the Boy Wonder's papers from his attorney, and as the good, moral, upstanding citizen king that he was caring the utmost for his people, he may have simply decided to step down.

Kerry thinks he's going to be president too!


11 posted on 10/29/2004 8:27:08 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: finnman69

Bush better have an ad out on this tonight for the nightly news circuit. This is as clear cut statement that Kerry would not act to defend America as we are likely to get.


12 posted on 10/29/2004 8:27:26 AM PDT by RichardW
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To: finnman69

Snake oil is historically a patent medicine beverage or ointment concocted from various inert ingredients (commonly including alcohol or stimulants) and sold as a cure for various (if not all) diseases and ailments. The essence of "snake oil" is that the ingredients are unidentified, mysteriously alluded to, or mis-characterized, and generally the product has an unusually wide application as a cure-all or panacea. References to currently fashionable pseudoscience may bolster the product's claims. Often sold with boisterous marketing hype and promoted by travelling "doctors" with dubious credentials, and perhaps an accomplice in the crowd who will attest to the value of the product. Sometimes seen in films depicting the United States of the 19th and early 20th centuries: often the snake-oil salesperson has to leave town in a hurry when the inhabitants start to realize that they have been conned.


13 posted on 10/29/2004 8:27:30 AM PDT by Raycpa (Alias, VRWC_minion,)
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To: finnman69

I'm confused. Kerry would have gone to war if Saddam had not complied? Or is it that Kerry would have gone to war if we did not have to bear the burden? Or is it that Kerry would have gone to war if the world understood why?

Actually, it sounds like he would have not gone to war unless all of those tests were met. So what he's saying is that even if Saddam were a danger to the US, he would not have protected the US interest unless he could stick someone else with the cost, and the entire world understood.


14 posted on 10/29/2004 8:27:38 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: finnman69

No, if Kerry were President (gag-choke-spew), Saddam WOULD still be in power because Jean Francois Kerry, wishing not to offend his buddies the French, would never have moved against Saddam because Jacques ChIraq and the rest of the corrupt scumbags that make up the French national leadership would not have wanted their perfidy revealed to the world, their Oil-for-Fraud contacts exposed, and of course, President Kerry would not wish to offend his friends in Paris.

Go pound sound you traitor, there are too many former POWs that did their time in the Hanoi Hilton to let America forget how you gave aid and comfort to our enemies, and how you thrust a knife into our national backside.

Burn in Hell Kerry.


15 posted on 10/29/2004 8:27:45 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth
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To: petercooper
REPORTER: Senator Kerry, will you vote for yourself for President?

KERRY: President of what?

16 posted on 10/29/2004 8:28:10 AM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: Mad Mammoth

Oops. Correction. 'Pound SAND you traitor'.

There. That's better.


17 posted on 10/29/2004 8:29:21 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth
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To: Fruitbat

LOL!! Attention San Francisco, attention Chicago, Attention Seattle, attention Philadelphia, attention New York City...here comes Kerry and not far behind Al Zarqawi and Adam Hassan.


18 posted on 10/29/2004 8:29:32 AM PDT by Jose Roberto
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To: RichardW

Agree, this is great ad material. NBC will holler for using their interview footage but they shoudl run it anyway.


19 posted on 10/29/2004 8:29:44 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: finnman69
"we might have had to go to war, but if we did, we would have gone with allies,"

Mr. Kerry, we went in with Allies. As many as were willing to help. What makes you think you would have convinced more countries to go in with us? They wouldn't have taken you seriously. Nobody does.

20 posted on 10/29/2004 8:30:15 AM PDT by wai-ming
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To: finnman69
Tom you say I shoulda or coulda. I say I woulda if I felt I shoulda. This President doesn't get it Tom but you do don't you?

John maybe I shoulda got it but I don't know how I coulda. Wouldcha try it in English.

21 posted on 10/29/2004 8:30:29 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: finnman69

If Kerry had been President instead of Bush 41, Saddam would own Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and control most of the worlds oil supply. On the bright side i'm sure President Kerry would have imposed some very strict sanctions and would addressed the problem in a very harsh but sensitive tone.

Voted for the THREAT of force? Who is this A-hole kidding.


22 posted on 10/29/2004 8:33:49 AM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: finnman69
[says kerry] "It's irresponsible to suggest that if I were President, he wouldn't be gone. He might be gone, because if he hadn't complied, we might have had to go to war, but if we did, we would have gone with allies, so the American people weren't carrying the entire burden. And the entire world would understand why we did it."

it's irresponsible to blast away at our forces and commander in chief while we are at war. also, what allies is kerry talking about? mittiner says we are fighting terrorism in 102 countries -- how many more allies do we need?

kerry is such a leaderless linguini spine that he won't do a thing unless there are 5 billion people that agree with him. sorry, he will raise taxes and kill unborn babies without 5 billion behind him...my bad.

23 posted on 10/29/2004 8:35:40 AM PDT by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: finnman69
No wonder Kerry looks sleepy eyed and dizzy, it's from all that spinning. Our troops would be slaughtered under Kerry's mismanagement, or more to the point, our troops under U.N. control.

Somalia on a grander scale.
24 posted on 10/29/2004 8:36:34 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: frog_jerk_2004
I think this interview helps Kerry a little. But how long were we going to keep an invasion force at the ready? Saddam was willing to play games forever, the "allies" were just not ever going to call his bluff.

Giving an absolute ultimatum and then invading was utterly reasonable - the "allies" screwed it up, so what can we do in the face of that? They were too economically tied to Saddam's continued existence and too desirous of screwing the US to pull the trigger.

25 posted on 10/29/2004 8:36:45 AM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: finnman69

Yea gone to the Hamptons for a nice vaction with prince Kerry...

Kerry is Insane.


26 posted on 10/29/2004 8:37:46 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Kerry will bring the Big Dig to Washington in the form of Healthcare becasue thats what liberals do)
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To: finnman69

Who's is he trying to kid? Kerry would have maintained the status quo - there would have been no resumption of inspections, no resolution 1441, nothing. Sanctions would have been lifted by now and Saddam would be rearming.


27 posted on 10/29/2004 8:38:49 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (I'm not so sure it's credible to quote leading news organizations about --oh,nevermind.-GWB)
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To: finnman69

Uhhh-how might he be gone??? Inspectors put a seal around him?


28 posted on 10/29/2004 8:39:42 AM PDT by rod1 (uired 4 more hours).)
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To: finnman69

And I saw a pig fly yesterday!!


29 posted on 10/29/2004 8:41:00 AM PDT by CoolChange
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To: Mad Mammoth

ATTENTION AMERICA, DO NOT COMMIT HARI KERRY!


30 posted on 10/29/2004 8:41:47 AM PDT by ZeitgeistSurfer
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To: finnman69

Uh...John...in case you haven't noticed he is gone.


31 posted on 10/29/2004 8:43:34 AM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: wai-ming

Right on--again Kerry directly body slams Poland, Italy, Australia, etc. Its France and only france that counts to him. What a moron. I

Isn't he supposed to be able to nuance stuffwith xconsiderable "brilliance"? He continues to directly insult other countries everytime he opens his mouth. Maybe Tereesa can give him lessons on being careful when one speaks!!!!!!


32 posted on 10/29/2004 8:43:41 AM PDT by rod1 (uired 4 more hours).)
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To: finnman69
Kerry: "That's what you have inspectors for. That's why I voted for the threat of force, because he only does things when you have a legitimate threat of force. It's irresponsible to suggest that if I were President, he wouldn't be gone. He might be gone, because if he hadn't complied, we might have had to go to war, but if we did, we would have gone with allies, so the American people weren't carrying the entire burden. And the entire world would understand why we did it."

Yo! Genius. We had inspectors. Saddam did not comply. If we had not gone to war, it would not have been a legitimate threat of force. We gave Saddam his final chance to comply on December 12, 2001, and he blew it off. After that, it was time to invade.

Nobody doubts that he was in material breach. USSC 1441 authorized the use of force. We invaded in compliance with UN resolutions. So where was Germany? Where was France? Why couldn't they understand? It could not have been more clear.

33 posted on 10/29/2004 8:44:11 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: CoolChange

I saw monkeys flying out of the back of sKerry's pants! (Didn't want to go there!)


34 posted on 10/29/2004 8:45:57 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: BadAndy

I'll paint you an even gloomier picture. If Kerry has been President in 1991, Saddam would be in power, he would control the Kuwaiti and Saudi Oil Fields, he would control most of the world's oil supply, he would have pusued and completed all of his WMD programs and liekly would have nuclear weapons and certainly would have more advanced Chem/Bio weapons which would have been distributed to terrorists. A Islamist extremist named Osama Bin Laden would take power in a puppet governent in Saudi Arabia and use the oil wealth of the Saudi Republic Of Iraq to fund a massive arms buildup against Israel.


35 posted on 10/29/2004 8:47:35 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: finnman69
Who was the women that got fired on the Apprentice last might?

She couldn't make up her mind about anything, being a highly intellectual, and nuanced person. This led to a virtual mutiney of her team. She was so bad, Trump fired her without the usual return to the room with other potential scapegoats.

Kerry and that women are related.

36 posted on 10/29/2004 8:48:33 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: finnman69
Or, to quote the indispensible Mark Steyn,

“That’s John Kerry: the “not necessarily” candidate. Saddam might not necessarily be in power. He might have been hit by the Number 37 bus while crossing the street at the intersection of Saddam Hussein Boulevard and Saddam Hussein Parkway in downtown Tikrit. He might have put his back out with one of his more vigorous concubines and been forced to hand over to Uday or Qusay. He might have stiffed Chirac in some backdoor deal and been taken out by some anthrax-laced Quality Street planted by an elite French commando unit....

37 posted on 10/29/2004 8:49:23 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: finnman69
Kerry is such a mental lightweight.

I can't believe anyone would ever vote for this guy, mass mental defectiveness must be the reason.

38 posted on 10/29/2004 8:50:51 AM PDT by Benrand
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To: finnman69
This man has GOT to be the most naive, stupid, clueless individual on the face of the planet.

The fact that almost half of all Americans plan to vote for this french-loving, slack-jawed neanderthal is astounding.
39 posted on 10/29/2004 8:53:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Screw France)
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To: finnman69

A cowboy was herding his herd in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses, YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure. Why not?" The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer,connects it to his AT&T cell phone, surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with hundreds of complex formula. He uploads all of this data via an email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says the cowboy. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then the cowboy says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactlywhat your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're a democrat consultant" says the cowboy.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you. You want to get paid for an answer I already knew to a question I never asked; and you don't know anything about my business..........Now give me back my dog!


40 posted on 10/29/2004 8:54:09 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: frog_jerk_2004

Shut up and have some Brie, Johnny

41 posted on 10/29/2004 8:59:14 AM PDT by estrogen (Please Lord, spare us from the Democrats)
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To: Benrand
Kerry has proved what I have long suspected --- that nearly half of Americans are too stupid to possess the vote..

I believe we have three things to attribute that stupidity to:
1. The gene pool of the copulators and populaters.
2. The Government School "system".
3. The leftist controlled media, and entertainment venues.

Semper Fi
42 posted on 10/29/2004 9:02:33 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: finnman69

Kerry is telling us he would have stabbed Saddam in the back - just as he did our military and country..

Kerry was, is and will always be a back stabbing sonuvabitch.

Semper Fi


43 posted on 10/29/2004 9:04:27 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: finnman69

"He might be gone"

Might = subjunctive mode = non fact = more BS.


44 posted on 10/29/2004 9:07:31 AM PDT by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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To: finnman69
UPDATED CAMPAIGN SIGNS FROM KERRY CAMPAIGN.

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY... if it passes your global test, of course.


45 posted on 10/29/2004 10:20:46 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (Birth is one day in the life of a person who is already nine months old.)
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To: finnman69

Kerry is such a joke!


46 posted on 10/29/2004 10:21:38 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (John Kerry: Still a traitor after 33 years! johnfkerrysucks.com)
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To: finnman69

Kerry is his own worst enemy.


47 posted on 10/29/2004 10:21:59 AM PDT by stainlessbanner (For Liberty!)
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To: finnman69

this is a typical liberal response to ANY question that may lead to a follow up question. cudda wudda shudda
mean while he DOES NOT ANSWER ANYTHING.

Doogle


48 posted on 10/29/2004 10:26:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF..4077thTFW...Wolf Pack...408MMS ....Ubon,Thailand in "69" Night Line Delivery.AMMO)
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To: Fruitbat
Kerry thinks hopes he's going to be president too!

After all he's a liberal! ; )

49 posted on 10/29/2004 10:26:40 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: finnman69
Is this a FLIP or a FLOP?

I've lost track...


50 posted on 10/29/2004 10:28:14 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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