Skip to comments.Kerry to travel to Iraq, meet with troops
Posted on 12/09/2004 5:22:22 PM PST by irb
Well, okay I made the last part up. I guess Kerry doesn't realize yet that his vision of the war on terrorism was invalidated by last month's election. PARTIAL EXCERPT: Senator John F. Kerry, who rooted his unsuccessful presidential campaign in an alternate vision of the Iraqi occupation, will visit that nation next month during a swing through the Middle East.
The Massachusetts Democrat is to meet with National Guard troops from Massachusetts, other active-duty armed forces personnel, and others during the tour. The dates of his travel, the length of his stay, and his exact itinerary were being withheld for security purposes.
''He's going because he wants to thank the troops from Massachusetts," said Kerry spokeswoman April Boyd. ''While he's there, he'll also be meeting with military commanders, embassy officials, and Iraqi government leaders. The purpose will be to discuss the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism."
Elections in Iraq are scheduled for Jan. 30. During the US presidential campaign, Kerry warned that the Iraqi elections would be hampered if the security situation in the country did not improve.
Following that trip, he condemned President Bush and his administration for backing out of the Middle East peace process. He also argued that his personal relationships with the leaders, built over a 20-year career on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, left him in better standing than Bush to win the leaders' support as the United States sought multinational support for the occupation and postwar reconstruction.
During his presidential campaign, Kerry pledged that, as president, he would travel to the United Nations as well as the Middle East to open a new chapter in US foreign relations.
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Gawd I hope those guys got the balls to Boo him!!
What's the worst that could happen.... Get sent home?
I wonder if he'll tell our troops that he fought in Vietnam?
He probably wants to add the GWOT MEDAL to his fake record!
I'll bet he's going to meet with Zarquawi or Bin Laden.
My original post was edited :(
It won't work...sKerry can't rehabilitate himself by being filmed with the troops.
The troops might get a few laughs out of this.
He just wants to be ready in case "Plan B" works (pay 17 of the Bush electors $10 million apiece to vote for him).
I wish I were there to heckle him and hold up a big sign telling him that he is in the wrong place at the wromg time.
A BIG waste of tax payers money.
Is Tareeeeeza going with him?
I do and it apears that a some other people do as well. I apologize that the post was not cleared with you first.
I hope the troops refuse to meet with him and turn their backs on him wherever he goes.
"The dates of his travel, the length of his stay, and his exact itinerary were being withheld"
The fact that the tyaxpayers are paying for this isnt being broadcast far and wide either.
By the way what has happened to Theresa , is she still at the Betty Ford Clinic?