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Kerry Trashes Bush in Baghdad
NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2005 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 01/06/2005 8:49:58 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax

Visiting with U.S. troops in Baghdad on Thursday, failed presidential candidate John Kerry trashed Commander-in-chief George Bush for making "horrendous judgments" and "unbelievable blunders" that have undermined the war effort.

In a series of demoralizing comments first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the defeated Democrat griped, "What is sad about what's happening here now is that so much of it is a process of catching up from the enormous miscalculations and wrong judgments made in the beginning."

Kerry said that because of the Bush administration's mistakes, "the job has been made enormously harder."

Among the errors cited by the disgruntled Democrat: the decision by former U.S. occupation leader Paul Bremer's to disband the Iraqi army and purge the government of former members of Hussein's Baath Party.

Both moves were have fueled the Sunni insurgency, he claimed, lamenting, "Mistakes have been made."

Then, perhaps sensing he'd gone too far, the 2008 White House hopeful cut short the Bush-bashing, saying, "Now, it's a different time and different set of judgments that have to be made. I'm here to make judgments about what moves are available to us."


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1 posted on 01/06/2005 8:49:58 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Hanoi John revisited...


2 posted on 01/06/2005 8:50:58 AM PST by NCjim
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To: Carl/NewsMax

What's Ketchup Boy doing in Baghdad?


3 posted on 01/06/2005 8:51:33 AM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"I'm here to make judgments about what moves are available to us."
4 posted on 01/06/2005 8:51:43 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Kerry doing what he does best, demoralizing our troops and undermining the US. Way to go, Comrade Kerry!


5 posted on 01/06/2005 8:51:47 AM PST by MisterRepublican ("I must go. I must be elusive.")
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To: Carl/NewsMax

A good example of poor judgement and example why he should never have even been considered for the oval office.


6 posted on 01/06/2005 8:51:58 AM PST by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: NCjim

Except this time he's not waiting to get back to the US to bash it.


7 posted on 01/06/2005 8:52:00 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Looks like Lurch is already running for 2008. What an anti-American jerkoff.


8 posted on 01/06/2005 8:52:24 AM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
You have got to be kidding me!

In Iraq, talking to the troops about how awful their CIC is. Thank goodness this idiot didn't get elected. (I am so angry right now!)

9 posted on 01/06/2005 8:52:29 AM PST by arizonarachel (Prayer works!)
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To: NCjim

For once I agree with Kerry, Bremer should not have disbanded the Iraqi army.


10 posted on 01/06/2005 8:52:56 AM PST by Taylor42
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To: goodnesswins
"I'm here to make judgments about what moves are available to us."

Someone needs to remind Lurch that he lost the election, and as a result those are still Bush's judgements to make.

11 posted on 01/06/2005 8:53:16 AM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: goodnesswins
"I'm here to make judgments about what moves are available to us."

Someone needs to remind Lurch that he lost the election, and as a result those are still Bush's judgements to make.

12 posted on 01/06/2005 8:53:17 AM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: mhking
What's Ketchup Boy doing in Baghdad?

Judging from his remarks, he's there to aid the insurgents.

13 posted on 01/06/2005 8:53:30 AM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Please tell me he didn't really say this to our troops IN Iraq.

Did they boo his sorry butt?


14 posted on 01/06/2005 8:53:40 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I'm surprised the butthead didn't get booed off the stage... actually no I'm not. I find people in uniforms have so much more class than those in suits.
15 posted on 01/06/2005 8:53:41 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Carl/NewsMax

This is over the top! Lets get a movement going to get this piece of human excrement CENSURED by the United States Senate.


16 posted on 01/06/2005 8:54:00 AM PST by DarthVader
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I'm sure his visit and speech did a lot to boost troop morale. What a patriot!


18 posted on 01/06/2005 8:54:09 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: NCjim

Has he submitted for a Purple Heart yet for jet lag?


19 posted on 01/06/2005 8:54:14 AM PST by Daus
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To: arizonarachel

Maybe they can give him a warm welcome: a code red.


20 posted on 01/06/2005 8:54:38 AM PST by MinstrelBoy (What will you do without freedom?!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
You can't change a zebra's stripes, and you sure can't change sKerry. Anything can and will be done to be the center of attention. Pure treason on his part, but the MSM will report it far differently than the reality of his traitorous behavior.
21 posted on 01/06/2005 8:55:05 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Taylor42

Hindsight is always 20/20.


22 posted on 01/06/2005 8:55:06 AM PST by ProudVet77 (Beer - it's not just for breakfast anymore.)
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To: mhking

He is pretending to be president


23 posted on 01/06/2005 8:55:16 AM PST by slowhand520
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To: Carl/NewsMax
The irony being that, while he's wandering around Baghdad in Ultra-Jackass Mode, he's not understanding why it's Bush who's being certified today.
24 posted on 01/06/2005 8:55:21 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (I know a great deal about the Middle East because Ive been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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To: mhking

He's hiding out while the Bitch Boxer and Hellery raise cain in the Senate. That way he has plausable deniability,
you can bet they have a whole bunch of GI's covering his ass, too bad maybe he'll wind up in a hot zone but don't count on it.


25 posted on 01/06/2005 8:55:26 AM PST by snowman1
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To: MinstrelBoy

Nah. Code reds are for people we think can improve for the better.


27 posted on 01/06/2005 8:55:32 AM PST by MinstrelBoy (What will you do without freedom?!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

What was the reaction of the troops?


28 posted on 01/06/2005 8:56:26 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: mhking
What's Ketchup Boy doing in Baghdad?

wife sent him there for some persian rugs

29 posted on 01/06/2005 8:56:29 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: NCjim

In another country? During a war?

Despicable.


30 posted on 01/06/2005 8:56:31 AM PST by Howlin (I need my Denny Crane!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Guilty of treason AGAIN!


31 posted on 01/06/2005 8:56:49 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Stay safe in the "sandbox" Greg!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
" .. I'm here to make judgments about what moves are available to us."

I got a move for ya, John..

Move to Hanoi and do us all a favor..

32 posted on 01/06/2005 8:56:54 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: snowman1

Exactly.


33 posted on 01/06/2005 8:56:56 AM PST by Howlin (I need my Denny Crane!)
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To: Daus
Has he submitted for a Purple Heart yet for jet lag?

*************

LOL!! It's just a matter of time.

34 posted on 01/06/2005 8:57:00 AM PST by trisham
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ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

35 posted on 01/06/2005 8:57:20 AM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Once a traitor, always a traitor.


36 posted on 01/06/2005 8:57:47 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Class act placemarker.
37 posted on 01/06/2005 8:58:41 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Taylor42

Ah yes, another military expert heard from. Do you have four stars or just three.


38 posted on 01/06/2005 8:58:43 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH)
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To: ProudVet77

His 20/20 hindsight is clouded by being permanently stuck up his hinder.


39 posted on 01/06/2005 8:59:03 AM PST by tkathy (Ban all religious head garb.)
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To: nuffsenuff
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/01/06/MNG2VALREG1.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle report.

40 posted on 01/06/2005 8:59:14 AM PST by Graymatter (Happy New Year FR!)
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To: mhking
What's Ketchup Boy doing in Baghdad?

Continuing a life long pattern of skipping his Senate duties?

41 posted on 01/06/2005 8:59:58 AM PST by KJacob (If I yawn it is only in anticipation.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I find these remarks to be reminiscent of Genis Khan...

Please tell me that he took his lovely bride, Terry, with him on this trip. Our guys could use a little humour break!
42 posted on 01/06/2005 9:00:53 AM PST by ishabibble
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To: MinstrelBoy
Maybe they can give him a warm welcome: a code red.

He deserves a blanket party.....

43 posted on 01/06/2005 9:01:00 AM PST by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." --President Dwight Eisenho)
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To: NormsRevenge
" .. I'm here to make judgments about what moves are available to us."

This is going to send the Dummies into a frenzy. See, see he is going to be President.
44 posted on 01/06/2005 9:02:13 AM PST by sharkhawk (I really have to stop surfing at DU.)
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To: tkathy

Somebody needs to b!tch slap this fool.


45 posted on 01/06/2005 9:02:21 AM PST by ProudVet77 (Beer - it's not just for breakfast anymore.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I am outraged by this! Charges need to be brought against kerry NOW!


I will no longer tolerate the overtly subversive actions of this man. If you have not read the The Boston Manifesto you need to ~ kerry's 30 plus years of continuous anit-American behavior needs to end.

46 posted on 01/06/2005 9:02:47 AM PST by Zacs Mom ("In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Jefferson)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Was Kerry on a street corner in Baghdad, naked with a barrel around him, blabbering this stuff?
47 posted on 01/06/2005 9:03:50 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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to disband the Iraqi army and purge the government of former members of Hussein's Baath Party

Of course you warned us about that 2 years ago. Right John?

48 posted on 01/06/2005 9:04:06 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: bullseye876

Not a bomb-blowin' "insurgent" to be found when you need one?


49 posted on 01/06/2005 9:04:06 AM PST by OB1kNOb (When (not if) Christianity is outlawed, will they have enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

Ping, Tonk.


50 posted on 01/06/2005 9:04:08 AM PST by armyavonlady
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