Skip to comments.Kerry cheered in Baghdad, decries Bush team's 'blunders' (MISLEADING HEADLINE ALERT)
Posted on 01/07/2005 9:40:03 AM PST by hipaatwo
I read this article twice, and nowhere does it say he was cheered!
Kerry cheered in Baghdad, decries Bush team's 'blunders' Once criticized for war stance, he says force alone won't win - Borzou Daragahi, Chronicle Foreign Service Thursday, January 6, 2005
Baghdad -- Sen. John Kerry, whose seemingly shifting positions on the U.S. war in Iraq plagued him throughout his presidential campaign, came to this war- torn capital Wednesday to see for himself whether the country was moving toward stability or deeper into chaos.
Kerry, who repeatedly charged during the presidential campaign that President Bush had botched the war effort, was greeted warmly by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad.
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If Kerry the Traitor had been "cheered", the liberal media would have plenty of photos. I have not seen one that shows the cheering troops.
It's a misunderstanding of the "J-uh" and "Ch-uh" sound.
LOL ..after what he said during the election..wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, the soldiers not turning their back on him according to the press must mean "warmth"
no they probably announced him, the troops, out of respect because they are spectacular Americans (they would have to be to clap for this idiot!!) gave polite applause, but that is like a standing ovation or riot after Ohio State knocks off Michigan to the <font size=7)CR(/font size=7)AP
Trust me. Having been involved in those Dog and Pony shows, the troops THERE were TOLD to go. When Klintoon came to Okinawa, we HAD to go to the theater and you could hear crickets NOT clapping.
and how come AFP has this part
"Kerry also asked soldiers what he should tell Congress about the war in Iraq and was told that "the good work that they are doing is not getting reported in the United States."
but the SFgate reporter does not?
Glad your out of Baghdad, thanks for your service!
I'll believe "cheering" when I see the video, and not a moment before.
Hopeless drivel, a DU'ers fantasy.
don't confuse liberals with facts, when a lie is better.
It was a long year out there, but I am not totally saddened to be leaving :-P
I contacted the readers representative at the San Francisco Chronicle about the misleading/false headline on the article. He acknowledged it was incorrect, and was contacting the copy desk. -- If you wish to also contact the readers rep, POLITELY, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
While there are Liberals in the military, they are by far the minority. The few in existence could have been herded to meet with him but The photos released do not indicate cheering. Caption to one has the troops registering a complaint with the Senator about good news never being told about Iraq.
I demand this person PROVE the claim cheering occured.
The reporter was cheering.
Get used to it. In a few weeks he will be referred to as "John Kerry, The Actual President Elect" in all the headlines.
Nicely done, sir, and thanks for serving.
Check out this SFGate headline. The MSM is such a joke....
More likely jeered.........
When Kerry arrived in Baghdad, he was a little depressed, thinking about his failed presidential ambitions. Then, he made a speech which, in his opinion, was a real barn-burner that really stuck it to that poopy-head George Bush. This made Kerry feel better, even cheerful. When a reporter asked him how he had enjoyed trip, Kerry said "I was cheered in Baghdad."
But maybe no one else did.
Kerry BARF ping!
Amazing. Someone actually believed they could convince people Kerry could generate passionate cheers among the majority of the military, which is what they hoped to accomplish.
"Baghdad -- Sen. John Kerry, whose seemingly shifting positions on the U.S. war in Iraq plagued him throughout his presidential campaign, came to this war- torn capital Wednesday to see for himself whether the country was moving toward stability or deeper into chaos."
WHO does he think he is???? Hasn't anyone told him he was NOT elected President and nothing he says will be believed whether good or bad? Buffoon alert!
If they love him so much, why didn't they vote for him?
Maybe it was the terrorists in Baghdad that cheered him.
If I haven't already told you,,,, thank you for your service!
Less than 30% of soldiers in Iraq have voted for him. I am sure they can fill a room with these few soldiers that supported him. This not a big deal as the San Francisco newspaper is trying to make it.
Thanks for your service.
Same thing when Klinton came to the UK when I was stationed there back in 1993. They couldn't get any volunteers so they had to order people to the detail!!!
They fired up the flamethrowers?
Just checking in to say I can't read anything that has JFingKerry in it.
I can imagine the soldiers cheering Kerry. Right after he just left.
well thank you....
being a contractor it was a different experience. I met a lot of good people, I discovered FR, and I was able to get totally out of debt for the first time since I have been married....
Uhm....yea, this looks like a warm meeting with Kerry.
Alert: In a stunning development a major west coast newspaper editorializes news coverage, on, of all things, Kerry and Iraq.
Ping for color me shocked.
Small group = 2 reporters and 2 stooges from the U.N.? HA!
Did Kerry not have a "plan" for Iraq during the campaign? Apparantly, whatever that plan was (go to his website), it was done without "digging in."
Look at the two in the background. With their heads leaning close, you KNOW they are laughing at what a loser HANOI JOHN is! BET ON IT!
Even videos can be doctored. Ask Hillary!
Yes, and look at the woman's hand in the background. It's almost as if she is restraining her middle finger from making an appearance for traitor Kerry.
Wow, hands in his pockets, wearing an aviation-type jacket. Way to go, you stupid civilian.