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Kerry cheered in Baghdad, decries Bush team's 'blunders' (MISLEADING HEADLINE ALERT)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/01/06/MNG2VALREG1.DTL ^

Posted on 01/07/2005 9:40:03 AM PST by hipaatwo

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To: Bahbah

Excellent point. You're of course talking about the NY post-9/11 concert video where the crowd's booing was edited out.


51 posted on 01/07/2005 10:14:15 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: hipaatwo
The soldiers who greeted Kerry warmly were from Massachusetts.

My guess is that a bit of self preservation accompanied their welcome to their senator.

52 posted on 01/07/2005 10:20:23 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH)
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To: marmar

nah...

all the people I keep in contact with were in baghdad with me are back at Ft. Lewis Washington by now....


53 posted on 01/07/2005 10:21:17 AM PST by MikefromOhio (Out of Baghdad!!!! But still boycotting boycotts)
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To: hipaatwo
Kerry cheered in Baghdad,

Cheered in Baghdad? By which side?

54 posted on 01/07/2005 10:23:07 AM PST by Mark17
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To: johnfkerrysucks

She probably wants to throw a choke hold on him.


55 posted on 01/07/2005 10:23:45 AM PST by HMFIC (The Peace Symbol is the FOOTPRINT of the American CHICKEN!)
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To: USMCVIETVET

My response to the SFgate:
Look folks,
You know the Senator was only greeted with a minimal response by those ordered to interface
with him had to do their duty. Surely 99.9% of those that had to be in his presence would have much
prefered he never showed up. Get a life will ya. Surely the senator's war years and afterward record
will stay with him till he is in the grave and long afterward . When you publish such manure it simply indicates you like most of the news media simply have no honor nor sense of honesty. The senator made it perfectly clear prior to, and during his campaign where he has stood over the years on national defense, and a strong military. Hey, why don't you write a detailed article about his deliquency from attending senate meetings on Intellegience. Lets see if your capable of presenting a balance view point.

With less then friendly regards,
George from PA.


56 posted on 01/07/2005 10:24:25 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: MikeinIraq

Thanx, Mike, we have an incoming strom in AZ.....


57 posted on 01/07/2005 10:24:38 AM PST by marmar (Even though I may look different then you...my blood runs red, white and blue.....)
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Help me here. Reading the SFgate article, I cannot tell WHERE Kerry was when he was greeted warmly. Was it when he spoke with the "about 20 soldiers", and were the comments about the screw ups he made made to the soldiers, or to the reporters and "non governmental" officials at the restaurant. And who were those people anyway? Now he meets with Allawi, but when Allawi visits the U.S. he snubs him?


58 posted on 01/07/2005 10:26:39 AM PST by Electrowoman
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To: anonymous_user

I wonder how many towels his vallet has to carry to wipe the spit off?


59 posted on 01/07/2005 10:46:43 AM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. 2 TIM 3:5)
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To: marmar

yeah it seems like the entire country except for Florida has been getting nailed here recently...

Bush's fault to be sure :)


60 posted on 01/07/2005 10:50:12 AM PST by MikefromOhio (Out of Baghdad!!!! But still boycotting boycotts)
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To: FreedomPoster
"You're of course talking about the NY post-9/11 concert video where the crowd's booing was edited out."

That would be the very one. I get a little feeling of pleasure every time I think about the fact that I was watching the event live and heard said booing with my own ears.

61 posted on 01/07/2005 11:05:22 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: HMFIC

While President George W Bush is doing everything he can to Protect the American People, the ComuCrats are doing everything they can to Protect the Terrorists. Their stand makes you continue to understand which side they are on? The Party that sided with Russia, Pol Pot, Castro and Mao and every other tinpot Madman has suddenly decided that we have to protect the “rights” of Terrorists.

If we have a Terrorist who is suspected of wanting to kill Americans in the most hideous method possible then he gets what he gets. If they hang him by his thumbs to find out the plans of Al Queda, well too bad his head is still attached. If he gets to star is some perverted homemade photofest, well maybe he shouldn’t have become a Terrorist. The LibeRats want to give him all the rights that OJ Simpson had. They would require free legal advice as well as plenty of ice for his Strawberry Lemonades.

Americans know that the Rats do not have our safety or America’s strength at heart. These power starved elitists are the enemy of America and have the same goals as the Terrorists. These people hate America and everything she stands for as well as a special hatred for Believing Christians and Zionists. As the election showed, the American People are sick and tired of their constant knee, jerk heavy on the jerk; attack on America with any and every issue. From Abu Grabass to the Tsunami, these people will criticize and denigrate America no matter what we do. We are the evil to these people and the Terrorists are their last hope since their other Comrades are on the Ash Heap of History.

Miguel Estrada is a fine man who happens to be the wrong shade to be a Republican. The last thing that ComuCrats can tolerate is a minority that does not believe quotas are their only way out of poverty. Hispanics are already anti-abortion and anti-homomarriage, another words too sensible to vote for the Commies. Because Estrada oversaw a note about torture techniques for Terrorists he is being Lynched by a bunch of Angry Old White Men. Writing about the legality and rights to be given to Terrorists in a Country that routinely cut peoples tongues out and Stone shrouded women, is now a lynchable crime?? Imagine that strained logic if we had a fair or inquisitive Press rather than a DNC megaphone? Sorry, but the Abu just doesn’t Grab me.

Why should any Hispanic or any other Real American vote for the Rats?? If they only fought just half as hard for America and Our Troops as they fight for Rapists, Murderers or Terrorists they would have a chance of returning to power in the next 20 years. Of course we don’t have to worry about that, since they are so reflexive and eager to bash Bush and America that they will continue to be Freakish Characters in some Mikey Mooreon Crockumentary! If anyone has any question you only have to hear the drivel about Terrorist “rights” and the 20 UFOhio Electors. Leopards, Zebras, Rats will never change, America is Always wrong.

The good news is that America is far more intelligent than the Rats. They can see through the lies that they spew. We understand that these people have no business being anywhere close to the protection of our families. They think that we Red Staters are too stupid to remember what they do as opposed to what they say. We know whose side of the war that they are on. We know that there have been far too few instances where they have condemned Terrorists as opposed the numerous times they supported and defended these Bloodthirsty Animals. The only enemy of America they have condemned is Saddamn....oh yeah, never mind!

Pray for W and Our Troops


62 posted on 01/07/2005 11:08:30 AM PST by bray (The First of 4 More Years!)
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To: hipaatwo

Cheered, jeered, what's the difference?


63 posted on 01/07/2005 11:22:58 AM PST by george wythe
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To: george wythe

No matter he LOST Bwahaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahaha


64 posted on 01/07/2005 11:28:46 AM PST by lwoodham
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bttt


65 posted on 01/07/2005 11:50:35 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: hipaatwo

I forgot the MSM considers Islamic terrorists as soldiers & freedom fighters. The SF Chronic. just didn't tell which soldiers were cheering.

Holtz
JeffersonRepublic.com


66 posted on 01/07/2005 11:52:13 AM PST by JeffersonRepublic.com (The 51st state is right around the corner.)
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To: hipaatwo
"But we are at war, and I think you can't really make all the judgments that you need to make without digging in."

This is the most telling sentence in the whole piece. During the election cycle, Kerry was always ready with (an) "informed" opinion(s) about how the war was actually going, or what we should do next. Only now does he admit that he was "shooting from the hip" with his constantly changing musings.

67 posted on 01/07/2005 12:01:56 PM PST by pawdoggie
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To: hipaatwo

There's that 'your for you're' missusage again.!


68 posted on 01/07/2005 12:03:30 PM PST by midnightson
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To: anonymous_user
It's a misunderstanding of the "J-uh" and "Ch-uh" sound.

LOL. Actually I think it's a grammatical confusion: The author meant that Kerry was "cheered" as in "cheered up."

Example: "Down in the dumps ever since his electoral defeat, Kerry was cheered when the troops brought him a steaming bowl of plastic turkey soup."

69 posted on 01/07/2005 12:11:11 PM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: midnightson

ummm..bite me...LOL..


70 posted on 01/07/2005 12:13:16 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: johnfkerrysucks

Nobody in that pic looks happy about the situation.At best, Kerry looks "resigned."


71 posted on 01/07/2005 12:15:48 PM PST by ThanhPhero ( Nguoi hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: MisterRepublican
You're so right. I saw the yahoo news photos, a pitiful few shots of Kerry with troops. It's like they couldn't even get one that showed him with anybody friendly to him.

Probably should've tried some other army, eh? :)

72 posted on 01/07/2005 12:16:30 PM PST by Graymatter (Happy New Year FR!)
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To: MikeinIraq
yeah it seems like the entire country except for Florida has been getting nailed here recently...

No kidding. Here in Southern California (Los Angeles, specifically), I'm half expecting to see Noah's Ark floating down Century Park East.

As for Florida...heck, they've been through enough. Four hurricanes in a row? That's quite enough for anyone.

Wherever you are, be careful. And thanks for your service!

73 posted on 01/07/2005 12:16:48 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("Dear Dems: Your message got out. A popular and electoral majority of voters rejected it. The End.")
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To: Quix

I was just thinking how could any soldier not want to spit at him.


74 posted on 01/07/2005 12:22:20 PM PST by patriciamary
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To: hipaatwo

My best friend was (ordered) invited to be in the crowd. There were few cheers, so few they were like the guy who starts the slow poignant clapping at the wring time, and you just look at him like he's an idiot. The low murmers of "traitor" were much more audible but will not be reported anywhere.


75 posted on 01/07/2005 12:34:21 PM PST by trubluolyguy (Men are from earth, women are from earth...deal with it!)
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To: HMFIC
Kerry....was greeted warmly by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad.

Greeted Warmly = served a "hot" lunch

76 posted on 01/07/2005 12:34:36 PM PST by Jersey Jim (Jersey really is a nice place..........well, maybe not)
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To: johnfkerrysucks

I am telling you Senator, don't go out there and take questions.

 Those Troops think that you have a lot of splaining to do!

77 posted on 01/07/2005 12:34:45 PM PST by Radix (Post Tag Lines: the breakfast of FReepers.)
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To: Soul Seeker
What they did not say was WHOSE troops were cheering this pig faced SOB. My guess is all Al Quida types!! Islomofanatics and murderers and beheaders. Perhaps this SOB needs to be taken to some of the mass graves, rape and murder rooms. But, my guess is he will want to visit Saddam and talk with communist Clarke the defense counsel.
78 posted on 01/07/2005 12:49:42 PM PST by RetiredArmy (DEMOCRATIC PARTY : Enemies of the Republic)
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To: patriciamary

Great minds . . . LOL.

THX.


79 posted on 01/07/2005 12:51:57 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. 2 TIM 3:5)
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To: HMFIC

This title is misleading. It says he was cheered by the troops, then doesn't even describe anything similar to it in the body of the article. It says he was greeted warmly, but then, that could be greeted warmly as a pile of $hit or a pail of panther pi$$. What a joke.


80 posted on 01/07/2005 1:32:31 PM PST by mass55th ("If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one?"----Abe Lincoln (1809-1865))
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To: hipaatwo

81 posted on 01/07/2005 1:32:43 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (The Four Law Breakers: Senators Rockefeller, Durbin, Carl Levin, Ron Wyden)
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To: hipaatwo

82 posted on 01/07/2005 1:35:03 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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To: trubluolyguy; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
"My best friend was (ordered) invited to be in the crowd. There were few cheers, so few they were like the guy who starts the slow poignant clapping at the wring time, and you just look at him like he's an idiot. The low murmers of "traitor" were much more audible but will not be reported anywhere."

===Wow, thanks for telling us that; it certainly seems right-on to me.===

Thank you, trubluolyguy, for your recent military service - welcome home! And welcome to FR.

83 posted on 01/07/2005 1:36:17 PM PST by JLO
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To: FreedomPoster
"I'll believe "cheering" when I see the video, and not a moment before. "

That's like the booing that supposedly took place when President Bush mentioned on a campaign stop that Clinton had just undergone heart surgery. It was all a figment of the reporter's imagination.

84 posted on 01/07/2005 1:36:35 PM PST by mass55th ("If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one?"----Abe Lincoln (1809-1865))
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To: hipaatwo

Please recall that it is the SF Chronicle that has the
Sunday Pink Sheets!

Says everything.


85 posted on 01/07/2005 2:19:54 PM PST by Prost1 (I get my news at Free Republic!)
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To: hipaatwo
Oh Really- he was cheered huh? Where are the photos- surely the press would have documented a moment like that for the whole world to see.. over and over and over. Baloney.
86 posted on 01/07/2005 2:23:46 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: JLO; All

Isn't that wonderful?! I guess even in Iraq, our troops have heard of "UNFIT FOR COMMAND." BTW, I wonder how many troops got a chance to read that book and what they think of the Swiftees? Anybody know? Thanks.


87 posted on 01/07/2005 2:38:26 PM PST by Lady In Blue ( President 'SEABISCUIT' AKA George W Bush)
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To: johnfkerrysucks
"Uhm....yea, this looks like a warm meeting with Kerry."

The body language is interesting, isn't it?

Kerry looking vulnernable, hands in pocket and posed defensively;

The gal's eyes trained on the gent engaging Kerry seem to be conveying what may be a mutual distain, her hand appears to be curling, (indicating a desire to clench fist?);

Gent to the left of gal, hands defiantly on hips.

88 posted on 01/07/2005 3:33:09 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: trubluolyguy
"My best friend was (ordered) invited to be in the crowd. There were few cheers, so few they were like the guy who starts the slow poignant clapping at the wring time, and you just look at him like he's an idiot. The low murmers of 'traitor' were much more audible but will not be reported anywhere."

Whoa -- Thank your bud for us all, and thanks for making my day with this report!

89 posted on 01/07/2005 3:35:29 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Mr. Mojo
Wanna laugh?

Read how much John Kerry presense was really "appreciated" by our fighting men and women.

90 posted on 01/07/2005 3:38:11 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: HMFIC

The difference between being greeted warmly and being roasted is only of degree.


91 posted on 01/07/2005 3:51:42 PM PST by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has never led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: USMCVIETVET

Acknowledged the headline was incorrect? You mean someone at the chronical actually listened?


92 posted on 01/07/2005 4:46:49 PM PST by thombo
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To: JLO

Ditto


93 posted on 01/07/2005 4:58:34 PM PST by CDB
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To: hipaatwo

Its the old flop flip


94 posted on 01/07/2005 5:00:12 PM PST by woofie (Proudly posting inane comments since 1998)
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To: HMFIC

"Kerry...was greeted warmly by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad"

No one shot him! so the spin is the crowd must love him (sarcasm)


95 posted on 01/07/2005 5:07:01 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Republican - The thinking people's party)
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To: Beelzebubba

Great shot of Kerry doing his Stan Laurel Chump at Oxford impression. "Are you speaking to ME, churl?"


96 posted on 01/07/2005 7:12:01 PM PST by Graymatter (Happy New Year FR!)
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To: Spok

LOL. Kerry cheered but maybe nobody else did.

That's what I thought. I wonder what he was cheering about.


97 posted on 01/07/2005 9:28:31 PM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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