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Kerry blames defeat on Bin Laden
BBC World News | 31 Jan 2005 | BBC News

Posted on 01/31/2005 2:35:05 PM PST by Cornpone

US Democratic Senator John Kerry says a video message from Osama Bin Laden sealed his defeat in a presidential race dominated by the 9/11 attacks. Mr Kerry told NBC TV his opinion poll lead over President George W Bush fell away after the tape was broadcast.

He said national security was the decisive issue in the November 2004 poll, won eventually by President Bush.

Osama Bin Laden's video, shown days before the vote, urged Americans to back neither Mr Bush nor Mr Kerry.

"Your security does not lie in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands," said the al-Qaeda figurehead, claiming that the best way for the US to avoid fresh attacks was to call off its "war on terror".

Ratings loss

Mr Kerry said he was proud of his presidential campaign, claiming it had brought "millions of new voters" into the political process.

"Many Republicans say we beat their models by four or five points," he said.

The Bin Laden tape appeared just days before the vote

"I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."

But, Mr Kerry said, he had faced a difficult task in persuading a country at war "to shift horses in midstream".

"I believe that 9/11 was the central deciding issue in this race," he said.

He said the impact of Bin Laden's message was evident by the dent in his ratings that followed its appearance.

"We were rising in the polls up until the last day when the tape appeared. We flat-lined the day the tape appeared and went down on Monday."

Attack on Rice

Mr Kerry also renewed attacks on President Bush over his handling of the conflict in Iraq.

He argued that a new Iraqi security force was not being forged rapidly enough and that the government's attitude had made the US less safe.

"I believe this administration has set back America's interests and security on a global basis. And over the next few months, I intend to lay out very, very clearly exactly how they've done and how we can do a better job."

Senator Kerry recently attacked Condoleezza Rice in the run-up to her confirmation as Secretary of State.

He told NBC she was the "principal architect, implementer and defender" of a policy that had made the US less secure.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
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I believe Kerry's statements are seditious and amount to aiding and abetting the enemy. He continues to build the myth of Bin Laden.
1 posted on 01/31/2005 2:35:06 PM PST by Cornpone
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To: Cornpone


You might as well blame this instead.
2 posted on 01/31/2005 2:36:44 PM PST by Next_Time_NJ (NJ demorat exterminator)
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To: Cornpone

the only reason America is less secure than it should be, is that we let traitorous bitches like Kerry and Kennedy avoid the noose.


3 posted on 01/31/2005 2:37:19 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

LOL. Kerry can't even make up his mind on why he lost.


4 posted on 01/31/2005 2:39:23 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Cornpone

Bin Laden didn't give Lurch good enough talking pionts to win?


5 posted on 01/31/2005 2:40:58 PM PST by abnegation ("Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Churchill)
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To: Cornpone

Kerry will blame his defeat on everyone but himself. He is a pathetic loser.

6 posted on 01/31/2005 2:41:15 PM PST by PilloryHillary (Yes, I was JohnFKerrySucks, but it's time to move on. Pillory Hillary!)
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To: PilloryHillary
George Soros blames the Democrat's loss on Kerry. Maybe, for once, he's got something there. Or maybe, like Kerry, he can't accept his failure either.
7 posted on 01/31/2005 2:42:57 PM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Who Dares Wins)
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To: Next_Time_NJ
"I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."

LOL. Too bad he lost the overall vote.

8 posted on 01/31/2005 2:43:08 PM PST by Sir_Humphrey (The mighty oak is just a nut who held it's ground)
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To: Sir_Humphrey

pathetic is right. he was a p poor candidate...it's scary that he came as close as he did.........

nikos


9 posted on 01/31/2005 2:44:26 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: PilloryHillary

I guess if Bin Laden had been captured by the Bush Administration, Kerry would have won the election.
This guy is delusional!!!


10 posted on 01/31/2005 2:45:15 PM PST by LB4BUSH
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To: Cornpone

Kerry is unraveling fast, he needs psychotherapy.


11 posted on 01/31/2005 2:45:49 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Sir_Humphrey
Mr Kerry said he was proud of his presidential campaign, claiming it had brought "millions of new voters" into the political process.

Yep, too bad they were all Republicans.

12 posted on 01/31/2005 2:47:42 PM PST by Terabitten (A quick reminder to the liberals. The election in Iraq was done NOT IN YOUR NAME.)
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To: SeaBiscuit
It's only a matter of time before Kerry starts sharing the same day room with Algore.
13 posted on 01/31/2005 2:48:19 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: SeaBiscuit

I agree with F'n..endorsing Bin Laden was a mistake.


14 posted on 01/31/2005 2:48:24 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: Cornpone
Senator Kerry: With friends like UBL, who needs enemies?

There are some people that voted for Bush, rather you, because unlike you, they already know that UBL is the enemy.

Why would UBL threaten states that voted for Bush, if you didn't have your "implicit" blessing?

UBL was warned that the US voter is not the Spanish voter.

15 posted on 01/31/2005 2:49:07 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Cornpone

He's a liar. As though that is a surprise.

The polls, as I recall, showed no change with the airing of that video. Unless he is refering to private polling but as, I believe, someone in the Kerry campaign leaked false exit data to the media they even believed was true I don't believe in the reliability of their polling.

I will say this. If Osama DID hurt Kerry, why? Perhaps kerry ought to ask himself that obvious question. Could it be because Osama's talking points came direct from kerry, DNC and Michael Moore?


16 posted on 01/31/2005 2:49:48 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Cornpone

bin Laden??? I thought it was the 61 million voters who hated his ass? Maybe I was wrong.


17 posted on 01/31/2005 2:53:06 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The Democratic Party would make Uncle Joe Stalin Proud!)
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To: Cornpone
now why would he blame Benny?


18 posted on 01/31/2005 2:59:50 PM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Cornpone

Kerry lost since he was a traitor, gun grabber, and an all around arrogant ass.


19 posted on 01/31/2005 3:03:58 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Check up, fatboy!" - Scott Skiles)
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To: Tragically Single

LOL


20 posted on 01/31/2005 3:05:44 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: Cornpone

No Senator, it wasn't due to Yomama bin Crawdaddin, that guy Al Kyda, or anybody else that you lost the election.

You lost because you are a pompous, condescending, two-faced, untrustworthy, lying A**HOLE!!!!


21 posted on 01/31/2005 3:08:06 PM PST by Mad Mammoth
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To: Mad Mammoth

You lsot because you're an ass & people did not want you in the White House- NOW GO AWAY & PLEASE SHUT UP!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 01/31/2005 3:13:32 PM PST by LYSandra
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To: Cornpone
Lost in the clutter of Kerry's responses to Russert was an interesting statement about his experiences in Cambodia in 1968-69. Kerry again insisted that he was "5 miles into Cambodia" doing his various duties, including but not limited to delivering CIA operatives and "delivering weapons to the Khmer Rouge". I was stunned that Russert let him continue without noting that the Khmer Rouge were the homegrown Cambodian equivalent to the Viet Cong! Is Kerry so confused that he doesn't know who he was delivering weapons to or is his memory so 'seared' that he is capable of admitting that he was actually providing resources to the enemy of the United States?
23 posted on 01/31/2005 3:16:04 PM PST by T. Rustin Noone (T. Rustin Noone)
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To: Dan from Michigan

John Kerry's definition of a moderate voter is an "ignorant voter".

The informed moderate votes went to Bush, which is why most of the country is RED.


24 posted on 01/31/2005 3:16:37 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Cornpone

He lost because of Osama, after he lost because of gay-haters...


25 posted on 01/31/2005 3:17:53 PM PST by thoughtomator (How do you say Berkeley California in Aramaic?)
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To: Cornpone

Kerry lost because of himself. Plain and simple.


26 posted on 01/31/2005 3:18:16 PM PST by RockinRight (It's NOT too early to start talking about 2008.)
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To: Tragically Single

There were illegals and dead people in his count too.


27 posted on 01/31/2005 3:18:32 PM PST by thoughtomator (How do you say Berkeley California in Aramaic?)
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To: Cornpone
Kerry is a legend in his own mind.

He still lives in the Vietnam twilight zone.

28 posted on 01/31/2005 3:20:21 PM PST by just me (Over 59,000,000 Americans voted not to negotiate with terrorist.....)
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To: T. Rustin Noone

Thanks for bringing up the point about the Khmer Rouge. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at his latest attempt to provide aid and comfort to the enemy since has had so much practice...he really is a pro.


29 posted on 01/31/2005 3:22:47 PM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Who Dares Wins)
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To: Cornpone

Kerry has been playing the old blame game his entire life.
If Kerry faced reality, Kerry would blame himself for having such an inflated ego. Kerry believes he can walk on water. Only one person ever walked on water and it wasn't John Kerry.


30 posted on 01/31/2005 3:23:13 PM PST by Revererdrv (e)
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To: Cornpone
Kerry blames defeat on Bin Laden

What a backstabber that Kerry is....blaming his defeat on one of his supporters. That's gratitude for you.

31 posted on 01/31/2005 3:28:24 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: just me
Here's a headline:

Osama bin Laden and his running mate in terror, Zarchawi, blame their defeat on Bush

32 posted on 01/31/2005 3:31:30 PM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Who Dares Wins)
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To: Cornpone

"I believe Kerry's statements are seditious and amount to aiding and abetting the enemy.
He continues to build the myth of Bin Laden."

Don't be like the Silent Majority in the 60's and 70's
Demand Kerry be ousted from the US Senate!

There is no need to impeach Hanoi Kerry from the US Senate

He is there illegally!

Kerry was an illegal candidate
and is an illegal US Senator per
US Constitution 14th Amendment Section 3

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33 posted on 01/31/2005 3:33:32 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Your continued service to our country is beyond the call. Thank you.


34 posted on 01/31/2005 3:37:13 PM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Who Dares Wins)
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To: Cornpone

Isnt that just like a terrorist to destroy all your dreams???


35 posted on 01/31/2005 3:38:04 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: abnegation; All

Bin Laden would not sign the 180 either....


36 posted on 01/31/2005 3:39:24 PM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: lowbridge

"What a backstabber that Kerry is....blaming his defeat on one of his supporters. That's gratitude for you."

Best line of the day! LOL


37 posted on 01/31/2005 3:43:04 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: RockinRight
"Kerry lost because of himself. Plain and simple".

I don't think his nutty wife helped him either.

38 posted on 01/31/2005 3:45:50 PM PST by maxwellp
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To: T. Rustin Noone; Uncle Vlad; Calvin Locke; pissant; ArmyBratproud; RockinRight; Cornpone
I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote.

He forgot to mention the ever-critical "dork vote", which-to the best of my recollection-he carried in a landslide.

39 posted on 01/31/2005 3:52:25 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Proud American chauvinist)
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To: Cornpone
Kerry can't have it both ways. He used his experience in Vietnam against Bush. So why was the military even a issue in this election? it was a non-starter in 1992 for example.

well, because of osama bin laden's attack on the WTC

too bad JF'nK

40 posted on 01/31/2005 3:53:40 PM PST by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Cornpone
Liberal media bias:

He said national security was the decisive issue in the November 2004 poll, won eventually by President Bush.

WTF does that mean? He WON the election you bozos!
41 posted on 01/31/2005 3:56:34 PM PST by billybudd
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To: T. Rustin Noone

"delivering weapons to the Khmer Rouge".

He actually said that? Pretty hard to spin his way out of that one. No other force in the area he can even pretend to have confused them with.


42 posted on 01/31/2005 3:59:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Cornpone
Kerry blames everyone but himself. Even George Soros finally came out and said Kerry was a bad candidate!
43 posted on 01/31/2005 4:07:30 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href ="http://www.michaelmoore.com/"title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: Fenris6
Kerry can't even make up his mind on why he lost

He won before he lost.
44 posted on 01/31/2005 4:30:37 PM PST by sefarkas (why vote Democrat-lite???)
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To: Sir_Humphrey

"I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."
LOL. Too bad he lost the overall vote.


I don't even believe that he won the youth, independent and moderate votes...........you are a Sorelooserman, jon kerry, begone with your ugly self, we don't care to hear from you ever again.


45 posted on 01/31/2005 4:47:28 PM PST by Ethyl
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To: Sir_Humphrey

As they say in sports...SCORBOARD!


46 posted on 01/31/2005 5:05:02 PM PST by carumba
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To: Cornpone

47 posted on 01/31/2005 5:09:39 PM PST by ORECON (Condi Rice/Ann Coulter - 2008)
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To: Cornpone
"I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."

And according to CNN Kerry LOST the female vote, LOST the white male vote, the LOST white female vote, LOST the 30-44 vote, LOST the 45-59 vote, LOST the 60 and older vote, the 18-64 vote, LOST the 65 and older vote, LOST the non-union-member vote, LOST the full-time worker vote, LOST the part-time worker vote, LOST the h.s. graduate vote, LOST the some college vote, LOST the college grad vote, LOST the no college degree vote, LOST the Protestant vote, LOST the Catholic vote, LOST the evangelical vote, LOST the vote of those who attend church more than once a week, LOST the vote of those who attend church weekly, LOST the vote of those who attend church monthly, LOST the veterans vote, LOST the vote of married people, LOST the vote of married people with children, LOST the vote of married people with children under 18, LOST the vote of married people with children over 18, LOST the vote of people for whom taxes was the most important issue, LOST the vote of people for whom terrorism was the most important issue, LOST the vote of people for whom moral values was the most important issue...

48 posted on 01/31/2005 5:11:47 PM PST by gg188
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To: gg188

Errata: Item one should be "LOST the MALE vote."


49 posted on 01/31/2005 5:16:56 PM PST by gg188
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To: Fenris6

...I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote....
DAMN. I LOST THE ELECTION THEN I MUST BE A ...LOSER!!!


50 posted on 01/31/2005 5:19:13 PM PST by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID ))
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