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Kerry: Terrorist Shiite Al-Sadr 'a Legitimate Voice' (Kerry and Cindy Sheehan)
News Max ^ | 4/7/04 | News Max

Posted on 08/24/2005 2:34:41 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers

Wednesday, April 7, 2004 10:41 a.m. EDT Kerry: Terrorist Shiite Al-Sadr 'a Legitimate Voice'

In an interview broadcast Wednesday morning, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry defended terrorist Shiite imam Muqtada al-Sadr as a "legitimate voice" in Iraq, despite that fact that he's led an uprising that has killed nearly 20 American GIs in the last two days.

Speaking of al-Sadr's newspaper, which was shut down by coalition forces last week after it urged violence against U.S. troops, Kerry complained to National Public Radio, "They shut a newspaper that belongs to a legitimate voice in Iraq."

In the next breath, however, the White House hopeful caught himself and quickly changed direction. "Well, let me ... change the term 'legitimate.' It belongs to a voice — because he has clearly taken on a far more radical tone in recent days and aligned himself with both Hamas and Hezbollah, which is a sort of terrorist alignment."

But Kerry again seemed to voice sympathy for the Shiite terrorist when asked whether he supported al-Sadr's arrest. "Not if it’s an isolated act without the other kinds of steps necessary to change the dynamics on the ground in Iraq," Kerry told NPR, in quotes first reported by the New York Sun.

"If all we do is make war against the Iraqi people and continue an American occupation, fundamentally, without a clarity as to who and how sovereignty is being turned over, we have a very serious problem for the long run here," Kerry added. "And I think this administration is just walking dead center down into that trap."

On March 28, the U.S.-led coalition authorities closed al-Sadr's newspaper, al-Hawza, for 60 days, the Sun reported. L. Paul Bremer, the chief U.S. administrator in Iraq, charged that the newspaper had published false stories blaming the coalition forces for local acts of terrorism.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alsadr; americangigolo; americantraitor; bush; cindysheehan; democrats; gigolo; iraq; kerry; left; mothers; radical; right; sheehan; soldiers; teresaslapdog; teresaspoodle; traitor; treason
Three days after Casey Sheehan died, John Kerry was standing behind the terrorist Al Sadr. Many of us mothers of military personnel, in Vacaville, CA., the home of Cindy Sheehan, called his office to blast him for his support of the terrorist. Sheehan was supporting the President at that time and was thrilled at having the opportunity to meet him.

They encouraged us to support Kerry and we ignored them, choosing to stand behind the President as he had the total support and confidence of our children.

Within months, his campaign came to Vacaville to visit Cindy Sheehan. She knew of his support of Al Sadr. The family became mezmorized with Kerry and his campaign embraced her, tying her into other organizations to support his campaign. They paid her expenses to travel across the United States supporting him.

When asked why she would support the man who supported the terrorists who were killing soldiers and had killed her son, there was no response. She seemed conflicted.

Behind all of this, is John Kerry and his group of radicals, once more, trying to demoralize our troops and jeopardizing our children.

1 posted on 08/24/2005 2:34:47 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

At least Kerry is consistent-he gave equal support to the Viet Cong.


2 posted on 08/24/2005 2:37:41 PM PDT by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers
wow..excellent point...great research on your part. thanks..

you know what bugs me MOST about cindy sheehan? stealing her son's valor, as if because he was brave, she has a right to own him, his memory and the work he did.

i heard her say she would have "taken him to canada" if she had known this would happen, as if he were some stupid puppet or four year old she could control and manipulate.

3 posted on 08/24/2005 2:38:17 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

Reread those Kerry quotes and tell me if you've ever heard more meanless blather. Kerry is an embarassment to weasels everywhere.


4 posted on 08/24/2005 2:38:24 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Failure is not an option; it is mandatory)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

Good post Mom.

Thank you and your family for your service to freedom and liberty.


5 posted on 08/24/2005 2:39:24 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

bump for AM


6 posted on 08/24/2005 2:39:35 PM PDT by bruin66 (Time: Nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

"Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry defended terrorist Shiite imam Muqtada al-Sadr as a "legitimate voice" in Iraq"

"In the next breath, however, the White House hopeful caught himself and quickly changed direction. "Well, let me ... change the term 'legitimate.'"



Wow, things haven't changed much for ol' sKerry, have they? Anyone seen my flip flops?


7 posted on 08/24/2005 2:40:09 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: wildwood

"you know what bugs me MOST about cindy sheehan? stealing her son's valor

She dishonors herself. Never her sons sacrifice. He is a hero for the ages now. She can never change that. We wont let her.


8 posted on 08/24/2005 2:40:53 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Spok

"At least Kerry is consistent..."

You're joking, right?


9 posted on 08/24/2005 2:41:00 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: pcottraux

Consistantly wrong!


10 posted on 08/24/2005 2:41:35 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares

consistently inconsistent.

At least he voted for the 87 billion dollars...before he voted against it.


11 posted on 08/24/2005 2:44:12 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: wildwood

Casey came home on leave and recruited quite a few in Vacaville, into the military. He also reenlisted.

There is a part of Fort Hood, which the locals refer to as "little Vacaville." Many, many young people who all know each other from high school and enlisted after 9/11.

They don't share Cindy Sheehan's views and feel she dishonored Casey.


12 posted on 08/24/2005 2:45:22 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
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To: pcottraux

Wait a few days, he'll come out and say he is against her!


13 posted on 08/24/2005 2:53:26 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle
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To: The Worthless Miracle

At least the timeline is set. We just don't understand her rationale in Vacaville. Especially when there are so many in the Army and the Marines whose lives she is jeopardizing.


14 posted on 08/24/2005 3:03:39 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
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To: pcottraux

What is so very strange is there were letters to the editor of the Vacaville newspaper and the absolute anger of the people toward John Kerry for supporting a terrorist, yet Cindy would stand behind him?

In her neighborhood, people fly flags, they have yellow magnetic ribbons on their vehicles and they have painted fences that look like flags.

So many of our safety personnel (police, fire, corrections) are reserve officers that served in Iraq that the Sheriff was complaining he didn't have a work force.

We are the home to Travis Air Force Base and the town is very, very patriotic and supportive of the troops.

Casey's sister, Carly, worked at a place where the troops congregated when they came home on leave. Most ignored her after she became involved with Kerry and started "trashing the President."

Early on, she was very supportive of him, as was her mother, that is, until the Kerry campaign visited and tied her into the other 401(c) organizations that were supporting his campaign.

It was bizarre at best.


15 posted on 08/24/2005 3:10:20 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
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16 posted on 08/24/2005 3:30:37 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey Cindy ... tell us again why Our Country is not worth fighting for)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Behind all of this, is John Kerry and his group of radicals, once more, trying to demoralize our troops and jeopardizing our children.

Hey Tonk, this leopard hasn't changed his spots...

17 posted on 08/24/2005 3:31:30 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

it's funny that Kerry supports a murdering, butchering, boy buggering rapist....

I REALLY wish we had popped Mookie, and I really wish his own men would have been able to finish the job in Najaf last year (we didn't wound him, he was fragged).


18 posted on 08/24/2005 3:33:29 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (It's called having class.....)
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To: MikeinIraq

Here is the link that establishes by September, five months after Casey died, she was supporting the Kerry campaign:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-09-29-ad-barrage_x.htm



19 posted on 08/24/2005 3:36:34 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
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To: pcottraux

Add a Dean and Kennedy with Kerry and Schummer. We will have a Barber Shop Quartet to sing at Cindy's Peace March.
They need Hanoi Jane to introduce them!


20 posted on 08/24/2005 3:37:40 PM PDT by Revererdrv
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To: Revererdrv

Here are photos of Cindy and Carly with their ads for Real Voices:

http://realvoices.org/rv/tv.html


21 posted on 08/24/2005 3:39:53 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

I completely believe it without looking at it....

she is of a type ya know...


22 posted on 08/24/2005 3:42:45 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (It's called having class.....)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; ...
Anyone who thinks Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
aren't behind the anti war crowd
needs to get a clue.






23 posted on 08/24/2005 3:43:35 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

bump


24 posted on 08/24/2005 3:48:37 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: All
Thanks to Nixon
the lies of Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
are being told again.
And our military are being slandered in Gitmo, Iraq and Afghanistan

Hanoi Kerry and War Crimes in Vietnam

Hanoi Kerry went before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in 1971
to accuse the United States military
of committing massive numbers of war crimes in Vietnam.

Too bad that because Nixon failed to uphold the law,
we are still stuck with Hanoi Jane and Hanoi Kerry.
If Nixon hadn't caved into the minority anti-war crowd
and listened to the Silent Majority
Hanoi Jane AND Hanoi Kerry
would have been prosecuted for their treason in the 70's,
while Nixon was still President.

Keep in mind that Nixon was directly involved in Viet Nam,
as Vice President, going back to at least 1955.

26 Sep 1945 - The first death of an American serviceman in Vietnam occurred.
OSS (Office of Special Operations) Major (Lieutenant Colonel) A. Peter Dewey
was killed in action by the Communist Vietminh near Hanoi.

May 1950 President Harry S Truman authorised $10 million in aid to the French for their war in Viet Nam.
By January 1951, $150 million had been given in aid.

1953-61 Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th US President
1953-61 Richard M. Nixon Vice President
1953 - The US is supporting the French in the amount of $1 billion per year--
33% of all US foreign aid--which is 80% of the total cost to the
. US Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles (under Eisenhower) first voices the 'Domino Theory':
if one country in Southeast Asia falls to the Communists, they will all fall, one by one.

12 Feb 55 - President Eisenhower's administration sends 1st 350 U.S. advisers to South Vietnam
to train the South Vietnamese Army

8 Jun 56 - The first American of record to die in Vietnam
was Air Force Tech Sergeant Richard B. Fitzgibbon Jr.
His son, Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, died in Vietnam Sep 7, 1965.
8 Jun 56 Has been formally recognized by the Pentagon as the first American officially to die in that war.

5 Sep 56 - President Eisenhower tells a news conference that the French are
"involved in a hopelessly losing war in Indochina" 1956 The US believed in that Ho Chi Minh would have won any election held in Viet Nam and used their influence over the government of the State of Viet Nam to ensure that the election was not held




From a Must Visit Site
Vipers Vietnam Veterans Page, A Vietnam Veteran & Proud Web Site
About Vietnam

The Vietnam war was the longest in our nation's history.
1st American advisor was killed on June 08, 1956,

and the last casualties in connection with the war occurred on May 15, 1975, during the Mayaquez incident. Approximately 2.7 million Americans served in the war zone; 300,000 were wounded and approximately 75,000 permanently disabled. Officially there are still 1,991 Americans unaccounted for from SE Asia.

Vietnam was a savage, in your face war where death could and did strike from anywhere with absolutely no warning. The brave young men and women who fought that war paid an awful price of blood, pain and suffering. As it is said: "ALL GAVE SOME ... SOME GAVE ALL"
The Vietnam war was not lost on the battlefield. No American force in ANY other conflict fought with more determination or sheer courage than the Vietnam Veteran.  For the first time in our history America sent it's young men and women into a war run by inept politicians who had no grasp of military strategies and no moral will to win. They were led by "top brass" who were concerned mainly with furthering their own careers, most neither understood the nature of the war nor had a clue about the impossible mission with which they'd tasked their soldiers.  And the war was reported by a self serving Media who penned stories filled with inaccuracies, deliberate omissions, biased presentations and blatant distorted interpretations because they were more interested in a story than the truth! It can be debated that we should never have fought that war. It can also be argued that the young Americans who fought so courageously, never losing a single major battle, helped in a huge way to WIN THE COLD WAR.




25 posted on 08/24/2005 3:48:46 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: wildwood

That has bothered me, too. He enlisted twice, so I think he knew what he was doing.

BTW, I read someplace that "Mom" was also opposed to Desert Storm many years ago. I think she's just your basic flake, and was probably an embarrassment to her son, but the media saw its chance and seized it.


26 posted on 08/24/2005 3:49:37 PM PDT by livius
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

Thank you for the reminder of why we worked so hard to re-elect President George W. Bush. How close we came to a real disaster.

God bless.


27 posted on 08/24/2005 3:59:14 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (God Bless President Bush)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Mom of Two Soldiers

Bump!


28 posted on 08/24/2005 4:14:25 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers
Bump - General MacArthur would feel the same way - if he were alive today.

Click here for a message to Cindy Sheehan from General Douglas MacArthur!

Turn your sound on to hear MacArthur's actual voice!

29 posted on 08/24/2005 4:17:40 PM PDT by B-Cause (“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

We must never come so close to having a John Kerry for our president again. Ever.


30 posted on 08/24/2005 4:21:00 PM PDT by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: Fudd Fan

It was so strange, because we couldn't understand why the sudden turn about after Carly stated they had met with John Kerry.

My daughter told her of my conversation with his office and how upset we were with him regarding his support of Al Sadr and we couldn't understand what was going on, especially since Casey was one of the troops killed after Al Sadr called for the death of Americans.

Now, with her statements about Israel and calling terrorists "freedom fighters" it is starting to ring clear.


31 posted on 08/24/2005 4:53:35 PM PDT by Mom of Two Soldiers
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To: B-Cause

...and I was lookin for the internal Whitehouse memo thats on that page too.

Awesome words!


32 posted on 08/24/2005 6:14:49 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its only funny till someone gets hurt, Then its HILARIOUS.)
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To: Spok
 
"... aligned himself with both Hamas and Hezbollah, which is a sort of terrorist alignment."

Sort of?  This guy just slays me. He sticks his foot in his mouth more often than my 5 month old Labrador chases his tail.
 

!

 

33 posted on 08/24/2005 6:28:13 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Liberals believe common sense facts are open to debate!)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers
Kerry is as dumb as a bag of hammers.
34 posted on 08/24/2005 6:56:06 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping!


35 posted on 08/24/2005 8:37:58 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

tonkabump.


36 posted on 08/24/2005 8:49:08 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!


37 posted on 08/24/2005 9:12:54 PM PDT by Yehuda (EXPELLING JEWS = ENCOURAGING BIN LADEN. WH: 202-456-1111 / Condi: 202-647-5291 / State: 202-647-4000)
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Bookmarking for later


38 posted on 08/24/2005 9:25:28 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org • Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers

Traitors bump!


39 posted on 08/24/2005 9:54:21 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Janet&Jamie are responsible for more deaths (Waco&911) than there have been soldiers killed in Iraq)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!


40 posted on 08/25/2005 3:10:11 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Mom of Two Soldiers
They paid her expenses to travel across the United States supporting him.

So, Sheehan worked for John Kerry and his presidential campaign. If this can be substantiated then this little tidbit should be made widely public...i.e., Drudge?

41 posted on 08/25/2005 7:16:43 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

(Kerry and Cindy Sheehan), a match made in hell ~ Bump!


42 posted on 08/25/2005 8:11:38 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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