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Kerry: I'd have us in a 'different place'
CNN ^ | 11/17/05 | John Kerry

Posted on 11/18/2005 11:40:01 AM PST by Xanadu2112

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A top House Democrat called for a swift U.S. withdrawal from Iraq on Thursday amid a White House counteroffensive against allegations that the Bush administration misled the country over prewar intelligence. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer spoke with Sen. John Kerry -- the Massachusetts Democrat who lost to President Bush in last year's election -- beginning by asking about the president recently quoting Kerry's prewar comments on Saddam Hussein. "I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security," the president quoted Kerry saying, in part. BLITZER: You firmly believed that, going into the war -- that's why you voted for that resolution? KERRY: Providing he had those weapons, and providing -- which the president didn't quote, as he distorted again to America our position and the truth -- providing that he did the other things, which are: a follow-through on the inspections; not go unilaterally; build a legitimate coalition; plan carefully and go as a last resort. All of which the president said he would do; none of which he did do. The record is now clear. So I said in that very same speech, which the president did not quote, that if you proceeded too rapidly, if you didn't do the things I just described, you could make a volatile region more dangerous, you could attract more terrorists and you would make America less secure, not more. The president needs to stop being selective, and he needs to start to level with the American people. That speech on Friday, on Veterans Day -- a sacred day for veterans, which was a political-attack day for the president -- was not an honest speech.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: fauxpurplehearts; flipflop; gigolo; ichabodcrane; kerrydefeat; lurch; mentalillness; turnandrun
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1 posted on 11/18/2005 11:40:03 AM PST by Xanadu2112
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To: Xanadu2112

A happy place, where the clouds are fluffy and pink...


2 posted on 11/18/2005 11:40:48 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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Kerry: I'd have us in a 'different place'

The burning suburbs of Gay Paree, Ketchup Boy?

3 posted on 11/18/2005 11:41:22 AM PST by steveegg (Take two - throw those long knives at the DemonRATs and lieberals - and include the RINOs)
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To: Xanadu2112

Cambodia?


4 posted on 11/18/2005 11:41:28 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Xanadu2112

I believe the gaunt gigolo from Massachussetts meant "Different position".


6 posted on 11/18/2005 11:41:38 AM PST by MortMan (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: Xanadu2112
Possibly Kerry meant to say
" I'd have us in a different position "
As in bent over.
7 posted on 11/18/2005 11:41:43 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: Xanadu2112; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

That basturd would have us in hell!


8 posted on 11/18/2005 11:41:52 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia trolls.)
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To: Xanadu2112

Down the toilet!


9 posted on 11/18/2005 11:42:00 AM PST by smartin (The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.)
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To: Xanadu2112

In France??


10 posted on 11/18/2005 11:42:39 AM PST by RockinRight (Itís likely for a Conservative to be a Republican, but not always the other way around)
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To: Xanadu2112

I would tend to agree with Kerry. He would have us in a different place, probably under Communist China like Bill Clinton tried to do.


11 posted on 11/18/2005 11:42:44 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: Tennessee_Bob
That speech on Friday, on Veterans Day -- a sacred day for veterans, which was a political-attack day for the president -- was not an honest speech.

This from the guy who accused his fellow servicemen of rape and war crimes. The same guy who met with the North Vietnamese in Paris, while still a Naval officer..

12 posted on 11/18/2005 11:43:45 AM PST by cardinal4 ("One man gone and another to go....")
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To: Xanadu2112

To me, one of the most disturbing things about modern America is that this traitor (who was thumbing his nose at the law and the chain of command, secretly meeting with the enemy while wearing a uniform) has any stature at all, let alone being the presidential nominee of a major party.


13 posted on 11/18/2005 11:43:55 AM PST by lady lawyer
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Oompa loompa land

14 posted on 11/18/2005 11:44:09 AM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: Xanadu2112

Over at the Fonda residence...


15 posted on 11/18/2005 11:44:49 AM PST by 101st-Eagle
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"I'd have us in a different place" No John I don;t want to follow you there
16 posted on 11/18/2005 11:44:49 AM PST by TheRobb7 (The American Spirit does not require a federal subsidy.)
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He'd have us in a different place before he had us in the other place
17 posted on 11/18/2005 11:45:15 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: TommyDale

Shut up john f'n kerry. You're meaningless.


18 posted on 11/18/2005 11:45:22 AM PST by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: Xanadu2112

Oh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the Magical Man from Happy-Land, in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane!


19 posted on 11/18/2005 11:48:45 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Xanadu2112

If I were King

I often wish I were a King,
And then I could do anything.

If only I were King of Spain,
I'd take my hat off in the rain.

If only I were King of France,
I wouldn't brush my hair for aunts.

I think, if I were King of Greece,
I'd push things off the mantelpiece.

If I were King of Norroway,
I'd ask an elephant to stay.

If I were King of Babylon,
I'd leave my button gloves undone.

If I were King of Timbuctoo,
I'd think of lovely things to do.

If I were King of anything,
I'd tell the soldiers, "I'm the King!"

--A. A. Milne


20 posted on 11/18/2005 11:48:56 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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