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John Kerry Blames Rush Limbaugh for Iraq Blooper
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Posted on 12/09/2005 6:19:39 AM PST by Sub-Driver

John Kerry Blames Rush Limbaugh for Iraq Blooper

Failed presidential candidate John Kerry blamed top conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh Friday morning for the uproar over his claim that U.S. troops were terrorizing Iraqi women and children.

"You know, the only people who are trying to make anything out of that, to be honest with you, are Rush Limbaugh and a few people on the right," Kerry told radio host Don Imus.

On Sunday Kerry told CBS's "Face the Nation" that there was "no reason ... that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the - of - the historical customs, religious customs - Iraqis should be doing that."

Asked if he meant to say that American soldiers were guilty of terrorism, Kerry claimed: "Obviously not."

What he meant to say, he insisted, was: "After three years, Iraqis ought to be capable of searching a home ... It's inexplicable that when the biggest killers in Iraq are suicide bombers and IEDs, improvised explosive devices, that we're still on the front lines going into homes and going out in the dead of night. And it scares people."

The one-time top Democrat said that he'd like to see U.S. troops redeployed "in a way that accomplishes the goal but does it without needlessly putting troops at risk and incurring greater difficulties in feeding the insurgency."

Citing a year-old Washington Post report that claimed Iraqis resented home searches by U.S. troops, Kerry said his "terrorizing" comment was meant to be constructive.

"That resentment hurts our soldiers," he told Imus. "I'm trying to help our soldiers. We all are."

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1 posted on 12/09/2005 6:19:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He called them terrorists before he said they weren't.


2 posted on 12/09/2005 6:21:14 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh man, I feel terrible for these guys! They are always being taken out of context, or misquoted, or misuderstood. Why, oh why can't we be as intellectually mighty, so that we might understand them the first time!!! </sarc>


3 posted on 12/09/2005 6:22:50 AM PST by BattleBoar
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To: Sub-Driver
John Fraud Kerry didn't say it before he said it.

By the way, has he signed the SF-180 yet?

4 posted on 12/09/2005 6:23:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just like a two year old, we are talking about seriously mentally challenged adults.


5 posted on 12/09/2005 6:23:06 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Sub-Driver
Merry Christmas, Traitor John; here is your Christmas gift, I also sent a pair to Howard Dean


6 posted on 12/09/2005 6:23:18 AM PST by NRA1995 (Jesus is the reason for the season)
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To: Sub-Driver

He's so good at flip flopping. He should write a book on it...


7 posted on 12/09/2005 6:24:00 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.stickdeath.com/bank.htm)
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To: Sub-Driver

John Freekin Kerry is a professional dufus


8 posted on 12/09/2005 6:24:28 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush is going to love this!


9 posted on 12/09/2005 6:24:37 AM PST by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush never claimed to be in Cambodia.


10 posted on 12/09/2005 6:24:48 AM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Sub-Driver
that we're still on the front lines going into homes and going out in the dead of night. And it scares people."

These arrogant bums just don't get it.

Would he rather fight the war in the streets of Boston and have his constituents scared?

I guess so.

11 posted on 12/09/2005 6:25:08 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (m)
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To: Sub-Driver
The one-time top Democrat said that he'd like to see U.S. troops redeployed "in a way that accomplishes the goal but does it without needlessly putting troops at risk and incurring greater difficulties in feeding the insurgency."

He wants a "do-over?"!!

12 posted on 12/09/2005 6:25:36 AM PST by eyespysomething (http://members.cox.net/transam57/lights.wmv)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's what Rush said "Folks all we did we play back what Kerry said".

It's amazing this "intellectual elite" cannot see what a pathetic fool he publicly makes of himself.
13 posted on 12/09/2005 6:25:38 AM PST by Vision (“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the duty of intelligent men")
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To: Sub-Driver
Amazing. Did Rush make him say it?

Contrary to the lib's world, words have meaning and kerry got caught.

14 posted on 12/09/2005 6:25:47 AM PST by lizma
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Kerry ping

Whaaaa! Whaaaa!


15 posted on 12/09/2005 6:26:14 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I'm trying to help our soldiers. We all are."

Yea, just like your winter soldier group and Jane Fonda commies tried to help.... sorry, but we don't need that kind of help.

16 posted on 12/09/2005 6:27:43 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Sub-Driver
"What he meant to say, he insisted,"

This should be Kerry's tagline since he has to use it so often.

Can you believe that he was actually in the running for being the leader of this country. This crappy communicator can't speak two syllables without having to go back and explain what he really meant.

He needs more fine tuning on issuing forth statements that are more vague so that when situations change he can go back and tell you that 'no' means 'yes' and when he said 'hot', he really meant 'cold.'

17 posted on 12/09/2005 6:28:07 AM PST by Sax
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To: Sub-Driver
Between Kerry and Imus, I should have known better that to attempt to read this post.


Thanks to the powers that be, the first sentence began with ...

"Failed presidential candidate John Kerry ..."

... and I gathered up the courage to stop.





18 posted on 12/09/2005 6:28:24 AM PST by G.Mason (Others have died for my freedom; now this is my mark ... Marine Corporal Jeffrey Starr, KIA 04-30-05)
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To: lonevoice

Go, Rush! The dims still fear him and don't they?


19 posted on 12/09/2005 6:28:36 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 12/09/2005 6:29:00 AM PST by isthisnickcool (America!)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Kerry said that "there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women,"

quite an accusation, coming from a guy who shot a fleeing 16 year old in the back.....and negligently set up the circumstances that resulted in the death of at least one child in a sampan


21 posted on 12/09/2005 6:29:46 AM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Sub-Driver
"You know, the only people who are trying to make anything out of that, to be honest with you, are Rush Limbaugh and a few people on the right," Kerry told radio host Don Imus.

Rush Limbaugh ought to be great today


22 posted on 12/09/2005 6:30:04 AM PST by jos65
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To: Sub-Driver

Howie scream'in dean says"

23 posted on 12/09/2005 6:30:18 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I never got a job from a person on a government program.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

"Would he rather fight the war in the streets of Boston and have his constituents scared?"

Yes.

He'd rather have Americans dying at home and have the world think highly of us. As opposed to terrorists dying in Iraq and having the world think poorly of us.

Especially since he knows his socialist, French loving butt will be protected.


24 posted on 12/09/2005 6:30:44 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When someone who measures...every...word...slowly...like Kerry misspeaks, it is a freudian slip. They lose their control for one second and what they really think slips out. I have no doubt that what he originally said is what he really thinks.


25 posted on 12/09/2005 6:31:13 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Liberalism is the philosophy of the stupid - The Great One (thanks Aligncare!))
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To: Sub-Driver

Citing a year-old Washington Post report .......


Now there is a good reliable source.


26 posted on 12/09/2005 6:33:35 AM PST by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Sax

don't you know by now that when kerry, murtha, et. al. open their mouths and say something, the next day they say "what I said is not what I meant, and if what I meant gets me into hot water, then it was taken out of context and what I meant and said is not what I truly feel, unless someone agrees with what I meant or said..in which case I really meant it..

they want to talk out of all sides of their mouths leaving options every time they speak..


27 posted on 12/09/2005 6:34:13 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Islam is a religion of peace and they'll behead 13 year old girls to prove it...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Citing a year-old Washington Post report that claimed Iraqis resented home searches by U.S. troops, Kerry said his "terrorizing" comment was meant to be constructive.

"That resentment hurts our soldiers," he told Imus. "I'm trying to help our soldiers. We all are."

Asked if Iraqis soldiers wouldn't be "terrorizing" the same homeowners when they take over the searches, Kerry replied: "Hopefully not."

But in the next breath he added, "They're going to resent being terrorized if that's what happens."


28 posted on 12/09/2005 6:34:24 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
By the way, has he signed the SF-180 yet?

He signed it but never submitted it to the Military Personnel Records Center in St Louis. And he never will, because that would reveal his Undesirable Discharge from the Navy.

29 posted on 12/09/2005 6:34:52 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Sub-Driver
Looking in retrospect at the 2004 Presidential election, it is amazing that John Kerry, whose ineptness far exceeds even that of the hapless Al Gore and the tongue-tied Dan Quayle, won 47% of the popular vote nationwide. His wife was even more of a detriment to the campaign than Kitty Dukakis had been. (At least Kitty recognized that she had a drinking problem!) In recent times, the only high profile spouse of a high ranking official with a comparable level of highly visible dysfunctional behavior to Teresa Heinz was Martha Mitchell, the wife of Nixon's Attorney General and chief crony, John Mitchell.

However, as long as Teresa opens her bank accounts to her husband's Presidential ambitions for 2008, John Kerry will have an audience for his doubletalk.

30 posted on 12/09/2005 6:34:53 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Sub-Driver
A Rush to Blame

John Kerry is really to blame
For his own words, he spoke, that are lame.
John's verbal assault
Is not Rush's fault.
Kerry must bear all the shame.

31 posted on 12/09/2005 6:35:19 AM PST by syriacus (People who seem "nutty" can STILL be dangerous bombers -- Edw. Leary firebombed NYC subway 1994)
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To: Sub-Driver

When does Kerry's Senate term expire?


32 posted on 12/09/2005 6:35:32 AM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I read this (about how we "scare" them), and I thought about two other stories. First, there was the shooting on or near the airplane in Miami. The passengers all said that when security stormed the plane and were pointing guns and barking orders, they were all scared.

The second was a letter to the editor to my local newspaper a month or so ago, where a parent complained about the school "scaring" her child by having a lock-down drill, where they had the security people come through and the kids are all supposed to get into locked rooms and hide.

In both cases, people reported being scared, and terrified. Nobody said they were terrorized, of course, because everybody except John Kerry understands that "terrified" means you are scared, while "terrorized" means the troops are looking to oppress the people using fear and intimidation.

But the point is that in order to carry out our duties, some innocent people get scared from time to time.

BTW, I note it now says he was referencing WP reports from over a year ago. Well, a year ago we didn't have much in the way of trained Iraqi forces. Do we actually KNOW that our own troops are doing a lot of door-to-door searches throughout the country?

This is actually a great trick liberals play. What if we aren't really doing door-to-door searches anymore except when we go into towns to drive out the insurgents? Because Kerry used the word "terrorized" all his critics focused on THAT, and I don't know if anybody bothered to question his basic premise.

So, what about it, do we have any evidence that we are still regularly using OUR troops to go door-to-door, rather than using Iraqi troops like Kerry SAYS we should be doing?


33 posted on 12/09/2005 6:35:39 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Sub-Driver

December 9, 2005
Dems Disavow War Remarks by Dean, Kerry, al-Sadr
by Scott Ott

(2005-12-09) — A growing number of Democrats in Congress this week quietly distanced themselves from recent statements about the Iraq war made by DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Democrat Senator John F. Kerry and Iraqi Shiite Cleric Moktada al-Sadr.

While, so far, the party faithful have not called for any resignations, many disavowed the anti-war statements made by these leaders at a time when U.S. troops are in harm’s way.

Mr. Dean told a San Antonio, Texas, radio audience that the United States cannot win the war in Iraq. Sen. Kerry, on ‘Face the Nation’ said U.S. troops terrorize women and children in the night — a job he said should be done by Iraqi troops. And Mr. al-Sadr called for a timetable for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and saying, “the occupier won’t grab our Iraq and its resources as long as we are alive.”

“These men speak for themselves and not necessarily the patriotic mainstream of the Democrat party,” said one unnamed Democrat Senator. “When I read what Dean, Kerry and al-Sadr said this week, my first reaction was ‘Not in my name, boys’.”


34 posted on 12/09/2005 6:36:14 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Pssst! Have you heard? ...... J Friggin Kerry was in Viet Nam.
35 posted on 12/09/2005 6:36:25 AM PST by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: mylife

Kerry and the Kennedys are all professional dufusses. Just because they were born filthy rich they think they are great sages worthy of all. In reality they are useless scumbagg worth about ten pounds of hog shite all together!


36 posted on 12/09/2005 6:37:04 AM PST by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name, His Son Yahshua Messiah is coming soon!)
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To: Sub-Driver

At times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.


37 posted on 12/09/2005 6:37:22 AM PST by isthisnickcool (America!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, yes and no, Laura Ingraham was all over the terrorist remark before Limbaugh came on the air. The blogs were also yucking about it before Limbaugh.

Kerry has Limbaugh on the brain.
38 posted on 12/09/2005 6:37:36 AM PST by Tarpon
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To: Sub-Driver
We're fighting a war and Kerry is concerned that we are scaring people.

The Democrat mind is congenitally incapable of protecting America. They simply are too weak.

39 posted on 12/09/2005 6:37:41 AM PST by Taliesan (The power of the State to do good is the power of the State to do evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The easiest thing, and the smartest thing, would be to say that his statement did not come out the way he intended it to. That would keep the remark on the level of a simple "oopsy" as opposed to something involving a conspiracy.


40 posted on 12/09/2005 6:38:39 AM PST by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't listen to Imus, so I wonder if he allowed Kerry to get by with that flip/flop, distortion, or just plain outright lie? John Kerry insults the intelligence of everyone when he suggests we don't understand what he said and Rush or someone else has to explain it to us. His problem is, WE DO UNDERSTAND, and people are much more intelligent and political savvy than he gives them credit for. "Terazzah's" money hasn't afforded him common sense....just more arrogance!
41 posted on 12/09/2005 6:38:46 AM PST by PeskyOne
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh Boy!!!!! Rush is gonna clean his clock today!!!!!


42 posted on 12/09/2005 6:39:35 AM PST by 4everontheRight (Criminals feed on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Sub-Driver
"You know, the only people who are trying to make anything out of that, to be honest with you, are Rush Limbaugh and a few people on the right,"

Whenever, I hear anybody say "to be honest with you", I know what follows will be less than honest.

And who's surprised that only people on the right are making anything of his statements?

I guess we should count our blessing to have brothers John and Howard out front?

43 posted on 12/09/2005 6:39:42 AM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Sub-Driver
What he meant to say, he insisted, was: "After three years, Iraqis ought to be capable of searching a home ... It's inexplicable that when the biggest killers in Iraq are suicide bombers and IEDs, improvised explosive devices, that we're still on the front lines going into homes and going out in the dead of night. And it scares people."

Would it scare them any less if it were Iraqis doing these searches?

44 posted on 12/09/2005 6:40:22 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: isthisnickcool

Kerry is and always has been a pompous anti-American ass.


45 posted on 12/09/2005 6:40:51 AM PST by Samwise (I freep; therefore, I am.)
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To: Rebelbase

It expires when the people of Massachusetts grow a brain.

Dont look for it to happen any time soon.


46 posted on 12/09/2005 6:41:00 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL!

So the US soldiers shouldn't be going in "terrorizing" the Iraqi women and children, but it's okay for the Iraqi forces to do so...he really backed himself into a corner on that one, either way you interpret it, he's badmouthing the military, ours and the Iraqi's.


47 posted on 12/09/2005 6:41:08 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Sub-Driver

What an idiot! If John Boy doesn't decide to go on national TV and then proceed to say something utterly stupid, then NO one could make anything of it. But then again personal responsibiloity was never his forte.


48 posted on 12/09/2005 6:41:14 AM PST by rod1
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To: Sub-Driver
Anybody that wears a Mickey Mouse shirt and a cowboy hat to work is not exactly what I call a SERIOUS talk show host.


49 posted on 12/09/2005 6:41:23 AM PST by unixfox (AMERICA - 20 Million ILLEGALS Can't Be Wrong!)
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To: tobyhill

And Rush was never sent to Cambodia by President Nixon, before Richard Nixon was President.


50 posted on 12/09/2005 6:42:48 AM PST by daviscupper
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