Skip to comments.John Kerry Blames Rush Limbaugh for Iraq Blooper
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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He called them terrorists before he said they weren't.
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>
By the way, has he signed the SF-180 yet?
Just like a two year old, we are talking about seriously mentally challenged adults.
He's so good at flip flopping. He should write a book on it...
John Freekin Kerry is a professional dufus
Rush is going to love this!
Rush never claimed to be in Cambodia.
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.
He wants a "do-over?"!!
Contrary to the lib's world, words have meaning and kerry got caught.
Yea, just like your winter soldier group and Jane Fonda commies tried to help.... sorry, but we don't need that kind of help.
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.'
Thanks to the powers that be, the first sentence began with ...
"Failed presidential candidate John Kerry ..."
... and I gathered up the courage to stop.
Go, Rush! The dims still fear him and don't they?
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