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John Kerry: Give Iran Nuke Fuel
Newsmax ^ | 1/22/06 | Newsmax

Posted on 01/22/2006 12:00:52 PM PST by paltz

Sen. John Kerry was sharply critical of the Bush administration's handling of the war on terror during his appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

But while he complained about White House bungling of the North Korea nuclear crisis, Kerry was curiously silent on Iran.

Why?

Probably because, had Kerry's previous advice on Iran been taken, the mullahs in Tehran would be even closer to obtaining nuclear weapons than they are now.

During his first debate against President Bush on Sept. 30, 2004, the Massachusetts Democrat actually said it would be a good idea for the U.S. to give Iran the fuel they needed to make a nuclear bomb.

The question from moderator Jim Lehrer: "Do you believe that diplomacy and sanctions can resolve the nuclear problems with North Korea and Iran?"

Kerry's answer:

"With respect to Iran, the British, French, and Germans were the ones who initiated an effort without the United States, regrettably, to begin to try to move to curb the nuclear possibilities in Iran. I believe we could have done better."

The top Democrat then urged:

"I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel. Test them. See whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes. If they weren't willing to work a deal, then we could have put sanctions together."

Of course, with Iranian President Mahmoud Amhadinejad now threatening to "wipe Israel off the map" as he presses ahead with his country's nuclear program, it's clear Kerry's nuke fuel "test" would have been a staggering blunder.

No wonder he's stopped giving advice on how to handle the Iranian nuclear crisis.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; election; gwot; iran; irannukes; kerry; nuclear; swiftvets; terrorism; wot
uh .....isn't this how we got into this mess to begin with, you idiot?!?!?!
1 posted on 01/22/2006 12:00:54 PM PST by paltz
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To: paltz

This approach worked so effectively in North Korea. Maybe Halfbright will come back to negotiate /s


2 posted on 01/22/2006 12:02:07 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: paltz

3 posted on 01/22/2006 12:06:40 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Kerry: What is a good outcome for all involved?

Alex: Oooh, sory. The question we were looking for was "How could you best start a global thermonuclear war?"


4 posted on 01/22/2006 12:20:40 PM PST by farfromhome (No doubt about it, I gotta' get a new tagline.)
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To: paltz

And this is exactly what happened with N. Korea.

I think we should all thank God that Kerry didn't become president. There may not be a USA anymore, if he had.

He would send fruitbaskets to Bin Laden and give nukes to Iran.


5 posted on 01/22/2006 12:22:57 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: rickmichaels

Good picture.

The only problem is that this idiot almost became president.


6 posted on 01/22/2006 12:23:38 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: paltz

And of course we should all Thank the SwiftVets, without their actions we may have had Kerry as President.


7 posted on 01/22/2006 12:24:17 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: paltz

No wonder Kaptain Ketchup is called John FUBAR Kerry!!!


8 posted on 01/22/2006 12:26:17 PM PST by punster
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To: SandRat; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

More Kerry idiotic and dangerous stance.

Thank the Swiftvets that we don't have him as President.


9 posted on 01/22/2006 12:26:27 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: rickmichaels

10 posted on 01/22/2006 12:26:57 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: paltz
Yet another of example of WWFD: What Would France Do
11 posted on 01/22/2006 12:28:32 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: paltz

I am so glad this guy did not get elected..


12 posted on 01/22/2006 12:34:35 PM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: ChadGore
The fools answer to ANY military threat... is disarmament, appeasement or surrender. However... he does get bloodthirsty when it comes to a fetus.
13 posted on 01/22/2006 12:44:15 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: All

For those who "forgot" what Hanoi Kerry
did in the past read on and learn the truth.

Hanoi Kerry was still a USNR officer while he:
gave false hearsay testimony to Congress
negotiated with the enemy
helped the US lose a war
abetted in the deaths of millions
created a hostile environment for all servicemen

http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/index.php?topic=Documents

Call to action!
Please help get this bill passed
AND signed into law
BEFORE the '06 elections!

Stolen Valor Act of 2005 (Introduced in House)
HR 3352 IH
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:h.r.3352:

Fax, call or write your representatives and MSM
Emails for Activism
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1388699/posts

Write your Congressman
http://www.house.gov/writerep/

PING every list you have!

Write every real Conservative Senator and Representative.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:h.r.3352:

Spread the word far and wide.

This is a no brainer, conservatives control Congress
and the White House




Stolen Valor Act of 2005 (Introduced in House)
HR 3352 IH

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3352

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to protections for the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2005

Mr. SALAZAR introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to protections for the Medal of Honor, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Stolen Valor Act of 2005'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that--

(1) fraudulent claims surrounding receipt of the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished-Service Cross, the Air Force Cross, the Navy Cross, the Purple Heart, or any other medal or decoration awarded by Congress or the armed forces damage the reputation and meaning of these medals;

(2) Federal law enforcement officers are currently limited in their ability to prosecute fraudulent claims of receipt of military medals; and

(3) changes to the current statute are necessary to allow law enforcement personnel to protect the reputation and meaning of these medals.

SEC. 3. MILITARY MEDAL PROTECTIONS.

Section 704 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in subsection (a)--

(A) by inserting `purchases, attempts to purchase, solicits for purchase, mails, ships, imports, exports, produces blank certificates of receipt,' after `wears'; and

(B) by inserting `attempts to sell, advertises for sale, trades, barters or exchanges for anything of value' after `sells';

(2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting `or (b)' after `subsection (a)'

(3) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c);

(4) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

`(b) False Claims About Receipt of Military Medals- Whoever falsely represents himself or herself, verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such forces, or the ribbon, button, or rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable imitation thereof shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.'; and

(5) by adding at the end the following:

`(d) Other Medals- If a decoration or medal involved in an offense under subsection (a) or (b) is a Distinguished Service Cross awarded under Section 3742 of title 10, an Air Force Cross awarded under section 8742 of section 10, a Navy cross awarded under section 6242 of title 10, a silver star awarded under section 3746, 6244, or 8746 of title 10, or a Purple Heart awarded under section 1129 of title 10, or any replacement or duplicate medal as authorized by statute, in lieu of the punishment provided in that subsection, the offender shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.'.



"From Ray Funderburk, MOPH

The greatest threat to the sanctity and significance of the Purple Heart comes from the medal's easy availability. Anyone can buy one at flea markets, pawnshops or on the Internet, where Web sites offer the decoration, no questions asked, for as little as $35. An accompanying certificate on onion skin parchment and personalized with your name and any rank you choose costs about $25.

Such commerce in the symbols of American courage and sacrifice would be outlawed by a measure spearheaded last July by Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo.

His "Stolen Valor Act" would make it a federal crime to falsely wear the Purple Heart and other top military decorations, or to even list them on a resume if they were not officially earned.

But the proposed bill now sits in the House Judiciary Committee, and its fate remains unclear.
"We're waiting for the committee to act," said Salazar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1560750/posts?page=2#2




Any Republican or Democrat politicians who don't get this bill passed is
as guilty as the phonies that this bill targets.

The Swift Boat Vets already proved, beyond a doubt,
that hanoi kerry's 1st Purple Heart is fraudulent.

A US Attorney General can get ALL of hanoi kerry's
records and once and for all prove that the
Swift Boat Vets were accurate and true.

All that has to be done is to get this bill passed and signed into law now, before the '06 election.

Since hanoi kerry will be under indictment he'll
have to sit out the '06 election for his illegal seat
in the US Senate.

AND the best part is that it is a Democrat sponsored
bill that will his downfall.

COSPONSORS(60), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 7/27/2005
Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] - 7/28/2005
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 7/27/2005
Rep Beauprez, Bob [CO-7] - 9/6/2005
Rep Berry, Marion [AR-1] - 7/27/2005
Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 7/27/2005
Rep Boyd, Allen [FL-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] - 9/6/2005
Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18] - 7/27/2005
Rep Case, Ed [HI-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6] - 7/27/2005
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 7/27/2005
Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] - 7/28/2005
Rep Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [AL-5] - 7/27/2005
Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] - 7/27/2005
Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] - 7/26/2005
Rep Davis, Lincoln [TN-4] - 7/27/2005
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 7/26/2005
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] - 7/29/2005
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 7/28/2005
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 7/26/2005
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 7/28/2005
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 7/26/2005
Rep Herseth, Stephanie [SD] - 7/27/2005
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 7/28/2005
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 7/27/2005
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 7/28/2005
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] - 7/28/2005
Rep Lewis, Ron [KY-2] - 7/28/2005
Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-3] - 11/2/2005
Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] - 7/26/2005
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 9/7/2005
Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] - 9/14/2005
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] - 7/26/2005
Rep Melancon, Charlie [LA-3] - 7/27/2005
Rep Menendez, Robert [NJ-13] - 10/6/2005
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 7/27/2005
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 7/27/2005
Rep Musgrave, Marilyn N. [CO-4] - 10/17/2005
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 7/27/2005
Rep Northup, Anne M. [KY-3] - 9/15/2005
Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] - 7/28/2005
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] - 7/27/2005
Rep Pomeroy, Earl [ND] - 7/27/2005
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 7/27/2005
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] - 9/7/2005
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 7/27/2005
Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 7/26/2005
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 7/27/2005
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 7/29/2005
Rep Strickland, Ted [OH-6] - 9/27/2005
Rep Tancredo, Thomas G. [CO-6] - 9/6/2005
Rep Tanner, John S. [TN-8] - 7/27/2005
Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] - 7/27/2005
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] - 7/27/2005
Rep Udall, Mark [CO-2] - 7/22/2005
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 7/28/2005
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] - 9/20/2005

There is no valid reason why this bill can't pass both Houses of Congress
and be signed by President Bush
BEFORE the '06 elections.


14 posted on 01/22/2006 12:46:40 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The "Politically Correct RINO's" on Free Republic are never really political or correct.)
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To: ChadGore

I thought it was

WWFD: World-Wide Effing D*mba$$.

Man, Kerry is an insult to worthless slime everywere.


15 posted on 01/22/2006 12:47:14 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: FairOpinion

It's long past time for Kerry to pack those bags under his eyes for himself and the Klintoons so they can be off to their beloved Iran. I want them there when we drop the bombs.


16 posted on 01/22/2006 12:48:35 PM PST by Frwy (It takes a child to raze a village. (author unknown))
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To: punster

I love it.


17 posted on 01/22/2006 12:49:49 PM PST by Frwy (It takes a child to raze a village. (author unknown))
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To: Frwy
Kerry...and the Klintoons ...can be off to their beloved Iran. I want them there when we drop the bombs.

It is wrong, Wrong, WRONG! of you, Frwy, to openly express this (an emotion so dear to many of our hearts!)

18 posted on 01/22/2006 1:01:43 PM PST by LK44-40
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Comment #19 Removed by Moderator

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I thought we were not supposed to spam the threads. This has been posted on every Kerry thread I have seen today. What about just a link?


20 posted on 01/22/2006 1:41:41 PM PST by don-o
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To: don-o
"This has been posted on every Kerry thread I have seen today."

That's the idea!

hanoi kerry thread = 1 post to inform the readers of THAT thread.

It's not spam, it's educating the non FReepers and lurkers
21 posted on 01/22/2006 1:51:34 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The "Politically Correct RINO's" on Free Republic are never really political or correct.)
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To: paltz
"John Kerry: Give Iran Nuke Fuel" ---------------------------------------------------------Unfit John Kerry is so consumed by the Maoist tenet of "perverse opposition" that he is boomeranged by it every time. "Perverse opposition" : oppose what the enemy (Republicans/Bush Adm/Conservatives) supports; support what the enemy opposes. Remember that! Kerry employs the Maoist tenet of "perverse opposition."
22 posted on 01/22/2006 2:10:08 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Dallas59
If you've watched the inefficiency, incompetence and fecklessness of the United Nations, the you've seen a reasonable facsimile of a John Kerry presidency.
23 posted on 01/22/2006 2:38:56 PM PST by zarf (It's time for a college football playoff system.)
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To: paltz
Predictably, it's been deleted from Senator Kerry's campaign website http://www.johnkerry.com, but his mad plan to give nuclear fuel to the Iranians is still in Google's cache:

Prevent Iran From Developing Nuclear Weapons. A nuclear armed Iran is an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States and our allies in the region. While we have been preoccupied in Iraq, Iran has reportedly been moving ahead with its nuclear program. We can no longer sit on the sidelines and leave the negotiations to the Europeans. It is critical that we work with our allies to resolve these issues and lead a global effort to prevent Iran from obtaining the technology necessary to build nuclear weapons. Iran claims that its nuclear program is only to meet its domestic energy needs. John Kerry's proposal would call their bluff by organizing a group of states to offer Iran the nuclear fuel they need for peaceful purposes and take back the spent fuel so they cannot divert it to build a weapon. If Iran does not accept this offer, their true motivations will be clear. Under the current circumstances, John Kerry believes we should support the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) efforts to discern the full extent of Iran's nuclear program, while pushing Iran to agree to a verifiable and permanent suspension of its enrichment and reprocessing programs. If this process fails, we must lead the effort to ensure that the IAEA takes this issue to the Security Council for action.

The URL for that I have for the above cache page is here.

24 posted on 01/22/2006 4:25:09 PM PST by snowsislander
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To: paltz

Kerry was a drooling moron then........he's a drooling moron now.

In my experience, drooling morons remain drooling morons.


25 posted on 01/22/2006 4:31:32 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: LK44-40

I know it's so awfully wrong but I need the release to survive. Otherwise I'd split right down the middle.


26 posted on 01/22/2006 5:24:27 PM PST by Frwy (It takes a child to raze a village. (author unknown))
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To: FairOpinion
this idiot almost became president

Maybe Cronkite was right about the intelligence of the American public, some of it anyway.

27 posted on 01/22/2006 5:25:57 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: Bawolf887

Your points are well taken and correct. Some folks don't understand the difference between reactor grade and bomb grade nuclear fuel. To them, uranium is uranium.


28 posted on 01/22/2006 5:28:04 PM PST by DugwayDuke (Stupidity can be a self-correcting problem.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

Ditto


29 posted on 01/22/2006 5:31:20 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Democrats value the privacy of terrorists higher than the lives of Americans.)
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To: paltz
I'd prefer to with hold my feeling that I have to describe this pathetic idiot - suffice it to say that "PATHETIC IDIOT" is perhaps the kindest words I can publicly use to describe this french cretin maggot & gigolo without getting a warning from the Admin around here.
30 posted on 01/22/2006 8:07:07 PM PST by prophetic
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To: FairOpinion

And therein lies the fear. Fear that someone like him will be elected. WE barely escaped Gore, then Kerry is Clinton next?


31 posted on 01/22/2006 8:11:22 PM PST by Burlem
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Note: this topic is from January 2006.
32 posted on 06/15/2009 6:00:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Stick a Fork In John Kerry — He’s Done
Boston Herald | 01/22/06 | Howie Carr
Posted on 01/21/2006 8:57:17 PM PST by raccoonradio
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1562580/posts


33 posted on 06/15/2009 6:00:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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