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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.


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
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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, 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


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 ( 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

33 posted on 06/15/2009 6:00:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ( Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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