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Kerry Attacks Bush Over Iraq Policies (will call for withdrawl by end of year)
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Posted on 06/02/2006 9:06:05 AM PDT by slowhand520

Kerry Attacks Bush Over Iraq Policies The administration's choice of confrontation instead of diplomacy has harmed the U.S., the senator says in a speech in Los Angeles.

By Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer June 2, 2006

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) harshly criticized the Bush administration for "disdaining diplomacy" in favor of a confrontational and unilateral foreign policy that has hurt the United States' standing around the world and made it less safe.

In a speech Thursday in Los Angeles, the former (and perhaps future) Democratic Party presidential candidate warned that the mistakes of Iraq must not be repeated in the current standoff with Iran.

"War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy," Kerry told a gathering of the Pacific Council on International Policy. "Yet our current leadership has arrogantly discarded this basic principle…. All too often they disdained diplomacy as little more than an inconvenient detour on the chosen path to armed conflict."

The result, he said, was an ill-advised rush to war in Iraq that alienated other governments and diminished sympathy for the U.S. generated by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. America's current isolation, and the presence of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq, is "playing right into Iranian hands…. The Iranians are delighted," Kerry said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 06/02/2006 9:06:07 AM PDT by slowhand520
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To: slowhand520

Has anybody bothered to tell Kerry that he wasn't elected?


2 posted on 06/02/2006 9:07:47 AM PDT by Allegra (Thread Hijacker Extraordinaire)
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To: slowhand520

Who's President again Frenchie?


3 posted on 06/02/2006 9:08:03 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Allegra

No, and he hasn't noticed, either..........


4 posted on 06/02/2006 9:08:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: slowhand520

Why oh why can't these IDIOTS comprehend why a fixed date is such a monumentally stupid idea!!!

Really...is it that hard?


5 posted on 06/02/2006 9:08:29 AM PDT by Gator101
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To: slowhand520
The Iranians are delighted," Kerry said.

...and just how would he know?............

6 posted on 06/02/2006 9:09:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: slowhand520
"War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy," Kerry told a gathering of the Pacific Council on International Policy. "Yet our current leadership has arrogantly discarded this basic principle…. All too often they disdained diplomacy as little more than an inconvenient detour...... blah blah blah.

All I can say is, thank God for Democrats like Kerry who remind us that, no matter how dumb some Republicans are, the Democrats can NEVER run the country.

7 posted on 06/02/2006 9:10:10 AM PDT by The Blitherer ("These are great days—the greatest days our country has ever lived." – W. S. Churchill)
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To: slowhand520

"(John Kerry's) default position is the conventional wisdom of the Massachusetts Left:
on foreign policy, foreigners know best;
on trade, the labour unions know best;
on government, bureaucrats know best;
on defence, graying ponytailed nuclear-freeze reflex anti-militarists know best;
on the wine list, he knows best."
Mark Steyn




8 posted on 06/02/2006 9:10:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: slowhand520

He's got RFK Jr. syndrome. This is old BS being shoveled yet again.


9 posted on 06/02/2006 9:10:23 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: Gator101

They know it's stupid, they don't care about that. The plan for Kerry and other Dems is to keep attention on themselves, and play to the left wing base. This will continue, the plan is to take credit for any partial withdrawals, and to paint any outcome as a "defeat."


10 posted on 06/02/2006 9:12:26 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Free Iran! The Mullahs can kiss my (_*_))
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To: Red Badger; slowhand520

The Iranians are delighted," Kerry said.




Yep, they are delighted to have 'Flip-Flop Frenchie' Kerry as an Ally!


11 posted on 06/02/2006 9:15:40 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Katherine Harris is 'In It to Win It' .....Go here: http://www.electharris.org/)
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To: slowhand520
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) harshly criticized the Bush administration for "disdaining diplomacy"

Kerry wants Bush to negotiate with terrorists, like he did back in the day.

From Wintersoldier.com:

On April 22, 1971, as he testified before Senator Fulbright's Committee on Foreign Relations, John Kerry mentioned that in Paris he had meetings with "both sides" of the Paris Peace Talks. The strong likelihood is that John Kerry also met with Le Duc Tho, or some other representative of the North Vietnamese delegation, in addition to Madame Binh who was in Paris representing the PRG.

12 posted on 06/02/2006 9:16:56 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Make them go home!!)
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To: Red Badger
The Iranians are delighted when they hear cowards like Kerry and Murtha talking about unconditional surrender.The democratic party is full of spineless wimps and cowards.
13 posted on 06/02/2006 9:20:30 AM PDT by peeps36
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To: synbad600

Since when is Kerry attacking Bush, News.

He does it every day. Its all he can do. He has a one track mind and the train has no engine.
He sits on the sideline and sneaks out every once in a while to make a fresh attack with the same old BS.

Kerry is the chancre on the penis of the Democratic party.
Hillary is the Yeast infection


14 posted on 06/02/2006 9:20:42 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: slowhand520
"War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy,"

Hmm...

John Kerry has a profound misunderstanding about how diplomacy works. Most liberals share the same misunderstanding.

Diplomacy in the context of avoiding warfare requires that all the parties share a set of possible outcomes or agreements that are mutually acceptable to all, if not entirely satisfactory.

Kerry, and most liberals, don't recognize the reality that there exist situations in which there are no solutions acceptable to all the involved parties. They have this insane belief that if they were in charge, a compromise could be found that would be acceptable, and in a way, they're right. If they were in charge, they'd be willing to accept giving away the crown jewels for an extra few years of peace. Clinton's deals with North Korea and China only accentuate that weakness. The MSM's complicity in such Ponzi schemes only makes them that much more dangerous because when the time is ripe, the other party will make their move and catch us by surprise.

In other words, liberals include in their set of possible outcomes they'd accept the possibility that they receive nothing in exchange for giving away everything. In other words, they would deal from a position of weakness, even when they hold all the cards.

15 posted on 06/02/2006 9:21:45 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Allegra
Has anybody bothered to tell Kerry that he wasn't elected?

He's like McCain, he long ago forgot what his job really is.

We need a simple campaign finance law that says that nobody in Congress or running for Congress can obtain money or anything else of value from anyone other than a person legally registered to vote for them. That would shut up some of these dummies like Kerry who would be too busy at home typing to make their voters happy. A law like this might also get some of these people out of Congress because it would make it harder for them to get rich while in Congress.

16 posted on 06/02/2006 9:24:06 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (What is it about "illegal" you don't understand?)
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To: slowhand520
Can we call for the withdrawal of Kerry from the 2004 race?

I long for the days when the defeated candidate WENT AWAY.

17 posted on 06/02/2006 9:26:29 AM PDT by mikemach5
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To: slowhand520

John Kerry..........wasn't he in Vietnam?


18 posted on 06/02/2006 9:32:40 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
You are right of course.

Sometimes I think the biggest problem the masses on the left have is that they can't think like the enemy. It's one of the most basic skills in any competition - to think "what is my opponent thinking?" - and they can't do it

The Lefts leaders know this so they can say any stupid thing and get away with it.
19 posted on 06/02/2006 9:36:16 AM PDT by Gator101
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To: slowhand520
John who?

Oh is that the guy who was the "next President"? Or was that Al Bundy?

They all look the same to me.....
20 posted on 06/02/2006 9:36:33 AM PDT by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: cowboyway
John Kerry..........wasn't he in Vietnam?

And that experience has shown him how geopolitically effective both short and long term that declaring a war is over and showing heels and ass can be, especially when the long term enemy is still interested in fighting and conquest.

21 posted on 06/02/2006 9:36:45 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Never ask a Kennedy if he'll have another drink. It's nobody's business how much he's had already.)
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To: slowhand520

22 posted on 06/02/2006 9:45:39 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: synbad600

JFK is seared in his memory. He has such a geat
image of himself, he lives vicfaiously with any
past politician ..Democrat, that is. He will be
pushing Ketchup all over the planet in '08...will he
outspend Hillary? Will Bill come up with a
Clintonism and sink him? Dems will be more entertaining
in '08...LOL.... Jake


23 posted on 06/02/2006 9:54:58 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: slowhand520

Kerry's a do-nothing traitorous, backstabbing, neocopperhead.


24 posted on 06/02/2006 9:58:47 AM PDT by tkathy (The "can do" party can fix anything. The "do-nothing" party always makes things worse.)
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To: slowhand520
"War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy,"

Were it not for the war in Afghanistan and Iraq...how many Al Qaeda members would be dead or in prison right now? Very, very few.
25 posted on 06/02/2006 10:16:07 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: slowhand520

Hasn't Tah Ray Sah cut off his allowance yet?


26 posted on 06/02/2006 10:41:01 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Teddy is all wet.)
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To: The Blitherer
"War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy,"

This is why these idiots must never be let back into power positions. War is the ultimate form of diplomacy. The military knows it is a tool of diplomacy... I know I knew it when I served...

Instead, these fools think that talking about problems is progress and acting to fix intractible situations is failure. May God have mercy on us all.

27 posted on 06/02/2006 11:31:05 AM PDT by pgyanke (Christ has a tolerance for sinners; liberals have a tolerance for sin.)
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To: slowhand520

28 posted on 06/02/2006 1:03:08 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: slowhand520

Kerry wins the 2006 Neville Chamberlain Award for his dedication to "peace in our time"........ of course, he's won the award just about every year for the past 35 or so years.

Memo to John "Vichy" Kerry: there are times when more "diplomacy" with dictators is merely appeasement and acquiescence with whatever they are doing. Kerry, for you and your fellow weasels surrender is always the first option, and retreat is a close second. Either way, you are dhimmis who will submit to any humiliation and degradation merely to pretend to preserve a fraudulent "peace" for a little bit longer.


29 posted on 06/02/2006 1:30:16 PM PDT by Enchante (General Hayden: I've Never Taken a Domestic Flight That Landed in Waziristan!)
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To: slowhand520

"War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy," Kerry told a gathering of the Pacific Council on International Policy

So to this dork, diplomacy never fails and evil dictators always negotiate in good faith. Boy! there's a strong national defense policy.


30 posted on 06/02/2006 1:51:10 PM PDT by Hayzo
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To: slowhand520

"Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe today that we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be President, or the credibility to be elected President.

No one can doubt or should doubt that we are safer -- and Iraq is better -- because Saddam Hussein is now behind bars."

Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
Speech at Drake University in Iowa
December 16, 2003
http://www.jsonline.com/news/gen/dec03/193182.asp?format=print


31 posted on 06/02/2006 2:17:39 PM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

"I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein. And when the president made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him."

Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
During a Democratic Primary Debate at the University of South Carolina
May 3, 2003
http://www.vote-smart.org/debate_transcripts/trans_1.pdf


32 posted on 06/02/2006 2:18:40 PM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force - if necessary - to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."

Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
Addressing the US Senate
October 9, 2002
http://www.johnkerry.com/news/speeches/spc_2002_1009.html


33 posted on 06/02/2006 2:19:50 PM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. He miscalculated an eight-year war with Iran. He miscalculated the invasion of Kuwait. He miscalculated America's response to that act of naked aggression. He miscalculated the result of setting oil rigs on fire. He miscalculated the impact of sending scuds into Israel and trying to assassinate an American President. He miscalculated his own military strength. He miscalculated the Arab world's response to his misconduct. And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm.

So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.

In U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441, the United Nations has now affirmed that Saddam Hussein must disarm or face the most serious consequences. Let me make it clear that the burden is resoundingly on Saddam Hussein to live up to the ceasefire agreement he signed and make clear to the world how he disposed of weapons he previously admitted to possessing."

Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)
Speech at Georgetown University
January 23, 2003
http://kerry.senate.gov/bandwidth/cfm/record.cfm?id=189831


34 posted on 06/02/2006 2:20:40 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Jumpmaster

Just A Gigolo
Words & Music by Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar & Leonello Casucci
Recorded by Louis Armstrong, 1930


Just a gigolo, everywhere I go

People know the part I'm playing;

Paid for every dance, selling each romance

Every night some heart be - tray - ing.

There will come a day youth will pass away --

Then what will they say about me?

When the end comes, I know, they'll say, "Just a gi-go-lo"

As life goes on with - out me.


35 posted on 06/02/2006 3:08:45 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: slowhand520
Kerry Attacks Bush Over Iraq Policies (will call for withdrawl by end of year)

Has Harry Truman announced the withdrawal timetable for Korea yet?

36 posted on 06/02/2006 3:16:09 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: slowhand520

37 posted on 06/02/2006 3:28:14 PM PDT by knyteflyte3
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To: slowhand520

I tell ya, its those pickled raisins missus theeeerrrrzzzzaaaa makes....screws up his mind and he thinks there are 2 United States of Americas, and he heads one of them....


38 posted on 06/02/2006 3:32:35 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Diogenesis

Thanks for posting those great cartoons -- they are still applicable.


39 posted on 06/02/2006 7:03:27 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

More Kerry traitor ping


40 posted on 06/02/2006 7:05:27 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: slowhand520

"I ran, sir..."

41 posted on 06/02/2006 7:24:13 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: slowhand520; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; bkwells; ...

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


42 posted on 06/02/2006 8:04:34 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Support the troops by exposing the threats to them like hanoi kerry, cut and run murtha, MSM)
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To: slowhand520
Too damn bad that Kerry's mama didn't demand an early withdrawal, before she was impregnated with Rose Mary's baby.
43 posted on 06/02/2006 8:09:57 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Dear US Senators, Reps. and Mr. President: Why are y'all abetting the destruction of our culture?)
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To: slowhand520

Personally, I think SKERRY ought to withdraw his staff from the Senate.

It's been very well beyond long enough.

Stiffing a group of supposed leaders--mostly men--with a long dead-wood staff (used alternately to beat them about the head and shoulders) and deluding one's self that the group is going to get a group thrill out of it is . . .

beyond delusional.

He should definitely withdraw. And consider the whole exercise his uncrowning infamy in arrogant futility.

In other words, SKerry Bare-Bald-Pointed-Head, take your office equipment and all your vain office trash and remove yourself from the US SENATE as the very least, minimally charitable thing you could do for your excessively tolerant country.

Of course, if you really want the whole country to guffaw, shake their heads and laugh in derision at you LOTS MORE than the last time--continue pontificating out both ends. Maybe some enterprising teen will bottle it and make a mint on some new offensive party toy:

SKERRY CHERRY STINK BOMBS! Get your party 'favors' here!


44 posted on 06/02/2006 8:15:16 PM PDT by Quix (PRAY AND WORK WHILE THERE'S DAY! Many very dark nights are looming. Thankfully, God is still God!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; ...

45 posted on 06/02/2006 9:10:32 PM PDT by bitt ("guests, particularly uninvited ones, are not in a position to make demands...")
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To: slowhand520
Same Rant, Different Rat, Day by Day we're Sickened.

Without a Plan, These Traitors Ran, and Our Nation thus was Stricken...


46 posted on 06/02/2006 9:18:14 PM PDT by bitt ("guests, particularly uninvited ones, are not in a position to make demands...")
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping!


47 posted on 06/02/2006 9:27:29 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: bitt; slowhand520

48 posted on 06/02/2006 9:29:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


49 posted on 06/03/2006 3:09:11 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: slowhand520

What a miserable poltroon... a disgrace to the nation.


50 posted on 06/03/2006 6:13:27 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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