Skip to comments.Kerry Attacks Bush Over Iraq Policies (will call for withdrawl by end of year)
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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Has anybody bothered to tell Kerry that he wasn't elected?
Who's President again Frenchie?
No, and he hasn't noticed, either..........
Why oh why can't these IDIOTS comprehend why a fixed date is such a monumentally stupid idea!!!
Really...is it that hard?
...and just how would he know?............
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.
"(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."
He's got RFK Jr. syndrome. This is old BS being shoveled yet again.
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."
The Iranians are delighted," Kerry said.
Kerry wants Bush to negotiate with terrorists, like he did back in the day.
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.
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
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.
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.
I long for the days when the defeated candidate WENT AWAY.
John Kerry..........wasn't he in Vietnam?