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Al-Zaraqawi's death softened by criticisms of 'Bush's war'? (Kerry-Bush manipulated the timing )
TownHall ^ | Jun 15, 2006 | Larry Elder

Posted on 06/15/2006 9:52:26 AM PDT by IrishMike

In the wake of the death of al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, will Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., soften his irresponsible, hey-don't-blame-me criticism of the war in Iraq? Kerry voted for the war resolution, and insisted that he did not regret his vote. Yet recently, he told a group of Democratic activists that he did regret his vote. Kerry accuses the Bush administration of a "rush to war," arguing that our intelligence painted an incomplete picture of Iraq's WMD.

In a recent meeting with a group of liberal bloggers, Kerry "agreed completely with someone's assessment that everything that Bush does is solely for the purpose of looting the country," as one of the bloggers later reported. "(Kerry) basically said that Bush and his cohorts are criminals. At some other point, he referred to Supreme Court justices Alito, Scalia, and Roberts as 'idiots.'" Following this month's elections that took place in much of the country, Kerry sent an e-mail to Democrats, "(Republicans') claims of momentum are as phony as their claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."

Rush to war? "Claims" of weapons of mass destruction? Let's go the videotape.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; 2008; bush; democrats; election; elections; iraq; kerry; kerrypleasegoaway; liveshot; media; mediabias; terror; terrorism; war; waronterror; wot
From the article.... The words of John F(french looking) Kerry, Oh and by the way, did you know he (was) 'serviced' in vietnam.....?

"Americans really need to understand the gravity and legitimacy of what is happening with Saddam Hussein. He has been given every opportunity in the world to comply . . . Saddam has not complied. Saddam Hussein is pursuing a program to build weapons of mass destruction." -- Kerry, Dec. 16, 1998, press conference.

"If Saddam Hussein is unwilling to bend to the international community's already-existing order, then he will have invited enforcement, even if that enforcement is mostly at the hands of the United States, a right we retain even if the Security Council fails to act." -- Kerry, Sept. 6, 2002, The New York Times.

"It would be naive to the point of great danger not to believe that, left to his own devices, Saddam Hussein will provoke, misjudge or stumble into a future, more dangerous confrontation with the civilized world. He has as much promised it . . . He has supported and harbored terrorist groups, particularly radical Palestinian groups such as Abu Nidal, and he has given money to families of suicide murderers in Israel . . . We should not go to war because these things are in his past, but we should be prepared to go to war because of what they tell us about the future." -- Kerry, Oct. 9, 2002, Congressional Record.

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam, because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our society." -- Kerry, Oct. 9, 2002, Congressional Record

1 posted on 06/15/2006 9:52:30 AM PDT by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike
Kerry voted for the war resolution, and insisted that he did not regret his vote. Yet recently, he told a group of Democratic activists that he did regret his vote.

Won't this guy ever stop waffling?
2 posted on 06/15/2006 9:56:42 AM PDT by mazack
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To: mazack

kerry's Tinfoil Asshat is to tight!


3 posted on 06/15/2006 9:58:14 AM PDT by mmyers
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To: IrishMike

He is, he was, he did, he didn't...

5 posted on 06/15/2006 10:00:35 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Pookyhead

Won't this guy ever stop waffling?
Yes! he will!

No! no,no, no he won't!

But, he definitely might!



He's a credit to my tag line...
Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid,
RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats


6 posted on 06/15/2006 10:02:52 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike
I'd really like to know when it was that the failed Presidential candidate remained the most vocal critic of the President long after the election. I didn't see that with H.W. Bush, didn't see that with Dole, but these last two election cycles... my God.

Note to Liveshot - the election's been over for more than a year and a half. Get over it and do your FREAKING JOB.

7 posted on 06/15/2006 10:09:41 AM PDT by mikemach5
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To: IrishMike
Kerry is delusional... you can't view his actions/comments in any other way. Why no one has come forward to demand he be tested for mental competency is beyond me.
8 posted on 06/15/2006 10:15:35 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: mikemach5

Kerry needs to get back to doing what he does best - painting Thereza's toenails.


9 posted on 06/15/2006 10:16:17 AM PDT by Argus
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To: IrishMike

Kerry is truly one spineless invertabre...all over the place.


10 posted on 06/15/2006 10:26:25 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: IrishMike; All

"Dear Mr. President: ... We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraq sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."

Sincerely,

Letter to President Clinton
Signed by Senators Tom Daschle, John Kerry and others
October 9, 1998


11 posted on 06/15/2006 10:30:21 AM PDT by avacado
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To: IrishMike

Hi, Mike,

Not sure if you've heard, or if you've been over to the thread on this, but Larry Elder lost his mom, Viola, on Monday. She was regularly on his talk show on Fridays, and was dubbed "The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court" by him. The viewing is today in Los Angeles, and I think the service is tomorrow.

For more details, visit http://www.larryelder.com.


12 posted on 06/15/2006 10:32:12 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (The Rat Party's goal is to END the conflict, not WIN the conflict...should be the other way around.)
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To: avacado

Ping !


13 posted on 06/15/2006 10:33:58 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: Christian4Bush; All

....Larry Elder lost his mom, Viola, on Monday..

Thoughts and prayers to Larry and his family, on the loss of Viola. May she forever rest in peace.


14 posted on 06/15/2006 10:36:32 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

You know the funny thing about Kerry? Well, there are so many, but this is one.

In 1998, after Clinton signed the Iraqi Liberation Act, Kerry went on ABC television and gave an interview saying that we should overthrow Saddam and use American boots on the ground if we had to.

So pre 9/11, it was okay to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam; but post 9/11, it's not legitimate?

Kerry's appearance on This Week on Feb. 22, 1998, when Saddam was harassing U.N. weapons inspectors. "We have to be prepared to go the full distance" to disrupt Saddam's regime, Kerry says. Cokie Roberts asks him, "Does that mean ground troops in Iraq?" Kerry replies, I am personally prepared, if that's what it meant. I don't think you have to start there. I think there are a number of other options.

But what I hear from the administration, thus far, is if he doesn't comply, then we will hit him. The obvious question is, after you've hit him, have you opened up your inspections? Well, I think the answer is probably not, certainly not in the near term. After you've hit him, is he still in power, capable of building weapons again? Every bit of intelligence John [McCain] and I have says within various periods of time, he can rebuild both chemical and biological, and every indication is because of his deception and duplicity in the past, he will seek to do that. So we will not eliminate the problem for ourselves or for the rest of the world with a bombing attack.


15 posted on 06/15/2006 10:52:25 AM PDT by Peach (Iraq/AlQaeda relationship http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/2006/06/strategic-relationship-between.)
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To: Peach

Morning, Peach! (or afternoon).

I think the most important part of the debate is to do what you just did...get the quotes of the people who were saying stuff like this, BEFORE anyone knew of George W. Bush as anything other than a former President's son, a baseball owner, and the governor of Texas.

The hard lefties won't be convinced, and the "hard right" already knows it. To those in the middle, however, the question must be put to them: why is it ok to deal with Iraq (or any war) only when a Democrat president is in office?


16 posted on 06/15/2006 10:59:47 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (The Rat Party's goal is to END the conflict, not WIN the conflict...should be the other way around.)
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To: Christian4Bush

Good afternoon, Christian.

I used to have a link to that post about Kerry wanting American boots on the ground in Iraq but after he lost in 2004, I deleted my Kerry file. Dang it.

Yes - I think that stuff like you mentioned is what resonates with people. I wrote a few letters to the editor about this matter while Kerry was running for the presidency.

Of course, any media worth anything would have done just a TAD of research into Kerry's previous positions, but the media would much rather ignore that Clinton ever signed an Iraqi Liberation Act or that Democrats were TOTALLY on board with it.


17 posted on 06/15/2006 11:02:30 AM PDT by Peach (Iraq/AlQaeda relationship http://markeichenlaub.blogspot.com/2006/06/strategic-relationship-between.)
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To: mazack
Kerry and Zarqawi are similar in many ways.   One is, everything goes in one ear and out the other.




18 posted on 06/15/2006 11:10:14 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.)
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To: IrishMike
Click on Image to Watch 2 Mb .wmv Video of Kerry  saying the reason for invading Iraq was 'Not Weapons of Mass Destruction'  

19 posted on 06/15/2006 11:19:12 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: mazack
We all fail to realize that truth to a democratic politician is only what he has said in the last five minutes. Everything else attributed to them that disagrees with it is a Republican plot.
20 posted on 06/15/2006 11:25:06 AM PDT by thile44 (Simplicity is too complex.)
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To: Argus
I always thought shaving her legs was his best job. That way, every time he nicked her and she let a drop of blood flow, she got a Purple Heart, just like the brave little man he is.

S/C off...
21 posted on 06/15/2006 11:39:44 AM PDT by herkbird (Semper Fi)
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To: thile44

"We all fail to realize that truth to a democratic politician is only what he has said in the last five minutes. Everything else attributed to them that disagrees with it is a Republican plot."

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I thought Kerry was against the war before he was for it, and now appears he is against the war??


22 posted on 06/15/2006 12:07:11 PM PDT by Blazing Saddles
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To: el_texicano
Kerry is truly one spineless invertabre...all over the place.

He'd fit right in with the GOP.

23 posted on 06/15/2006 12:24:03 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: IrishMike
If you wait long enough, Kerry will share your viewpoint.

Then he will turn around and take a different position.

A wind vane has more stability than Kerry's opinion. America dodge a bullet by not electing this buffoon.

24 posted on 06/15/2006 12:31:28 PM PDT by george wythe
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To: All; Peach

What peach said....Ping peach

'You know the funny thing about Kerry? Well, there are so many, but this is one.

In 1998, after Clinton signed the Iraqi Liberation Act, Kerry went on ABC television and gave an interview saying that we should overthrow Saddam and use American boots on the ground if we had to.

So pre 9/11, it was okay to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam; but post 9/11, it's not legitimate?

Kerry's appearance on This Week on Feb. 22, 1998, when Saddam was harassing U.N. weapons inspectors. "We have to be prepared to go the full distance" to disrupt Saddam's regime, Kerry says. Cokie Roberts asks him, "Does that mean ground troops in Iraq?" Kerry replies, I am personally prepared, if that's what it meant. I don't think you have to start there. I think there are a number of other options.

But what I hear from the administration, thus far, is if he doesn't comply, then we will hit him. The obvious question is, after you've hit him, have you opened up your inspections? Well, I think the answer is probably not, certainly not in the near term. After you've hit him, is he still in power, capable of building weapons again? Every bit of intelligence John [McCain] and I have says within various periods of time, he can rebuild both chemical and biological, and every indication is because of his deception and duplicity in the past, he will seek to do that. So we will not eliminate the problem for ourselves or for the rest of the world with a bombing attack.


25 posted on 06/15/2006 1:41:48 PM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: george76

e-mail this link to Rush......PLEASE


26 posted on 06/15/2006 1:54:02 PM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

Do you have a good email address for Rush ?

This wmv is good; but I do not own it. I see no reason not to pass it on.

http://asjewelers.com/FRstuff/12/Kerry_on_Iraq_02.wmv


27 posted on 06/15/2006 2:14:37 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george wythe

...If you wait long enough, Kerry will share your viewpoint.
Then he will turn around and take a different position.

A wind vane has more stability than Kerry's opinion. America dodge a bullet by not electing this buffoon.....


GO YOU KNOW WHAT SCARES ME ????

OHIO ...it came down to Ohio


28 posted on 06/15/2006 2:19:30 PM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: george76

29 posted on 06/15/2006 2:30:00 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; All

rush@eibnet.com


That's the general e-mail,
maybe a more learned Freeper can help you


30 posted on 06/15/2006 2:37:01 PM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

Thanks.


31 posted on 06/15/2006 3:01:33 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: IrishMike
John Kerry is the sorriest POS in the country. Worse, even, than his buddy, The Swimmer.
32 posted on 06/15/2006 3:06:05 PM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Beckwith

..John Kerry is the sorriest POS in the country. Worse, even, than his buddy, The Swimmer.

Don't feel too sorry for MA....
Here in NY we have Chucky Cheese and Hildabeast.


33 posted on 06/16/2006 3:12:47 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike
Don't feel too sorry for MA....

I have to . . . I live there!
34 posted on 06/16/2006 4:03:01 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Beckwith

We're both in blue boats ?


35 posted on 06/16/2006 4:10:03 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

I like to think of it as operating behind enemy lines.


36 posted on 06/16/2006 4:44:21 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Beckwith

....I like to think of it as operating behind enemy lines.


Good idea,
that makes us insurgents ?????


37 posted on 06/16/2006 4:45:49 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

No, special operators.

Kennedy, Kerry and Barney Frank are the insurgents, who revolt against civil authority and the established government.


38 posted on 06/16/2006 5:12:01 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Beckwith

Barney Frank

The NY version of this looser is Gerald 'waddler' Nadler.


39 posted on 06/16/2006 5:54:17 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: IrishMike

I didn't know Nadler was a sword swallower!


40 posted on 06/16/2006 6:55:20 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Beckwith

...sword swallower!
good description of Barney, VERY GOOD


When was the last time you saw Gerry Nadler on TV ?
Don't know what he swallows, but you can be sure he swallows lots.


41 posted on 06/16/2006 9:45:19 AM PDT by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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