Skip to comments.Al-Zaraqawi's death softened by criticisms of 'Bush's war'? (Kerry-Bush manipulated the timing )
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 ...
"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
kerry's Tinfoil Asshat is to tight!
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
Note to Liveshot - the election's been over for more than a year and a half. Get over it and do your FREAKING JOB.
Kerry needs to get back to doing what he does best - painting Thereza's toenails.
Kerry is truly one spineless invertabre...all over the place.
"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."
Letter to President Clinton
Signed by Senators Tom Daschle, John Kerry and others
October 9, 1998
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.
....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.
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.
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?
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.