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Kerry warns of ‘cut and run’ in Iraq (2003 Flashback)
MSNBC ^ | December 3, 2003 | Tom Curry

Posted on 06/23/2006 11:38:03 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

In a major national security address Wednesday Democratic presidential contender John Kerry was sounding an alarm about premature U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. “I fear that in the run-up to the 2004 election the administration is considering what is tantamount to a cut-and-run strategy,” Kerry said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Massachusetts senator accused Bush and his aides of a “sudden embrace of accelerated Iraqification and American troop withdrawal without adequate stability,” which he called “an invitation to failure.”

He contended that it would be “a disaster and a disgraceful betrayal of principle” to accelerate the transfer of authority to Iraqis so as to allow “a politically expedient withdrawal of American troops.”

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004election; electionpresident; flipflop; iraq; kerry
Yet another flip-flop.
1 posted on 06/23/2006 11:38:07 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

This man is such a joke.


2 posted on 06/23/2006 11:39:03 AM PDT by JHBowden (Giuliani/Allen 2008!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He was against "Cut-and Run" before he was for it?............


3 posted on 06/23/2006 11:39:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Follow an IROC long enough and sooner or later you will wind up in a trailer park..........)
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To: JHBowden

And to think that this man was the democrats choice!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Man I hope they run him again!


4 posted on 06/23/2006 11:40:04 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: JHBowden

"....This man is such a joke..."


Yes, Kerry is a joke, but the real clowns are his followers...

Are they blind to his ways???


5 posted on 06/23/2006 11:40:34 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("Some of our successes will be known only to a few." W 2001)
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To: West Coast Conservative

6 posted on 06/23/2006 11:40:42 AM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: JHBowden; All
"This man is such a joke."

And to make matters worse...he's not even funny. Pathetic is more my term for him.

7 posted on 06/23/2006 11:41:17 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: West Coast Conservative

bump


8 posted on 06/23/2006 11:42:26 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Former MSM Viewer

The liberals are also real clowns, too.

But the bigger fools are the people who buy into their insanity.


9 posted on 06/23/2006 11:42:47 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: el_texicano

At least his alcoholic wife has some charm.


10 posted on 06/23/2006 11:42:47 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: West Coast Conservative
This jewel was also pointed out by an alert FReeper:

So much for cut-and-run Murtha.
See them flip, see them flop!

11 posted on 06/23/2006 11:43:43 AM PDT by Sender ("Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-b*tches we're going up against. By God, I do".)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Beyond the obvious Kerry flip-flop, it also shows the DEMs using the phrase "cut and run" for political gain. Nowadays they whine that it's an unfair use of words.


12 posted on 06/23/2006 11:45:05 AM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It is very embarrassing to live in MA. What is amazing is that he is on record for so many of his flip flops and no one in the (lame)MSM calls him on it.


13 posted on 06/23/2006 11:45:30 AM PDT by KEmom (Please send viable Republican candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
This alleged "senator" / American citizen is such a joke that he's giving flip-flops.
14 posted on 06/23/2006 11:45:52 AM PDT by kromike
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To: kromike
Correction...

This alleged "senator" / American citizen is such a joke that he's giving flip-flops a bad name.

Sorry about that...

:)

15 posted on 06/23/2006 11:47:09 AM PDT by kromike
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To: West Coast Conservative

It's absolutely brilliant for you to find and post this.
I was confused at first, till I noticed the Dec 3 date, till I went to MSNBC to figure out they were not the ones to remind us of Kerry's previous position.

Did you have this column bookmarked?

Thanks for the read, and the flip-flopping reminder that John Kerry will say anything in order to criticize President Bush. Contradicting himself, double back flip-flopping doesn't even seem to embarrass him.


16 posted on 06/23/2006 11:47:41 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: West Coast Conservative

Typical lawyer. Tries to make mush out of the brains of the opponent by double-think offense and twisting of the truth.


17 posted on 06/23/2006 11:47:45 AM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: West Coast Conservative

Un-frickin'-believable. This idiot still thinks he can just say what he wants for expepediency's sake, and no one will ever check him out. What malignant hubris.
I'll repeat what others here have said: We truly dodged one huge, lethal bullet in '04!
Great job in the archives, WCC!


18 posted on 06/23/2006 11:48:26 AM PDT by Dad x 3
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To: Sender

love your # 11 too.


19 posted on 06/23/2006 11:49:02 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: West Coast Conservative

Let me get this straight here.

Back when G. H. W. Bush was President, Kerry was against the war and voted against the use of force, then claimed we had failed because we followed the U.N to the letter and left Saddaam in power.

When Clinton attacked Iraq to purposely distract MonicaGate and impeachment, Kerry said Saddaam was a brutal dictator, and was supportive of Clinton's use of force without U.N approval that failed to remove Saddaam.

Before he was running for President, he voted for the use of force, but was against sending in troops with U.N. approval.

While he was running, he was for the war on terror with U.N. approval, but against the war in Iraq, but against the timetable of bringing them home, but didn't regret his vote authorizing force. (nuance?)

Yesterday, he regreted his vote, was for the war in Iraq, but wanted to bring our troops home on a timetable.

Has he "re-stated" his position today after his bill went down in flames? That was DEFINITELY a Flop, so the next one must be the Flip.


20 posted on 06/23/2006 11:50:20 AM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Premature withdrawl was something John Kerry's father should have done.


21 posted on 06/23/2006 11:51:34 AM PDT by scooter2
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To: scooter2

Great one!
Now THAT'S the kind of abortion I would have been in favor of!


22 posted on 06/23/2006 11:55:15 AM PDT by Dad x 3
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To: West Coast Conservative

This is a man who changes him mind more often than he changes those pretty pink ties he's always wearing.


23 posted on 06/23/2006 12:00:13 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Henchster

"While he was running, he was for the war on terror with U.N. approval, but against the war in Iraq, but against the timetable of bringing them home, but didn't regret his vote authorizing force. (nuance?)"

One thing I would also add is that in the very beginning of his campaign in 04 he was for the war and supported it...It was really when he realized Dean was stealing his thunder that he flipped over to the anti war crowd and ultimately got nominated based on what the Rats felt like was their only outside chance at winning...great post by the way, I just thought I would add that.


24 posted on 06/23/2006 12:03:24 PM PDT by jmranchman (May God be with our beloved troops and their families)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

They can't, low-bladder-capacity ALGore wants his second try first before Kerry gets his second and then Jimmah Carter wants his third before McGovern and Fritz get second trys. Then finally its Hillary's turn unless Dukakis asks for a second as well.


25 posted on 06/23/2006 12:06:04 PM PDT by rod1
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To: West Coast Conservative

Kerry And Hillary Preached Against “Cutting And Running” | Sweetness & Light
http://www.sweetness-light.com/archive/kerry-and-hillary-preached-against-cutting-and-running


26 posted on 06/23/2006 12:06:08 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: West Coast Conservative

He wasn't believed when he said it for GOOD REASON!


27 posted on 06/23/2006 12:07:30 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Big Tents" you get Clowns & Circus Freaks! The road to HELL is paved with LIEberals!)
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To: jmranchman

You're right, I had forgot about that. It was Dean that got him to Flip, and then in the general election he Flopped!


28 posted on 06/23/2006 12:19:24 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Here's a flashback from the 2004 campaign.

The Ultimate John Kerry Ad

29 posted on 06/23/2006 12:19:51 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: RasterMaster

John F. Kerry is the ranking phony asshole of my entire generation.


30 posted on 06/23/2006 12:46:59 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

31 posted on 06/23/2006 1:41:19 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Big Tents" you get Clowns & Circus Freaks! The road to HELL is paved with LIEberals!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

bump


32 posted on 06/23/2006 1:46:23 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
BUT, while he was against it before he was for it, he was for it before that. Er, I mean he was for it, before he was against it, before he was for it again. (With certain intermediate periods when he was forgainst it.) Wait, is that right? Ah, I mean it's a Flop-Flip-Flop. Or would that be a Flip-Flop-Flip? Oh, never mind, read the article. (Another flashback):

Transfer of Sovereignty: Kerry was for an Iraq "timetable" before he was against an "arbitrary date" ^
  Posted by Stultis
On News/Activism ^ 04/07/2004 2:14:33 AM CDT · 24 replies · 135+ views


Linked thread and linked speeches | 6 April 2003 | Self
According the following Reuters report... Kerry Says June 30 Iraq Handover Date a 'Mistake' ...John Kerry told reporters on Monday: "I have always said consistently that it is a mistake to set an arbitrary date and I hope that the date has nothing to do with the election here in the United States." Well, not quite. Before the date was agreed on Kerry was not only pestering Bush to speed up the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq (to please and appease the Axis of Weasels and the U.N.) he even called for a "specific timetable" (albeit to be established by...

33 posted on 06/23/2006 2:29:34 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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