Skip to comments.Kerry: Bush uses 9/11 as ‘political pawn’
Posted on 09/10/2006 10:17:54 AM PDT by bitt
Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blasted the Bush administration for war and homeland security policies that he said leave Americans more vulnerable to attack.
Kerrys remarks came in a Faneuil Hall speech on the eve of tomorrows five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
In his fourth speech this year at the venue, Kerry accused the administration of using the tragedy that killed about 3,000 Americans to justify the war in Iraq.
It is immoral to treat 9/11 as a political pawn (to) excuse the invasion of Iraq, Kerry said. They were attacked and killed not by Saddam Hussein but by Osama bin Laden.
Kerry, who is likely prepping for another presidential run, urged Democrats to redeploy from Iraq, recommit to Afghanistan, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, reinforce our homeland defense and restore Americas moral leadership in the world. Kerry also laid out the strategy in a Boston Herald Op-Ed column yesterday.
He called the London terror plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airplanes - thwarted last month - an example of the need to bolster the focus on Afghanistan.
The Bush-Cheney administration (has) cut and run even as we learn (the plans mastermind) was an al-Qaeda leader operating from Afghanistan, Kerry said. Thats right - the same killers who attacked us on 9/11 are still plotting attacks against America, and theyre still holed up in Afghanistan.
He also accused Republicans of playing politics with Homeland Security funding by decreasing funds for states that need it most - which happens to be blue states, while increasing it in the red states that need it least.
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Skerry....poor excuse for a human being.
In that event, this clown would have been dead decades ago.
ah, that faneuil hall would be so profaned by the popinjay.
Mush mouth SUPPORTED the war in Iraq back in 1997 and 1998. The case Kerry made then was still true in 2003.
Saddam was a state sponsor of terrorism and could not be permitted to get his hands on the WMD he was trying to obtain (no doubt that he was, there is doubt that he had ACQUIRED them).
John F. Kerry is a two-faced traitor.
Now the gigolo is whining that the President will create fear by using Iran nuclear ambitions. Dr. Rice handled that question VERY well. The lady is smart, and classy.
Kerry proposed that there was a tolerable nusiance level of terrorism that he was okay with.
Kerry is a Hillarity! pawn.
Worthless all the way around.
He's profaned it before.
I'm sure glad that Kerry chose to deliver his speech blasting Bush for using 9/11 as a political pawn on September 9th. Had he delivered it two days later, the speech would have been criticized for politicizing 9/11, but with his deft, nuanced touch he managed to get in his political attacks on the 9th, rather than the 11th, so I guess that makes it a statesmanlike act rather than a whining polemic, huh...
nice new lie-detector page on the GOP website about his statements.....
just hit the sKerry button on the left....
Hypocrisy, thy name is DemocRAT
Of course, if true, it begs the question: "How is it possible he can do so?"
Kerry: Bush uses 9/11 as political pawn
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Hey, Kerry. Gore has a better shot at '08 than you which ain't much, Jerk!
Senator Kerry is another low-life in the Senate. Without his wealth and privileged upbringing, he would be less than a nobody today. He has little credibility; his motives are transparent; and he is a genuine snob. His statements and positions vary all over the place. It makes me wonder about the voters in the State of Massachussetts! How can anyone take seriously anything that comes out of his mouth? Why does he not talk about the 3,000 people who died in 9/11. If he were in charge their lives would be in vain. He would just shake his fist and bite his lower lip and say we will track down those criminals (using the UN) and give them a fair trail. What a scumball!
Dear Lord, thank You for whatever hand You had in keeping this, ahem, person from being elected president. Amen....
This a&*hole is the reason I favor manditory abortion for democrats lest they breed and populate the earth with sub human offspring.
Hey, I wonder if he is going to run over to Cambridge to see Khatami?
Not as bad as lying about Nam to become Prez! What a maroon!
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Well, not everyone had the opportunity to bring a camera to 'nam and pose Senator.
"We must recognize that there is no indication that Saddam Hussein has any intention of relenting. So we have an obligation of enormous consequence, an obligation to guarantee that Saddam Hussein cannot ignore the United Nations. He cannot be permitted to go unobserved and unimpeded toward his horrific objective of amassing a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. This is not a matter about which there should be any debate whatsoever in the Security Council, or, certainly, in this Nation. If he remains obdurate, I believe that the United Nations must take, and should authorize immediately, whatever steps are necessary to force him to relent--and that the United States should support and participate in those steps.
We must not presume that these conclusions automatically will be accepted by every one of our allies, some of which have different interests both in the region and elsewhere, or will be of the same degree of concern to them that they are to the U.S. But it is my belief that we have the ability to persuade them of how serious this is and that the U.N. must not be diverted or bullied."
With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously? Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified? Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?
Does he do all of these things because he wants to live by international standards of behavior? Because he respects international law? Because he is a nice guy underneath it all and the world should trust him?
It would be naive to the point of grave 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 as promised it. He has already created a stunning track record of miscalculation. He miscalculated an 8-year war with Iran. He miscalculated the invasion of Kuwait. He miscalculated America's responses to it. He miscalculated the result of setting oil rigs on fire. He miscalculated the impact of sending Scuds into Israel. He miscalculated his own military might. He miscalculated the Arab world's response to his plight. He miscalculated in attempting an assassination of a former President of the United States. And he is miscalculating now America's judgments about his miscalculations.
All those miscalculations are compounded by the rest of history. A brutal, oppressive dictator, guilty of personally murdering and condoning murder and torture, grotesque violence against women, execution of political opponents, a war criminal who used chemical weapons against another nation and, of course, as we know, against his own people, the Kurds. He has diverted funds from the Oil-for-Food program, intended by the international community to go to his own people. 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.
Kerry is really one to talk. The DemonRats are the ones screaming that we are no safer since 9/11 despite 11+ major terrorist strikes being stopped before they could be executed. They're the ones screaming that the war on terrorism is a big mistake. They're the ones on the blitz against Bush's foreign policy in the week before the 5-year anniversary to Sept. 11, 2001. Tell me again who is using it as a political pawn?
and we need keywords, people....
This from the butt boy who mentions Vietnam in every other sentence. What a complete stoodge.
"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
"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."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
i know, i know. it's just that the truth is always opposite of what he says. i can't believe anyone listens to him at all, the arrogant strutter with the pompadour. he disdains this republic; if he had the choice, he would be king.
Bet every one of them still have their Yaaawn/Edwards stickers on their cars. Great pic!
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I just don't understand why Democrats believe that we if get Osama Bin Laden that the war on terror will be over?
haha, also from the Herald,
"Gregg socks Kerry
Sen. John Kerry and New Hampshire nemesis Sen. Judd Gregg got into a war of words over the Iraq war last week that managed to drag the Red Sox into the fray.
Slapping the junior senator for his Monday morning quarterbacking of the presidents handling of the war, Judd said Kerry would no doubt have run things very differently over the years if he were in charge on Yawkey Way.
He would have said that he wouldnt have put Bill Buckner at first, he wouldnt have pitched to Bucky Dent, he wouldnt have sent to Carlton Fisk his contract, and he definitely wouldnt have traded Babe Ruth.
Kerry aide de camp David Wade fired back that New Hampshires own Carlton Fisk mustve felt his blood pressure soar hearing Sen. Gregg mangle Red Sox lore on the floor of the Senate.
What Gregg apparently meant to say was that, unlike the Red Sox front office - Kerry wouldnt have sent the catcher his contract late, which allowed Fisk to become a free agent.
Bottom line, said Wade, when it comes to doing the job as secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld is Bill Buckner, Mike Torrez and Harry Frazee all rolled into one.
So does that put Kerry in the Fellowship of the Miserable?
Projection is to blame another person for ones actions. Primitive and Infantile Defense In Adults: Chronic in most personality disorders Projection Action You made me do it! Ever hear those words from an angry and frustrated child? In essence, the child is projecting the responsibility of his/her actions onto someone else. This child is anxious to rid themselves of the garbage. Projection is to blame another. And, the words, you made me do it, slip out ever so easily. My little 5-year-old girl was listening to her grandparents in a tiff. Grandma said, You made me [do this]! Grandpa said, No, you made me [make you do this]! Finally, K, an intuitive child, shouted in response, Stop projecting! She caught them both by surprise. A small child had recognized projection in action.
There is no need to impeach Hanoi Kerry from the US Senate
He is there illegally!
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
Why is Kerry still in the US Senate?
This is in violation of
U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
And the FBI has proof of his treason.
Hanoi Kerry Timeline of a traitor
includes FBI files
Kerry and Julia traveled to Paris, France and met with Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, the Foreign Minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of Vietnam (PRG), the political wing of the Vietcong, and other Viet Cong and Communist Vietnamese representatives to the Paris peace talks, a trip he now calls a "fact-finding" mission.
(U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, declares it illegal for a U.S. citizen to go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power.)
a) A person charged with absence without leave or missing movement in time of war,
or with any offense punishable by death,
may be tried at any time without limitation.
Kerry is a complete total a$$ and moral coward. It's a good thing he has a man servant to help him get through the day.
"In that event, this clown would have been dead decades ago."
Personally, I hope kerry lives long enough for at least my number to come up in the pool that allows the winner to observe kerry burst into flames and then decide if water should be applied.
Kerry, who served in Vietnam, and who is likely prepping for another failed presidential run, urged Democrats to redeploy from France, recommit to the Pacific, reduce our dependence on England and restore Americas moral leadership in the world by negotiating with Hitler.
The Bush-Cheney administration (has) cut and run even as we learn (the plans mastermind) was a Japanese leader operating from the Philippines, Kerry said. Thats right - the same killers who attacked us on 12/07 are still plotting attacks against America, and theyre still holed up in Manila. Wait.. darn it wrong speech again. Where was I ... oh yeah, did you know I was in Vietnam?
Kerry, who served in Vietnam, then realized he was making absolutely no sense then laid down and cried for mommy - after first beating his aide and cursing at him profusely.
Kerry speaks -- his brain farts.
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