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Kerry criticizes Frist's Taliban comments
Boston.com ^ | 10/04/2006 | Holly Ramer

Posted on 10/04/2006 6:25:06 PM PDT by Panerai

Democratic Sen. John Kerry ridiculed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for trying to clarify his comment on bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the Afghanistan government.

"They're not clarifying. He did another Terri Schiavo diagnosis from a one-hour tape," Kerry, the party's 2004 presidential nominee, said Wednesday of the Tennessee Republican.

On Monday, Frist said the war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and that he favored bringing "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government.

The remarks drew immediate criticism from Democrats. They argued Frist was waving the white flag of surrender to the Taliban, who harbored the al-Qaida organization blamed for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

A Frist spokeswoman later said the senator believes Afghan tribesmen at risk of being lost to the Taliban should be brought into the government, not Taliban fighters themselves.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chutzpah; frist; jeanfrancois; johnkerry; skerry

1 posted on 10/04/2006 6:25:07 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

Frist went brain dead.

But Kerry - is this a flip - or is it a flop?


2 posted on 10/04/2006 6:27:51 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: chopperman

"Frist went brain dead."

Worse, I'd bet he was thinking about the Sunni minority political parties in Iraq, not Afghanistan.


3 posted on 10/04/2006 6:32:16 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Panerai

No, Frist was badly misquoted. He never suggested bringing the Taliban into the government.

AP lied.

He only said that ordinary people who had formerly supported the Taliban should be persuaded to support the current government.


4 posted on 10/04/2006 6:35:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Panerai

Would it have helped if he just called Kerry an "Al-Qeada-crat"????


5 posted on 10/04/2006 6:50:07 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (How many Democrats will YOU elect by staying home on Election Day????)
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To: Panerai

Watching Kerry accuse someone of waving the surrender flag is hysterically funny. After all this is Hanoi John , Cut and run man from the word go. French John, the man who met with the Viet Cong in France to discuss surrender.


6 posted on 10/04/2006 6:55:04 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: sgtbono2002

Kerry is and always be a first class horses a$$.


7 posted on 10/04/2006 7:09:57 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Panerai
Frist is a frickin' ineffectual RINO dipstick. Getting him out of the Republican hierarchy is a must if we're to have any shot at fulfilling the voter mandate.
8 posted on 10/04/2006 7:11:19 PM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: TheRobb7
Would it have helped if he just called Kerry an "Al-Qeada-crat"????

Just call ol' Mister Flip-Flop what he is: a Dhimmicrat.

9 posted on 10/04/2006 7:12:10 PM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: sgtbono2002
Watching Kerry accuse someone of waving the surrender flag is hysterically funny.

Added keyword chutzpah.

10 posted on 10/04/2006 7:13:48 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Panerai

I bet Kerry was for the Taliban before he was against them.


11 posted on 10/04/2006 7:20:04 PM PDT by rbg81 (1)
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To: dighton

The man is a total jackass.

Maybe he is hung like one. Something must have attracted Ther-ray-sa.


12 posted on 10/04/2006 7:22:16 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: chopperman

Frist was misquoted by the RAT media, and Kerry
is about 2 days behind the curve.


13 posted on 10/04/2006 7:24:25 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Panerai
""They're not clarifying. He did another Terri Schiavo diagnosis from a one-hour tape," Kerry, the party's 2004 presidential nominee, said Wednesday"

I cannot believe that rat-bastard Kerry brought up the name of Terri Schiavo, the poor woman who was cruelly murdered by the twisted Left in our country.

14 posted on 10/04/2006 7:24:59 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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