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Kerry to meet soldiers, leaders in Iraq
AP ^ | 12-12-06 | Andrew Miga

Posted on 12/12/2006 8:13:32 PM PST by STARWISE

Sen. John Kerry, whose botched joke about U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a blow to his presidential ambitions, will travel to Iraq this weekend to meet with soldiers, political leaders and military officials.

"I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened," Kerry said of his joke in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "They laugh at it."

The Iraq stop will be part of a nine-day Mideast trip that includes stops in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Israel.

A week before the midterm elections, Kerry told a group of California students that individuals who don't study hard and do their homework would likely "get stuck in Iraq." He said he meant to say "get us stuck in Iraq," but the botched joke intended to criticize President Bush forced the senator to apologize and then lay low for the remaining days of the campaign.

The Massachusetts senator, who was widely criticized for the quip, said he'd be happy to apologize to any soldiers he encounters in Iraq who don't understand what happened.

"For anybody who misunderstood (the joke) or got only the White House presentation of it, I'd apologize, obviously," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: godhelpus; hanoihero; hanoijohn; iraq; kerry; skerry; teresaslapdog; teresaspoodle; teresaspuppy; traitor; treason
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This should be interesting.
1 posted on 12/12/2006 8:13:33 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Yeah, they totally understand that Jon Carey is a dufus.


2 posted on 12/12/2006 8:17:17 PM PST by madison10
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""I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened," Kerry said of his joke in a telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. "They laugh at it." "

Yeah, Right. Either you are lying Jon Cary, or they are laughing at YOU and your lame excuse.

3 posted on 12/12/2006 8:17:48 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: STARWISE

OH I'm sure they will find a Kerry friendly to chum it up with the sick SOB good for all kinds of quotes and photos.

Just wonder if anyone who chums it up with this filth will be able to look a fellow service person in the eye afterwards.


4 posted on 12/12/2006 8:18:50 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: STARWISE

don't our soldiers have enough to endure without this? and during the Christmas season? they should give bonus pay to whoever has to be in his detail.


5 posted on 12/12/2006 8:19:18 PM PST by avital2
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To: STARWISE

"They laugh at it."

"It" is an interesting way to describe yourself.


6 posted on 12/12/2006 8:20:11 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: STARWISE

everyone understood exactly what he said and what he meant.

kerry has yet to understand that his quick "revise and extend" remarks routine isn't working and isn't going to, no matter how many times he repeats it.


7 posted on 12/12/2006 8:20:24 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: All; STARWISE



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No Joke.


JOHN KERRY =

Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts


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8 posted on 12/12/2006 8:21:46 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: STARWISE

WTH is HE doing going to Syria? Lebanon is bad enough..but Syria??/

This is why our foreign policy gets so screwed up...you have the dems socializing with the enemy..surely telling thme how rotten Pres. Bush is...but, just wait until THEY are in power..they will take care of Assad..


9 posted on 12/12/2006 8:21:49 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: ohioWfan; onyx; Mo1; Txsleuth; Peach; Howlin; DrDeb; Wolfstar; snugs; MJY1288; GretchenM; ...

10 posted on 12/12/2006 8:21:53 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Kerry ought to wear one of those powdered wigs.


11 posted on 12/12/2006 8:21:56 PM PST by isthisnickcool (If you can't light a fire in the vacuum of space what's the deal with the Sun?)
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To: STARWISE

Wow. I wonder how long it took to find a few soldiers who would meet with this joke.


12 posted on 12/12/2006 8:22:45 PM PST by KoRn
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To: STARWISE

If I were him, I would stay away from anyone in or associated with the military in Iraq.

I am guessing that he won't be welcome.


13 posted on 12/12/2006 8:22:56 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: STARWISE
I'm sure the welcoming committee is all set:


14 posted on 12/12/2006 8:23:08 PM PST by JennysCool (This is the United, not Diverse, States of America.)
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To: STARWISE

A very necessary and helpful addition to this thread, STAR.


15 posted on 12/12/2006 8:23:11 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: STARWISE

The pity of it is, they will have to treat him respectfully.


16 posted on 12/12/2006 8:24:03 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: avital2


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The Words
http://www.Freerepublic.com/~ALOHARONNIE


The Pictures
http://www.RickRescorla.com/The%20Statue.htm


The Heroism
http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361


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17 posted on 12/12/2006 8:24:56 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: onyx

why?


18 posted on 12/12/2006 8:25:07 PM PST by woofie (This area deemed a failure, Something new and witty will no doubt emerge)
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To: STARWISE

Just picturing carry and Dodd walking into the offices of the heads of these countries is enough to make me sick.

Dodd is a Castro and Chavez apologist...and we know that carry sent a "welcome me to the White House" letter, back in 2004, to Iran....

These two guys are gonna cause trouble for Prs. Bush...I betcha.


19 posted on 12/12/2006 8:25:53 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: isthisnickcool

Can't wait to see the photos. Mr. "Don't-you-know-who-I-AM" will no doubt just have to play dress up again, to connect with the common folk, dontcha know. Maybe he'll ride around in a tank, looking like an emaciated Dukakis bobblehead, lol.


20 posted on 12/12/2006 8:27:43 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: STARWISE
Why is this news?

Or is he meeting with our soldiers this time?

21 posted on 12/12/2006 8:29:49 PM PST by NicknamedBob (Some people reach their level of incompetence when doing household chores.)
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To: LegendHasIt
Yeah, Right. Either you are lying Jon Cary, or they are laughing at YOU and your lame excuse.

Or he's making it up, or talking to these "deserters" like Sgt Patrick Hart, who should have an innie instead of an outie, because he is another word for a cat.

The world is going crazy. Those getting in the news are the least of us..I'm sorry I am eluding to crudeness, but, nothing explains kerry but CRUDE!

22 posted on 12/12/2006 8:31:36 PM PST by Last Laugh (Our GIVErnment suggests we must accept illegals as citizens)
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To: STARWISE
The man isn't a dufus. That would give him an excuse for being a traitor. This is a man who would sell out his country and spit on the graves of our men in uniform. He deserves nothing less than the disdain of every red-blooded American who loves the United States.
23 posted on 12/12/2006 8:33:35 PM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: STARWISE

Dear God make it stop. Haven't the poor troops been through enough?


24 posted on 12/12/2006 8:35:22 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: All; JennysCool; Landru; reformjoy

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NEVER FORGET


JOHN KERRY's suddenly going to Iraq this weekend is because this week...


KENNEDY drops support for a KERRY presidential run in '08

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1751983/posts

...just for the TV of it.

As KENNEDY himself prepares to appear on this Sunday's 'FoX News Sunday' News Interview program.


NEVER FORGET

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25 posted on 12/12/2006 8:37:23 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: onyx
Well, they can be quite resourceful

He is meeting with USA personnel isn't he? Or the enemy? You never know with him...

26 posted on 12/12/2006 8:38:28 PM PST by Syncro
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To: STARWISE

I guess we should be pinging all the Freepers who have family over there, or who are there themselves. Word should spread fast, so wherever he goes the troops will have time to "not feel good" enough to stand with forced smiles as this traitor uses them for his political photo op.


27 posted on 12/12/2006 8:40:52 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: NicknamedBob

OH... He's meeting with ~our~ soldiers.

I guess that ~is~ news. ;-P


28 posted on 12/12/2006 8:44:25 PM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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To: Syncro

Yes!

Thank you for that!
29 posted on 12/12/2006 8:48:49 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: STARWISE; 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; ...

Let's hope the troops refuse to talk to him, to shake hands with him, refuse to make any sounds whatever not even dainty soft polite clapping when they are forced to endure one of his inane speeches.

Let him get the Silence treatment from the troops and let the press cover/report it to high heaven.


30 posted on 12/12/2006 8:50:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: STARWISE
There are 8 soldiers in that photo.
1 has a PhD
2 have Masters
2 have Bachelors
2 are less than 2 years away from their Bachelors
31 posted on 12/12/2006 8:51:50 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: onyx

I'm not so sure. He was booed at a gathering of the troops recently. ;*)


32 posted on 12/12/2006 8:53:06 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: STARWISE
"I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened,"

Well, I've talked to my son who is over in Iraq and he understands exactly what Kerry said and meant as do all of the guys.

The picture says it all.

I just can't believe that this guy is so dense.

33 posted on 12/12/2006 8:55:35 PM PST by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: Just A Nobody

And God bless them, everyone. He isn't good enough to wipe their boots.


34 posted on 12/12/2006 8:56:48 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Just A Nobody


I wish they could turn their backs on him.


35 posted on 12/12/2006 8:57:12 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: STARWISE

No comment that is acceptable on this forum.


36 posted on 12/12/2006 8:57:26 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: STARWISE

Little more to say...................FRegards


37 posted on 12/12/2006 9:00:38 PM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: SandRat

I hope he takes his wife to impress the heads of state....


39 posted on 12/12/2006 9:03:12 PM PST by Claytonbridge
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To: SandRat

I hope he takes his wife to impress the heads of state....


40 posted on 12/12/2006 9:03:46 PM PST by Claytonbridge
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To: isthisnickcool
Kerry ought to wear one of those powdered wigs.

What he really ought to wear is a hempen necktie.

41 posted on 12/12/2006 9:04:26 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: STARWISE

"Sen. John Kerry, whose botched joke about U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a blow to his presidential ambitions..."


So it's a fact now that it was a "botched joke"?


42 posted on 12/12/2006 9:08:08 PM PST by james500
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To: STARWISE

He got a pocket full of diplomas from some diploma mill in his state to hand out.


43 posted on 12/12/2006 9:11:21 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: STARWISE

Hannity & Colmes on Monday had Hannity's meeting with some US troops in Iraq during his recent trip there. One of the black officers Hannity spoke to took Kerry's remarks as an insult to the troops, and seemed to be saying that opinion was widely held.


44 posted on 12/12/2006 9:12:30 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: STARWISE

What's the over/under on how many times Kerry is going to say, "You know I served in Vietnam"?


45 posted on 12/12/2006 9:13:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the ping, and I agree with you.

It isn't lady like, for me to say what I really hope for.


46 posted on 12/12/2006 9:17:24 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Time for the world to wake up and face the fact that there is a war going on, it is world wide!)
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To: SandRat
Let him get the Silence treatment from the troops and let the press cover/report it to high heaven.

I think the LSM would be as silent about it as our Troops would be giving Kohn Kerry the silent treatment.


Does it make me a bad American if I have day dreamed of calling
air strikes on ?

I wish the media would




47 posted on 12/12/2006 9:20:21 PM PST by do the dhue (How come the Demorats have not fixed Iraq yet? They're inept!! Vote 'em out!!)
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To: do the dhue

bump


48 posted on 12/12/2006 9:20:59 PM PST by malia (President Bush - a man of honor!! clinton as President a man of horror)
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To: STARWISE

"I've talked to plenty of guys who've come back from Iraq, who are there now, who understand exactly what happened,"

He just can't hide his superiority complex and his condescending attitude. So anyone who doesn't buy his fake story about a "botched joke", yeah, right, is just too stupid to get it. What happened to his "I APOLOGIZE TO NO ONE"....now that was probably what he really thought.

He'll probably spend he rest of his days thinking we were just all too beneath him to understand his greatness. What a close call that this preening poser almost made it to president.


50 posted on 12/12/2006 9:28:47 PM PST by Aria (Terri: Do not ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for theeii)
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