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John Kerry Statement on Admiral Fallon's Resignation
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Posted on 03/12/2008 11:58:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

03/11/2008 John Kerry Statement on Admiral Fallon's Resignation

"The looming question now is whether the cost of Admiral Fallon's candor was his job."

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator John Kerry made the following statement today about the retirement of Admiral William Fallon. Kerry pressed Congress to pose tough questions about whether Fallon was dismissed for voicing dissent against a rush to war with Iran.

“Congress needs to determine immediately whether Admiral Fallon’s resignation is another example of truth tellers being forced to the sidelines in the Bush Administration. His departure must not clear the way for a rush to war with Iran.

Admiral Fallon has been a voice of common sense and truth in an Administration where candor has been in tragically short supply. He was correct in warming that we diverted resources from Afghanistan to fight a war of choice in Iraq, and correct in warning of the risks of a rush to war with Iran.

Over these last seven Bush years, we’ve seen those who toe the company line get rewarded and those who speak inconvenient truths get retired. We know that George Tenet got the Medal of Freedom for “slam dunk” evidence on non-existent WMD’s and General Shinseki got retired for telling the truth about the troop levels needed in Iraq.

The looming question now is whether the cost of Admiral Fallon’s candor was his job.”


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Horse's rear end.........
1 posted on 03/12/2008 11:58:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

squids!


2 posted on 03/12/2008 12:00:06 PM PDT by SF Republican (Conservatives wanted all or nothing, and they got it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry served in Vietnam and went to Cambodia at Christmas.


3 posted on 03/12/2008 12:00:46 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

And got three Purple Hearts for three purple scratches!

Who knew?


4 posted on 03/12/2008 12:01:36 PM PDT by mkjessup (Famous 'Rat Initials: FDR, HST, JFK, LBJ .... to be followed by *B.O.* ?!? - I don't think so!! LOL)
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To: tobyhill
went to Cambodia at Christmas.

That was under President Richard E. Nixon, wasn't it?

5 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:01 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jenghis Khan on line two, senator.


6 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:14 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh good! Another investigation to keep them busy.


7 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:20 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know about any of this, but I did hear that this guy was in Vietnam.


8 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:22 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Sub-Driver
Over these last seven Bush years, we’ve seen those who toe the company line get rewarded and those who speak inconvenient truths get retired.

I'm certain that never happened in ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION, ever.

whatta dork.

9 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:37 PM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, but what is Britney Spear’s opinion? About as relevant.....


10 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:42 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: tobyhill

Ho ho ho Cki Minh!


11 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:44 PM PDT by MtnClimber ("Bullfighting, Mountain Climbing and Auto-Racing are the only real sports.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Congress needs to determine immediately whether Admiral Fallon’s resignation is another example of truth tellers being forced to the sidelines in the Bush Administration."

President Bush is Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces... you are NOT. Sit down and STFU you sickening piece of garbage.

12 posted on 03/12/2008 12:02:51 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

I must have missed the SF180 release..got that out yet, Senator? And by the way, what is your client number?


13 posted on 03/12/2008 12:03:07 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: Sub-Driver

STFU John Kerry


14 posted on 03/12/2008 12:03:08 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am the watchman on the tower sounding the alarm.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I think that was the same Nixon he mentioned.


15 posted on 03/12/2008 12:03:54 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lame brain Kerry is always good for a little comic relief.


16 posted on 03/12/2008 12:04:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if that was the same “non-existent WMD’s” John talked about before Bush even came to office. *laughing* Kerry was a screw up in the 60s and 70s and he’s STILL a crew up today. At least he’s constant in that at least.


17 posted on 03/12/2008 12:04:17 PM PDT by Tut
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To: mkjessup

Well a bullet in the butt should count for something, dontcha think? :)


18 posted on 03/12/2008 12:05:08 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sub-Driver

J F’n K worrying about truthtellers?

How would he recognize one?


19 posted on 03/12/2008 12:05:20 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Interesting Times
Looks like a Willy J. nomination to Admiral:

William J. Fallon

Regards,

TS

20 posted on 03/12/2008 12:06:40 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.ToSetTheRecordStraight.com/www.swiftvets.com/www.wintersoldier.com-The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fallon SHOULD have been canned. Statements about reluctance to start a war is the job of political negotiators, not the military.

The negotiators will get the attention of the Iranians if our military is perceived as a “rabid dog on a weak leash” being held by GW.


21 posted on 03/12/2008 12:06:52 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Sub-Driver
"General Shinseki got retired for telling the truth about the troop levels needed in Iraq."

Shinseki anticipated McCain.

22 posted on 03/12/2008 12:07:23 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Irrelevance on parade.


23 posted on 03/12/2008 12:07:34 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s the deal with so many treasonous admirals? I recall back in the first gulf war there was a whole organized group of ex-admirals who claimed we would get our ass kicked by Sadaam’s mighty Republican Guard. They had some little old dried-up Harry reid-looking geezer who was their spokesRAT.

There was also some dick named Pierre something who was PBS’s go-to guy on how America couldn’t beat Iraq. He claimed the Abrams tanks wouldn’t run in the sand. They rewarded him by giving him a “special” starring his sucky jazz band.


24 posted on 03/12/2008 12:09:08 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver

Admiral Fallon didn’t study hard enough in school and got stuck in Iraq.


25 posted on 03/12/2008 12:09:28 PM PDT by Allegra (Posting without being logged on since 2001)
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To: Allegra

ROFL!!!


26 posted on 03/12/2008 12:11:02 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: avacado

“President Bush is Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces... you are NOT. Sit down and STFU you sickening piece of garbage.”

Well put. I couldn’t have said it better.


27 posted on 03/12/2008 12:12:25 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Sub-Driver
I was going to comment on Jon Francois Carry, but all the good comments have already been taken.

But just in case, has the word treason been brought up about horseface?

Scuse me while I go munch a few raisins.

28 posted on 03/12/2008 12:13:24 PM PDT by garyhope (Fellini fan, Client 8 1/2)
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To: Sub-Driver

29 posted on 03/12/2008 12:13:25 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

“Fake but accurate”, eh?........


30 posted on 03/12/2008 12:17:23 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: tobyhill
Kerry served in Vietnam and went to Cambodia at Christmas.

And it looks like he told that story one too many times for Teh-ray-zuh.


31 posted on 03/12/2008 12:21:56 PM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Quick. The nation needs a thorough investigation of this potential scahdal!

Let's forget about the tele-evangelist probe and also forget about the steroid usage in sports.

Don't investigate the definite possibility that the global warming fiasco is a fiasco. And don't investigate the ridiculous growing of corn for diluting gasoline thereby raising food prices and killing off whatever seafood is available in the Gulf.

We Americans demand that our Congress be inane and imbecilic. That's why we keep electing these nitwits.

32 posted on 03/12/2008 12:21:58 PM PDT by fweingart (Obama-Clinton (A real dream team!))
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To: Sub-Driver

So what?

Say they have their little petty investigation, wasting $$$$ and time.....and even if Bush came out and said “You bet that’s the reason”.

So freakin’ what?


33 posted on 03/12/2008 12:23:30 PM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Still waiting Johnboy!

34 posted on 03/12/2008 12:24:11 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Sub-Driver
John effin... we don't have time for this right now what with Operation Chaos, Rush the Vote, Spitshit takin it up the backside, etc.

Why are you always so out of touch?

35 posted on 03/12/2008 12:24:16 PM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who’s John Kerry?


36 posted on 03/12/2008 12:25:12 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 Million Fooled Daily!)
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To: The Shrew

I’m feeling better about this resignation all the time.


37 posted on 03/12/2008 12:28:21 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: fweingart
Don't investigate the definite possibility that the global warming fiasco is a fiasco. And don't investigate the ridiculous growing of corn for diluting gasoline thereby raising food prices and killing off whatever seafood is available in the Gulf.

And let's not forget the countless hours of idiocy that were spent looking into why a half-dozen under performing prosecutors were let go by an administration that was well within its rights...while ignoring any precedent on the matter that might have been established by a cigar-weilding, philandering rapist.


38 posted on 03/12/2008 12:33:31 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I'm on my way, Admiral!!!!"


39 posted on 03/12/2008 12:33:39 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Bitsy
Well a bullet in the butt should count for something, dontcha think? :)

You're right. Considering that John F'in Kerry has had his head buried up his ass from such a young age, he should have been awarded a pair of purple aspirin tablets for the possible headache, to go with those purple scratches.
40 posted on 03/12/2008 12:42:11 PM PDT by mkjessup (Famous 'Rat Initials: FDR, HST, JFK, LBJ .... to be followed by *B.O.* ?!? - I don't think so!! LOL)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

41 posted on 03/12/2008 12:45:17 PM PDT by Leisler
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Well a bullet in the butt should count for something, dontcha think? :)

Was not a bullet, but a FEW grains of rice which ended up in his butt because this Rhodes Scholar tried to destroy a cache of rice by tossing a grenade into it which any 17 year-old high school drop out recruit would realize this procedure would be useless--needs to be burned.

42 posted on 03/12/2008 12:47:36 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: Sub-Driver
As probably one of the ONLY people serving in Vietnam at the time, who knew of an obscure regulation allowing for those having been awarded 3 purple hearts the option of requesting to be reasigned statewide, I cannot imagine The Snake not knowing that:

"ALL Generals/Admirals serve at the pleasure of the CIC"

And even if W asked for his resignation (which he should have) it is all above board and this is one because "Live Shot," has been out of the limelight so long, he doesn't care what he has to do to get a little media attention. Of course, this phony, fraudulent, POS, would not know this

43 posted on 03/12/2008 12:55:51 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d like to see a statement on John Kerry’s resignation...


44 posted on 03/12/2008 12:56:47 PM PDT by counterpunch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl32Y7wDVDs)
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To: Sub-Driver

Like Kerry’s, the Admiral’s disloyalty to his President and his Nation makes him in fact a traitor. The President decides who and when we go to war with and all Americans, especially the military, must follow the direction of America’s Commander in Chief.


45 posted on 03/12/2008 1:05:55 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: Bitsy

With him, that would be a potential head wound.


46 posted on 03/12/2008 1:12:51 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Was not a bullet, but a FEW grains of rice

Well then, he deserves that purple heart more than ever! All that rice in his butt and such - he coulda gotten rice poisoning or ricecoli or something really really bad :)!


47 posted on 03/12/2008 1:13:29 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: tobyhill

Seared in his memory [the Cambodia trip].


48 posted on 03/12/2008 1:14:53 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Old Grumpy
“President Bush is Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces... you are NOT.Thank you, Lord! Sit down and STFU you sickening piece of garbage.”

Well put. I couldn’t have said it better.

One slight modification....

49 posted on 03/12/2008 1:20:07 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: Allegra

LOLOL!


50 posted on 03/12/2008 1:26:55 PM PDT by LucyJo
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