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Al Jazeera Quotes Dean's Anti-Bush Rhetoric
Talon News ^ | 09/15/03 | Charles Mahaleris

Posted on 09/15/2003 8:04:52 AM PDT by bedolido

QATAR (Talon News) -- Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean has links on his campaign website to the various news stories that cover his campaign. He does not, however, have a link to a story that ran in the September 11th copy of Aljazeera.net where the candidate is quoted attacking President George W. Bush.

During debates and on the stump, Dean has been an outspoken and unapologetic critic of Bush and his policies and his unrelenting attacks have now caught the attention of the Arab world's leading newspaper: Al Jazeera.

In a story that ran in the paper's online English language edition on 9/11, reporter Shaheen Chughtai writes, "Howard Dean ... has blamed the president for transforming the 'tidal wave of support and goodwill that engulfed us after the tragedy of 9/11' into "distrust, scepticism, and hostility".

The article (web link), "Two years later: A more dangerous world," examines whether America's actions following the 9/11 attacks have made the world safer or given rise to more violence.

Dean's comments are the only ones coming from the field of nine Democrat presidential challengers.

Shaheen Chugtai writes, "After the United States overthrew the Taliban in Afghanistan and then ousted Saddam Hussein in Iraq, President George Bush assured his compatriots the world was a safer place. But two years and two foreign wars after 9/11 triggered Bush's War on Terror, Americans do not feel safer, according to a US survey. While US troops are busy fighting "terror" abroad, their compatriots are often terrified back home."

The article continues, "Worse still, Bush's so-called War on Terror is creating more hostility, thus raising the risk of attacks against the US - a catastrophic policy failure."

Copyright © 2003 Talon News -- All rights reserved.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: al; aljazeera; antibush; dean; howarddean; jazeera; rhetoric; saddamhandmaidens; sedition
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1 posted on 09/15/2003 8:05:03 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido
Deany Barfers and Al JERKZera - HMMMMM What an interesting combination.
2 posted on 09/15/2003 8:09:28 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: bedolido
The DNC should all be hauled up on treason.
3 posted on 09/15/2003 8:09:50 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: bedolido
A Dean-Fatah Democrat


4 posted on 09/15/2003 8:10:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: bedolido; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; FairOpinion; Howlin; Miss Marple
With candidates like these, who needs enemies? This one in particular is a traitor, just like the guy he wants to place in his administration if he's elected--Heaven help us all if that happens.

5 posted on 09/15/2003 8:11:32 AM PDT by MizSterious (Support whirled peas!)
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To: bedolido
It is funny how the demoCREEPs conveniently forget about what being stately is. Forget about politics ending at the waters edge.

Instead, here is a demoCREEP candidate of President feeding the terrorist propaganda machine known as Al-Jerkzera.

Howie: please jump off of a cliff, you treasonous son-of-a-b*tch.

6 posted on 09/15/2003 8:14:04 AM PDT by mattdono
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To: MizSterious
Looks like aid and comfort to the enemy.
7 posted on 09/15/2003 8:15:18 AM PDT by patj
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To: MizSterious
We have to stop blaming Dean and the rest of the Democrats for taking it to the President.

After all, unless they criticize the President strongly on the conduct of the War on Terrorism and Iraq, there is no way they will be able to hurt his standing with the electorate.

Unless they chip away at the President's successes, they will not be able to seriously contest him in the fall election.

Therefore it is neceessary to tear down the President and work to the detriment of the country, or there will not be a viable Democratic contender in 2004.

And what's more important, success against the terrorists, or success for the Democratic Party in 2004?

They really have no choice.
8 posted on 09/15/2003 8:17:28 AM PDT by gridlock (Heaven help me, somebody is going to take this seriously and flame me...)
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To: gridlock
When do WE have a choice?

Is it to be Dean vs. Pres Bush-PLOwell?

When do WE have choice to finally protect AMERICA AFTER THE 911 ATROCITIES
and take out the terrorists and stop their supporters? ....

9 posted on 09/15/2003 8:20:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: patj
Looks like aid and comfort to the enemy.

Looks that way to me too. Of course, they'll claim it's about free speech. Too bad the Republicans don't get the free speech pass. I'm really sick of the double standard.

10 posted on 09/15/2003 8:21:55 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: mattdono
I wish Ted Kennedy would take Howard Dean for a date and a drive.
11 posted on 09/15/2003 8:21:58 AM PDT by LongsforReagan (There are no Reagans today. We take what we can get!)
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To: bedolido
Would love to see Al-Jizzera formally endorse him...
12 posted on 09/15/2003 8:22:37 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: bedolido
'Hamas' Howard must be pleased.
13 posted on 09/15/2003 8:24:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ain't Skeered...)
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To: mattdono
AGREED!

Kinda sad that these democrats, but Dean and Kerry in particular, lack the necessary 'GRAVITAS' to understand the harm they do to our TROOPS and NATION when they attempt to cover a successful campaign to rid the world of filthy terrorists in order to scare political favor with President Bush hating groups.

These are not men of good character, nor are they statesmen who understand the importance of words.

Instead of doing their ambitious campaigning on presenting their IDEAS, they attempt to tear down what is obviously successful, subverting our nation's drive to rout out and destroy terrorists, wherever they are found, in our national security effort to protect this precious land and the lands of others.

I abhor their feed to our enemies. I abhor their attempts to crush the spirits of our troops.

And, again, if EVER there was a lack of so called ' gravitas it is to be found in the rhetoric of the wimps running for the dem party nomination.

This lot, like their predecessor, clinton the rapist in chief, are demonstrating an immense lack of character, depth, vision and love of country.

But for sure.....the terrorists who hear from Al Jerkzera (lol) will admire them....maybe that is what they truly desire? You know-SCREW the USA TROOPS and make love to the TERRORISTS!

The DNC is criminal enterprise.

14 posted on 09/15/2003 8:25:19 AM PDT by Republic
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To: patj
Looks like aid and comfort to the enemy.

And a country where the President cannot be criticized looks like a democracy?
15 posted on 09/15/2003 8:25:56 AM PDT by Egregious Philbin
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To: Mr. Mojo
The fact that Al Jazeera is even quoting him is very telling. This article is a keeper for the Republican strategists because it applies to all of the rat candidates. They are all giving aid and comfort to the enemy every time they bash the President and the American people need to know this.
16 posted on 09/15/2003 8:27:36 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: freeperfromnj
But don't forget, they support our troops.
17 posted on 09/15/2003 8:28:25 AM PDT by Huck
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To: LongsforReagan
I wish Ted Kennedy would take Howard Dean for a date and a drive.

a strange wish. If the dims choose Dean, he'll go the way of Michael S. Dukakis and just fade away.


18 posted on 09/15/2003 8:28:56 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: Republic
Hear, hear!
19 posted on 09/15/2003 8:29:48 AM PDT by mattdono
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To: Egregious Philbin
They have the right to criticize the President - but they can at least do it with some shred of dignity. There is nothing wrong with respectful, constructive criticism.
20 posted on 09/15/2003 8:29:49 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: mtbopfuyn; Lurker
The DNC should all be hauled up on treason.

Clan noumenon will cheerfully handle the ale and single malt concession at the hangings. Clan Lurker will handle the eats. Who wants the kettle corn concession?

22 posted on 09/15/2003 8:30:20 AM PDT by Noumenon (Those who seek the destruction of a free society are unfit to live in that same society.)
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To: bedolido
Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean has links ........to Aljezeera.

Pretty much says it all.
24 posted on 09/15/2003 8:32:48 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody got a peanut.....)
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To: freeperfromnj
There is nothing wrong with respectful, constructive criticism.

Who decides what is respectful or constructive?
26 posted on 09/15/2003 8:33:56 AM PDT by Egregious Philbin
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To: LennyMoore
We didn't lose 3,000 people on our own soil. There is no comparison between the two wars.
27 posted on 09/15/2003 8:34:38 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: LennyMoore
Oh I see, your one of those -- you'd prefer to wait around for the direct link to hit the next building.
29 posted on 09/15/2003 8:38:40 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: LennyMoore
Who said there was a link b/w 9-11 and Iraq?
30 posted on 09/15/2003 8:42:01 AM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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To: LennyMoore
Yeah that's a good source to base an argument on.
33 posted on 09/15/2003 8:47:56 AM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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To: bedolido
So I guess we know who Al Jeezera's candidate is...
34 posted on 09/15/2003 8:49:25 AM PDT by FeliciaCat
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To: Diogenesis
someone put a Dean button on that girl.
36 posted on 09/15/2003 8:54:03 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: MizSterious
He does not, however, have a link to a story that ran in the September 11th copy of Aljazeera.net where the candidate is quoted attacking President George W. Bush.

Did you ever call it, with friends like ABDULLAH DEAN, WE NEED NO MORE ENEMIES.

37 posted on 09/15/2003 8:56:21 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in groups or whole armies.....we don't care how we getcha, but we will)
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To: Diogenesis; bedolido; mtbopfuyn; areafiftyone; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; FairOpinion; Howlin; ...
Quote: "According to a John Zogby poll (see p. 95), 46 percent of Muslims say they are Democrats, compared with 39 percent of all Americans, and 16 percent say they are Republicans, compared to 34 percent of all Americans. ..."

Those statistics were taken before the 2000 election.

CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad told a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998, "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth." ~

"While American authorities are trying to stop terrorism, groups such as CAIR are attempting to delay and sabotage the process. They are not partners, not patriots, not allies; they are a significant fifth column in the War on Islamofascist Terror." ~
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=9455

"...American Muslims, he says, have been watching with alarm and concern, efforts of Islamists in the US. "Organizations like CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations ) and MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) have deliberately been trying to poison the hearts and minds of American Muslims against America. By subtly suggesting that American policies are controlled by Zionists, they exploit the anti-Semitism that prevails in Islamist - dominated communities," said Dr. Khalid Duran, a renowned scholar and authority on Islamic history. ....

...Dr. Younus Mansour, an Egyptian scholar and author, said that Daniel Pipes is doing a service for the Muslims by warning America against the designs of CAIR, MPAC, and their ilk. These organizations want to divide American society. Any country that supports freedoms and democratic values is our friend and all those who work against the American interests are the enemies of American Muslims.

These American Muslims were reacting to comments by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a supporter for HAMAS and Hezbollah, which has called Pipes' nomination "insensitive". ...." ~ http://www.paktoday.com/pipes.htm

More here:
In Defense of Daniel Pipes: A New Jihad - by Thomas J. Haidon Pakistan Today May 16, 2003
http://www.supportingdanielpipes.org/article/30

Walk down memory lane - before the 2000 election:

Arab- and Muslim-American Presence Felt at Democratic National Convention — Pat McDonnell Twair
http://www.washington-report.org/backissues/101100/0010011.html

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Washington Report on middle eastern affairs
http://www.washington-report.org/backissues/101100/0010021.html

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2000, pages 21-22

Year 2000 Elections

Muslims Can Swing the Election—But Will We?

By Mahjabeen Islam-Husain

My small-town paper gives four lines to news of paramount importance, and half a page to the life of a 20-year-old beauty queen, definitely on her way to becoming Miss America and Miss Universe. So when my local paper ran a half-page article entitled, “Increasing Muslim Population Expected to be a Force in Election,” my pulse zoomed from a staid sixty beats per minute to tachycardic proportions.

The introductory paragraph is even more exciting. It describes a poll which shows that Muslims are deeply conservative on some issues and very liberal on others, making Muslims a possible “swing” group in such close “battleground” states as Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The importance of Muslims in the U.S. was very well articulated by the Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal George, who said, “Islam is now a public religion in the United States.”

America’s 6.7 million Muslims can be divided into three groups, explained Omar Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Speaking at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention held in Chicago Labor Day weekend, he identified the three groups as the indigenous Muslims, the immigrant Muslims and the second-generation Muslims.

This classification is very helpful in understanding the American Muslim psyche, and the potential role Muslims can play in the upcoming elections.

The composition of the American Muslim community, Ahmed said, is 25 percent Arab, 25 percent African, 10 percent Indian/Pakistani and 10 percent from Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey, for a total of 70 percent immigrant Muslims.

The remaining 30 percent of American Muslims fall into the indigenous and second-generation categories.

It is the fact that America’s 6.7 million Muslims are concentrated in such key voting areas as Toledo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Dearborn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, northern Virginia, Hoboken and Jersey City that makes them so important this fall.

According to a John Zogby poll (see p. 95), 46 percent of Muslims say they are Democrats, compared with 39 percent of all Americans, and 16 percent say they are Republicans, compared to 34 percent of all Americans. ..."
38 posted on 09/15/2003 9:08:38 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Why do America's enemies desperately want DemocRATS back in power?)
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To: FeliciaCat
"So I guess we know who Al Jeezera's candidate is..."

Indeed!They are looking for a man who will appease them just like Bill Clinton did.

If the economy does not get lift and believe me the Saudis would love to keep gas prices high and the Dims would love to throw a monkey wrench into it at every turn.. The question is which one of the two are more evil.

39 posted on 09/15/2003 9:10:08 AM PDT by hope (No matter who they nominate, Bill and Hill will rule.)
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To: bedolido
Congratulations, Howard--I hope you love playing the pawn for Islamic terrorists.
40 posted on 09/15/2003 9:10:11 AM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Diogenesis
A Dean-Fatah Democrat

Priceless.

41 posted on 09/15/2003 9:14:43 AM PDT by tubavil
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To: Diogenesis
The liberals have either forgotten 9/11 or decided it can't happen again, ensuring that it will.
42 posted on 09/15/2003 9:15:32 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Matchett-PI
Thanks for this really interesting data. I linked your reply to another thread now up on FR. The link is below:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/982787/posts?page=14
43 posted on 09/15/2003 9:19:50 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (May our brave warriors kill all of the Islamokazis/facists/nazis to prevent future 9/11's.)
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To: LennyMoore; freeperfromnj; oldglory; sheikdetailfeather; Luke FReeman; gonzo; Seeking the truth; ...
"And no link between 9/11 and Iraq" ~ LennyMoore

Looks like this NJ DemocRAT thinks there is. I found this quote on google last year. I think we should quote him early and often. Hahahaha

October 10, 2002
Rothman Statement On Iraq Resolution
http://www.house.gov/rothman/news_releases/rel_101002.htm

Washington, DC - Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ9) today released the following statement regarding the Iraq resolution.

“On September 11, 2001, America’s view of the world changed. On that day, many Americans learned for the first time that there were people in the world who hated America so much, that they would cross the oceans to come here to kill thousands of American men, women, and children, even if it meant they would die themselves.

“In considering the resolution before us , I have weighed all the pros and cons, all the risks of action and the risks of inaction, with September 11th very much in my mind. I believe that any close question on matters of national security, must now be resolved in favor of erring on the side of being proactive and not reactive in protecting our people and our homeland.

“I have spent a tremendous amount of time and study over the past several months on what to do about Saddam Hussein. I have engaged in dialogue with many of my constituents, spoken with experts on every side of this issue, and read literally thousands of pages of analysis. I can delineate as well as any opponent of this resolution, all of the possible and considerable risks of military action against Saddam Hussein.

“However, in the end, I conclude beyond any reasonable doubt, that America must join forces with our allies, hopefully under the express authorization of the United Nations, but that we must take action to prevent Saddam Hussein from using his weapons of mass destruction against us.

“Now, especially in the light and shadow of September 11th, there is a new immediacy and power to Saddam Hussein’s longstanding and oft-stated threats against America.

For years, Saddam Hussein has been a well-known patron and financier of some of the world’s most lethal anti-American terrorists and terrorist organizations. Now, al Qaeda has joined him.

“After being driven from Afghanistan, al Qaeda has now sought and received safe-haven from Saddam Hussein. Saddam is now training al Qaeda in bomb-making and the manufacture and delivery of poisonous and deadly gases.

“We know that for years, al Qaeda has been trying to get their hands on chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons to use against America and Americans. The thought of Saddam Hussein now infecting willing al Qaeda “martyrs” with his smallpox virus and sending them into America’s major cities, causing hundreds of thousands of Americans to die of smallpox, is truly terrifying. The thought of Saddam Hussein sending these same al Qaeda “martyrs” to America to spray chemical or biological poisons over America’s reservoirs or in our most populated cities, is a thought so horrifying, yet so real a possibility, that I cannot in good conscience, especially after the surprise attack of September 11th, permit this to happen.

“I therefore endorse this resolution. I do so, however, with a heavy heart. I do so yet without any reasonable doubt that preventing Saddam Hussein from using weapons of mass destruction against us is necessary now if we are to avoid another 9/11 or worse.

“I pray that military action is not necessary and that alone, passage of this resolution will result in Saddam Hussein’s compliance with all existing U.N. resolutions to disarm and to permit unconditional inspections, but in the end that is Saddam Hussein’s choice.

“As we pass this resolution, let us pray for the safety of all Americans, including the brave men and women in our military, law enforcement, and all branches of government who are today protecting us here at home and in countries around the world, and who will be called upon to do so tomorrow or in the days ahead. God bless them, and God bless America.”
44 posted on 09/15/2003 9:22:30 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Why do America's enemies desperately want DemocRATS back in power?)
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To: LennyMoore
Did the Democrats call Republicans who criticized Clinton during the bombing of Serbia traitors?

No, they didn't call Clinton a "unilateralist cowboy," either, even though Clinton had 0 UN resolutions when he aided the al-Qaida backed KLA against Serbia and Bush in comparison had... 17, including one passed unanimously that called for "serious consequences" which everyone understood to be war. Your point?
45 posted on 09/15/2003 9:25:10 AM PDT by adam_az
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To: Grampa Dave
You're welcome! Thanks for the link! You might find my post #44 in this thread to be useful AMMO for future reference, too. :)
46 posted on 09/15/2003 9:27:30 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Why do America's enemies desperately want DemocRATS back in power?)
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To: LennyMoore
When did the Bush Administration say Iraq was involed in the 9-11 attacks?
47 posted on 09/15/2003 9:30:32 AM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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