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New Kerry Halliburton Ad

Posted on 04/15/2004 2:18:53 PM PDT by GarnetGirl04

On the same day that Osama Bin Laden released a statement claiming American is in Iraq to make money for Halliburton, John Kerry has a new web ad at Salon.com claiming the invasion of Iraq was only about Halliburton:

“For the 1st time in history a corporation was allowed to invade a nation. No wonder the UN wasn’t involved. It’s time to UNSEAT George W. Bush. Click here to contribute. Paid for by John Kerry for President, Inc.”

Here's what bin Laden said: "We must take into consideration that this war brings billions of dollars in profit to the major companies, whether it be those that produce weapons or those that contribute to reconstruction, such as the Halliburton Company, its sisters and daughters."

Some may remember in March 2003, Kerry promised not to attack the President on this issue once the war began: ‘It’s what you owe the troops,’ said a statement from Kerry, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. ‘I remember being one of those guys and reading news reports from home. If America is at war, I won’t speak a word without measuring how it’ll sound to the guys doing the fighting when they’re listening to their radios in the desert.’” (Glen Johnson, “Democrats On The Stump Plot Their War Rhetoric,” The Boston Globe, 3/11/03 – BG archives are subscription only)


TOPICS: Campaign News
KEYWORDS: ads; binladen; campaign2004; coconspirators; halliburton; iraq; kerry

1 posted on 04/15/2004 2:18:54 PM PDT by GarnetGirl04
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To: GarnetGirl04
Yeah that nasty evil AMERICAN company. Their employees are risking their lives to supply our troops ( oh yes Kerry voted against suppling our troops) Now if Halliburton were a FRENCH company, things would be different. Halliburton has a lot more money that the French Thing. (Clinton is The Thing, Kerry is The French Thing)They might decide to run their own ads.
2 posted on 04/15/2004 2:23:33 PM PDT by marty60
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To: GarnetGirl04
“For the 1st time in history a corporation was allowed to invade a nation. No wonder the UN wasn’t involved. It’s time to UNSEAT George W. Bush. Click here to contribute. Paid for by John Kerry for President, Inc.”

Just heard about this on Hugh Hewitt, but I cant find it. I am assuming it is the top banner and I have been refreshing my browser, but no Halliburton. Do you have a direct to the ad?

3 posted on 04/15/2004 3:44:35 PM PDT by Friend of thunder (No sane person wants war, but oppressors want oppression.)
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To: Friend of thunder
No, I wish I did! I saw it at Salon.com, and I just went back to try to get it to come up again but no luck (at least for the five minutes I was clicking around). Even if I found it, I think it's a random placement. So far, I haven't found a permanent link (I looked at the Kerry campaign website, too). :/

The ad was also mentioned on FNC's Special Report tonight.
4 posted on 04/15/2004 3:52:02 PM PDT by GarnetGirl04 (GarnetGirl)
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5 posted on 04/15/2004 4:05:57 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley
Good find! Thanks.
6 posted on 04/15/2004 4:09:01 PM PDT by Friend of thunder (No sane person wants war, but oppressors want oppression.)
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To: Friend of thunder
Thank the awesome Powerline blog.
7 posted on 04/15/2004 4:11:49 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley
William, you rock my world! Thank you so much!
8 posted on 04/15/2004 4:16:38 PM PDT by GarnetGirl04 (GarnetGirl)
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To: William McKinley
Thank the awesome Powerline blog.

And they say they got it from Salon, but it does not seem to be up now I wonder if it was pulled as too tinfoil hatish.

9 posted on 04/15/2004 4:18:52 PM PDT by Friend of thunder (No sane person wants war, but oppressors want oppression.)
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To: GarnetGirl04
I have a serious question. Sarcastic replies not needed. I think its safe to say that OBL is a smart terrorist. I would like to hear some feedback on this question. Why do guys think OBL is trying to play-off of Kerry's rhetoric on the "evil Halliburton"?
10 posted on 04/16/2004 10:28:20 AM PDT by StopThePress
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To: StopThePress
OBL is "playing off" of the international socialist community's repetition of Kerry's (and ALL democrats') continued lies.

They get away with it,of course, through the compliancy of the US and international press corpse's failure to report the truth: rather, the press repeats the democrat's lies, prompts them about it, and then challenges the repub response (what little response there is!) from the international socialist position:

US = bad,

US business = more bad,

US freeing people enslaved by Saddam = more, more bad.

French/Russian/German/UN making money from bribes and Saddamn's oil = no story, good news, and more money to socialists.

11 posted on 04/19/2004 12:42:22 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only support FR by donating monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: StopThePress
OBL is doing it because lets face it.... even the democraps know that Kerry is going to be weaker on homeland security and defense and especially the remainder of the war on terror. And of course the Dems support this weaker military Kerry will create.

So clearly Osamma supports this because he supports John Kerry as president because an election of john kerry would lead to a decreased chance of OBL being caught ( since Kerry will be weaker on terrorism) and thus because of this, OBL will use anything against bush to try to get Kerry elected, so that OBL wont be caught, and can do more attacks.

As for why he picked Haliburton to focus on, who knows?
12 posted on 04/19/2004 1:22:04 PM PDT by UMMBsaxplayer
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To: GarnetGirl04
That's just pathetically lame.

Who wrote that? Moveon? Sure appeals to the base of democrat voters who don't go any farther than headlines on CNN (when they aren't watching Lifetime).

Oh yeah, all the Indy's who think before pulling the lever, and read, too, will find that ad just plain nonsense.

13 posted on 04/20/2004 2:57:31 PM PDT by OpusatFR (John Kerry - Cheezewhiz for the mind - marshmallow mush for the masses)
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To: GarnetGirl04
So what's the difference between Osama bin laden,
and "Hanoi John" Kerry? A thug by any other
name, is still a thug!

14 posted on 04/22/2004 12:09:29 PM PDT by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY 2004 - THE BEST GET BETTER)
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To: GarnetGirl04
Would Kerry have been happier if it had been Schlumberger?
15 posted on 04/26/2004 9:05:59 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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Would Kerry have been happier if it had been Schlumberger?

That's really the only relevant question. There's only 2 or 3 companies in the world that can do what Halliburton does. Halliburton is American and has security clearance. Who else you gonna call?

What I find interesting about all this bickering about what company was chosen is: You don't hear it from the business world. The CEO of Schlumberger doesn't hold press conferences to complain that Halliburton was given preferential treatment. The only people you hear complain are Democrats.

Similarly, you don't hear the military complain about troop strength or needing a draft. All that talk is coming from political operatives and their sympathetic talking heads.

Dick Cheney severed his ties with Halliburton as soon as he ran for Vice President. He left something like $22 million worth of stock options expire worthless rather than exercise them. Those actions aren't consistent with the idea that Cheney is a greedy SOB who starts wars to line his own pockets.

I wonder how much money the Heinz corporation is making off the war? I'm willing to bet it's a substantial amount. But it would be ridiculous to claim they started the war to make that money.

16 posted on 05/01/2004 11:18:41 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: StopThePress
Why do guys think OBL is trying to play-off of Kerry's rhetoric on the "evil Halliburton"?

OBL might be a smart tactician, but his strategy has always been fairly idiotic. He thought that 9/11 would get the US out of the Middle East. Good job, genius.

OBL has a pattern of doing something and then justifying it later based on the press he receives. For instance, the purpose of 9/11 had nothing to do with Palestine, but when the Palestinians danced in the streets he retroactively claimed that as a major cause.

His stated purpose for starting Jihad against America was to get US troops out of Saudi Arabia. The troops were there to protect the Saudis from Iraqi invasion. So when we took out Saddam, we removed our troops from Saudi. OBL therefore should be happy that his goal was accomplished.

Ever the whiner, OBL has to find something else to yammer about. His Halliburton riff was grasping at straws, which he does frequently. He's also riffed against the Moors being expelled from Spain in the 15th century and the treatment of American Indians in the 19th century. He throws things against the wall and sees what sticks.

OBL is an extreme example of the Anyone But Bush crowd. He can't have a positive message, because not everyone would agree with that message. Look at the war protestors. For some, the # 1 thing they want is Gay Marriage or A Living Wage or An End To Globalization. Some of the positive changes they want are counter to each other's purposes.

But everyone who hates Bush can agree on the fact that they hate Bush. OBL couldn't get anti-Bush people to agree that they should all convert to radical Islam. Therefore, he gets them to agree that they should all hate Bush.

17 posted on 05/01/2004 11:32:18 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: GarnetGirl04
He lies, he lies, he lies.


18 posted on 05/02/2004 8:13:58 AM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate]))
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To: Paleo Conservative
I wonder who supplies all the ketchup and mustard to the troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan?
19 posted on 05/03/2004 6:26:02 AM PDT by GigaDittos ("Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job")
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To: StopThePress
"I have a serious question. Sarcastic replies not needed. I think its safe to say that OBL is a smart terrorist. I would like to hear some feedback on this question. Why do guys think OBL is trying to play-off of Kerry's rhetoric on the "evil Halliburton"?"

One answer could be to feed fodder to the Democrats!
20 posted on 05/03/2004 8:57:38 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - THE BEST GET BETTER)
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