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Edwards to Iraq?
Town Hall ^ | July 10, 2004 | Robert Novak

Posted on 07/11/2004 4:47:04 AM PDT by Reader of news

WASHINGTON -- Tentative plans are being discussed inside the Kerry-Edwards campaign to send vice-presidential candidate John Edwards to Iraq as soon as possible.

Edwards has not gone to Iraq since the U.S. invasion last year. His visit there would be designed to try to fill the senator's lack of experience in national security policy. It also would provide the campaign with photo opportunities showing Edwards in close contact with U.S. troops in Iraq.

Before he announced his presidential candidacy last year, Edwards declared aggressive action against Iraq was needed because weapons of mass destruction were there. Like John Kerry, Edwards voted for the war resolution but against the $87 billion bill funding the conflict.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: edwards; iraq; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; novak

1 posted on 07/11/2004 4:47:04 AM PDT by Reader of news
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To: Dubya's fan

Bet this was Hillary's idea...


2 posted on 07/11/2004 4:48:52 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Dubya's fan

I wonder if he's going to wear a flight suit.


3 posted on 07/11/2004 4:54:06 AM PDT by Tom Bombadil
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To: Dubya's fan

Looking at the title I thought it might be satire, an oversized helmet, a ride in a tank and all that.


4 posted on 07/11/2004 4:57:27 AM PDT by palmer (Solutions, not just slogans -JFKerry)
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To: Dubya's fan
I can't even bear to think about how they will spin this story. If he hears from 100 soldiers, 99 with positive outlooks and one with negative, guess whose story will come back and be replayed to ad nauseum?
5 posted on 07/11/2004 5:00:14 AM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: Notasoccermom
We know that security will be extremely tight, which means many $$ will be spent to protect Mr. Edwards. Why should my tax dollars pay for what is essentially a campaign trip? Who do I complain to about that? Oh, wait, Mr. Edwards is rich. He can pay for it himself.

Right.

6 posted on 07/11/2004 5:07:16 AM PDT by Hardastarboard
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To: Notasoccermom

Already here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1169065/posts


7 posted on 07/11/2004 5:07:50 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (A Fireman in the NAVY was promoted more times than Lieutenant junior grade John F'n Kerry.)
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To: Dubya's fan
"His visit there would be designed to try to fill the senator's lack of experience in national security policy.

I can't believe this was even printed.

Photo ops teaches national security policy?

Oh .... TRY to fill ... etc.

My guess is, the huggy/touchies will increase on his return ... (Oh Johnnie ... I was so ... frightened ...)

Carry on.

8 posted on 07/11/2004 5:10:04 AM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: Dubya's fan
Why isn't John Kerry going over, after all he is the "WAR" hero and a want-a-be commander? It's a WAR ZONE, why send a "kid" without any training?

Even Hillry drug her sorry behind over there earing herself the experience of "commander-in-chief"..
9 posted on 07/11/2004 5:13:37 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: mewzilla

Is this without precendent?
A rival political ticket going to a war zone during the election final cycle?


10 posted on 07/11/2004 5:13:54 AM PDT by WoodstockCat
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To: mewzilla
Bet this was Hillary's idea...

It didn't do her any good because everyone saw straight through her motives.

And Dubya upstaged her....I loved it.

11 posted on 07/11/2004 5:17:40 AM PDT by Allegra (Proud Member of Free Republic Baghdad Chapter - est. July 4, 2004)
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To: Dubya's fan

We did this one already.


12 posted on 07/11/2004 5:22:29 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Dubya's fan

John Edwards=Trial Lawyer=Defend Saddam?


13 posted on 07/11/2004 5:23:57 AM PDT by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: Dubya's fan

-"...photo opportunities showing Edwards in close contact with U.S. troops in Iraq."-

Special prayer for the troops...


14 posted on 07/11/2004 6:30:29 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: Tom Bombadil

I heard, edward's is going to Iraq to open a used camel lot franchise. MnM will be his poster fat boy sitting on the back of a camel. I might add, the camel's back would break from all that unwarranted poundage. America first, last and always. Bush/Cheney 2004


15 posted on 07/11/2004 6:32:01 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (These Colors Never Run)
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To: Dubya's fan

Please, please, pleeeese put him in a tank with his head sticking out with all those shiny teeth. On second thought, perhaps he can find an Iraqi OB/GYN to sue.


16 posted on 07/11/2004 6:36:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: Dubya's fan

there it is...Edwards gets snuffed in Iraq and the beast steps in....the papers cry about the loss and another wellstone moment happens


17 posted on 07/11/2004 6:38:09 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: The Wizard

Would someone please step forward with the Dukaka tank pix ?


18 posted on 07/11/2004 6:47:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Here you go!
19 posted on 07/11/2004 6:51:51 AM PDT by MarketR ("We are pioneers of the world; the advance-guard, sent on through the wilderness of untried things")
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To: Dubya's fan

To the front with a target on his back, Kerry next, then Hillary the crusty old sea hag can run....


20 posted on 07/11/2004 7:31:55 AM PDT by buffyt (Party for Bush Cheney - July 15 - all across USA. Look for one in your area. I am having one.)
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To: The Wizard

I think you are RIGHT.


21 posted on 07/11/2004 7:32:21 AM PDT by buffyt (Party for Bush Cheney - July 15 - all across USA. Look for one in your area. I am having one.)
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To: The Wizard

What part does Frank Sinatra play ?


22 posted on 07/11/2004 7:41:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: Dubya's fan

North Carolina has an entire Armored Brigade (30th HSB) in Iraq, so Edwards has a legitimate excuse for going. Security is going to be a nightmare though.


23 posted on 07/11/2004 8:07:44 AM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal.)
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To: Dubya's fan
Edwards has not gone to Iraq since the U.S. invasion last year. His visit there would be designed to try to fill the senator's lack of experience in national security policy. It also would provide the campaign with photo opportunities showing Edwards in close contact with U.S. troops in Iraq.

Since Edwards has not been to Iraq before, and has, up until now, never expressed any interest in going there, how could a trip at this point in time be viewed as anything but a cheap political stunt? I know there are a lot of people out there who believe just about anything the Democrats tell them, but even they have to see through something as transparent as this.

24 posted on 07/11/2004 8:16:07 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Dubya's fan

He's probably going over there so he can set up a law office to pursue Iraqi personal injury cases.


25 posted on 07/11/2004 8:51:11 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: palmer
Edwards will use the new motorcycle Mrs. Heinz-Kerry gave him as a campaign present. Here's a picture of him on it:


26 posted on 07/11/2004 8:58:13 AM PDT by mass55th
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