Skip to comments.Kerry questions Bush's wartime leadership
Posted on 08/06/2004 3:33:53 AM PDT by Phlap
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Challenging President Bush's "maturity" as a wartime leader, Democratic nominee John F. Kerry said yesterday that he would have excused himself from the Florida classroom on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, where Bush continued reading to children after learning about the attacks on the Twin Towers.
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"In a statement, Giuliani linked Kerry's reference to the Florida classroom with filmmaker Michael Moore's anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," which used video footage from that morning to portray the president as clueless.
"John Kerry must be frustrated in his campaign if he is armchair-quarterbacking based on cues from Michael Moore," Giuliani said. "John Kerry is an indecisive candidate who has demonstrated an inconsistent position on the war on terror, who voted against funding for our troops at war, and who cannot give a clear answer on his position concerning the decision to remove Saddam Hussein."
That last shot, a frequent taunt from the Bush campaign to Kerry, came after the Democrat told the UNITY gathering that he "might" have gone to war if Hussein had refused to disarm.
"You bet we might have," Kerry said, adding that the result would not have cost as much in American casualties or taxpayers' money.
What a waffler. "WE might have." Sheesh!!!
and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon..."
I knew the moment I heard that quote that it will fit nicely with his earlier "I voted FOR it before I voted AGAINST it".
This guy really knows how to put his foot in his mouth.
I hope this new line gets repeated until it sticks.
Does Kerry *really* want to make an issue of wartime leadership?
As I understand it, Bush continued reading after being informed of the 1st tower collision when people thought it was an accident. After the second one hit of course, it was clear it was deliberate and Bush went into action.
Looks like he's "CHANGED HIS MIND!"
|What Kerry REALLY did on 9/11!!!!
|Posted by The G Man
On News/Activism 08/05/2004 8:26:40 PM CDT · 136 replies · 4,131+ views
NRO Corner ^
This was posted on The Corner at NRO. Thought it worth posting here:~~~~~~WHAT KERRY DID [KJL] Listen, he wasn't president on Sept. 11, and I am not questioning his reflexes or reactions, but it is worth noting what Kerry did do on Sept. 11, 2001. Here's what he told Larry King: "...And as I came in [to a meeting in Sen. Daschle's office], Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and...
WE might have - and thats a definite maybe!
John Kerry is nothing more than a traveling posthole salesman. He has nothing to sell, but expects voters to buy from him anyway.
Maybe Massachusetts voters will buy postholes from you, Mr. Kerry, but the rest of us will pass.
That makes sense. When I read this latest absurdity from Kerry, I am thinking that he believes the President should have thrown the book aside and raced to the door, trampling the children and screaming "We're all gonna die!" Of course, no matter what President Bush did that day, it's wrong. Not that Kerry would ever be negative, of course. I love the "you bet we might have" line, especially the emphatic lead in of "you bet" followed by his typical waffle.
democrats have exploited tragedy with 20/20 hindsight.
The press should go back to the interview of the teacher of the class that day who admitted she did not not vote for W in the last election but she appreciated the way the president acted that day by not leaving abruptly and shocking the children .But as usual dont confuse the democraps with the facts
Not in a million years!
What a puke!!!
These are exactly the kind of attacks that will win the election for Bush. Hope Kerry continues this line of campaigning. Of course, anything to keep his own record out of the public eye.
What would John F*ckin' have done that President Bush couldn't? Not unless he had a crystal ball. Its a little late for him to engage in Monday morning quarterbacking. What we have here is another political cheap shot, not responsible criticism.
That's the most classic use of decisive indecision I've ever heard.