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  • Does Kerry Think Insults Will Win Allies(A Not-So-Phoney Coalition)

    09/12/2004 7:06:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 269+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/20/2004 Issue | Gerald Baker
    LAST NOVEMBER, suicide bombers killed 19 Italians stationed at a military police barracks in Nasiriyah, southern Iraq. It was the largest single-incident loss of life for the Italian military since the Second World War, and the shock and pain that reverberated through the country was palpable. Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid tribute at a memorial service in Rome. President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi cut short a visit to the United States to return home. Inevitably, the tragedy led some Italian politicians to call for the withdrawal of the country's forces from Iraq. The war was never popular with Italians, and...
  • Smoking Gun: Kerry's Shameful National Security Record Revealed

    09/10/2004 9:25:12 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies · 1,801+ views
    Nationalsecurityonline ^ | 10 September 2004 | Christopher Holton
    In recent days CBS News revealed 30-year old documents regarding President Bush's service in the Air National Guard. Those documents now appear to be forgeries. But what has been lost in the Bush National Guard memo affair was the release of another old document that appears to be much more relevant to the presidential election. Powerline Blog published a 1984 press release from John Kerry's senate campaign in which Kerry's stance on defense is clear. This press release is especially interesting because (a) Kerry is running on building a "stronger America" and (b) the Kerry campaign has denied that he...
  • Kerry foreign policy experience impresses campaign volunteer

    09/07/2004 7:08:02 AM PDT · by harrycarey · 22 replies · 655+ views
    Tuesday, September 7, 2004 CAMPAIGN 2004 Kerry foreign policy experience impresses campaign volunteer By BETH QUIMBY, Portland Press Herald Writer Within days of the opening of the Kerry campaign's Portland headquarters on Kennebec Street on Aug. 28, Sarah Shmitt, 47, had joined the campaign. A: Portland High School English teacher, Shmitt has been politically involved in Massachusetts on environmental issues and on issues dealing with China and Tibet. The Kerry campaign is the first presidential campaign she has actively volunteered in since U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy ran for president back in 1980. Q: What got you involved this year? A:...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: A FUTILE FOREIGN POLICY, Kerry puts on a hawk suit

    09/07/2004 12:35:02 PM PDT · by Tolik · 6 replies · 1,035+ views
    National Review / benadorassociates.com ^ | September 13, 2004 VOL. LVI, NO. 17 | Victor Davis Hanson
    This item is available on the Benador Associates website, at http://www.benadorassociates.com/article/7253John Kerry is worried about his record of support for gay unions, abortion-on-demand, and other hot-button liberal causes that rile moderate swing voters outside of New England. One way to counteract the image of an out-of-touch Boston liberal is to sound hawkish on foreign policy: If Vietnam was once something to be tapped for proof of a young Kerry's opposition to the corporate military-industrial complex, it is now even more richly re-mined in his gray years for evidence of military valor, toughness, and hyper-patriotism.The slogans "Just as tough, but smarter,"...
  • Kerry: Pull Troops From Iraq in 4 Years

    09/06/2004 12:57:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 269,698+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/6/04 | Mary Dalrymple - AP
    RACINE, W.Va. - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites), on a Labor Day tour of states where polls show the race against President Bush (news - web sites) virtually tied, told voters he would try to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq (news - web sites) within four years. "We want those troops home, and my goal would be to try to get them home in my first term," Kerry said, speaking to a fellow Vietnam War veteran who asked about his timetable for withdrawal at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. Kerry, meeting later with mineworkers in...
  • Kerry on Iraq: Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    09/06/2004 12:34:05 PM PDT · by motife · 35 replies · 1,769+ views
    New York TImes ^ | 09/06/04 | By REUTERS
    September 6, 2004 Kerry on Iraq: Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time By REUTERS Filed at 10:57 a.m. ET CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Monday called the invasion of Iraq ``the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time'' and said his goal was to withdraw U.S. troops in his first White House term. Under pressure from some Democrats to change the subject from national security -- regarded by many as President Bush's strongest issue -- Kerry tried to focus exclusively on the economy and other domestic topics at a neighborhood meeting but...
  • Kerry vows to withdraw troops from Iraq

    09/06/2004 10:09:59 AM PDT · by yonif · 143 replies · 3,326+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon 6 September, 2004 | Patricia Wilson
    CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has called the invasion of Iraq "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time" and said his goal was to withdraw U.S. troops in his first White House term. Under pressure from some Democrats to change the subject from national security -- regarded by many as President George W. Bush's strongest issue -- Kerry tried to focus exclusively on the economy and other domestic topics at a neighbourhood meeting but supporters raised Iraq. The Massachusetts senator, who has said he would have voted to give Bush the authority...
  • Iran rejects Kerry nuke proposal

    09/06/2004 7:32:34 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 60 replies · 1,196+ views
    NBR ^ | Sep 6th 04
    Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi has bluntly rejected a nuclear disarmament plan floated by US vice presidential hopeful John Edwards, calling it "campaigning." Under the plan, thought to have originated with US presidential hopeful John Kerry, Iran could keep its nuclear power plants if it gave up the right to retain bomb-making nuclear fuel. Floated to the Washington Post last week by Senator Edwards, the proposal was seen in some quarters as an indication that a Kerry presidency would take a dramaticaly different tack in its handling of relations with Iran, which is officially listed by the US...
  • John Edwards urges appeasement of Iran

    09/03/2004 10:54:41 AM PDT · by CJ-net · 27 replies · 1,068+ views
    Citizen Journal ^ | September 3 | Chris Prior
    In a speech last week, Edwards assured us that a Kerry-Edwards administration would work to counter the threat posed by Iran’s attempts to build nuclear weapons by providing Iran with the ability to produce nuclear energy, which Iran avers to be the goal of its nuclear ambitions. President Kerry would provide Iran the means necessary to construct a nuclear reactor or two and thereby quench the Islamic Republic’s thirst.
  • ... And his foreign policy credibility

    09/02/2004 11:14:14 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 232+ views
    John Kerry's presidential campaign is faltering, and the crux of the problem is the fact that Mr. Kerry's record as a denizen of the McGovern wing of the Democratic Party may be catching up with him.     Mr. Kerry and Democratic Party officialdom hoped that, by focusing attention on his four-and-a-half months in Vietnam, the candidate would be able to avoid criticism of his many votes to slash funding for U.S. intelligence agencies and weapons systems that proved essential to U.S. successes on the battlefield during the current war on terror. That didn't happen, due in part to the swift boat...
  • Kerry's Proposal to Offer Iran A Nuclear 'Bargain' Draws Fire

    09/02/2004 2:25:58 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 364+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 9/02/04 | Patrick Goodenough
    Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Sen. John Kerry's proposal to offer Iran a "great bargain" to retain its nuclear plants but give up nuclear fuels (which could give it weapons capability) has been questioned by critics who point to a similar Clinton administration initiative that failed to end North Korea's bid to build atomic bombs. The plan was outlined by Democrat vice-presidential candidate John Edwards in a Washington Post interview earlier this week. The paper quoted Edwards as saying that if Tehran rejected the proposal, it would effectively be admitting that it is pursuing a goal of nuclear weapons....
  • Demagoguery on Iran

    09/01/2004 3:24:10 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 239+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug 31, 2004
    As John Kerry sinks in the polls, his campaign has trotted out John Edwards to attack President Bush's foreign-policy record, starting with Iran. In an interview with The Washington Post, Mr. Edwards (after rightly stating that it would be unacceptable for Iran to be permitted to obtain nuclear weapons) accused the Bush administration of abdicating responsibility for dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat to the Europeans. But based on the relatively minimal amount of information made available thus far, it's difficult to see how the Kerry-Edwards approach would substantively differ from the failed effort made by the EU 3 —...
  • Kerry’s new Snr Advisor for National Security rejected Sudan's 1998 offer to share info on al-Qaeda

    08/31/2004 1:29:53 PM PDT · by dead · 47 replies · 2,376+ views
    Benador Associates ^ | June 30, 2002
    As al-Qaeda’s presence and influence in Africa mushroomed during the nineties, John Kerry’s new Senior Advisor on National Security Affairs (named to the post today) led the charge, along with Richard Clarke and Sandy Berger, to disengage the US from Sudan. Sudan offered to unconditionally share intelligence that they had gathered about al-Qaeda agents operating in their country. Susan Rice insisted that the US turn down this offer, which was repeated multiple times. She rejected their final offer of unfettered access to their intelligence just six weeks before al-Qaeda bombed our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. This foolish disengagement prevented...
  • Democrats would shield foreign nuclear whistleblowers

    08/30/2004 8:20:45 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 3 replies · 115+ views
    www.spacewar.com ^ | WASHINGTON (AFP) Aug 30, 2004
    Democrats in the White House would offer asylum to scientists secretly building illegal nuclear weapons in foreign countries, vice presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday. "We will send a message to those nuclear scientists: If you want to come clean and expose an illegal weapons program, then we will help you and we will protect you," Edwards said at North Carolina University's Wilmington campus, according to a transcript provided by his campaign. Edwards said Republican President George W. Bush had not done enough to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction. "We will bring the world together to end...
  • If elected, Kerry will offer Iran nuke deal

    08/30/2004 7:08:40 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 25 replies · 424+ views
    Telegraph India ^ | 8/30/04 | Telegraph India
    Washington, Aug. 30 (Reuters): If elected US President, Senator John Kerry would offer Iran a deal allowing it to keep its nuclear power plants if it gave up the right to retain bomb-making nuclear fuel, said Kerry’s vice-presidential running mate in an interview published today. Senator John Edwards told The Washington Post if Iran did not accept this “great bargain,” this would confirm the Islamic state was building nuclear weapons under cover of a nuclear power initiative. If Iran rejected this proposal, Kerry would ensure European allies were prepared to join the US in imposing strict sanctions against Iran, said...
  • "Star Wars" and the Senator

    08/30/2004 2:53:39 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 289+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 30, 2004 | Duncan Currie
    John Kerry's dovish record on missile defense.IT IS NO EXAGGERATION to say the future of national missile defense (NMD) hinges on November's presidential election. This past July, Boeing engineers loaded the first ground-based missile interceptor into a silo at Fort Greely, Alaska; and according to the Washington Post, "five more are due for installation by mid-October." President George W. Bush predicts the system will become operational before 2005. The next administration can either speed or slow this program, depending on how generously it funds NMD research and development. And the contrast between President Bush and Massachusetts senator John Kerry on...
  • Kerry Would Offer Special Iran Deal, Says Edwards

    08/30/2004 1:49:26 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 48 replies · 1,084+ views
    Yahoo ^ | August 30, 2004 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If elected U.S. president, Sen. John Kerry would offer Iran a deal allowing it to keep its nuclear power plants if it gave up the right to retain bomb-making nuclear fuel, Kerry's vice presidential running mate said in an interview published on Monday. Sen. John Edwards told The Washington Post that if Iran did not accept this "great bargain," this would confirm the Islamic state was building nuclear weapons under cover of a nuclear power initiative. If Iran rejected this proposal, Kerry would ensure European allies were prepared to join the United States in imposing strict sanctions...
  • Edwards Says Kerry Plans To Confront Iran On Weapons

    08/30/2004 12:59:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies · 848+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2004 | Glenn Kessler and Robin Wright
    A John F. Kerry administration would propose to Iran that the Islamic state be allowed to keep its nuclear power plants in exchange for giving up the right to retain the nuclear fuel that could be used for bomb-making, Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards said in an interview yesterday.
  • Kerry's Stances on Cuba Open to Attack

    08/28/2004 5:37:05 PM PDT · by Weimdog · 34 replies · 1,220+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Mar. 14, 2004 | PETER WALLSTEN
    Kerry - 'I'm pretty tough on Castro, because I think he's running one of the last vestiges of a Stalinist secret police government in the world,'' `And I voted for the Helms-Burton legislation to be tough on companies that deal with him.'' Reality - Kerry voted against it.
  • Kerry victory would mark return to serious diplomacy Mideast analyst predicts dramatic changes

    08/27/2004 1:45:08 PM PDT · by Pitiricus · 57 replies · 835+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | August 27 2004 | Nicholas Blanford
    BEIRUT: If US presidential hopeful John Kerry makes it to the White House, the "rhetorical flourishes" and "loud declarations" that has defined the Bush administration will be long gone, says veteran Mideast analyst Augustus Richard Norton. Norton, a professor of anthropology at Boston University, said Kerry's presidency would mark a return to "serious diplomacy" and a re-engagement on the Palestinian and Syrian tracks of the moribund peace process. But if US President George W. Bush wins a second term, Norton predicted there would be little change in his Mideast policy, raising the specter of a possible pre-emptive attack against Iran's...