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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...
  • Multilateralism is no substitute for U.S. vigilance

    08/27/2004 12:36:39 PM PDT · by AndrewM · 3 replies · 286+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Fri, August 27, 2004 | Charles H. Rieper
    Multilateralism is no substitute for U.S. vigilance Friday, August 27, 2004 And thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought." So agonized Hamlet over his duties to both his departed father and his country. If there has been any consistency in Sen. John Kerry's message, it is that his administration will be more committed to multilateralism than the allegedly unilateralist incumbent. Nevertheless, the multilateralism that the senator prescribes for foreign policy can be as feckless as the Melancholy Dane's equivocations. In theory, multilateralism, or collective security, is laudable, as the efforts by international...
  • The Dangerous Secret...is what Kerry believes _now_, not what he did _then_.

    08/27/2004 9:45:20 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 12 replies · 1,104+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 27, 2004 | Stanley Kurtz
    With a real war going on right now in Iraq, why are we arguing about what happened 35 years ago in Vietnam? Here are two answers to that question: 1. Knowing President Bush has no positive achievements to run on, and desperate to prevent revelations under a Kerry presidency of the cooked intelligence and profiteering behind the disastrous Iraq war, the Republican attack machine has orchestrated a professional hit job on John Kerry's character and military record. The story of Kerry's wartime heroism puts the Vietnam-era cowardice of the president and vice president to shame. In doing so, the...
  • Kerrys Plan for National Security (from his website)

    08/25/2004 6:57:19 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 4 replies · 257+ views
    America was born in pursuit of an idea - that a free people with diverse beliefs can govern themselves in peace. Throughout our history, we have forged powerful alliances to defend, encourage, and promote that idea around the world. Through two World Wars, the Cold War, the Gulf War and Kosovo, America led instead of going it alone. We respected the world - and the world respected us. Today, our leadership has walked away from more than a century of American leadership in the world to embrace a new - and dangerously ineffective - American disregard for the world. They...
  • Kerry The Appeaser - In His Own Words

    08/25/2004 1:57:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies · 378+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Aug. 25, 2004 | Charles R. Smith
    While John Kerry defends his four-month deployment to Vietnam over 30 years ago, the Kerry campaign ignores the Senator's record over the last four years. In an article by Bill Gertz, U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged that China recently supplied missile technology to Iran in violation of Beijing's repeated promises to stop covert arms exports. The Kerry camp has issued no statement on the WMD export by China and continues to remain silent on an international issue of great importance. Kerry would rather talk about Vietnam 30 years ago than his much more recent senate record on WMD and China. The...
  • Ten Suggestions for a Sensitive War on Terror

    08/23/2004 9:26:07 PM PDT · by MMartinez095 · 7 replies · 425+ views
    10. Stop calling it a "war." Rename it to the "Protest Against Terror." Protests always get people's attention and let them know that what you're protesting against is wrong. 9. Use softer bullets. Metal bullets hurt the terrorists, and that makes them hate us more. 8. Perhaps President Kerry can invite Osama bin Laden to the White House for a "cuddling party" with Kerry/Edwards. Nothing makes friends faster than a good cuddle. 7. Only go to war if the French and the UN say it's okay. Everyone knows how skillful the French are at dealing with other nations, and the...
  • Jimmy Carter: Wrong mentor for Kerry: how ex-prez helped foster radical Islam

    08/21/2004 10:58:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 1,935+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 21, 2004 | Robert Spencer
    Saturday, August 21, 2004 Jimmy Carter: Wrong mentor for Kerry Posted: August 21, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Robert Spencer © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Now that the Democratic Party has committed itself to warmed-over Carterism in its platform document, the comically titled "Strong At Home, Respected In The World," and Mickey Kaus has contributed a ringing endorsement worthy of the Man From Malaise ("We survived Carter and we'd survive Kerry"), it is important to remember just what we owe Jimmy Carter: a resurgent global Islamic radicalism, emboldened and directly aided by the Khomeini regime in Iran that he did so much to set in...
  • Jimmy Carter: Wrong mentor for Kerry

    08/21/2004 1:05:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 646+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/21/04 | Robert Spencer
    Now that the Democratic Party has committed itself to warmed-over Carterism in its platform document, the comically titled "Strong At Home, Respected In The World," and Mickey Kaus has contributed a ringing endorsement worthy of the Man From Malaise ("We survived Carter and we'd survive Kerry"), it is important to remember just what we owe Jimmy Carter: a resurgent global Islamic radicalism, emboldened and directly aided by the Khomeini regime in Iran that he did so much to set in place. A sobering reminder of just how much Carter is responsible for Iran's now sclerotic but still tenacious mullahocracy comes...
  • Kerry: Carter Redux?

    08/21/2004 9:35:14 AM PDT · by Ardavan Bahrami · 11 replies · 622+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Robert Spencer
    Friday, August 20, 2004 Kerry: Carter Redux? By Robert Spencer FrontPageMagazine.com | August 20, 2004 Now that the Democratic Party has committed itself to warmed-over Carterism in its platform document, the comically titled “Strong At Home, Respected In The World,” and Mickey Kaus has contributed a ringing endorsement worthy of the Man From Malaise (“We survived Carter and we’d survive Kerry”), it is important to remember just what we owe Jimmy Carter: a resurgent global Islamic radicalism, emboldened and directly aided by the Khomeini regime in Iran that he did so much to set in place. A sobering reminder of...
  • Kerry flips on troop redeployment

    08/20/2004 11:17:09 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 351+ views
    [snip]In January of this year, Mr. Kerry promised to be a president who "reduces the overall need for deployment of American forces in the globe -- and I mean North Korea, Germany and the rest of the world." On April 14, Mr. Kerry said that the president should be "trying to find ways to reduce the overexposure, in a sense, of America's commitments." U.S. foreign policy, he added, should be trying to achieve "the reduction of the American presence" on the Korean Peninsula. During an Aug. 1 appearance on ABC-TV's "This Week," moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Mr. Kerry if some...
  • From The Archives...Kerry Flip Flops On Troop Reorganizations

    08/20/2004 5:18:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 277+ views
    From The Archives...An Elephant Never Forgets! KERRY FLIP FLOPS ON TROOP REORGANIZATION“At this point in the campaign it will surprise no one that John Kerry was for troop reorganization before he was against it.” – RNC Communications Director Jim Dyke AUGUST 1, 2004: KERRY SAID HE WOULD REDUCE TROOPS "IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA, PERHAPS IN EUROPE." ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: “Can you promise that American troops will be home by the end of your first term?” SEN. JOHN KERRY: “I will have significant enormous reduction in the level of troops. We will probably have a continued presence of some kind, certainly in the...
  • Kerry: Carter Redux?

    08/20/2004 12:41:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 220+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 8/20/04 | Robert Spencer
    Now that the Democratic Party has committed itself to warmed-over Carterism in its platform document, the comically titled “Strong At Home, Respected In The World,” and Mickey Kaus has contributed a ringing endorsement worthy of the Man From Malaise (“We survived Carter and we’d survive Kerry”), it is important to remember just what we owe Jimmy Carter: a resurgent global Islamic radicalism, emboldened and directly aided by the Khomeini regime in Iran that he did so much to set in place. A sobering reminder of just how much Carter is responsible for Iran’s now sclerotic but still tenacious mullahocracy comes from...
  • Kerry's fantasy land

    08/19/2004 11:47:06 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 545+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/20/04 | Diana West
    Remember when Gerald Ford declared there was no Soviet domination of, well, Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe? That stunner of a blooper helped doom his 1976 White House bid against Jimmy Carter.     And speaking of Jimmy Carter, remember when the erstwhile Georgia peanut farmer got his first inkling into the perils of Soviet expansionism? It was December 1979, and Moscow had just sent 80,000 troops into Afghanistan. Mr. Carter declared that this particular act of aggression "made a more dramatic change in my own opinion of what the Soviets' ultimate goals are" than anything else he'd noticed during nearly three Cold War...
  • Moving troops

    08/19/2004 10:48:04 PM PDT · by kattracks · 198+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/20/03
    [snip]The Democrats' response is a classic demonstration of reactionary liberalism, the reflexive defense of the status quo long after its raison d'etre has evaporated. Kerry adviser Wesley Clark protested vigorously: ``As we face a global war on terror with al Qaeda active in more than 60 countries, now is not the time to pull back our forces.'' He cannot be serious. How exactly are the 72,000 American troops in Germany fighting al Qaeda? A lot of good they did in uncovering the al Qaeda cell in Hamburg that carried out 9/11. This hugely expensive deployment -- with its large logistics...
  • CHENEY ON KERRY TROOP WAFFLE

    08/19/2004 2:36:35 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 16 replies · 901+ views
    NROTC ^ | August 19, 2004 | KJ Lopez
    CHENEY ON KERRY TROOP WAFFLE [KJL] JACKSON HOLE, WY – Vice President Cheney today issued the following statement: "Just over two weeks ago, Senator Kerry talked about the merits of troop realignment in Europe and Asia. 'There are great possibilities open to us,' he said. Yesterday he said it was a bad idea. The one consistency we have seen from Senator Kerry is that he is willing to take any position on any issue if he thinks it will benefit him politically. As we saw yesterday, these political calculations even include his positions on our national security." Posted at 12:02...
  • Kerry: Carter II?

    08/19/2004 2:19:34 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 819+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 19, 2004 | Robert Spencer
    Now that the Democratic Party has committed itself to warmed-over Carterism in its platform document, the comically titled "Strong At Home, Respected In The World," and Mickey Kaus has contributed a ringing endorsement worthy of the Man From Malaise ("We survived Carter and we'd survive Kerry"), it is important to remember just what we owe Jimmy Carter: a resurgent global Islamic radicalism, emboldened and directly aided by the Khomeini regime in Iran that he did so much to set in place. A sobering reminder of just how much Carter is responsible for Iran's now sclerotic but still tenacious mullahocracy comes...
  • John Kerry Doesn't Know His Own Mind-What does the senator believe about American troops abroad?

    08/19/2004 12:57:15 PM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 511+ views
    Daily Standard ^ | 8/19/04 | William Kristol
    THE PROBLEM with being an opportunist is that you can easily forget what you've recently said. On Monday, during a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, President Bush announced that he intends to modify the configuration of American forces in both South Korea and Europe. On Wednesday, Sen. Kerry, speaking before the same audience, sharply criticized the president's decision. Appearing on ABC's This Week on August 1, however, Sen. Kerry responded to a question by host George Stephanopoulos on Iraq. Stephanopoulos asked Kerry whether, as president, he could "promise that American troops will be home by the end of...
  • Kerry Supported pulling Troops out of Korea and Germany on Aug. 2nd

    08/19/2004 8:25:29 AM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 13 replies · 797+ views
    MAJOR KERRY FLIP FLOP ON KOREA/GERMANY PULLOUT NOT NOTICED BY THE MEDIA - JOHN KERRY INTERVIEW 8/2/04 BY GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS [1]10:46:54 GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS) (OC) Can you promise that American troops will be home by the end of your first term? [1]10:46:57 SENATOR JOHN F. KERRY (DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE) I will have significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops. We will probably have a continued presence of some kind, certainly in the region. If the diplomacy that I believe can be put in place can work, I think we can significantly change the deployment of troops, not just...
  • KERRY BACKED KOREA, EUROPE TROOP REDUCTIONS THREE WEEKS AGO!! (FLIP, FLOP, FLIP FLOP, FLIP FLOP)

    08/19/2004 7:54:05 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 37 replies · 1,539+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/19/04
    Sen. John Kerry is blasting President Bush for his plan to withdraw 70,000 troops from South Korea and Germany. But less than three weeks ago the top Democrat said he thought such troop reductions were a good idea, specifically naming Europe and Korea. "I will have significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops," Kerry told ABC's "This Week" on Aug. 1. "I think we can significantly change the deployment of troops [in Iraq], not just there but elsewhere in the world. In the Korean peninsula perhaps, in Europe perhaps. There are great possibilities open to us. But this administration...
  • Kerry Flops again.

    08/19/2004 6:26:41 AM PDT · by Zyke · 21 replies · 1,092+ views
    MSNBC.com, Boston.com
    ''I will have significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops. We will probably have a continued presence of some kind, and certainly in the region. If the diplomacy that I believe can be put in place can work, I think we can significantly change the deployment of troops, not just there but elsewhere in the world -- in the Korean Peninsula perhaps, in Europe perhaps." http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/08/02/kerry_edwards_defend_their_agenda/ “Why are we withdrawing unilaterally 12,000 troops from the Korean Peninsula at the very time we are negotiating with North Korea — a country that really has nuclear weapons?” Kerry asked. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5745916/
  • VVAW Flyer Slanders Vets (Flash From The Past)

    08/18/2004 3:02:39 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies · 1,403+ views
  • Kerry Decries Bush Plan to Recall Troops (Man heckles Kerry calls him liar)

    08/18/2004 5:22:24 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 26 replies · 2,240+ views
    AP ^ | 18 Aug 2004 | Ron Fournier
    On Monday, Bush received a commander-in-chief's welcome from the VFW in this Republican-leaning city, drawing loud cheers of support. The veterans, who tend to vote more Republican than Democratic, gave Kerry a polite welcome. Large portions of the crowd applauded each of his many promises to protect veterans' benefits. Smaller portions vocally backed his points on Iraq and terrorism. Some veterans sat with arms folded, while others stood and clapped. One man heckled Kerry, calling him a liar. "I'll say it myself. He's a liar," said John Ranson of Fort Thomas, Ky., a 57-year-old Vietnam veteran who sat a few...
  • On war, John Kerry is all Vietnam and no Iraq

    08/18/2004 4:50:43 PM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 369+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | 8/19/04 | Matt Welch
    Ever since the Democratic Convention in Boston last month, the John-John ticket has been grumbling about having to fend off accusations that would-be president John Kerry previously fudged vivid details of his war record in Vietnam and (most controversially) Cambodia. There is indeed considerable merit to the notion that a nation at war should be focusing on 2004 instead of 1968, but if Kerry's convention performance was any guide, his go-to selling point for taking the reigns of the "war on terror" is the fact that he was piloting swift-boats up the Mekong back when Osama bin Laden was busy...
  • Kerry Blasts Bush's Troop Realignment Plan

    08/18/2004 4:10:22 PM PDT · by cyncooper · 48 replies · 887+ views
    AP via foxnews.com ^ | August 18, 2004
    CINCINNATI — John Kerry (search), telling fellow combat veterans he's their "true brother in arms," said Wednesday that President Bush's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Europe and Asia would weaken U.S. security and embolden nuclear-armed North Korea.~snip~ White House spokesman Scott McClellan noted that Kerry expressed support on Aug. 1 for possible redeployment of U.S. troops throughout the world, including in Korea. Kerry foreign policy adviser Rand Beers said Kerry would consider moving some U.S. troops farther south on the Korean Peninsula to avoid a strike from the North. But he would not move them off the peninsula, Beers...
  • On war, John Kerry is all Vietnam and no Iraq

    08/18/2004 12:38:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 443+ views
    Daily Star,Lebanon ^ | August 19, 2004 | Matt Welch
    Ever since the Democratic Convention in Boston last month, the John-John ticket has been grumbling about having to fend off accusations that would-be president John Kerry previously fudged vivid details of his war record in Vietnam and (most controversially) Cambodia. There is indeed considerable merit to the notion that a nation at war should be focusing on 2004 instead of 1968, but if Kerry's convention performance was any guide, his go-to selling point for taking the reigns of the "war on terror" is the fact that he was piloting swift-boats up the Mekong back when Osama bin Laden was busy...
  • Kerry Vows To Reduce U.S. Troops In Iraq; Eyes Cuts In Korea, Europe

    08/18/2004 1:18:29 PM PDT · by Floyd · 23 replies · 620+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (AFP) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry vowed Sunday to drastically reduce US troops around the world if he wins the November election, withdrawing forces from Iraq, and possibly Korea and Europe. "I will have a significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops" in Iraq, Kerry told ABC television's "This Week" program. "We will probably have a continued presence of some kind, certainly in the region." He added that force reductions in Iraq would be just a start. "If the diplomacy that I believe can be put in place can work, I think we can significantly...
  • In Speech to Veterans, Kerry Criticizes Bush's Troop Plan

    08/18/2004 2:12:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 607+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 18, 2004 | MARIA NEWMAN
    Senator John Kerry told a veterans' group today that President Bush's plan to withdraw troops from Europe and Asia in the most significant rearrangement of the United States military since the early days of the cold war is the "wrong signal to send at the wrong time." In a speech to a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mr. Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, said that such a large-scale redeployment of American troops "could impair the nation's security" and hamper the campaign against terrorism. On Monday, Mr. Bush told the same group that he would begin withdrawing 60,000 to...
  • Kerry: 'Can America Continue to Lead the World?'

    08/18/2004 11:11:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies · 1,164+ views
    Town Hall ^ | August 18, 2004 | CNSNews.com
    (CNSNews.com) - "Keeping faith" was the theme of Sen. John F. Kerry's speech to Veterans of Foreign Wars on Wednesday. Addressing the VFW convention in Cincinnati, the Democratic presidential candidate saluted and thanked all men and women in uniform; disputed President Bush's claim that he is "getting the job done" for veterans; and indirectly mentioned the controversy surrounding Kerry's own anti-war past. Kerry also criticized President Bush's plan to bring tens of thousands of troops home in the years ahead as vague and ineffective. Criticizing Bush's plan Kerry said nobody wants to bring U.S. troops home more than "those of...
  • Kerry called for US troops to be dispersed throughout the world and under U.N. control!!

    08/18/2004 9:25:47 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 75 replies · 6,432+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 11, 2004 | Zachary Sewart
    Old Crimson Interview Reveals A More Radical John Kerry The Crimson reported Kerry called for U.N. control of troops in 1970. Ten months after returning home from Vietnam, a young John Kerry strolled into the offices of The Harvard Crimson on Feb. 13, 1970 as an obscure underdog in the Democratic Congressional primary. The decorated veteran, honorably discharged after a tour of duty in the Mekong Delta, spoke in fierce terms during his daylong interview with The Crimson’s Samuel Z. Goldhaber ’72. But almost 34 years later, Kerry’s remarks on American military and intelligence operations vastly diverge from opinions expressed...
  • Kerry to set out case against US troop realignment

    08/17/2004 3:17:17 PM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 78 replies · 1,700+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 17 2004 | James Harding in Washington and Peter Spiegel
    John Kerry will on Wednesday set out his opposition to the Bush administration's plans to bring home 70,000 US troops from permanent overseas bases, leaving their future dependent on the outcome of the presidential election. Setting out one of the few clear strategic differences between himself and George W. Bush, Mr Kerry is expected to argue that the withdrawal of troops from Europe and Asia threatens to undercut alliances and weakens America's ability to project its power overseas. White House officials described the realignment as addressing an outdated distribution of US forces, a legacy of the cold war ill-suited to...
  • Bush backer: Kerry would emulate France

    08/13/2004 3:45:10 PM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 620+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/04
    PORTLAND, United States (AFP) - On the same day that US President George W. Bush (news - web sites) made perhaps his strongest defense of French foreign policy, a top backer derided Democratic White House hopeful John Kerry (news - web sites) for wanting the United States to "act like the French." "I've often said it's not John Kerry's fault that he looks French, but it is his fault that he wants to pursue policies that have us act like the French," Republican Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon said Thursday. "He advocates all kinds of additional socialism at home, appeasement...