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  • Money trail behind Kerry's Iran stance

    10/03/2004 7:40:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 1,463+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/3/04 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kerry's call for providing Iran with the nuclear fuel it seeks, even while the regime is believed to be only months away from developing nuclear weapons, is being linked to his campaign contributions from backers of the mullah government in Tehran. During last Thursday's nationally televised debate between the Democratic presidential candidate and President Bush, Kerry insisted as president he would provide Tehran with the nuclear fuel it wants for a pledge to use it for peaceful purposes only. "I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them,...
  • Europe Flattered, Unnerved by Kerry Overtures (Where Is the Exit Strategy?)

    10/03/2004 6:38:48 PM PDT · by JimB in Venice · 17 replies · 1,134+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/3/04 | Jim Boldebook
    John Kerry's FLIP FLOPPING now has even the Europeans concerned. They love Kerry (his wife is so ...'european') but they are not about to help ANYONE..ANYTIME with Iraq.
  • Kerry's got a strategy: it's summit for everyone

    10/03/2004 6:42:00 PM PDT · by jolie560 · 5 replies · 325+ views
    opinion.telegraph ^ | 10/04/2004 | Mark Steyn
    Those of us who've been sweet on George W Bush for a long time have got used to these moments. In Thursday night's televised debate with John Kerry, he wasn't wrong on the substance, he just didn't have enough of it. He was in the same state he was in in early 2003, just before launching the Iraq war, when he was tired and punchy and stumbling round the country not making a case against Saddam but just droning the same phrases over and over: "He's a dictator." Smirk. "He gassed his own people." Smirk. On Thursday, his own people...
  • Iran to Kerry: Drop Dead

    10/03/2004 5:39:59 PM PDT · by granite · 24 replies · 1,089+ views
    American Digest ^ | October 03, 2004 12:55 PM | Gerard Vanderleun
    October 03, 2004 Iran to Kerry: Drop Dead Iran's Mullahs Rejects Kerry Nuclear Proposal Iran on Sunday rejected a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry who has suggested supplying the Islamic state with nuclear fuel for power reactors if Tehran agrees to give up its own fuel-making capability. Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said it would be "irrational" for Iran to put its nuclear program in jeopardy by relying on supplies from abroad. "We have the technology (to make nuclear fuel) and there is no need for us to beg from others," Asefi told a weekly news conference....
  • You Say You Wanna Coalition?

    10/03/2004 10:30:53 AM PDT · by spacejunkie · 7 replies · 371+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 10/1/2004 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    John Kerry promises that he would be a better coalition builder than President Bush, a skill he says would be of invaluable assistance to the United States as it sees through its current military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and as it fights the war against terrorism elsewhere around the world. As Kerry put it in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention: "I know what we have to do in Iraq. We need a president who has the credibility to bring our allies to our side and share the burden, reduce the cost to American taxpayers, reduce the...
  • Iran dismisses Kerry’s nuclear proposal

    10/03/2004 10:08:03 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 535+ views
    AlJazeera ^ | 10/3/04 | AlJazeera
    Iran dismissed Sunday a proposal by the U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry who suggested providing Tehran with nuclear fuel for its power facilities if the Islamic state agrees to abandon its own fuel-making activities. Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said that it would be "irrational" for Iran to jeopardize its nukes program by depending on supplies from abroad. "We have the technology (to make nuclear fuel) and there is no need for us to beg from others," Asefi said at a weekly news conference. “This suggestion is good for countries that do not have this technology, but we...
  • EU to White House: Adopt Kerry Iran plan

    10/03/2004 8:12:55 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 20 replies · 408+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | WorldNetDaily
    The London Financial Times reports that, according to "unnamed diplomats and a Kerry adviser," top EU officials from Germany and the Netherlands are lobbying the Bush Administration to adopt John Kerry's position on Iran and its nuclear program. High-level meetings were held with both the White House and the Kerry campaign last week. The European proposal offers Iran a guaranteed supply of nuclear fuel for its civilian reactors with all waste products to be returned and closely monitored. Iran would pledge to end development of its own enrichment plants that could be used to make nuclear weapons. According to the...
  • Iran Rejects Kerry Nuclear Proposal

    10/03/2004 7:26:14 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 22 replies · 709+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 3, 2004 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday rejected a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry who has suggested supplying the Islamic state with nuclear fuel for power reactors if Tehran agrees to give up its own fuel-making capability. Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said it would be "irrational" for Iran to put its nuclear program in jeopardy by relying on supplies from abroad. "We have the technology (to make nuclear fuel) and there is no need for us to beg from others," Asefi told a weekly news conference. Washington says Iran plans to use its nuclear facilities to make...
  • Kerry's got a summit: It's summit for everyone

    10/02/2004 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Caged in Canuckistan · 20 replies · 705+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 3, 2004 | Mark Steyn
    Kerry's got a strategy: it's summit for everyone By Mark Steyn (Filed: 03/10/2004) Those of us who've been sweet on George W Bush for a long time have got used to these moments. In Thursday night's televised debate with John Kerry, he wasn't wrong on the substance, he just didn't have enough of it. He was in the same state he was in in early 2003, just before launching the Iraq war, when he was tired and punchy and stumbling round the country not making a case against Saddam but just droning the same phrases over and over: "He's a...
  • Suggestion For Cheney In The Debate

    10/02/2004 7:49:11 PM PDT · by TakeChargeBob · 25 replies · 579+ views
    Self
    The real concern about Kerry’s plan for a summit has not been addressed other than that the summit won’t work. Bush also noted that if you call the war a diversion or say it is the wrong war at the wrong time, you can’t expect to get help from other countries. Fine points but the main problem is not that the summit won’t work but that it will be dangerous for America. If Kerry wins, the summit becomes his main plan that everyone expects that he will undertake. Funny thing is that the other countries know this as well. The...
  • Bush Raps Kerry on 'Global Test' Remark (The "Kerry Doctrine")

    10/02/2004 4:13:43 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 683+ views
    AP ^ | Oct. 2, 2004 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    President Bush on Saturday ridiculed what he called the "Kerry doctrine" as a dangerous outsourcing of America's security, seeking to poke a hole in Sen. John Kerry's debate performance with what advisers see as his rival's biggest miscue. "When he laid out the Kerry doctrine, he said that America has to pass a global test before we can use American troops to defend ourselves," Bush said, drawing loud boos from a friendly crowd at a National Association of Home Builders meeting and later from campaign-assembled audiences in Mansfield and the Akron suburb of Cuyahoga Falls. "When our country is in...
  • Mark Steyn: Kerry's got a strategy: it's summit for everyone

    10/02/2004 1:46:20 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 52 replies · 2,683+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 10/03/04 | Mark Steyn
    Those of us who've been sweet on George W Bush for a long time have got used to these moments. In Thursday night's televised debate with John Kerry, he wasn't wrong on the substance, he just didn't have enough of it. He was in the same state he was in in early 2003, just before launching the Iraq war, when he was tired and punchy and stumbling round the country not making a case against Saddam but just droning the same phrases over and over: "He's a dictator." Smirk. "He gassed his own people." Smirk. On Thursday, his own people...
  • Kerry Castles His King: From Retaliation to Preemption to Prevention

    10/02/2004 12:29:49 PM PDT · by vanderleun · 4 replies · 344+ views
    American Digest ^ | October 2, 2004 | Gerard Van der Leun
    Hugh Hewitt has initiated an online symposium concerning John Kerry's announced position on "nuclear bunker busters. (NBBs)" These are weapons that, targeted precisely, burrow into the ground to an undisclosed but significant depth, and then detonate a nuclear warhead of an undisclosed but significant strength. NBBs are not healthy for underground fortified targets. The current public information is that "research" to develop these weapons is underway, but that such research is funded only to a level of $35 million and not the "hundreds of millions" Kerry contends. It is likely, given the opaque nature of how weapons are developed or...
  • Kerry: U.S. should've given nuclear fuel to Iran

    10/02/2004 8:51:33 AM PDT · by tmp02 · 41 replies · 945+ views
    WND ^ | 10/2/2004 | WND
    In a little noticed remark during the first presidential debate, Sen. John Kerry said he believed the United States should have provided Iran's hardline, cleric-led Islamic regime with nuclear fuel even as intelligence reports indicate Tehran is on the verge of producing a bomb. "I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes," Kerry said in a critique of the Bush administration's handling of Tehran's nuclear program, which the Iranians claim is only for civilian purposes. The comments came...
  • McCain hits Kerry on North Korea, Iraq; Ariz. Dems energized by debate

    10/01/2004 11:00:05 PM PDT · by ambrose · 7 replies · 467+ views
    The Business Journal of Phoenix - October 2, 2004http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2004/09/27/daily68.html LATEST NEWS 10:06 PM MST Friday McCain hits Kerry on North Korea, Iraq; Ariz. Dems energized by debate Mike Sunnucks The Business Journal The rhetoric is getting tougher and sharper in this year's presidential contest including Arizona Sen. John McCain leveling his strongest criticism yet towards Democratic presidential challenger Sen. John Kerry and Arizona state Democratic Party chairman Jim Pederson calling the interim Iraqi administration a 'puppet' government. McCain - who has be reticent to join GOP attacks on his U.S. Senate colleague - criticized Kerry for his statements during...
  • Last time we had Bilateral talks with North Korea, as Kerry wants, they deceived US

    10/01/2004 7:40:46 PM PDT · by Job03 · 9 replies · 507+ views
    PBS Frontline ^ | 2002 | PBS
    In Geneva in October 1994...U.S. and North Korean representatives finally announced a breakthrough in their talks. The two countries had begun bilateral negotiations over nuclear proliferation concerns...and finally a settlement was at hand. The U.S. initiated the talks after North Korea threatened to withdraw from the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty....The United States was already convinced the North Koreans had produced at least one nuclear weapon....Between sessions, North Korea violated an international treaty when military personnel removed fuel rods from a nuclear reactor without the presence of a UN monitor. The United States threatened to lobby the UN for sanctions against...
  • Kerry's Biggest and Most Obvious Flip-Flop Goes Unnoticed by Millions Watching the Debate!

    10/01/2004 12:47:33 PM PDT · by X180A · 13 replies · 430+ views
    Congressional Budget Office (CBO) ^ | September 3, 2003 | Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
    Here is an excerpt of the CBO report. "Increase the Army's End Strength. In this option, the active Army would grow by 80,000 personnel--enough, CBO estimates, to provide the service with another heavy division, one more light division, and 19,000 additional support personnel.(21) CBO assumed that the additional support units created would be largely military police, civil affairs, and psychological-operations units. Those types of support personnel have been in high demand in peacekeeping operations over the past decade and are concentrated in the Army's reserve component. Thus, creating additional active units of those types could reduce the levels of mobilization...
  • Europe Flattered, Unnerved by Kerry Overtures

    10/01/2004 11:03:52 AM PDT · by knak · 22 replies · 1,388+ views
    reuters ^ | 10/1/04
    By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. presidential contender John Kerry (news - web sites) will have won yet more admirers in Europe with his pledge during a campaign debate to restore alliances damaged by the transatlantic split over the Iraq (news - web sites) war. But his forthright overtures may also prompt squirming in European governments as they realize a Kerry victory on Nov. 2 would force them to show willing by offering more help to end the violence there, analysts said Friday. "Kerry created a mood of empathy for the Europeans, which is no surprise," said Annette Heuser,...
  • Kerry’s Unilateralism Going it alone with North Korea.

    10/01/2004 5:45:28 AM PDT · by GailA · 13 replies · 776+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/01/04 | James S. Robbins
    James S. Robbins 10/1/04 Kerry’s Unilateralism Going it alone with North Korea. Of all the exchanges in the first presidential debate, at the University of Miami Thursday night, the one I found most perplexing was over the North Korean nuclear issue. Senator John Kerry seems to have an unremitting fixation on solving all the outstanding issues on the peninsula in one grand diplomatic swoop. "I want bilateral talks which put all of the issues, from the armistice of 1952, the economic issues, the human-rights issues, the artillery disposal issues, the DMZ issues, and the nuclear issues on the table," he...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Kerry, Captive, An anatomy of flip-flopping

    10/01/2004 5:31:04 AM PDT · by Tolik · 13 replies · 718+ views
    nro ^ | 10/1/2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There is a logic to Senator Kerry's flip-flopping that transcends his political opportunism: He is simply a captive of the pulse of the battlefield, without any steady vision or historical sense that might put the carnage of the day into some larger tactical, strategic, or political framework. As was true over a decade ago during Gulf War I, he contradicts himself when good news from the front makes his prior antiwar stance look either timid or foolhardy. But when the casualty rate rises or CNN is particularly vivid in airing the latest beheading or car bomb he returns to...