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  • "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise"(Dem Pres Contenders Flip-Flopping on War Won't Work)

    01/27/2007 12:41:22 PM PST · by DBCJR · 9 replies · 457+ views
    RaquelWalker.com ^ | 23 December 2006 | John L. Overland, Jr., Esq.
    ...Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton stated that had she known now what she knew at the time she voted for military intervention in Iraq, she would not have voted to commit American troops to Operation Iraqi Freedom...Senator Clinton, as have so many of her fellow Democratic Congress members who voted in favor of the war way-back-when, now claims conversion to the anti-war side in a manner comparable to Paul’s blinding on the road to Damascus...Those Democrats who voted in favor of committing American troops to Operation Iraqi Freedom and who now have jumped on the Peace Train have a huge problem:...
  • Kerry The Traitor and Mass.Senator in Philadelphia for Casey Rally on Wednesday At 5:30 P.M.

    10/31/2006 3:22:08 PM PST · by capebuffalo · 46 replies · 2,114+ views
    Mother of a Rice university Cum Laude Graduate Marine Officer 2nd tour in IRAQ
    The Vietnam era traitor and Mass.Senator who demeaned our troops in IRAQ when he recently told a group of students" You know, if you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in IRQQ. The horse's ass doesn't know we have volunteer army. That's what he and his fellow democrats think of our troops. The senator is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday evening to raise money for Bob Casey. At that time Senator Santorum will join war veterans in rallying support of our strong and...
  • THOSE EVIL AMERICAN TROOPS FRIGHTENING THOSE POOR IRAQIS

    12/07/2005 5:24:37 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 17 replies · 841+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 12/7/05 | Neal Boortz
    THOSE EVIL AMERICAN TROOPS FRIGHTENING THOSE POOR IRAQIS Yesterday we noted that John Kerry was resorting to his old ways; bashing our men and women in uniform. On last Sunday's Face the Nation Kerry had this to say about the actions of American troops in Iraq: " ..... there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women ...." Well, there you go. Now we have the Democratic Presidential candidate, The Poodle, applying the "T" word to our own troops...
  • Our military needs a better ally at home

    02/28/2005 11:08:26 AM PST · by Radix · 25 replies · 854+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, February 28, 2005 | John Kerry (yes that John Kerry)
    I recently traveled to Iraq where I was proud to visit some of America's most remarkable young men and women. I wish I was as proud about what is happening in Washington, where ``supporting the troops'' is often confused with simply supporting the administration's policies. Sometimes supporting the troops means challenging the policies that put them in harm's way or harm the families who pray for their safe return. It also means Congress has a special responsibility to our troops - both in the field and at home. Our troops must have every tool they need to succeed. Every recent...
  • Kerry Offer Rejected by White House

    02/16/2005 3:30:32 PM PST · by bitt · 99 replies · 2,691+ views
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 2/16/05 | transcript
    ... "Senator Kerry has offered to meet privately with President Bush to discuss foreign policy before Bush flies abroad next week and has meetings with key European leaders. Kerry..." No, I'm not kidding. Kerry actually called Bush and said he "offered to get together with him to discuss foreign affairs." I guess because Kerry just got back from there, and Kerry wanted to talk with Bush. "The offer has fallen on deaf ears at the White House. Kerry spokesman David Wade said yesterday, 'We've offered to have Senator Kerry meet with President Bush to discuss his trip to Iraq, if...
  • President has heard enough from `junior senator'

    02/16/2005 3:34:51 PM PST · by bitt · 112 replies · 4,086+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/16/05 | Andrew Miga
    'WASHINGTON - Sen. John F. Kerry's brash offer to meet privately with former foe President Bush [related, bio] to discuss foreign policy before Bush's meetings abroad next week with key European leaders has apparently fallen on deaf ears at the White House. ``We've offered to have Sen. Kerry (D-Mass.) meet with President Bush to discuss his trip to Iraq, if the White House is interested,'' Kerry spokesman David Wade said yesterday. ``There are many areas where genuine bipartisanship would make a difference in leading our country forward, whether in national security or children's health care.'' The White House declined comment...
  • Kerry Backs Bush's $81.9 Bln War Spending Plan

    02/15/2005 2:16:27 PM PST · by redlenses · 28 replies · 661+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:43 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry, whose baffling explanation of votes on Iraq war funding hurt his 2004 White House bid, said on Tuesday he would back President Bush's new $81.9 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan. "I think we're in a very different situation," Kerry told reporters. "I'm going to vote for this ... I think this money is important to our being successful and to the completion of the process." The Massachusetts senator, who failed in his bid to unseat Bush last November in an election focused on national security, defended his decision to not back the...
  • Beltway Buzz

    02/15/2005 4:24:52 PM PST · by flixxx · 7 replies · 609+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2 15 05 | Eric Pfeiffer
    flippin' again 02/15 05:13 PM John Kerry has signaled his support for President Bush’s $81.9B Iraq/Afghanistan/tsunami funding request. And just to “clarify,” Kerry spoke of his previous vote against military funding: “Mine was the right vote at the time and I wouldn't change it if we went back to that point in time because it was the right vote.” Whether it’s concerning his Vietnam record or funding for U.S. troops, Kerry has settled on his response to questions concerning his campaign’s setbacks. Think of it as his all-purpose “aloha” response: “Should we have done a better job, could I have...
  • Kerry meets Assad in Damascus

    01/08/2005 12:26:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 73 replies · 1,681+ views
    AP ^ | January 8, 2005 | By ALBERT AJI
    US Senator John Kerry said Saturday after talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad he is hopeful that strained US-Syrian relations can be improved. Assad in return assured Kerry he is interested in dialogue with Washington. The former Democratic presidential candidate, who arrived in Damascus Friday, met for two hours with Assad before meeting separately with Foreign Minister Farouk a-Sharaa. The talks centered on the situation in Iraq and how to prevent militants from entering Iraq through Syria. "I think we found a great deal of areas of mutual interest, some common concerns and some possibilities for initiatives that could be...
  • John Kerry Meets With Syrian President: to help prevent militants from moving into Iraq.

    01/08/2005 9:19:18 AM PST · by rface · 153 replies · 3,093+ views
    Las Vegas Sun / AP ^ | January 08, 2005 at 9:08:58 PST | ALBERT AJI
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry met Saturday with Syria's president and said he was hopeful that strained U.S.-Syrian relations could be improved, provided Washington seized "a moment of opportunity" currently available in the Middle East. The United States has accused Syria of doing too little to stop insurgents from infiltrating into Iraq to attack coalition forces. Washington also has imposed sanctions on Damascus, accusing it of seeking weapons of mass destruction and hosting Palestinian groups Washington deems to be terrorist organizations. Syria denies the accusations but says it cannot fully control its long, porous border...
  • Kerry cheered in Baghdad, decries Bush team's 'blunders' (MISLEADING HEADLINE ALERT)

    I read this article twice, and nowhere does it say he was cheered! Kerry cheered in Baghdad, decries Bush team's 'blunders' Once criticized for war stance, he says force alone won't win - Borzou Daragahi, Chronicle Foreign Service Thursday, January 6, 2005 Baghdad -- Sen. John Kerry, whose seemingly shifting positions on the U.S. war in Iraq plagued him throughout his presidential campaign, came to this war- torn capital Wednesday to see for himself whether the country was moving toward stability or deeper into chaos. Kerry, who repeatedly charged during the presidential campaign that President Bush had botched the war...
  • Kerry Visits Iraq!!?! Anythng to Get Away From Teresa, I suppose

    01/06/2005 6:45:39 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 681+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 7, 2005 | JIM SPARKMAN, Founder of Chronwatch.com
    The evidence continues to mount. More and more it seems we can assume that the Democrats are just simply slow learners, perhaps incredibly so? After proving he was a disastrously weak candidate for president, John Kerry heads off to Iraq and picks up his Bush-bashing right where he left off in his campaign. Does Kerry think he won the election? It is unbelievable that this character is still talking about how Bush "botched" the Iraq War..........and even worse, he's saying these things to our guys in the field. Al Jazeera, the insurgent murderers, and John Kerry team up to bash...
  • Caption Kerry in Iraq!

    01/06/2005 3:50:18 PM PST · by EllaMinnow · 135 replies · 2,798+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 6, 2005
  • Kerry Trashes Bush in Baghdad

    01/06/2005 8:49:58 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 399 replies · 16,045+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Visiting with U.S. troops in Baghdad on Thursday, failed presidential candidate John Kerry trashed Commander-in-chief George Bush for making "horrendous judgments" and "unbelievable blunders" that have undermined the war effort. In a series of demoralizing comments first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the defeated Democrat griped, "What is sad about what's happening here now is that so much of it is a process of catching up from the enormous miscalculations and wrong judgments made in the beginning." Kerry said that because of the Bush administration's mistakes, "the job has been made enormously harder." Among the errors cited by the...
  • Pics of John Kerry on Tour in Jordan and Iraq

    01/06/2005 6:36:01 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 65 replies · 1,737+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 6,2004
    U.S. Senator John Kerry , D-Mass., discusses the state of the troops morale at Camp al- Tahreer (Liberty) in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, January 5, 2005. Picture taken on January 5, 2005. REUTERS/US Army/Pfc. Charles Maib
  • Kerry/Iraq--Could this mean he knows he'll be Commander in Chief ? (DUlusions Of Grandeur Alert)

    12/11/2004 4:49:04 AM PST · by NRA1995 · 35 replies · 594+ views
    Democratic Underground | 12/11/04
    It just dawned on me---Kerry is going to Iraq----Do you think this might have some meaning: that Kerry KNOWS he is going to be the president, or am I just being delusional? Am I wishfully thinking here, or what? Don't you find it interesting that he's going to Iraq now?
  • Kerry to travel to Iraq, meet with troops

    12/09/2004 5:22:22 PM PST · by irb · 29 replies · 777+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 9, 2004 | Glen Johnson
    Well, okay I made the last part up. I guess Kerry doesn't realize yet that his vision of the war on terrorism was invalidated by last month's election. PARTIAL EXCERPT: Senator John F. Kerry, who rooted his unsuccessful presidential campaign in an alternate vision of the Iraqi occupation, will visit that nation next month during a swing through the Middle East. The Massachusetts Democrat is to meet with National Guard troops from Massachusetts, other active-duty armed forces personnel, and others during the tour. The dates of his travel, the length of his stay, and his exact itinerary were being withheld...
  • KERRY TO VISIT IRAQ DURING MIDEAST TRIP

    12/09/2004 11:24:43 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 60 replies · 892+ views
    WASHINGTON - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) will travel to Iraq (news - web sites) next month as the war-torn country prepares for elections. The Massachusetts senator, who lost his bid for the presidency in November, is expected to visit several Middle East countries, with the focus on the situation in Iraq and the war on terror. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Kerry also plans to meet with U.S. troops, including some from Massachusetts, to thank them for their services, spokeswoman April Boyd said Thursday. During the campaign, Kerry criticized President Bush (news - web...
  • On the trail of Kerry's failed dream

    11/14/2004 1:08:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 168 replies · 5,538+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 14, 2004 | Nina J. Easton, Michael Kranish, Patrick Healy, Glen Johnson, Anne E. Kornblut, and Brian Mooney
    On the afternoon of Aug. 9, John F. Kerry stood on the lip of the Grand Canyon, about to make one of the biggest mistakes of his three-year quest for the presidency. A stiff wind was blowing across the canyon, and Kerry, whose hearing was damaged by gun blasts in Vietnam, had trouble understanding some of the questions being thrown his way. But he pressed on, coughing from the pollen blowing on the breeze. Would Kerry have voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq, one reporter asked, even if he knew then that Iraq didn't have weapons of...
  • I’M ABU MUSAB ZARQAWI AND I APPROVED THIS AD

    10/30/2004 8:18:43 PM PDT · by GoldwaterBooster · 4 replies · 467+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 30, 2004 | Clifford May
    A reader writes to National Review's Clifford May to remind him that eight Marines were killed in Iraq in the last 48 hours and so were some Army soldiers. There are Zarqawi and other terrorists, some related to Al Quaeda, and some just Party of Return Baathists, who are doing every thing they can to influence our elections and policy by killing our troops. The Kerryites love to call Iraq a mess but they can never see how much bigger a mess it might have been if we had followed Kerry's advice, waited to 2006 or 2007 when Saddam was...
  • Complete Brokaw - Kerry Interview...

    10/29/2004 11:59:25 AM PDT · by crushelits · 11 replies · 1,247+ views
    crushkerry.com ^ | October 29, 2004 | havocs
    Brokaw interviews Kerry: Brokaw: Someone has analyzed the President's military aptitude tests and yours, and concluded that he has a higher IQ than you do. Kerry: That's great. More power. I don't know how they've done it, because my record is not public. So I don't know where you're getting that from. After starting his day in Ohio, Sen. Kerry brought his campaign to Madison, Wisconsin and one of the largest crowds of the election: more than 80,000 people. But "the Boss," Bruce Springsteen, may have had something to do with the turnout. He's been raising money for Kerry at...
  • Kristol: The Pretender-in-Chief

    10/29/2004 4:44:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 2,266+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2004 | William Kristol
    If Kerry had been president, Saddam would not have been gone; if Kerry becomes president we won't fight to win in Iraq. "It's absolutely impossible and irresponsible to suggest that if I were President, [Saddam] wouldn't necessarily be gone. He might be gone."--John Kerry  SOME PEOPLE WORRY that John Kerry doesn't know what he will do once in power. But that's not the half of it. Kerry doesn't even know what he would have done had he already been in power.Last night, Tom Brokaw gently pushed Kerry into yet another remarkable instance of utter incoherence. Brokaw, to his great credit,...
  • Kerry - "Maybe, Might Be, Possibly..."

    10/29/2004 4:04:52 PM PDT · by mawebgeek · 7 replies · 724+ views
    1918 ^ | 10-29-2004 | Phil Buckley
    It looks like Tom Brokaw might have inadvertently given his candidate a hot foot. While interviewing Kerry, he asked a couple of very basic questions that Kerry should have had stock answers for. Brokaw: The flip side of that is that if you had been president, Saddam Hussein would still be in power. Because you... Kerry: Not necessarily at all. Brokaw: But you have said you wouldn't go to war against him... Kerry: That's not true. Because under the inspection process, Saddam Hussein was required to destroy those kinds of materials and weapons. Brokaw: But he wasn't destroying them... Now,...
  • Drudge: Kerry Says Saddam 'Might Be Gone' Had He Been President

    10/29/2004 8:23:32 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 56 replies · 1,804+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/29/04
    Kerry Says Saddam 'Might Be Gone' Had He Been President Fri Oct 29 2004 10:02:35 ET NBCNEWS Brokaw interviewed John Kerry Thursday evening. Brokaw: "If you had been President, Saddam Hussein would be in power." Kerry: "Not necessarily." Brokaw: "You said you wouldn't go to war against him." Kerry: "That's not true. Because under the inspection process, Saddam Hussein was required to destroy those kinds of materials and weapons." Brokaw: "But he wasn't destroying them." Kerry: "That's what you have inspectors for. That's why I voted for the threat of force, because he only does things when you have a...
  • Kerry Camp Seizes on Probe of Halliburton (be sure to read the last paragraph of article)

    10/29/2004 2:10:11 AM PDT · by ambrose · 48 replies · 2,261+ views
    AP ^ | 10/29
    Kerry Camp Seizes on Probe of Halliburton Friday October 29, 2004 9:16 AM AP Photo OHLR108 By CALVIN WOODWARD and TOM RAUM Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) - After days of making hay over lost Iraqi explosives, John Kerry's campaign is seizing on an expanding FBI probe of Halliburton Co. as evidence the administration gives ``special favors'' to special interests. President Bush received affirmation of his wartime leadership in a very public salute from his former war commander. Fresh off a World Series win with Kerry's hometown Red Sox, Boston pitcher and Bush fan Curt Schilling was stumping for the...
  • What if It's Kerry's War?

    10/28/2004 7:07:54 PM PDT · by NCjim · 21 replies · 411+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2004 | Jim Hoagland
    In less than a week, Iraq could be John Kerry's war. If the Democrats win on Nov. 2, the president-elect must immediately focus on what a U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq would mean for the Middle East and for the United States. Until then Kerry will have had little time, or incentive, to conceive of failure in Iraq as anything other than a vote-attracting cudgel to swing at George W. Bush. If Kerry and his team have done much deep thinking on Iraq -- particularly on a comprehensive strategy that takes into account the possibility of U.S. failure there --...
  • Decision Iraq

    10/24/2004 6:40:06 PM PDT · by PJBlogger · 14 replies · 719+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, October 24, 2004 | Bob Woodward
    On Sept. 1, Kerry began his intense criticism of Bush's decisions in the Iraq war, saying "I would've done almost everything differently." A few days later, I provided the Kerry campaign with a list of 22 possible questions based entirely on Bush's actions leading up to the war and how Kerry might have responded in the same situations. The senator and his campaign have since decided not to do the interview, though his advisers say Kerry would have strong and compelling answers. Because the interview did not occur, it is not possible to do the side-by-side comparison of Bush's record...
  • Bob Woodward: Decision Iraq (Kerry Dodges Interview About Iraq)

    10/24/2004 12:19:13 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 49 replies · 4,384+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2004 | Bob Woodward
    The role of commander in chief is clearly one of the president's most important jobs. But a presidential campaign provides voters little opportunity to evaluate how a candidate would handle that role, particularly if the candidate isn't an incumbent. At the end of last year, during 3 1/2 hours of interviews over two days, I asked President Bush hundreds of detailed questions about his actions and decisions during the 16-month run-up to the war in Iraq. His answers were published in my book "Plan of Attack." Beginning on June 16, I had discussions and meetings with Sen. John Kerry's senior...
  • Progress in Iraq. Kerry's wrong. There's good news in Fallujah.

    10/22/2004 9:25:46 PM PDT · by crushelits · 20 replies · 714+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT | REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    With polls showing a tight Presidential race, it's possible John Kerry could be our commander-in-chief soon. So it would be nice to think he's paying enough attention to what's going on in Iraq to know that conditions there aren't, as he said a few days ago, "getting worse each week." The kidnappings, mortar attacks and roadside bombs continue--and will until the insurgency is defeated. But recent weeks have actually seen progress by American and Iraqi forces toward reasserting control over Saddam's old stronghold in the Sunni Triangle. That, in turn, means credible nationwide elections in January are more likely than...
  • FOX...Holbrooke couldn't answer question,

    10/22/2004 8:20:39 PM PDT · by funeralcom · 66 replies · 2,431+ views
    FOX...Holbrooke couldn't answer question from OReilly, what would Kerry do in Iraq if elected president. He paused and stuttered and had a dumfounded look on his face.
  • The question the press won't/can't ask John Kerry

    10/22/2004 2:40:41 PM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 6 replies · 1,809+ views
    During this campaign and especially the debates, there was a question for John Kerry that was the proverbial "elephant in the room". It was right there, begging to be asked, but the MSM refuses to ask this very simple question.
  • Bush, Kerry Exchange Bitter Words on Iraq(Now it's Personal on DRUDGE)

    10/18/2004 5:50:11 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies · 962+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 18 2004 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry traded biting accusations over the war in Iraq on Monday as early Florida voting produced scattered complaints that stirred memories of the state's chaotic 2000 recount. On a day of strikingly personal campaign rhetoric, Bush said his Democratic challenger stands for "protest and defeatism" in Iraq. He added that Kerry would lead the nation toward "a major defeat in the war on terror." The four-term Massachusetts senator accused the president of "arrogant boasting" to hide bitter truths about a war waged on his command. He cited a published report saying...
  • Kerry’s Laws of War

    10/16/2004 12:51:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies · 520+ views
    National Review ^ | October 15, 2004 | David B. Rivkin Jr. & Lee A. Casey
    After months of changing his position on Iraq, John Kerry has finally chosen a stance. In the first presidential debate, having criticized President Bush for launching "the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time," Kerry insisted that he could do a better job fighting terrorism. The senator, at least, seems sure of that; but to the remaining skeptics, there are still questions that need answering. In particular, since America's ability to prevail on today's battlefields — whether in the back alleys of Baghdad or the mountains of Afghanistan — depends on the decisive use of force, Kerry's...
  • Powell doubts Kerry can "magically" produce more US allies on Iraq

    10/15/2004 10:45:07 AM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 18 replies · 533+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Oct 15 | (AFP)
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has stayed largely out of the presidential campaign, said he doubted claims by Democratic challenger John Kerry that he could attract more US allies on Iraq if he defeats President George W. Bush on November 2. "I don't want to get into the political debate, as you noted, and Senator Kerry can make these statements, but I'm not sure that he can really back them up or that suddenly support that is not there now will magically appear with a change in the presidency," Powell told Fox News. A pillar...
  • The Bush-Kerry Consensus

    10/12/2004 5:24:44 PM PDT · by Axion · 5 replies · 525+ views
    STRATFOR ^ | October 12, 2004 | George Friedman
    During the two debates held so far, we have learned three things. First, that George W. Bush never made a mistake. Second, that John Kerry would never have made any of the mistakes Bush made, and that he does not intend to make any mistakes in the future. Third, and most important, that there is precious little substantial disagreement between the two candidates on war strategy going forward. Whatever Kerry has had to say about Bush's execution of the war in the past, he has made it clear that he will continue what Bush calls the "War on Terror"...
  • Dennis Prager: Ask Kerry One Question – What Would Zarqawi be Doing if he Weren't in Iraq

    10/11/2004 10:38:31 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 31 replies · 1,316+ views
    Town Hall ^ | October 12, 2004 | Dennis Prager [Creators Syndicate]
    The most frequently offered argument of Sen. John Kerry and other anti-war Democrats to support their charge that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake is that Iraq has become a den of terrorists. This claim is true. But it completely undermines the Democrats' charge that invading Iraq was a mistake. They say this: There are far more terrorists in Iraq since the invasion, and, therefore, the invasion was a mistake. Yet, in order to believe that the greater number of terrorists in Iraq means the invasion was a mistake, you have to believe one or both of the following...
  • Kerry and Edwards never went to Iraq. 233 members of Congress did.

    10/09/2004 8:51:28 PM PDT · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 138 replies · 2,342+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
    233 members of Congress have visited the troops in Iraq so far. One hundred ninety-one were House members: 121 Republicans, and 70 Democrats. Forty-two were senators: 24 Republicans and 18 Dems. Eight senators have made two trips, and one has made three. Neither Kerry nor Edwards has taken time away from manicures, hairstyling appointments, and campaign stops to talk to the men and women who are putting their lives on the line in Iraq and to see the facts on the ground. That's leadership for you.
  • TODAY IN HISTORY: John Kerry's Iraq Speech, October 9, 2002

    10/09/2004 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Howlin · 22 replies · 1,107+ views
    John Kerry's Statement on Iraq Before the War TEXT FROM THE SPEECH JOHN KERRY MADE ON THE SENATE FLOOR October 9, 2002
  • Asking the Right Questions on Iraq

    10/09/2004 12:48:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 347+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/9/04 | David Horowitz
    A favorite slogan of the anti-war crowd is “War is not the answer.” Yet everyone except extreme pacifists would agree that whether war is in fact the answer depends on the question. In some contexts, war is the answer. The same may be said for the two questions that dominate the current presidential campaign. Are we safer now than we were on 9/11? Was the war in Iraq a mistake? Supporters of President Bush will answer yes to the first and no to the second; supporters of Senator Kerry will take the opposite view. As a supporter of the war...
  • Chaos Theory - The Kerry Plan for Iraq - Get Smart!

    10/08/2004 7:41:16 PM PDT · by LifeTrek · 1 replies · 132+ views
    LifeTrek - Honing the Passage ^ | October 8, 2004 | David K. Kittel
    John Kerry mentioned it tonight and I am sick of hearing from the likes of John Kerry and the newly converted - back to his roots - Andrew Sullivan that there is nothing but chaos in Iraq! Senator Kerry wants to fight a Smarter more sensitive war and I have finally figured out what he means! Here is what Kerry sees as our enemy: KAOSAnd his idea to fight them is to Get Smart! DKK
  • Kerry's "Nuanced" Threat To Withdraw From Iraq

    10/08/2004 11:01:04 AM PDT · by Williams · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Kerry News Conference | 10/8/04
    Rush played today Kerry's absurd statement that he has a plan, but doesn't know what he'll do in Iraq because by January 20 Bush may have messed it up so badly. Kerry said "I may find Lebanon." This was chilling.The reference to Lebanon was either to a long and unsolvable civil war, or more specifically to that part of the civil war which saw Ronald Reagan withdraw the marines from Lebanon. Is there any doubt that Kerry, faced with a "Vietnam" type "civil war," is planning to withdraw from Iraq and leave it to the terrorists? And of course this...
  • Bush's Iraq, Kerry's Iraq: More of the Same?

    10/07/2004 1:11:18 PM PDT · by crushelits · 2 replies · 267+ views
    time.com ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 06, 2004 | Tony Karon
    Historians studying the 2004 candidates' debates may be struck by the extent to which these campaign events became the kind of bare-knuckled exchanges on Iraq of a type unprecedented in the American public sphere until that point. Sure, the war had been exhaustively debated in the media over the previous two years, but there was a certain politesse to those debates, and any impulse towards combative questioning of administration officials by journalists was always going to be tempered by the industry requirement of maintaining access to the corridors of power. When John Edwards on Tuesday turned to Vice President...
  • STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY RE: COMMENCEMENT OF MILITARY STRIKES IN IRAQ

    10/07/2004 12:49:31 PM PDT · by Shermy · 28 replies · 1,226+ views
    US Senate ^ | March 20, 2003 | John Kerry
    STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY RE: COMMENCEMENT OF MILITARY STRIKES IN IRAQ Thursday, March 20, 2003 WASHINGTON, DC – Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to the commencement of military strikes in Iraq: “It appears that with the deadline for exile come and gone, Saddam Hussein has chosen to make military force the ultimate weapons inspections enforcement mechanism. If so, the only exit strategy is victory, this is our common mission and the world’s cause. We're in this together. We want to complete the mission while safeguarding our troops, avoiding innocent civilian casualties, disarming Saddam Hussein and...
  • Bush: Kerry has 'strategy of defeat' for Iraq

    10/06/2004 9:17:39 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 8 replies · 629+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Associated Press
    WILKES BARRE, Pa. -- President Bush, in biting criticism of his Democratic challenger, said today that Sen. John Kerry has "a strategy of defeat" for Iraq and an economic program that would imperil America at home. Bush addressed hundreds of applauding supporters on his 38th trip to the swing state of Pennsylvania as he worked to overcome last week's shaky debate performance and new controversy over the White House's handling of the war in Iraq. Of Kerry, Bush said, "My opponent's endless back-and-forth on Iraq is part of a larger misunderstanding. In the war on terror, Senator Kerry is proposing...
  • The Ultimate John Kerry Ad (funny radio ad with Kerry's voice on every side of Iraq war)

    10/06/2004 11:01:07 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 4 replies · 773+ views
    Click on the link. Wait few seconds until the mp3 file is loaded up. Then you will hear John Kerry on every side of the Iraq war issue.
  • The Dem 'Plan for Iraq'

    10/05/2004 10:54:58 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 5 replies · 287+ views
    John Edwards... What we believe is, as part of our entire plan for Iraq -- and we have a plan for Iraq. ... We have a plan for success. And that plan includes speeding up the training of the military. We have less than half of the staff that we need there to complete that training.Second, make sure that the reconstruction is sped up in a way that the Iraqis see some tangible benefit for what's happening. ... We also thought it was wrong to have a $20 billion fund out of which $7.5 billion was going to go to...
  • THE RAW DEAL: Kerry's Shifting Position On Iraq's Ties To Terrorism

    10/05/2004 2:11:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 334+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 5, 2004
    "John Kerry today contradicted the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission, the Senate Intelligence Report and the Butler Report in denying that contacts existed between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. John Kerry has said in the past that Saddam Hussein supported terrorists and called him a 'grave danger.' Now, he is trying to claim that the removal of Saddam Hussein has left the world 'less secure.' John Kerry's incoherence on the security issues facing our country calls into question his ability to lead our nation in the War on Terror." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman The 9/11 Commission: Vice...
  • John Kerry: Reporting for Stupidity

    10/04/2004 7:22:08 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 1,446+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | Oct. 5, 2004 | Dustin Hawkins
    John Kerry has finally settled on a position, sort of. Kerry informed us during the first presidential debate that he has had one clear and consistent stance on Iraq all along. This came as a big surprise to anyone actually watching the debate, because none of us had any clue at all. I had infiltrated a “debate party” hosted by local Democrats and even they seemed stunned to discover this. John Kerry’s newest answer is that Hussein was evil and should have been taken down, just not by force. Although he voted for force, he never thought anyone would actually...
  • Kerry v. Kerry -- video of Top Ten Debate Flip-Flops on Iraq

    10/02/2004 8:42:59 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies · 678+ views
  • What Will John Kerry Do In The War?

    10/03/2004 2:47:14 PM PDT · by Ramman · 30 replies · 609+ views
    rammansopinion, Trucknet ^ | 3 OCT 04 | Ramman
    During the debate on foriegn policy, Sn. John Kerry said of going into Iraq, "We had Saddam Hussein trapped." And in a speech at New York University, New York, NY, September 20, 2004: "I would have tightened the noose and continued to pressure and isolate Saddam Hussein--who was weak and getting weaker-- so that he would pose no threat to the region or America." Yet, in a speech before the Committee on Armed Services and Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, Joint Hearing, September 3, 1998, Kerry Expressed Opposition to ``Policy of Containment:'' "So we've got a major set of...