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  • Kerry Criticizes Bush Over Iraq, Says He Would Refocus on 'Real War on Terror'

    09/25/2004 3:07:34 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 16 replies · 374+ views
    Sep. 25--PHILADELPHIA -- Sen. John Kerry on Friday berated President Bush for his handling of the war on terror, saying the president erred by alienating nations needed to help thwart terrorists and failed to adequately fund America's security needs. Speaking at Temple University, the Democratic presidential nominee again repeated a claim he has made with increasing urgency recently -- that the president seriously harmed efforts against terrorism by invading Iraq and thus diverting attention from Al Qaeda. "George Bush made Saddam Hussein the priority," Kerry said. "I would have made Osama bin Laden the priority. As president, I will finish...
  • BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO OF FLIP-FLOPPING KERRY GOING BACK TO MID 1990'S ON IRAQ

    09/24/2004 6:12:33 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 14 replies · 1,331+ views
    GOP.COM ^ | July 28, 2004 | Unknown
    July 26, 2004 : Let the Makeover Begin! At this morning's press conference RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie released a web video regarding the Democrats Extreme Makeover of John Kerry. Look for "Kerry's Iraq Documentary" and then click the view button below.DSL/Cable Modem Recommended. I used Windows Media Player instead of RealPlayer due to problems with RealPlayer. http://www.rnc.org/News/GOPTV.aspx
  • Giuliani apologizes to President Bush

    09/24/2004 5:59:41 PM PDT · by bikepacker67 · 22 replies · 1,450+ views
    Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani told President Bush this week that he is sorry. "I owe you an apology," Mr. Giuliani began. "I made a mistake during my [Republican National Convention] speech ... I said that with 64 days to go, John Kerry could change his mind five or six times about what to do in Iraq. Well, he's already changed his mind four or five times and I'm going to be proven wrong again because I think we're looking more like eight or nine times."
  • The Kerry doctrine on Iraq

    09/24/2004 5:34:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 375+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2004 | Robert Goldberg
    The Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com The Kerry doctrine on IraqBy Robert GoldbergPublished September 24, 2004 Teresa Heinz Kerry says that only an idiot would oppose her husband's health proposals. What does that make someone who thinks that lowering Medicare premiums is more important than getting rid of Saddam Hussein?     It is not too far off the mark to state that Sen. John Kerry's exit strategy is reduce our involvement in Iraq in order to reduce Medicare premiums at home. Listen to the Kerry Doctrine in all its glory: "$200 billion for Iraq, but they tell us we can't afford health...
  • Democrats hopeful Kerry attacks on Bush will pay off

    09/24/2004 4:34:10 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 64 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Sep. 24, 2004 | STEVEN THOMMA, Knight Ridder Newspapers
    After watching their candidate on the defensive for weeks and fearing that he might have blown the election, Democrats are growing more optimistic that John Kerry is back in the race. They were buoyed this week by his sharpened, sustained criticism of President Bush and the Iraq war, new signs that Iraq isn't going as well as Bush would like people to believe, and a shift of news-media coverage away from how the two candidates served during the Vietnam War to what they say about today's war. Taken together, the developments suggest that an underlying dynamic of the race might...
  • Kerry out attack ( Kerry in 1997 made the case for launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq.)

    09/24/2004 4:30:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 378+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24 | John McCaslin
    During a 1997 debate on CNN's "Crossfire," Sen. John Kerry, now the Democratic presidential nominee, made the case for launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq. So reveals Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, who appeared with Mr. Kerry on the program.Mr. King says the U.N. Security Council had just adopted a resolution against Iraq that was watered down at the behest of the French and the Russians. Yet the candidate who now criticizes President Bush for ignoring French and Russian objections to the Iraq war blasted the two countries, claiming that they were compromised by their business dealings with Baghdad.
  • Kerry's Almost Just About Final Position on Iraq (excellent read)

    09/24/2004 3:51:33 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 32 replies · 1,719+ views
    NNS ^ | September 22, 2004 | James Lileks
    President Bush recently insisted that Iraq was en route to stability, and Sen. John Kerry shot back: "With all due respect to the president, has he turned on the evening news lately? Does he read the newspapers? Does he really know what's happening? Is he talking about the same war that the rest of us are talking about?" This would seem a rather inopportune time to claim the evening news as the font of truth unvarnished. It's hard to imagine the American people reassured by a president who bases his decisions on things he sees on the tube. President Kerry!...
  • Cheney Blasts Kerry for Allawi Comments

    09/23/2004 9:09:45 PM PDT · by BobbyK · 53 replies · 1,237+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 09-24.04 | MARGARET STAFFORD
    Cheney Blasts Kerry for Allawi Comments By MARGARET STAFFORD ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney chastised Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Thursday, saying his criticism of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi showed an appalling "lack of respect." Allawi, who was in Washington on Thursday to address a joint meeting of Congress and meet with President Bush, gave a rosy portrayal of progress toward peace in his country. Shortly after he spoke, Kerry said the prime minister's assessment contradicted his own previous statements as well as the reality on the ground. Cheney said Kerry was...
  • Where Kerry stands on Iraq

    09/24/2004 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 18 replies · 529+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sep. 24, 2004 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Thomas Fitzgerald JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sen. John Kerry set his jaw, and even sighed at one point, as he confronted anew the confusion over his stand on the Iraq war, a fog that has enveloped his candidacy for months. "I have one position on Iraq," Kerry insisted this week during a rare news conference. "One position." In fact, he's right, his image as a "flip-flopper" notwithstanding. Kerry voted in October 2002 for the congressional resolution that authorized President Bush to go to war in Iraq. Kerry now says that the invasion was not justified and has made the United States...
  • Kristol: Disgraceful

    09/24/2004 3:08:03 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 196 replies · 5,571+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/04/04 | William Kristol
    The disgraceful behavior of John Kerry and his team is sufficient grounds for concern about his fitness to be president WE REALLY DON'T KNOW what a President John Kerry would do about Iraq. His flip-flops about the war, his inconsistencies, the ambiguity of his current position (win or withdraw?)--all of these mean we can only guess about a Kerry presidency. He would probably be inclined to get out of Iraq as soon as possible; it might be the case, however, that as president he would nonetheless find himself staying and fighting. Who knows? What we do know is this: Kerry...
  • Bush Accuses Kerry of Undercutting Allawi

    09/24/2004 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 6 replies · 404+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-24-04 | Caren Bohan
    JANESVILLE, Wis. (Reuters) - President Bush on Friday accused Sen. John Kerry of attacking the credibility of Iraq's leader as he branded his Democratic rival unfit to lead America. Bush lashed out at Kerry a day after the Democrat charged that upbeat comments about Iraq by the president and interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi were glossing over the problems in the war-torn country. "You can't lead this country if your ally in Iraq feels like you questioned his credibility," Bush said at an education event in this battleground state. With just over five weeks to go before the Nov....
  • Kerry says Allawi's visit is just for show (whine alert)

    09/24/2004 1:22:23 PM PDT · by FlyLow · 17 replies · 472+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9-24-04 | NEDRA PICKLER
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Thursday that Iraq's Ayad Allawi was sent before Congress to put the ''best face'' on Bush administration policy. Shortly after Allawi, the interim government's prime minister, gave a bright portrayal of progress toward peace in Iraq, Kerry said the assessment contradicted reality on the ground. ''The prime minister and the president are here obviously to put their best face on the policy, but the fact is that the CIA estimates, the reporting, the ground operations and the troops all tell a different story,'' Kerry said. Allawi said democratic elections will take...
  • Bush: Kerry Wrongly Questions Allawi

    09/24/2004 12:37:24 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 47 replies · 1,058+ views
    AP ^ | 9-24-04 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    JANESVILLE, Wis. - Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) wrongly questioned the credibility of the interim Iraqi leader, and "you can't lead this country" while undercutting an ally, President Bush (news - web sites) said Friday. Bush and interim Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi had hopeful words for the future of Iraq (news - web sites) a day earlier, which Kerry characterized as putting the "best face" on a Bush administration policy in Iraq that has gone wrong. "This brave man came to our country to talk about how he's risking his life for a free Iraq, which helps...
  • Bush Attacks Kerry Over Allawi Visit

    09/24/2004 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 50 replies · 2,107+ views
    AFP ^ | 9-24-04
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin, Sept 24 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush accused Democratic White House hopeful John Kerry of turning his back on Iraq by doubting Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawis' upbeat forecasts for his country. "You can't lead this country if your ally in Iraq feels like you question his credibility," Bush told supporters here a day after welcoming Allawi to the White House to help spread his optimistic view of the war-torn nations' future. "The message ought to be to the Iraqi people: 'We support you.' The message ought to be loud and clear: 'We'll stand with you...
  • Kerry Accuses Bush, Iraqi Leader of Misleading Americans

    09/24/2004 11:33:28 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 29 replies · 535+ views
    Sep. 24--COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sen. John Kerry on Thursday accused President Bush and interim Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi of misleading Americans on how the war against Iraqi insurgents is faring. Allawi, addressing a joint session of Congress Thursday, said Iraqi elections were on track for January, but Kerry said the volatile and violent situation there made such a vote unlikely. "The United States and the Iraqis have retreated from whole areas of Iraq," Kerry said. "There are no-go zones in Iraq today. You can't hold an election in a no-go zone." And in a continuation of his newfound strategy of...
  • Kerry Argued Case For Unilateral Preemptive Action In Iraq On CNN's CROSSFIRE In 1997...

    09/24/2004 8:48:05 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 44 replies · 1,468+ views
    Washington Times ^ | John McCaslin
    During a 1997 debate on CNN's "Crossfire," Sen. John Kerry, now the Democratic presidential nominee, made the case for launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq. So reveals Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, who appeared with Mr. Kerry on the program. Mr. King says the U.N. Security Council had just adopted a resolution against Iraq that was watered down at the behest of the French and the Russians. Yet the candidate who now criticizes President Bush for ignoring French and Russian objections to the Iraq war blasted the two countries, claiming that they were compromised by their business dealings with...
  • Kerry out attack (yet another changed position)

    09/24/2004 8:24:50 AM PDT · by TitanicMan2003 · 10 replies · 450+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | John McCaslin
    During a 1997 debate on CNN's "Crossfire," Sen. John Kerry, now the Democratic presidential nominee, made the case for launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq. (snip) (T)he candidate who now criticizes President Bush for ignoring French and Russian objections to the Iraq war blasted the two countries, claiming that they were compromised by their business dealings with Baghdad. "We know we can't count on the French. We know we can't count on the Russians," said Mr. Kerry. "We know that Iraq is a danger to the United States, and we reserve the right to take pre-emptive action whenever we feel...
  • 'Kerry Calls Iraqi Prime Minister "US Puppet"'-- Kristol

    09/24/2004 8:18:31 AM PDT · by pabianice · 39 replies · 1,295+ views
    Fox News | 9/24/04
    Listening to Fox News this AM, as usual. One of their commentators -- Kristol -- noted with shock that after Allawi's address with President Bush the other day, Kerry basically said that Allawi's fledgling Iraqi democracy was just a puppet of the US government. Kristol added that this was disgraceful for anyone to say during a war, and especially disgraceful for a presidential cnadidate. Man! Did that take me back to when I was in Vietnam and we'd listen to the radio and hear Kerryesque anti-US protestors back home screech that the South Vietnam government was just a "puppet for...
  • KERRY FAULTS BUSH FOR PURSUING SADDAM (HOW MANY FEET CAN KERRY PUT IN HIS MOUTH???)

    09/24/2004 8:27:26 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 53 replies · 1,529+ views
    WINS News ^ | 9/24/04
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry faulted President Bush on Friday for pursuing Saddam Hussein instead of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, a part of a Bush strategy he contended had made defeating terrorism more difficult. "The invasion of Iraq was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy, al-Qaida," Kerry said in a speech at Temple University. "There's just no question about it. The president's misjudgment, miscalculation and mismanagement of the war in Iraq all make the war on terror harder to win."Kerry, in offering a detailed strategy to contain terrorism and to draw...
  • KERRY'S ANSWER: CUT & RUN

    09/23/2004 11:51:13 PM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 522+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/24/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    September 24, 2004 -- IT was bound to happen: Sen. John Kerry has decided to adopt Sen. Edward Kenne dy's slogan: Iraq is another Vietnam! For months, the Democratic presidential nominee, had resisted the temptation of following his senior colleague from Massachusetts: Kerry defended his initial support for a war that destroyed one of modern history's most barbarous regimes. By last week, however, it had become clear that Kerry could not be both pro-war and anti-war in this campaign. Having made his calculations, he decided to recast himself as a more sober version of Howard Dean, the early champion of...