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  • Holbrooke Clarifies For Kerry: War A Mistake

    10/03/2004 8:21:27 AM PDT · by Williams · 29 replies · 830+ views
    This Week/ ABC | 10/03/04
    Kerry's latest close foreign policy advisor (replacing the disgraced Burger) was pressed by Stefanopolous that Kerry said the war was both a mistake and not a mistake. Holbrooke said while the troops are fighting for their country and Kerry will support them in the "hell" they are going through, that going to war in Iraq and when Bush did was "of course" "a mistake."I don't know why people are fooled into believing Kerry is just a waffler, when he is an unreformed left wing anti-war fool. In the debate, he called us "occupiers," he wants no bases in Iraq, he...
  • Kerry's Various Statements Regarding Iraq

    10/02/2004 7:21:04 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 5 replies · 224+ views
    TN4W ^ | Oct. 1, 2004 | Countertop
    Well, the debate's done but the question still remains just exactly what does John Kerry believe. Think you know now? Think again. Ken Cuccinelli emailed me this great timeline of Kerry's flips. I only wish I had checked yesterday's email earlier in the day. November 1997 Kerry believed Iraq was such “A grave threat to the well-being of our nation” that we must use force, unilaterally if necessary. “[W]hile we should always seek to take significant international actions on a multilateral rather than a unilateral basis whenever that is possible, if in the final analysis we face what we truly...
  • Fred Barnes: Debate Hangover (Some things Kerry said may come back to haunt him)

    10/02/2004 12:50:31 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 35 replies · 2,037+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 11, 2004 | Fred Barnes
    HERE'S WHY President Bush survives the gauntlet of three nationally televised debates: the Kerry contradiction. John Kerry is glib and knowledgeable and smart enough in his attacks on Bush to stop short of being overbearing and abrasive. But the dominant issue in the campaign is Iraq, and that's where the contradiction comes in. Kerry would have you believe that the war in Iraq is a horrible fiasco we never should have gotten into--and he's just the guy to win it. Does anyone really believe that, even Kerry himself? I doubt it.The Kerry performance in the debate is likely to have...
  • What is Kerry's 4 point plan for Iraq? (Why he didn't tell us in the debates)

    09/30/2004 11:00:28 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 7 replies · 623+ views
    So the choice for America is, you can have a plan that I've laid out in four points, each of which I can tell you more about or you can go to and see more of it; or you have the president's plan, which is four words: more of the same. I think my plan is better.--John Kerry in 1st Presidential Debate From 1. Internationalize, because others must share the burden; 2. Train Iraqis, because they must be responsible for their own security; 3. Move forward with reconstruction because that's an important way to stop the spread of...
  • Well, Mr. Kerry, Are Americans Dying in Iraq for a Mistake? (Flip-Flop Alert)

    10/01/2004 12:10:04 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Presidential Debate ^ | Oct. 1, 2004 | John "Flip-Flop" Kerry
    KERRY: Well, you know, when I talked about the $87 billion, I made a mistake in how I talk about the war. But the president made a mistake in invading Iraq. Which is worse? I believe that when you know something's going wrong, you make it right. That's what I learned in Vietnam. When I came back from that war I saw that it was wrong. Some people don't like the fact that I stood up to say no, but I did. And that's what I did with that vote. And I'm going to lead those troops to victory. LEHRER:...
  • Kerry Says Bush Should Have Transferred Authority Over Iraq to the UN After Baghdad Fell

    10/01/2004 12:32:56 AM PDT · by BJungNan · 16 replies · 608+ views ^ | October 1, 2004 | Kerry
    Kerry Says Bush Should Have Transferred Authority Over Iraq to the UN After Baghdad Fell (Excerpt of Transcript: Debate #1) - KERRY: The United Nations, Kofi Annan offered help after Baghdad fell. And we never picked him up on that and did what was necessary to transfer authority and to transfer reconstruction. It was always American-run. Secondly, when we went in, there were three countries: Great Britain, Australia and the United States. That's not a grand coalition. We can do better. LEHRER: Thirty seconds, Mr. President. BUSH: Well, actually, he forgot Poland. And now there's 30 nations involved, standing...
  • Kerry: "We must be firm with Saddam Hussein" (Senate - November 9, 1997)

    10/01/2004 10:20:40 AM PDT · by edfrank_1998 · 1 replies · 161+ views
    Library of Congress
    found via searching (keyword "hussein" and selected SEN Kerry): WE MUST BE FIRM WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN (Senate - November 09, 1997) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr. KERRY. Mr. President, I will speak tomorrow on the subject of fast track. I wish to talk this evening about another subject that has not received as much conversation on the floor of the Senate as it merits--because, while we have been focused on fast track and on a lot of loose ends which must be tied up before this first session of the 105th Congress can be brought to a close, a very troubling situation...
  • The Boston Fog:Kerry Calls The Iraq War A "Mistake" But Says Troops Are Not Dying For A "Mistake"

    10/01/2004 11:16:53 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 871+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 1, 2004
    The Boston Fog Report An ongoing examination of John Kerry’s “nuances and shades of gray in both foreign and domestic policy.” (Editorial, “A Primary Endorsement,” The New York Times, 2/26/04)for·a·gainst adverb. 1. To be both for and against something at the same time: e.g. “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” (Glen Johnson, “Kerry Blasts Bush On Protecting Troops,” The Boston Globe, 3/17/04) "John Kerry's troubling record of contradiction and vacillation spiraled into incoherence last night when he said the President 'made a mistake' in invading Iraq but denied our troops in Iraq...
  • Bush Ridicules Kerry Call for Summit on Iraq

    10/01/2004 3:13:03 PM PDT · by ambrose · 29 replies · 1,107+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/04
    Bush Ridicules Kerry Call for Summit on Iraq Fri Oct 1, 2004 05:58 PM ET By Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Bush accused Democrat John Kerry of new contradictions and ridiculed his call for a international summit on Iraq on Friday as he sought to rebound from a debate that many Americans thought Kerry won. The day after the first presidential debate, Bush swept into two battleground states, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, and many of his jabs against Kerry sounded like what he wished he had said at the Miami encounter on Thursday night. Bush advisers conceded that...
  • Kerry Vs. Kerry (Kerry’s Top Ten Iraq Flip FlopsFrom First Debate)

    10/01/2004 11:26:02 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 36 replies · 3,677+ views
    KERRY VS. KERRYKerry’s Top Ten Iraq Flip Flops From First Debate___________________________________________________VIEW THE “KERRY VS. KERRY” DEBATE VIDEO HERE: Claimed “I’ll Never Give A Veto To Any Country Over Our Security.”  (Sen. John Kerry, First Presidential Debate, Miami, FL, 9/30/04)ü      Preemption Must Pass “Global Test” First.  “No president, though all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to preempt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America. But if and when you do it, Jim, you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test where...
  • John Kerry's self-inflicted wounds

    10/01/2004 6:39:50 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 45 replies · 1,533+ views ^ | Friday, October 1, 2004 | David Limbaugh
    Friday, October 1, 2004 John Kerry's self-inflicted wounds Posted: October 1, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By David Limbaugh © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Though I am writing this column before the debate for publication after the debate, I want to address Kerry's gnawing, self-inflicted wounds on Iraq, as they are sure to be at the forefront of the discussion. Indeed, given Kerry's disturbing lack of consistency on Iraq, the only chance he has for a draw or better in the debate, or the election for that matter, is to convince the voters that despite his obvious problems with decisiveness, directness and the truth,...
  • Dem hands 'em skewer - Kerry mocked for answer on military-spending vote

    09/30/2004 1:13:24 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 1,707+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/30/04 | HELEN KENNEDY, KENNETH R. BAZINET
    MIAMI - Like a good straight man, John Kerry gave Team Bush another opening yesterday when he tried to explain his now-infamous line that he voted for a military spending bill after he voted against it. "I had one of those inarticulate moments, late in the evening when I was dead-tired in the primaries, and I didn't say something very clearly," Kerry said on ABC's "Good Morning America." By the time the next commercial came up, Bush campaign aides determined the comment was made at a noontime rally in West Virginia and were preparing their latest zinger. "Perhaps his watch...
  • Kerry losing ground as talk turns to Iraq (now a TIE in MI)

    09/30/2004 5:49:13 AM PDT · by Kieri · 38 replies · 1,078+ views
    Newspaper (The Freep) | 09/30/04 | Kieri
    The Detroit Free Press has a new poll showing that Kerry and Bush are in a statistical tie! They polled 840 voters and Kerry currently leads 48/46 among registered voters, but BUSH leads 50/48 among LIKELY voters. Kerry has lost a 4 to 6 point lead here. The margin of error is 3.5 percent.The article adds that they're not sure why Kerry is in decline, but state voters support the action in Iraq 48/42. There's a great comment by someone who never voted for anyone other than a Democrat since JFK (from Ann Arbor, of all places!!)The article can be...
  • Iraq Mom Condemns Kerry "Protest" Vote (Rush)

    09/30/2004 1:47:35 AM PDT · by I still care · 30 replies · 1,134+ views
    Rush Limbaugh | Sept. 29, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Listen to Rush… ( to a soldier's mom who finds Kerry's $87b withholding of funds outrageous) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right, Connie, San Antonio, Texas. I'm glad you called. I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the program. CALLER: Thank you, Rush, for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: This morning, John Kerry said to (loss of audio) -- RUSH: Ooooh. CALLER: -- to Diane Sawyer that he voted against the 87 billion as a protest? RUSH: Yeah, yeah. CALLER: He -- RUSH: No, protest because... What he's saying now is he's upset that the rich were getting a tax...
  • Remarks of Senator John Kerry on Iraq

    01/28/2004 3:05:20 PM PST · by FlyLow · 42 replies · 2,605+ views
    Institute for Public Accuracy ^ | October 09, 2002 | John Kerry
    With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question: Why? Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up? Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community? Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster? Why does Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke? Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits? Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive...
  • Kerry Declares The End of the War in Iraq!

    09/29/2004 4:08:05 AM PDT · by · 4 replies · 515+ views
    Grassboots.Org ^ | 9/28/2004
    "Every week, too many American families grieve for loved ones killed in Iraq by terrorist forces that weren't even there before the invasion, many of which got their weapons from the very ammo dumps* that George Bush didn't guard after we won the war -- after we won the military part of the war. " If you could hear Kerry in this interview, you would hear him catch himself after saying we won the war, but his correction really didn't change the point. There is a difference between the end of combat and fighting terrorism after the war is over.
  • John Kerry Explains War Funding Vote

    09/29/2004 5:40:10 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 56 replies · 1,038+ views
    AP ^ | AP
    WASHINGTON - On the eve of a foreign policy debate with President Bush (news - web sites), Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) said in an interview that his explanation of why he voted in favor of additional funding for the war in Iraq (news - web sites) before voting against it was "one of those inarticulate moments" in the campaign. Kerry ultimately voted against providing $87 billion for military operations and aid in Iraq and Afghanistan (news - web sites). Although he initially supported the appropriation when it was to be funded at least in part...
  • Kerry Flip-Flops on Iraq AGAIN

    09/29/2004 6:22:02 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 44 replies · 1,190+ views
    Yahoo | Yahoo
    Kerry said this in an interview today posted on Yahoo: "We should not have gone into Iraq knowing today what we know," Kerry told ABC. "Knowing there was no imminent threat to America, knowing there were no weapons of mass destruction, knowing there was no connection between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein, I would not have voted to support war."
  • Kerry has an idea to end the Iraqi Insurgency (And they WILL STOP!)

    09/29/2004 12:37:49 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 11 replies · 1,329+ views
  • John Kerry flubs Good Morning America

    09/29/2004 8:00:45 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 425 replies · 10,229+ views
    Polipundit ^ | 9/29/04 | Polipundit
    GMA John Kerry was apparently on Good Morning America and The Note snippets this baffling exchange: DIANE SAWYER: Was the war in Iraq worth it? JOHN KERRY: We should not have gone to war knowing the information that we know today.DS: So it was not worth it.JK: We should not — it depends on the outcome ultimately — and that depends on the leadership. And we need better leadership to get the job done successfully, but I would not have gone to war knowing that there was no imminent threat — there were no weapons of mass destruction — there...