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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 johnkerry.com 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 JohnKerry.com: 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
    GoGov.com ^ | October 1, 2004 | Kerry
    Kerry Says Bush Should Have Transferred Authority Over Iraq to the UN After Baghdad Fell (Excerpt of Transcript: Debate #1) - GoGov.com 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): http://thomas.loc.gov/home/r105query.html 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:http://media1.streamtoyou.com/rnc/100104v1.wmvONE: 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
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 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… (...talk 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 grassboots.org · 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
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  • 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...
  • Sen. John Kerry on Iraq War, Public Perception (ratings and trial balloon}

    09/28/2004 7:46:14 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 21 replies · 556+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 28, 2004 | Kohn Kerry / GMA
    Sept. 28, 2004— In his only interview before the crucial first presidential debate, Sen. John Kerry speaks exclusively to Diane Sawyer about his thoughts on the war in Iraq and the public's perception of him. Following is an excerpt of the interview with the Democratic presidential candidate: For more of the interview, watch Good Morning America on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 a.m. ET. DIANE SAWYER: Was the war in Iraq worth it? SEN. JOHN KERRY: We should not have gone to war knowing the information we know today. SAWYER: If it turns out OK ......
  • Kerry's Fatal Mistake

    09/28/2004 9:01:18 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 32 replies · 1,371+ views
    http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/ ^ | 09/28/2004 | conservativepoet
    John Kerry's Fatal Mistake: Pew Poll (Bush 48%-Kerry 40%)
  • Kerry concedes we won the war

    09/28/2004 4:46:27 PM PDT · by lancer · 26 replies · 1,486+ views
    www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Why is it that the press likes to report some misstatements by politicians but not others? John Kerry gave a highly covered, nationally televised speech last week at Temple University. The substance of the speech was front-page news across the country. Sound bites from it led all the major newscasts. It was analyzed by talking heads. It was rewritten into wire service reports. But no one – not one news agency, not one analyst, not one commentator – mentioned Kerry's slip of the tongue. It was an embarrassing one for the presidential candidate. After he made it and corrected himself,...
  • Fred Barnes: Kerry and the Other "F"-word (He doesn't want to talk about how to deal with Falluja)

    09/27/2004 8:24:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 481+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 24, 2004 | Fred Barnes
    The Democratic candidate doesn't want to talk about how to deal with Falluja.JOHN KERRY'S NEW POLICY on Iraq is like a doughnut. It has a big hole in the middle. The Kerry four-point plan calls for recruiting more allies to help in Iraq, accelerating the training of Iraqi soldiers, pushing ahead on reconstruction, and guaranteeing a national election by next January. All that's fine. But none of it can happen unless the terrorists who've made the Iraqi city of Falluja their sanctuary and staging point for attacks and bombings are defeated. Kerry has no plan for dealing with the terrorists....
  • Bush, Kerry Pause to Trade Barbs on Iraq

    09/27/2004 1:44:32 PM PDT · by justaboutanybody · 21 replies · 374+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 27, 2004 | AP
    SPRING GREEN, Wis. Sept. 27, 2004 — President Bush and rival John Kerry paused from private debate practice on Monday to accuse each other of lack of clarity on Iraq as they campaigned in "must win" states for each the Republican incumbent in Ohio and his Democratic challenger in Wisconsin. Bush portrayed Kerry as indecisive on the war and Kerry accused the president of "still trying to hide" from voters the extent of what remains to be done in Iraq as both sides maneuvered for advantage ahead of Thursday's leadoff debate. Meanwhile, the two campaigns sparred with dueling television ads...
  • THE 1997 SPEECH THAT DAMNS JOHN KERRY

    09/27/2004 7:50:02 PM PDT · by Hank All-American · 14 replies · 1,293+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Sep 27, 2004 | Tom Bevans
    THE 1997 SPEECH THAT DAMNS JOHN KERRY: The other day Matt Drudge caused a bit of a stir by linking to an item in John McCaslin's Washington Times which said that in a 1997 debate with Representative Peter King, John Kerry called for preemptive military action against Saddam Hussein. (Incidentally, today McCaslin runs a semi-retraction - or clarification, if you prefer - to the effect that the quote attributed to Kerry by Mr. King was incorrect, but his paraphrasing of Kerry's comments during the 1997 Crossfire debate was accurate. ) Some are suggesting that, if true, Kerry's call for preemptive...
  • The disgraceful behavior of John Kerry

    09/27/2004 12:41:22 PM PDT · by PaulaB · 11 replies · 1,256+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | William Kristol
    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 and his advisers have behaved disgracefully this past week. That behavior is sufficient grounds for concern about his fitness to...
  • Kerry’s Unwavering Arrogance

    09/27/2004 3:18:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 45 replies · 1,887+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 9/27/04 | Frank Salvato
    t isn’t hard to see, or hear. All one has to do is listen to John Kerry for a bit. His every word drips of it. It emanates from his every action. John Kerry is arrogant. This has never been more obvious than in his recent remarks about Iraq in the face of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s speech to a joint session of Congress. John Kerry essentially said that the prime minister didn’t know what he was talking about and that he, John Kerry, did. We’ve heard about Kerry’s legendary elitism. We’ve heard the stories of him bucking lines...
  • Biden Says Assured Allawi of Support if Kerry Wins

    09/26/2004 10:03:30 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 59 replies · 1,134+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/26/04 | Reuters
    Biden Says Assured Allawi of Support if Kerry Wins 1 hour, 45 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo! WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Democratic senator said on Sunday he assured interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that U.S. support for him would continue if John Kerry (news - web sites) were elected president. Reuters Photo Allawi, who paid a high-profile visit to the White House last week, responded: "Thank you, and I know it," said Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record), the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Biden and other senators...
  • Allawi vs. Kerry: How did this confrontation happen?

    09/26/2004 1:42:24 AM PDT · by billorites · 30 replies · 1,391+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | September 26, 2004 | Editorial
    TWO WEEKS after John Kerry called the Iraq war “the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time,” and two days after Kerry said he would not have invaded Iraq had he known what we know now, Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi spoke before a joint session of Congress, saying, “It’s my honor to come to Congress and to thank this nation and its people for making our cause your cause, our struggle your struggle. We are better off, you are better off and the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.” After Allawi’s speech, Kerry adviser Joe...
  • Who Does Kerry Want to Lead Iraq?

    09/25/2004 8:56:50 PM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 14 replies · 506+ views
    Townhall ^ | 24-Sep-2004 | Jay Bryant
      Who Does Kerry Want to Lead Iraq?Jay Bryant (archive) September 25, 2004 | Print | Send Saddam Hussein, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Ayad Allawi. These are your choices. Who do you want to be the leader of Iraq? The slick-mustachioed dictator with his mass graves? The cunning terrorist bent on holding the Guinness record for beheadings? Or the rumpled, avuncular Prime Minister courageously facing day-by-day danger to bring democracy to his country? These are your choices. And John Kerry's choices, too. Among many other things, John Kerry has said the Iraq war was the "wrong war in the wrong...
  • Peaceful regime change ('Kerry's latest zigzag on Iraq')

    09/25/2004 7:55:22 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 3 replies · 183+ views
    US News ^ | 10/4 issue | Michael Barone
    John Kerry's latest zigzag on Iraq leaves a sharp difference between him and George W. Bush on that issue. At New York University on September 20, Kerry said, "We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure." There is an obvious tension between this and Kerry's statement August 9 that, knowing what he knows today, he would have voted again to authorize military action in Iraq and his statement last December 16 that "those who doubt that we are safer with [Saddam Hussein's] capture don't have the judgment to be president." Last week he criticized...
  • Terrorist Insurgents Endorse Kerry By Violent Proxy

    09/25/2004 3:31:11 PM PDT · by The Real Indepman · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Sep 25, 2004 | Indepman
    The insurgents in Iraq have increased their activity to influence the US Presidential election. The terrorists in Iraq have spoken, and they prefer Kerry. His flip flopping on Iraq policy, his promise to cut and run by removing as many troops as possible in his first year in office has got them super motivated. Yes indeed, they are motivated, motivated to go KILL, kill American soldiers, kill Iraqis and kill foreignors trying to help rebuild that country. Yes siree, once again Kerry is getting serviceman killed in another US war by flapping his yap. It's a shame more Americans can't...
  • Allawi KO’s Kerry ("These three nutworks, TV’s Axis of Drivel…")

    09/25/2004 2:22:40 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 1,384+ views
    Town Hall ^ | September 25, 2004 | Doug Giles
    It must have been tough for Kerry to watch his Democratic buddies give Iraq's Prime Minister Allawi standing ovations as he spoke to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday.  Think of the anguish JFK, too, must have gone through seeing his liberal colleagues indirectly congratulate George Bush.  Reporters covering the Kerry campaign may have heard the Senator’s ulcers growl, each time his Congressional colleagues gave the Iraqi PM an overwhelming ovation.  Watching the guys supposedly standing behind him in the campaign, vociferously applaud the noble Iraqi leader and ally of Bush and the rest of America, must have been galling. ...
  • Kerry's final mistake

    09/25/2004 4:52:06 PM PDT · by billorites · 45 replies · 1,880+ views
    Althouse ^ | September 24, 2004 | Ann Althouse
    Here's what I'd like to read about the 2004 election: an analysis of what happened written ten years from now. Anything written today is part of the events themselves. Writing today, you're caught up in the event of the moment. I feel I've been remiss in not yet posting a condemnation of the Republican's ban-the-Bible letter. Writing today, you're influenced by a hope or fear of affecting the events. And you also don't know how things will turn out. You don't know who will win the election, whether some dramatic event will occur in October, and how the war in...
  • COMPARISON: KERRY 7 POINT PLAN FOR IRAQ/VIETNAM

    09/25/2004 4:57:31 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 27 replies · 1,139+ views
    Winter Soldier.com ^ | 09/25/04 | WinterSoldier.com
    I was surprised to see the following: John Kerry created a 7 point plan for Iraq, right? Does everyone know John Kerry has a 7 Point Plan he and the VVAW dreamt up for VIETNAM, TOO?
  • Bush, Kerry Twisting Each Other's Words (Published earlier as "Bush twist Kerrr's Words on Iraq")

    09/25/2004 5:36:39 PM PDT · by jerod · 23 replies · 600+ views
    AP Wire | Sat Sep 25,12:53 PM ET | By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
    WACO, Texas - President Bush (news - web sites) opened several new scathing lines of attack against Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites), charges that twisted his rival's words on Iraq (news - web sites) and made Kerry seem supportive of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). It was not unlike the spin that Kerry and his forces sometimes place on Bush's words. Campaigning by bus through hotly contested Wisconsin on Friday, Bush sought to counter recently sharpened criticism by Kerry about his Iraq policies: _He stated flatly that Kerry had said earlier in the week "he...
  • For Kerry, ‘Thank you’ is not an option

    09/25/2004 7:34:44 AM PDT · by Valin · 15 replies · 771+ views
    Texas City Sun ^ | 9/25/04 | T.J. Aulds
    Thank you. Two of the most powerful words ever spoken. Unless you are John Kerry. Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi spoke before a joint session of Congress earlier Thursday and thanked this country for its efforts in his country. First, he offered an optimistic outlook on Iraq’s future and the willingness of his fellow countrymen to rid the country of the terrorists and insurgents who are murdering people in an effort to stop freedom. Then he got around to the most powerful part — in our view — of his speech. “The second message is quite simple and one that...
  • Kerry turns up heat on Bush over Iraq invasion [We should "wage a war on terrorist finances”]

    09/25/2004 6:27:51 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 39 replies · 715+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2004 | Robin Toner
    Philadelphia -- Escalating his critique of President Bush as commander in chief, Sen. John Kerry declared here Friday that the invasion of Iraq was "a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy, al Qaeda," and asserted that he would refocus the nation's energies on "the real war on terror."
  • Iraq: Why US Shouldn’t Cut and Run

    09/25/2004 6:36:48 AM PDT · by Ginifer · 10 replies · 641+ views
    Arab News ^ | 24 Sep 04 | Amir Taheri,
    What was bound to happen, has happened: Sen. John Kerry has decided to adopt Sen. Edward Kennedy’s slogan: Iraq is another Vietnam! For months, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, resisting the temptation of following the senior senator for Massachusetts, continued to defend 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 the anti-war...
  • Bush Twists Kerry's Words on Iraq (APs take. Reporting the news and giving their opinion)

    09/25/2004 6:55:14 AM PDT · by jerod · 41 replies · 1,559+ views
    AP Wire | 2004-09-25 | By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
    WACO, Texas - President Bush (news - web sites) opened several new scathing lines of attack against Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites), charges that twisted his rival's words on Iraq (news - web sites) and made Kerry seem supportive of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). It was not unlike the spin that Kerry and his forces sometimes place on Bush's words. He stated flatly that Kerry had said earlier in the week "he would prefer the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein to the situation in Iraq today." The line drew gasps of surprise from Bush's audience...
  • Mr. Nuance's Superior Diplomatic Skills

    09/24/2004 9:10:29 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 11 replies · 631+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | 24 September 2004 | Bill Roggio
    On the heels of Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Allawi’s address to the United States Congress, John Kerry, who did not see it necessary to attend the speech or personally meet with Mr. Allawi, felt it necessary to insult him and all but call him a liar, as well as continue to claim Iraq is an abject failure. In a press conference afterward, where John Kerry again stated he had a plan for Iraq but didn’t tell us what it is, he repeatedly bashed the president and misrepresented the facts on the ground. Note this particular exchange between a reporter and...
  • Vietnam is no Iraq

    09/24/2004 9:39:04 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 15 replies · 325+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | H D S Greenway
    SOME MONTHS ago, before the election campaigns became heated, a distinguished British journalist called me to ask if I thought Vietnam was finally fading from the American psyche. No one would ask that question today. Vietnam, like some creature from the black lagoon, has reached up out of the swampy past to wrap its tentacles around the election of 2004, nearly 30 years since that conflict ended in shame with helicopters lifting off from the American Embassy in Saigon. --- John Kerry deliberately based his early campaign on his Vietnam service. One can understand why. He needed to prove his...
  • Kerry Still Hasn't Made His Case On Iraq Strategy

    09/25/2004 5:59:51 AM PDT · by Gerry In KC · 22 replies · 610+ views
    Roll Call ^ | September 24, 2004 | Mort Kondracke
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-9_24_04_MK.html September 24, 2004 Kerry Still Hasn't Made His Case On Iraq Strategy By Mort Kondracke Kerry has finally answered the seminal question: Would he have waged war to topple Saddam Hussein? His answer, made clear only on the "Late Show" with David Letterman of all places, is "No.
  • Disgraceful

    09/25/2004 5:36:57 AM PDT · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 4 replies · 757+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/04/2004, Volume 010, Issue 04 | William Kristol
    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 and his advisers have behaved disgracefully this past week. That behavior is sufficient grounds for concern about his fitness to...
  • Who Does Kerry Want to Lead Iraq?

    09/24/2004 11:49:35 PM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 323+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 9/25/04 | Jay Bryant
    Saddam Hussein, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Ayad Allawi. These are your choices. Who do you want to be the leader of Iraq? The slick-mustachioed dictator with his mass graves? The cunning terrorist bent on holding the Guinness record for beheadings? Or the rumpled, avuncular Prime Minister courageously facing day-by-day danger to bring democracy to his country? These are your choices. And John Kerry's choices, too. Among many other things, John Kerry has said the Iraq war was the "wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time." There is no possible way to interpret that statement than the way President...
  • Drawing Them Out - Kerry Calls Iraq a Terrorist Haven. Isn't That Better Than Terrorist Hiding?

    09/25/2004 1:01:54 AM PDT · by zencycler · 10 replies · 140+ views
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    In a speech today in Philadelphia, Senator Kerry said: "Iraq is now what it was not before the war -- a haven for terrorists. George Bush made Saddam Hussein the priority. I would have made Osama bin Laden the priority." Well, pardon the vanity, but I'm curious is anyone is making this counter-argument: Before the Iraq war, Osama, and all his henchmen, were hiding who knows where - Pakistan, Afghanistan, and if we weren't in Iraq, they'd be hiding there too, getting who knows what kind of aid from Saddam. But now that were in Iraq, and the terrorists are...
  • Bush Twists Kerry's Words on Iraq (AP Barf Alert)

    09/25/2004 1:29:39 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 102 replies · 2,902+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 9/25/04 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    WACO, Texas - President Bush (news - web sites) opened several new scathing lines of attack against Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites), charges that twisted his rival's words on Iraq (news - web sites) and made Kerry seem supportive of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). It was not unlike the spin that Kerry and his forces sometimes place on Bush's words. Campaigning by bus through hotly contested Wisconsin on Friday, Bush sought to counter recently sharpened criticism by Kerry about his Iraq policies: _He stated flatly that Kerry had said earlier in the week "he...
  • KERRY'S IRAQ BLATHER THREATENS OUR TROOPS

    09/25/2004 2:20:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 540+ views
    September 25, 2004 -- Ralph Peters' column was a correct and stinging indictment of John Kerry's incendiary rhetoric ("Dead Soldiers," Opinion, Sept. 23). In 1941, America faced its enemies with resolve and sacrifice. It was not the least bit pleasant but most knew what was at stake. Today, resolve and sacrifice are replaced with speculation, second-guessing and the pervasive aversion to risk. Has anyone paused to think how this is viewed by terrorists and their supporting regimes? Using words like "quagmire," "failure" and "illegal" will not give them pause, only confidence. [snip] Peters is correct. Kerry has a history of...
  • For Kerry, ‘Thank you’ is not an option

    09/25/2004 2:38:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 1,108+ views
    Texas City Sun ^ | 9/25/04 | TJ Aulds
    Published September 25, 2004 Thank you. Two of the most powerful words ever spoken. Unless you are John Kerry. Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi spoke before a joint session of Congress earlier Thursday and thanked this country for its efforts in his country. First, he offered an optimistic outlook on Iraq’s future and the willingness of his fellow countrymen to rid the country of the terrorists and insurgents who are murdering people in an effort to stop freedom. Then he got around to the most powerful part — in our view — of his speech. “The second message is quite...