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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-03 06:06 PM
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37. Very interesting!
He had spent the spring conducting an unauthorized investigation into reports that the Reagan administration was illegally providing aid to the rebel Nicaraguan Contra armies, which were attempting to overthrow the left-wing government of that Central American nation. At this closed session, he planned to urge the committee to launch an official probe.

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"You come home and discover that people who are running the war are just interested in covering their ass; meanwhile, real people are dying real deaths. ... This was a very searing business."


Involvement exposing Iran Contra - very good

Ultimately, the subcommittee's findings on the scope of the contra-drug connection were validated by two subsequent federal investigations. Inspectors General at the CIA and the Justice Department found that these agencies had done little or nothing in response to hundreds of allegations that elements of the contras and their supply networks were involved with drugs.

"Kerry's proven conclusion was that the government, especially the CIA, looked the other way," says Blanton. "The Kerry committee findings hold up."


BCCI - good. Wish he had pursued it more vigorously but think he was had here. Still very good.

Interesting, flattering article. After reading it, I can not understand for the life of me why he voted for the Iraq War Resolution. I would have expected him to be totally anti. Can you explain that? And also, while we're on that subject- what is his stance on the I/P conflict? How closely aligned is he with AIPAC?

Thanks!




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  -Kerry Supporters only / Please weigh in Tinoire  Jul-18-03 08:38 PM   #0 
  - Why I like Kerry  sidwill   Jul-18-03 05:02 PM   #1 
  - War hero AND Anti-War protestor  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-18-03 05:12 PM   #4 
  - He did?  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 05:43 PM   #22 
     - boston globe article  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-18-03 05:51 PM   #28 
     - John Kerry and John Lennon and Kerry's Go-Get'em Style  RegenerationMan   Jul-18-03 07:20 PM   #54 
  - This sounds like a stupid question but  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 05:41 PM   #20 
  - Best environmental candidate  blm   Jul-18-03 06:01 PM   #33 
  - What exactly does John Drive?  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 07:38 PM   #61 
     - hopefully something bulletproof...  blm   Jul-18-03 07:52 PM   #67 
        - At one point it time...  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 08:00 PM   #71 
  - check his report card with the NRA, NAACP, NARAL, etc.  tpub   Jul-18-03 08:42 PM   #77 
  - Kerry is DLC  CWebster   Jul-18-03 07:45 PM   #64 
  - I think that Kerry is one of the few Dem candidates that is "electable..."  random   Jul-18-03 05:04 PM   #2 
  - Skull and bones bothers me a lot but  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 05:46 PM   #24 
  - unfortunately, that is part of the definition of "electable"  tpub   Jul-18-03 08:45 PM   #78 
  - Been paying attention to his speechs for years.  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-18-03 05:08 PM   #3 
  - Why I Like Kerry !  stewert   Jul-18-03 05:12 PM   #5 
  - Can you list the accomplishments/issues he fought for  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 05:51 PM   #29 
     - See post 33  blm   Jul-18-03 06:42 PM   #47 
  - What are mandatory minimums?  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 05:50 PM   #26 
     - MM  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-18-03 06:01 PM   #32 
  - Kerry is an excellent candidate  jpgray   Jul-18-03 05:12 PM   #6 
  - Very interesting!  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 06:06 PM   #37 
  - Why I like Kerry.....  Punkingal   Jul-18-03 05:15 PM   #7 
  - I admit. He sound like someone with depth  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 06:12 PM   #40 
  - John Kerry a man of the Constitution.  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 05:15 PM   #8 
  - I hate all of those things too  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 06:19 PM   #42 
  - I read what he actually says  sandnsea   Jul-18-03 05:18 PM   #9 
  - You may want to go back and reread the legislation.  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 05:20 PM   #11 
  - I did, did you?  sandnsea   Jul-18-03 06:22 PM   #43 
  - I understand your distinction  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 06:38 PM   #46 
     - Who and what he was dealing with?  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-18-03 07:55 PM   #70 
  - The Vietnam Veterans Against the War  Submariner   Jul-18-03 05:19 PM   #10 
  - An open letter to John Kerry  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 05:22 PM   #12 
  - Actually, going to Vietnam is not typical of politicians  jpgray   Jul-18-03 05:25 PM   #13 
  - I follow you and admire that  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 06:55 PM   #49 
  - I didn't like his vote either  Submariner   Jul-18-03 07:31 PM   #59 
  - Tinoire, let me offer my take on this.  Merlin   Jul-18-03 07:54 PM   #69 
  - Likewise, Submariner.  Merlin   Jul-18-03 08:02 PM   #72 
  - I know your pain  coalminersdaughter   Jul-18-03 05:26 PM   #14 
  - Notice that the attacks  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-18-03 05:35 PM   #17 
  - Thanks for the good wishes.  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 06:59 PM   #50 
  - Kerry is a great candidate  quinnox   Jul-18-03 05:32 PM   #15 
  - Kerry seems like my ultimate liberal  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:05 PM   #52 
  - This hits me where I live,  blm   Jul-18-03 05:32 PM   #16 
  - BCCI Was a white wash...so will 9/11 and Weaponsgate....  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 05:35 PM   #18 
  - Singing your wings, again?  blm   Jul-18-03 05:42 PM   #21 
  - My opinion is quite clear for him to read here...  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 05:56 PM   #30 
     - By your standard, so is Tom Harkin  blm   Jul-18-03 06:04 PM   #35 
        - Your damned right I am!  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 06:27 PM   #44 
  - He was snubbed for the Iran/Contra committee  jpgray   Jul-18-03 05:44 PM   #23 
  - Guess Kerry is a consensus politician now....  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 06:03 PM   #34 
     - Hahah...now...  blm   Jul-18-03 06:13 PM   #41 
        - He went along to get along...  God_bush_n_cheney   Jul-18-03 06:29 PM   #45 
  - And BCCI was whitewashed by the DOJ, not Kerry  jpgray   Jul-18-03 05:48 PM   #25 
  - Beautiful- just like you! :)  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:20 PM   #55 
     - Blame the way congress works...  blm   Jul-18-03 08:06 PM   #73 
  - Here's a voting scorecard  jpgray   Jul-18-03 05:39 PM   #19 
  - Thanks. This is a keeper! Thanks again n/t  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:21 PM   #56 
  - my reasons  Magic Rat   Jul-18-03 05:50 PM   #27 
  - Coattails  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-18-03 05:57 PM   #31 
  - also...  AbbieLives   Jul-18-03 06:45 PM   #48 
  - Those are plusses in my book too! :) n/t  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:29 PM   #58 
  - Hmmm  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:28 PM   #57 
  - Hi Tinoire  a_random_joel   Jul-18-03 06:05 PM   #36 
  - Thanks Joel and apologies in advance re S&B  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:37 PM   #60 
  - He's a kick-ass windsurfer:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jul-18-03 06:08 PM   #38 
  - You're kidding? !  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:39 PM   #62 
  - why Kerry's my man  ferventdem   Jul-18-03 06:12 PM   #39 
  - Thanks FerventDem  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:45 PM   #63 
  - I met him at a seminar before the 2000 fiasco  molly   Jul-18-03 06:59 PM   #51 
  - That's exactly how he comes across  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:47 PM   #65 
  - I never had an reservations about Kerry  curse10   Jul-18-03 07:06 PM   #53 
  - Thanks! n/t  Tinoire   Jul-18-03 07:48 PM   #66 
  - Obviously you think its O.K, for Hienz to give $$$ to GOP.  goforit   Jul-18-03 07:54 PM   #68 
  - John Heinz was a liberal leaning old time Republican.  blm   Jul-18-03 08:29 PM   #74 
  - Teresa Heinz is a better person than her politician husband  IndianaGreen   Jul-18-03 08:34 PM   #75 
  - liberal yet electable  tpub   Jul-18-03 08:35 PM   #76 
 

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