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hilzoy Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 10:20 PM
Response to Reply #36
93. Well, there's this:
From the Boston Globe,

"Still, Kerry's views could be fickle, even on foreign policy. After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Kerry suggested that the United States needed to give Saddam Hussein enough diplomatic "wiggle room" to leave Kuwait without losing face. He then voted against the congressional resolution authorizing military force, but became an enthusiastic supporter of the war as the allied coalition drove to victory in early 1991. His position was so nuanced that his office couldn't keep up with the changes, at one point mistakenly mailing out letters to his constituents that appeared to take both sides in the debate.

On Jan. 22, 1991, Kerry's office sent a letter to a constituent, thanking him for expressing opposition to the deployment of additional US troops in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf. "I share your concerns," Kerry wrote, noting that on Jan. 11 he had voted in favor of a resolution opposing giving the president immediate authority to go to war and seeking to give economic sanctions more time to work.

On Jan. 31, the same constituent received a letter stating that, "From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush's response to the crisis and the policy goals he has established with our military deployment in the Persian Gulf."

Kerry blamed the mix-up on a computer error and subsequently wrote in defense of his position on the Gulf war: "The debate in the Senate was not about whether we should or should not have used force, but when force should be used.""
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  -Kerry's calling Clark a repuke, am I the only 1 bothered by this? jpgpenn  Jan-23-04 07:25 PM   #0 
  - Need a link, please edit and post a link. n/t  xultar   Jan-23-04 07:26 PM   #1 
  - I thought Kerry called Clark "A Good Man"  Jack_Dawson   Jan-23-04 07:26 PM   #2 
  - He actually called him a friend  jpgpenn   Jan-23-04 07:45 PM   #5 
  - In Iowa? nt  Jerseycoa   Jan-24-04 01:34 AM   #58 
  - Said that Bush was "a good man trying to do good things"  Terwilliger   Jan-23-04 08:47 PM   #31 
     - Source?  draftcaroline   Jan-24-04 01:06 AM   #56 
     - Bush DOES think he's doing good things  George_Bonanza   Jan-24-04 01:53 AM   #60 
        - Wow  Jerseycoa   Jan-24-04 01:55 AM   #61 
        - Some people will believe anything.  ezmojason   Jan-24-04 10:20 PM   #92 
  - Link? n/t  incapsulated   Jan-23-04 07:29 PM   #3 
  - I'm glad we have true Democrats like Kerry  foktarded   Jan-23-04 07:42 PM   #4 
  - Kerry's just covering for his frat-brother Bush  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jan-23-04 07:46 PM   #7 
  - Not this.  foktarded   Jan-23-04 07:48 PM   #9 
     - you must be new here  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jan-26-04 06:11 PM   #95 
  - Me, too  mzpip   Jan-23-04 07:50 PM   #11 
  - When? Where? Link?  Jerseycoa   Jan-23-04 07:46 PM   #6 
  - Never heard Kerry say this. Source Please. Kerry Close to Clark in Past  Raya   Jan-23-04 07:47 PM   #8 
  - What do you think Kerry's "The Real Deal" is all about?  overground1   Jan-23-04 07:50 PM   #10 
  - This is a character flaw in Kerry!  IndianaGreen   Jan-23-04 07:53 PM   #12 
  - The info will be provide as soon as i can get back online  jpgpenn   Jan-23-04 07:53 PM   #13 
  - The column is in the LA times, link below  Loren645   Jan-23-04 08:36 PM   #24 
  - I'm not bothered by this  lcordero   Jan-23-04 08:05 PM   #14 
  - YES, and you should be...  leftyandproud   Jan-23-04 08:06 PM   #15 
  - Edwards the new Repuke Dean alternative  jpgpenn   Jan-23-04 08:10 PM   #16 
  - and your evidence is...?  spooky3   Jan-23-04 09:22 PM   #34 
  - I don't think that Bush's time in the whorehouses of Juarez  QC   Jan-24-04 12:42 AM   #50 
     - LOL  Leilani   Jan-24-04 03:48 AM   #66 
  - You should be proud you let Brit Hume convince you of these things  foktarded   Jan-23-04 08:13 PM   #17 
  - Do your homework  mzpip   Jan-23-04 08:13 PM   #18 
  - I did my homework!  jpgpenn   Jan-23-04 08:24 PM   #19 
     - I might be joining the IndianaGreen Club nt  Jerseycoa   Jan-23-04 08:33 PM   #22 
  - Actually it might have bothered me the first thousand times or  mikehiggins   Jan-23-04 08:37 PM   #25 
  - I'm glad you noticed that  wabeewoman   Jan-24-04 12:58 AM   #54 
  - I wonder why they keep repeating the SAME passage  Skwmom   Jan-23-04 08:46 PM   #29 
  - link does not support title at all.  Raya   Jan-23-04 08:32 PM   #20 
  - What part doesn't support the title?  foktarded   Jan-23-04 08:34 PM   #23 
  - I think it's important for people to know about Kerry's duplicity  Loren645   Jan-23-04 08:33 PM   #21 
  - Kerry married the Heinz widow, her late husband was a Bonesman too!  IndianaGreen   Jan-23-04 08:43 PM   #27 
     - Here's why the Bonesman smear won't stick  absyntheNsugar   Jan-23-04 09:00 PM   #33 
  - I don't trust Kerry  Zinnola   Jan-23-04 08:37 PM   #26 
  - better  maxanne   Jan-23-04 08:45 PM   #28 
  - OK now I'm PISSED!! n/t  xultar   Jan-23-04 08:46 PM   #30 
  - Yes I am very disappointed Kerry would resort to this  lurk_no_more   Jan-23-04 08:56 PM   #32 
  - you don't understand  windansea   Jan-23-04 09:25 PM   #35 
  - I am honestly starting to doubt Kerry.  HuckleB   Jan-23-04 09:28 PM   #36 
  - I am as well......too scripted.  Feminist_man   Jan-24-04 10:40 AM   #76 
  - There's this:  hilzoy   Jan-24-04 10:25 PM   #94 
  - Well, there's this:  hilzoy   Jan-24-04 10:20 PM   #93 
  - I am bothered too  quaker bill   Jan-23-04 09:36 PM   #37 
  - If anyone wants to see scans of the flyer  bicentennial_baby   Jan-23-04 09:39 PM   #38 
  - here are the new 1's he is pushing in NH  jpgpenn   Jan-24-04 12:59 PM   #85 
  - IT does bother me but not as much as what we'll have to deal with  mikehiggins   Jan-23-04 09:39 PM   #39 
  - What do I think?  chiburb   Jan-23-04 09:46 PM   #41 
  - Unfortunately, that's a very good point.  HuckleB   Jan-23-04 10:11 PM   #42 
  - Can you explain the Kerry/Fonda thing?  Leilani   Jan-24-04 01:32 AM   #57 
  - As a Dean supporter  frustrated_lefty   Jan-23-04 09:45 PM   #40 
  - Dean: I think Clark's a Republican  draftcaroline   Jan-23-04 10:21 PM   #43 
     - Clark has run a very positive campaign  Jerseycoa   Jan-24-04 12:32 AM   #45 
     - Sure, blame the one-armed man!  draftcaroline   Jan-24-04 12:56 AM   #53 
        - First Kerry defends * and now you defend Dole?  jpgpenn   Jan-24-04 01:24 PM   #86 
     - Clark only said that on a whim when he was put on the spot by Bob Dole  BullGooseLoony   Jan-24-04 12:40 AM   #49 
     - He didn't know what to say? To Dole's joke? What'll he do in debate  draftcaroline   Jan-24-04 01:02 AM   #55 
        - Dole was not making a joke. He was insulting Clark on national television  NNN0LHI   Jan-24-04 06:24 AM   #70 
     - Clark has never once belittled Kerry's rank  lazarus   Jan-24-04 02:43 AM   #63 
  - kick  jpgpenn   Jan-23-04 11:06 PM   #44 
  - At least no one has questioned Clark's medals, unlike the Kerry case!  IndianaGreen   Jan-24-04 12:35 AM   #46 
  - Is going home from Vietnam after 3 injuries considered 'wimping out?'  JohnOneillsMemory   Jan-24-04 01:55 AM   #62 
  - Kerry was a "walking wounded"  IndianaGreen   Jan-24-04 02:44 AM   #64 
  - Maybe that's why Kerry is trying to put AWOL to rest n/m  foktarded   Jan-24-04 02:52 AM   #65 
  - Thanks for this post  jpgpenn   Jan-24-04 06:19 AM   #69 
  - Isn't it clear yet?  Lobo_13   Jan-24-04 12:37 AM   #47 
  - I don't know what's going on with Kerry and his campaign.  HuckleB   Jan-24-04 12:39 AM   #48 
  - They've gone very negative in NH  Jerseycoa   Jan-24-04 12:45 AM   #51 
  - I'll tell you what it was like in Iowa  Lobo_13   Jan-24-04 12:52 AM   #52 
  - No, I don't.  HuckleB   Jan-24-04 01:39 AM   #59 
  - Agreed  Leilani   Jan-24-04 03:54 AM   #67 
  - kudos  jpgpenn   Jan-24-04 12:06 PM   #77 
  - This Is The Most Honest Assessment of Kerry Yet  cryingshame   Jan-24-04 10:04 PM   #89 
  - Clark getting boned.  ezmojason   Jan-24-04 04:02 AM   #68 
  - from deans position in NH  lurk_no_more   Jan-24-04 10:12 AM   #74 
  - This is indicative of painful  Ms. Wonderful   Jan-24-04 06:33 AM   #71 
  - and now the negative flyers "on-line" at clarks seems a bit  cthrumatrix   Jan-24-04 08:01 AM   #72 
  - Sticks and stones..  Kahuna   Jan-24-04 10:02 AM   #73 
  - This is the one thing I could agree with Kerry about  artr2   Jan-24-04 10:18 AM   #75 
  - No, I am upset as well... but, alas, I am used to it  democratreformed   Jan-24-04 12:10 PM   #78 
  - I would get used to it from repuke but not from...  jpgpenn   Jan-24-04 12:13 PM   #79 
     - It is so disheartening  democratreformed   Jan-24-04 12:29 PM   #82 
  - Almost left the party over this. But I am more of a Dem than Kerry  robbedvoter   Jan-24-04 12:16 PM   #80 
  - Thanks for your post  jpgpenn   Jan-24-04 12:26 PM   #81 
  - I'm kind of glad I woke up and found out Kerry is on the attack today  Walt Starr   Jan-24-04 12:30 PM   #83 
  - you live by the sword you die by the sword!  jpgpenn   Jan-24-04 12:43 PM   #84 
  - I'm a lifelong Missourian, and I'm ashamed of Dick Gephardt  MODemocrat   Jan-24-04 10:17 PM   #90 
  - My Loathing For Kerry Has Not Peaked Yet  cryingshame   Jan-24-04 09:51 PM   #87 
  - Yet Kerry may win the nom  AnnitaR   Jan-24-04 10:03 PM   #88 
  - Yes, You Are  Crisco   Jan-24-04 10:20 PM   #91 

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