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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:58 AM
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GOP STRATEGERY: Keeping You Stupid
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Edited on Mon Aug-14-06 12:31 PM by ProSense
This is really good:

GOP STRATEGERY: Keeping You Stupid

"John Kerry had a point." - George Will, ABC's "This Week"

No kidding, George.

The Democratic Party doesn't do what the Republicans do. We operate on educating, planning and reality.
Bush, Cheney and Rummy want Americans uninformed, strapped to their terror alerts and scared witless. The one thing they don't want to do is educate us.

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Kerry stated over and over and over again during election 2004 that Bush and Rumsfeld let Osama and around 1,000 al Qaeda escape into the badlands bordering Pakistan. We've heard from Gary Berntsen, a Republican, who just happened to be one of the Special Ops guys on the ground that said this is exactly what happened. Former general Franks denies it. We recently heard from Cobra II authors, Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor, that this is indeed a fact. Bush, Rummy and Franks didn't act fast enough, then refused Berntsen's plea to get Rangers on the ground to block bin Laden's escape, so he vanished at Tora Bora. Franks still denies it, but his case has now collapsed.

Now we find out that the London terror plot wasn't brought down through some "war" mechanism, but through highly skilled, patient police work; the very type of tactics John Kerry campaigned on during 2004 and said would work best against terrorism. He was right, but the Republicans attacked with stupid talking points yet again. "John Kerry had a point," said Will. That, my Democratic friends, is a fantastic understatement.

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http://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=24379


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Steve Young
08.14.2006

"Senator Kerry, We Apologize": Bush, Hannity and the RNC Admit Law Enforcement Does Work

Okay, the headline above is part of a fiction I'm working on. It's called "When Are We Going To Use An Election To Hold The Truth-Perverters's Feet To The Fire By Voting Them Out Of Office?" Rolls off the tongue, ay? My editor's not thrilled with the title. She can't find "Perverter" in the "The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual"

Still, it seems that John Kerry's statements (that were parsed unmercifully through Republican talking points and Bush campaign commercials) were taken a wee bit out of context, and what he actually contended was that the war on terror requires a multi-pronged approach, including "law-enforcement" and "intelligence-gathering."

Details. Details.

At the time, Republican Party Chairman Ed Gillespie said, "Terrorism is not a law enforcement matter, as John Kerry repeatedly says...and this demonstrates a disconcerting pre-September 11 mindset that will not make our country safer."

A Bush commercial script used the "law-enforcement" comments to ask, "How can Kerry protect us when he doesn't understand the threat?"

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In effect, what Kerry said did work and -- other than the dog that refuses to hunt over here so he won't have to hunt over there, that the U.S. hasn't suffered another terrorist attack -- there is only holy failure and innocent blood spread over Bush and talk radio's policies.

But let's not muddy the campaign with the seemy facts.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-young/senator-kerry...



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