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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-20-06 11:27 AM
Response to Reply #113
119. Atomic Kitten
Edited on Wed Sep-20-06 11:28 AM by karynnj
Your message made me see the light.

I will take everything said by Bill Clinton as gospel truth. I will ignore any time in the past where there was reason to see Bill Clinton as ever saying things to further an agenda. I will ignore the fact that everyone says that Hillary is a front runner in 2008. I will ignore that it is likely that if Hillary runs, her own husband will support her.

No, I seriously can't do that - you have to look at the past to understand the present and to predict the future.

I do ask, did YOU read the 23 page New Yorker article? My comments are based on having read it. I stand behind every FACT and every OPINION I posted.

I also happen to think that Clinton's comments calling Kerry, whose National Security credentials are among the best the Democrats have, as weak on defense was detrimental to the party. Especially as:

- Clinton has picked up Kerry's 2004 call for improving port security and implementing the 911 recommendation
- Clinton has picked up Kerry's call to realize that Afghanistan is a problem (It's interesting that Clinton criticized Kerry speaking out on Tora Bora in 2002)
- George Will and others have commented that Kerry was right on the WoT in 2004
- Kerry has a real Iraq plan, Clinton doesn't even have a clear position
- Clinton is now crediting to Hillary and all Democrats (except Lieberman), Kerry's reason for voting for IWR - though Kerry did speak out before the war and the Clintons, who had a bigger voice, didn't.
- Kerry is, as Clinton said, a decorated war hero.

Clinton CONTRASTED Hillary's "strong" position to Kerry's "weak" position - we are not making up that Clinton is trying to push his wife for President.
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