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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:43 PM
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Kerry: Iraq a Great Failure of Judgment
"WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) on Wednesday called the situation in Iraq (news - web sites) "one of the greatest failures of diplomacy and failures of judgment that I have seen in all the time that I've been in public life."

"Where are the people with the flowers, throwing them in the streets, welcoming the American liberators the way Dick Cheney (news - web sites) said they would be?"
Kerry said in an interview with American Urban Radio Networks.

"Since I fought in Vietnam, I have not seen an arrogance in our foreign policy like this."

:toast:

Good fer Mr. K!!! Keep it up John!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040407/ap...
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:48 PM
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1. Go,John!
I was very happy with what I've heard Kerry say today about the economy and Iraq. He needs to keep hitting them hard with specifics.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:55 PM
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2. Great John! What about bringing the troops home now?
An even greater failure of diplomacy and judgment is to keep the troops in an Israeli-type of occupation in Iraq.

Please endorse Robert Byrd in calling for an immediate withdrawal of US troops, John!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:27 PM
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3. Wow, do you have a statement from Byrd?
Hadn't heard that before.

Thanks :hi:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:53 PM
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4. Here is CNN's skimpy version of what Byrd said today
Sen. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia, the Senate's senior member and a fierce critic of the war, said he heard "echoes of Vietnam" in the talk of increasing U.S. forces in Iraq.

<snip>

Byrd, whose 45 years in the Senate encompass the Vietnam War, said the American deaths and increased fighting across Iraq should prompt the administration to figure out how to bring troops home, not send more there.

"Surely I am not the only one who hears echoes of Vietnam in this development," Byrd said in a speech on the Senate floor. "Surely, the administration recognizes that increasing the U.S. troop presence in Iraq will only suck us deeper, deeper into the maelstrom, into the quicksand of violence that has become the hallmark of that unfortunate, miserable country."

<snip

Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut were among several Democrats who supported the idea of sending additional troops. :puke:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/07/congress.iraq...
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:29 PM
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5. Ahhhh, I'd support additional foreign troops, but am not keen on more
US troops. Kinda hard for * to ask now because he flipped off the international community.

I do know that I feel for our Soldiers in Iraq, and the people living there.
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zoeyfong Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 01:42 AM
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6. O.M.G. Next thing we know, Bush will be criticizing the war.
A failure of judgment????? No shit, John!!!!! What were you thinking when you voted for the war? Are democrats going to call kerry on this or what?
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