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mrgorth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:23 PM
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Anyone else think it's about time Kerry went after * on the war?
I realize he voted for it and all but with the torture photos I really think the timing would be right for Kerry to say that Bush led us into this under false pretenses and has flubbed it badly. Tell the people he can and will get us out of it. No more "stay the course". The "course" is wrong.
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DNA Donating Member (443 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:26 PM
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1. Are you kidding?
Such a move on Kerry's part is long overdue. He's been handed a gift with this atrocious occupation, but he refuses to take advantage.
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:31 PM
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2. yes but I'll bet he doesn't n/t
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ugarte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:39 PM
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3. He has said Bush has flubbed it
but I haven't heard him say we were lied to--or if he has said it, he needs to say it louder.
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:24 PM
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10. Kerry Says Bush Misled Americans on War (6/18/2003)
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:26 PM by sangh0
http://truthout.org/docs_03/061903A.shtml

Kerry Says Bush Misled Americans on War
By Ron Fournier
Associated Press

Wednesday 18 June 2003

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Wednesday that President Bush broke his promise to build an international coalition against Iraq"s Saddam Hussein and then waged a war based on questionable intelligence.

"He misled every one of us," Kerry said. "That"s one reason why I"m running to be president of the United States." ...

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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:47 PM
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4. I think that Kerry is holding his fire
and waiting until he can see the whites of W's eyes (which are usually bloodshot-red).

It's a long way to November. If Kerry brings out the big guns now, BuschCo will have a long time to figure out a defense.

By staying relatively quiet, Kerry maximizes his benefit from the BushCo foot-shooting. Every day reveals another mistake or disaster for BushCo. Why should Kerry get in their way?
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:50 PM
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5. He just called for the resignation of the Sec. of Defense.
Pay attention before you criticise too much...
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mrgorth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:54 PM
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7. Aware of that, thanks.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:12 PM
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12. Dont get me wrong- keep the CONSTRUCTIVE criticism comming!
But lets add little positive now & then too...
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:51 PM
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6. way past due
and not only going at him about this war, but also about their war records....not pussy-footing around the issue, but hitting straight on with:

"It was a mistake to go into Iraq without a proper plan in place..."

"The actions of our forces there are not helping to make the US safer. In fact, by solidly establishing us a pariah nation we have become a greater target."

"The war on terror is NOT going to be won by military action in foriegn nations alone; more attention needs to be given to improving domestic security and first responders."

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stinkeefresh Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:16 PM
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8. look at his style in the primaries
he was real quiet- real reserved- until he dropped Dean with what amounts to a single shot. (it hurt - I was a full-bore Deaniac)

I think this is Kerry's method: lay low until the perfect moment, then make it count. Bush is suffering negative press every single day. When the enemy is beating himself, don't get in the way.

Ironically, I think JK learned all this sneaky combat style in Viet Nam.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:23 PM
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9. Way past time
Correct time would have before he voted to authorize the fucking crime.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:25 PM
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11. Yes it is Mrgorth!
I was surprised/glad to hear him call for Rummy's departure, and I hope it's just a *start* towards chipping away at the Bush co lies surrounding the war. :hi:
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