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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:11 PM
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On Iraq, another
Kerry was right momemt. This what JK said the day of the Iraq election:

SEN. KERRY: I think it's gone as expected. I think it was a good report by Brian. I think it starkly lays out the challenges, Tim. Let me begin, if I can, by saying first of all I was just there a few weeks ago. I think our troops today deserve yet again a thanks and a word of praise from everybody. They are at extraordinary risk. They're doing a remarkable job, and I want to give them that credit.

Secondly, it is significant that there is a vote in Iraq. But no one in the United States or in the world-- and I'm confident of what the world response will be. No one in the United States should try to overhype this election. This election is a sort of demarcation point, and what really counts now is the effort to have a legitimate political reconciliation, and it's going to take a massive diplomatic effort and a much more significant outreach to the international community than this administration has been willing to engage in. Absent that, we will not be successful in Iraq.

MR. RUSSERT: Do you believe this election will be seen by the world community as legitimate?

SEN. KERRY: A kind of legitimacy--I mean, it's hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country can't vote and doesn't vote. I think this election was important. I was for the election taking place. You may recall that back in--well, there's no reason you would--but back in Fulton, Missouri, during the campaign, I laid out four steps, and I said at the time, "This may be the president's last chance to get it right."

The four steps were, number one, massive rapid training. Number two, you've got to do reconstruction, and you've got to get the services to the Iraqis. Number three, you've got to bring the international community in the effort. Number four, you've got to have the elections.

Well, today we did number four, we had the elections. But the other three are almost--I mean, they're lagging so significantly that the task has been made that much harder. And I will say unequivocally today that what the administration does in these next few days will decide the outcome of Iraq, and this is--not maybe--this is the last chance for the president to get it right.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6886726



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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:23 PM
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1. You and I are thinking alike, Prosense
Somehow it is a hollow "victory" that Kerry has been right about so many things. Our troops are paying the ultimate price for those errors.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:39 PM
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2. Definitely not
a victory, but vindication. Kerry understands the situtation far better than most, especially given their constant misreading of the situation and refusal to support his plan.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:58 PM
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3. Someone caught this at dailykos
The popular posters over there are doing everything they can to look the other way and pretend Kerry's 'This Week' appearance didn't even happen, let alone notice that 'Kerry was right'* - but apparently there are a few newer or less frequent posters, who didn't get the memo.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/23/17855/799

* insert "foot tapping, whistling and looking the other way" smilie here - anyone got one?
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