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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:28 AM
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John Kerry on the Terrorist Bombings in London
Statement from Senator John Kerry on the Terrorist Bombings in London
7 July 2005



Cold blooded killers will not for a moment stop the critical work of the G-8 nations in our commitment to end poverty around the globe.

John Kerry is in Boston this week for the New England BRAC hearing.

LightUpTheDarkness has received the following advance copy of a statement issued today by Senator John Kerry in response to the terrorist bombing in London:

"Every American heart feels for the British people and the families of those killed and injured in today's horrific terrorist bombings in London. As a country which has also experienced tragedy at the hands of cowardly killers and which keeps faith with the special alliance Prime Minister Tony Blair reaffirmed on September 11th, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

"In addition to words of condolence and condemnation, America should offer every assistance to Great Britain in dealing with the aftermath of this tragedy and in hunting down and destroying those responsible. We must reaffirm that cold blooded killers will not for a moment stop the critical work of the G-8 nations in showing the world the strength of our shared values and our commitment to ending poverty around the globe. The terrorists should hear from all of us today: the future belongs not to fear, but to freedom. We must also be vigilant here at home to take every step needed to complete the unfinished work of homeland security, strengthening our port security, rail security, protecting chemical plants, and securing loose nuclear materials abroad. While these attacks remind us that the fight is far from over, they also strengthen our resolve to stand together for the right of free people to live in a peaceful world."

http://www.lightupthedarkness.org/blog/default.asp?view...
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:40 AM
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1. Thanks KG!
I like this:

1. This is a terrorist attack and we as Americans send our sympathy to those directly affected.
2. This is an act of mass murder. It will not be tolerated. We must hunt down and destroy those who pepetrate acts of ciolence against the innocent.
3. Let's make sure we have done everything we can to plug the holes in our security so that the chances of terrorism go down.

As ever, well done.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:47 AM
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2. This is a good statement
and I like that he simply ignores Bush in his statement.

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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:54 PM
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8. I also like that Bush isn't mentioned in JK's remarks.
How appropriate. Thanks, President Kerry, for emphasizing what's important.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:21 PM
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3. Thanks KG!
It's interesting that she posted this and GD and it immediately becomes into a Kerry bashing thread.



:yourock:
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:49 PM
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5. I have half of the thread in ignore
I just wonder how many people this is.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:24 PM
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6. Huh? Half of which thread?
I've just discovered the ignore function, it's a beautiful thing.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:35 PM
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7. It's this one
The ignore function will probably come in handy. Like Mass, I have half that thread in ignore mode too. :hi:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:13 PM
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10. Oy. That is a thread filled with the ignorant and underinformed.
Could people learn to read? That's all I ask.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:02 PM
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20. Question about "ignore" -
Can someone tell that a lot of people have listed them as "ignore"? Do the moderators pay attention, or does it mean anything at all except that you don't see their ugly posts?
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 03:51 AM
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25. As far as I can tell, the user you place on ignore doesn't know.
Unless you tell them, that is.

As for whether mods can tell--you'd have to ask a mod.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 10:03 PM
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26. Thanks for the info! n/t.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:39 PM
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4. now THAT'S a Presidential statement.
(And that's my president.)

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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:00 PM
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9. Indeed. Kisses, President Kerry! nt.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 03:12 PM by BlueIris
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:02 PM
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11. Thank you so much for posting my President's response!
I love how he once again brings up one of his main campaign topics, our need to strengthen our port security, rail security, protecting chemical plants, etc. I would feel so much more secure if he were in the White House!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:12 PM
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12. Thanks for posting
I wish * would listen to Kerry. The world would be a safer place if he would.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:29 PM
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13. That thread in GD is a disgrace.
Sometimes, well, often, I wonder if a lot of people here are delusional.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:44 PM
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19. I was just called delusional today. And I may be that.
But at least I have a clue who would be the best, was ELECTED, and should serve as President. Goddamnit. The people ripping Kerry in That Thread are a little worse than delusional.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:33 PM
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14. Thanks, and a question about Kerry quote.
I concur with everyone else here - this is a wonderful, sensitive statement from our President! And excellent that he doesn't mention *, but does get in that we are still not safe here, because of all the homeland security stuff that isn't getting done.

I need some help though - hasn't Kerry said this before: "the future belongs not to fear, but to freedom."

I know I've heard that before, and I'm sure it wasn't *. I want to respond to someone over at dkos and knowing if/when it was Kerry that used that before, will make my argument stronger I think. Also, I'm just curious.

Any takers?
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:46 PM
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15. Acceptance speech
at the Democratic Convention. In fact I think that wording was also part of a commercial put out during the campaign.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:49 PM
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16. Here is the exact quote
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkerr160...

I believe America's best days are ahead of us because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.
John F. Kerry
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:56 PM
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17. Thank you!!!
I love this place - you guys all know so much!

:yourock:
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:59 PM
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18. Thank you, thank you,
Given your hint, I confirmed it was in the acceptance speech.

The poster at dkos claims that is "right-wing framing on this issue."

And now I am off to dkos to call that the bullshit that it is.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:14 PM
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22. I really like the tone and content of this statement.
it says so much,but doesn't come across as an attack piece. The anti-Kerry everything crew are sure to find fault because he isn't in Bush's face, but would we expect anything less from these tackles people?
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:22 PM
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23. There were a whole lot of people who liked the statement
We know that there are about 20 or so committed anit-Kerry people. (Of varying intensities.) There are many times that many who like John Kerry (With varying intensity.)

Focus on the ones who do like it. The haters consume too much time and energy. Besides, you are never going to get everyone. In politics it is a fabulous and crushing victory to get 60% approvals or votes. (Some say 55%.) That's just the way it is.

Kerry has a lot of friends on DU. He has a few committed anti's. So does everyone else.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:25 PM
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24. Thanks for the info!
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