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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:13 PM
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KERRY: “It’s Clear Staying The Course In Iraq Is Not Making America Safer"
John Kerry released the following statement on the thwarted terror plot:

“We are all incredibly grateful and fortunate that British authorities were able to prevent these attacks before more innocent people could be killed by these ruthless murderers.

“This is a stark reminder that the war on terrorism is global, and extends far beyond Iraq to our very shores. Terrorism is the biggest threat to Americans’ security, and this event exposes the misleading myth that we are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here. In fact, the war in Iraq has become a dangerous distraction, and a profound drain on our financial and military resources.

“Nearly five years after the attacks of 9/11, we are not as safe as we can and must be. Osama bin Laden is still on the loose. The 9/11 Commission’s recommendations to secure our most vulnerable infrastructure remain virtually ignored. And, homeland security funding has been cut for cities like Boston and New York.

“It’s clear that staying the current course in Iraq is not making the American people any safer at home or abroad, and has hurt our fight in the war on terror. We need to put the focus back where it belongs, and make America as safe as it can and must be.”

http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?p=3841
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:13 PM
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1. Seems so.
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:14 PM
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2. We need to cut and run so we can deal with the real problem
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:15 PM
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3. Absolutely, undeniably correct. Excellent comments from Kerry. Now
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:20 PM by wisteria
where are all the other Dem's? Are they saying nothing and playing right into the Repubs hands?
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:35 PM
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7. You're right. Dems need to be pounding this message today!
Everytime we are flooded by the media with warnings of terror, every Dem needs to grab every avalable microphone and get out the message that king george the idiot has not made us safer, that in fact he has made us less safe by creating more terrorists and driving our military into the ground in Iraq on a fool's mission.
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 PM
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4. Good for Kerry! His comments are just in time to remind the voters
that he understood this more than two years ago. Kerry wants to use a scalpel, while Neocons continue to use a sledgehammer.
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:21 PM
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5. what a loser-buying the Bush/Blair line again while using it for 2008
nice job, John. Try and and one-up Bush on the level of fear to invoke.
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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:25 PM
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6. This is Leadership!
And a great answer to the "defeat-o-crats" spin. :patriot:
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 PM
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8. London 7/7 made that quite clear
British soldiers in Basra didn't save a single Londoner's life.
and Cheney 5 deferments has the gall to claim that Lamont's win encourages the terrorists.
If Kerry were president, Osama would really have someting to worry about.
If only Kerry were president.
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