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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:13 PM
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Kerry says Bush's handling of North Korea "disgraceful"

http://www.radioiowa.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=3CBCF2...

Kerry says Bush's handling of North Korea "disgraceful"

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, just wrapping up a campaign swing through Iowa, says North Korea's boast that they have tested a nuclear bomb shows "the incompetence" of President Bush's foreign policy.

"First of all it represents a threat to the region and the potential for an arms race that involved Japan and South Korea and it is destabilizing, and it is dangerous," Kerry says. "But the second thing and perhaps equally important -- is that it represents a gigantic failure, a complete lapse of focus and of effort by this administration."

Kerry, the Democratic candidate for president who lost to Bush in 2004, says for six years, the Bush Administration has taken an approach -- or as Kerry says "had an attitude" about North Korea -- that has not worked. "There's been a deal that's been possible with North Korea for a number of years. I talked about it during the presidential campaign," Kerry says. "...The Administration has consistently refused to engage in bilateral talks. They've consistently failed to send the kind of negotiating team that Ronald Reagan sent to Gorbachev in Russia and the Soviet Union or Nixon to China. This is a disgraceful failure of leadership and of focus by the (Bush) Administration."

Kerry contends that unless there's face-to-face negotiations between U.S. and North Korean leaders, the situation will only grow more dangerous. "Once again, while they're bogged down in Iraq, they've allowed other dangerous things to evolve," Kerry says. "The incompetence is really beyond description and America is paying for it in our security."

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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:14 PM
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1. and Kerry is RIGHT! nm
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:03 PM
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12. Kerry is seldom wrong about these things.
I sure wish he was president.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:42 PM
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20. Agreed! nt
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twaddler01 Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:02 PM
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21. Well,
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 04:03 PM by twaddler01
technically he should be president!
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GusConsultore Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:44 AM
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25. world view of north korea as failure of bush policy
Only American MSM doesn't see the link between North Korea and Bush's foreign policy. Rest of world opinion doesn't hesitate to show the cause

http://www.miserywatch.com/2006/10/north_korea_fal.html
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:14 PM
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2. K & R!
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:16 PM
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3. Korea seems to agree ,save the fear for us Shrub ,it works better.
Korea is insulated from one threat ,Kkkarl.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:16 PM
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4. Yes, John Kerry we will pay for these mistakes that
Bush is making. * what a stupid and dangerous man.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:17 PM
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5. Kerry should be president.
Instead, we have a raving chimp.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:21 PM
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7. President Gore should be on his second term, instead we have
a raving, lying, murderous chimp. Now imagine how much better off we and the World would be. :cry:
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:26 PM
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9. .a raving, lying, murderous, dangerous, ignorant, and feces-flinging chimp
:cry:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:22 PM
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16. He's good at flinging feces, for sure. That's all he's good at.
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:34 PM
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18. A raving, lying, murderous, arrogant, ignorant, spoiled, powerhungry,
compassionless, anti-science, anti-Constitution, warmongering, duplicitous, imperious, absolutist, stupid, uncurious, elitist, unaccomplished, uncompromising, sanctimonious, self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing motherfucking goddamned chimp.

Whew. I feel better now.

Newsprism
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:59 AM
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27. Could I just second that?
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crsharick Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:23 PM
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24. Kerry blog back up
For those of you who might be interested, the Kerry blog is officially back up on is website. Stop on over and say hello!
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:51 AM
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26. Thanks, it's on Johnkerry.com
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:18 PM
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6. I really hope nobody tries to make the argument that this makes
the Republicans look tough on defense or whatever. That's so laughable, it just might persuade some people.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:23 PM
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8. Wow, he is absolutely right. Tough words from a man who actually
knows how things should of been done. This is an absolutely great statement.
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:59 PM
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10. Great that Kerry is quick to the plate. Party leadership should call
call press conference and line-up behind JK.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:01 PM
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11. KICK!! Exactly The Proper Way To Frame This!!!!
I hope where Kerry leads, other Dems will follow and that it gets reported.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:47 PM
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13. now that is a strong Dem response!!
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:57 PM
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14. Kerry is playing the fear card...
And rightfully so... more Democrats need to do it before it's too late. But it seems the Fear Card is played better when a chimp is holding it... I guess it sets off a primal trigger or something.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:19 PM
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15. Actually, It's The Truth Card
n/t
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:34 PM
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19. we should be scared with such incompetence in charge
or, pretending like they're in charge while everything spins out of control...

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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:40 PM
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17. Kick n/t
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:41 PM
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22. More...
"This administration runs around the country beating its chest about security and how Democrats won't keep the country secure. They haven't kept it secure," Kerry says.


Exactly. The republicans are all talk, no walk - except walking away. When they aren't running away.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:07 PM
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23. We should only be so lucky
to only have North Korea as a disgrace. Every foreign and domestic policy of this failed Administration is a disgrace to humanity. It's the biggest collection of thieves, liars, con artists, charlatans, thugs, and scumbags to ever rule any nation anywhere at anytime. The sycophants who still support them could use a few years of electroshock therapy followed by a few more years of peyote therapy. And if all of that doesn't work, a good stiff punch in the face is in order.
If you're not mad as hell and not going to take this anymore...........
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:13 AM
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28. Japan has many TONS of Plutonium
one of the consequences of a breeder reactor program. Guess who's going to win that arms race?
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_dynamicdems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 12:22 PM
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29. He's been fighting like Rambo lately.
Keep letting them have it, Senator!

:kick:
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