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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:08 PM
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And just think... he coulda been our president.
Edited on Thu May-31-07 05:27 PM by Dover
"If (Iraq) survives as a democracy, I do believe that
you're going to be able to say that the price was worth it."

-- Bob Kerrey

Where do I begin....
First of all it is interesting that he said "...YOU'RE going to be able to say.."
Not WE or I. YOU.

Then you have to wonder who he means when he presumes it will be worth it. To the U.S. public, to the U.S. soldiers, to the people of Iraq, to the oil companies and corporations?
Who is he speaking for?

Well, at any rate, try to catch the Bill Moyers Journal and judge for yourself:

This week on Bill Moyers Journal (check local listings)

Former Democratic senator Bob Kerrey is making his case for a refocused mission in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission member and Vietnam war veteran tells Bill Moyers why having US military forces in Iraq is necessary in fighting terrorism, but calls for a bipartisan plan to end US policing and occupation in the war torn nation.

One of Washington's most influential public advocates, Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen, talks about what is at stake in the ethical reforms under consideration in Congress.

Bill Moyers shares his perspective on the Vietnam war in an essay featuring archival audio of conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and US National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy.

On The Moyers Blog - /

* Take a poll and discuss your thoughts on Congress' ability to clean house.

* Give us your take and answer a question on Iraq from Bill Moyers posed to Bob Kerrey.

* Respond to Bill Moyers' essay on the Vietnam war.

Each week, video, transcripts, and further resources and investigations from Bill Moyers Journal are available online at
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:17 PM
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1. What and who are you talking about?
John Kerry or Bob Kerrey ?
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:30 PM
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4. Freudian slip. Meant Bob Kerrey and his short-lived bid for the presidency.
Edited on Thu May-31-07 05:32 PM by Dover
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:21 PM
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2. Moyers has Bob Kerrey on ?
This Bob Kerrey?

"No matter how incompetent the Bush administration and no matter how poorly they chose their words to describe themselves and their political opponents, Iraq was a larger national security risk after Sept. 11 than it was before. And no matter how much we might want to turn the clock back and either avoid the invasion itself or the blunders that followed, we cannot. The war to overthrow Saddam Hussein is over. What remains is a war to overthrow the government of Iraq."

He says:

"Yes, it (Iraq) is central to the fight against Islamic radicalism."

And then he appears to blames liberals for most everything:

" Suppose we had not invaded Iraq and Hussein had been overthrown by Shiite and Kurdish insurgents. Suppose al Qaeda then undermined their new democracy and inflamed sectarian tensions to the same level of violence we are seeing today. Wouldn't you expect the same people who are urging a unilateral and immediate withdrawal to be urging military intervention to end this carnage? I would.

American liberals need to face these truths: The demand for self-government was and remains strong in Iraq despite all our mistakes and the violent efforts of al Qaeda, Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias to disrupt it. Al Qaeda in particular has targeted for abduction and murder those who are essential to a functioning democracy: school teachers, aid workers, private contractors working to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure, police officers and anyone who cooperates with the Iraqi government. Much of Iraq's middle class has fled the country in fear"

Yeh, they fled in fear of us, America.

Forget Moyers tonight. I detest Bob Kerrey.

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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 05:29 PM
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3. bob kerry is an idiot.
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