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Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
7:45 pm
[ciguy]
Kerry was ready to invade Iraq in 1997
Yet more evidence today that the standard-bearer for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination has absolutely no political soul, and just makes things up as he goes along. Today's installment? The war in Iraq. Now, you know that Kerry has been both for the war, against the war, for it again, sort of against it and then for it again. What you may not know is just how ready he was a few years ago to do just what he criticizes President Bush of doing.

Speaking on CNN's "Crossfire" on November 12, 1997, Kerry criticized the United Nations, France and Russia for not being tougher on Iraq. Not only that ... he even pointed out that the Clinton administration didn't need UN approval to act on Iraq. "The administration is making it clear they don't even need the UN security council to sign off on a material breach...so furthermore, I think the United States has always reserved the right and will reserve the right to act in its best interests." He also went on to criticize the French for not being more helpful, and said that the issue wasn't just about weapons of mass destruction, but Iraq's breach of agreements. In other words, he said the same things then that the Bush administration has been saying all along. Holding Saddam Hussein accountable is only a good idea if there's a Democrat in the White House.

It's too bad for the Democrats that Kerry already has the nomination sewed up. They rushed the process, and now they've wound up with a lemon and no return policy. I guess they can always vote for Nader.

By the way ... a great line from the Bush camp over the weekend. sKerry, as you know, is challenging Bush to a series of monthly debates leading to the election. Bush officials said that perhaps it might be a good idea for Kerry to finish debating himself before he tries to take on the president.

-Neal Boortz
Tuesday, March 16th, 2004
2:39 pm
[ciguy]
9/11 ads: The truth behind the outrage
I just ran across this piece of information regarding the family members upset about Bush's 9/11 ad.

"One would suppose, from reading the news, that the attacks on the ads represent the general views of the families of those killed in the Trade Center destruction. That is absurd, but the voices of those family members who think otherwise are nowhere reported.

The group that made the attack was not even identified in many news stories, and those that did give its name made no comment on its nature. CNN, for example, identified the organization, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, simply as an "advocacy group," in one story, without ever saying what it was it advocated. This was not a difficult research task, as the organization has a website that fully identifies its aims and goals, and chronicles its activities.

What percentage of Americans would you say are extreme left-wingers? A good guess would be about four percent. September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows claims to represent some 120 families of victims of the tragedy. There were more than 3,000 such victims. Do the math.

This is the miniscule vocal minority. The silent majority is, of course, by definition, silent.

What has Peaceful Tomorrows been up to since its formation in the weeks following 9/11? They condemned the "invasion" of Afghanistan, supported Dennis Kucinich's bill to gut the Patriot Act, and sent a delegation to Iraq to meet with Tariq Assiz and participate in a peace demonstration organized by Saddam Hussein's government.

"Being kind is all the sad world needs," sang Kristina Olsen, one of the Peaceful Tomorrows members at the demonstration, under the watchful eyes of Saddam's goons, whose commitment to kindness is highly questionable.

Peaceful Tomorrows is an official project of the Tides Foundation, an umbrella organization formed in 1976 to launder money to what has grown to some 350 left-wing groups throughout the world. Among the chief financial backers of Tides is the Heinz Endowments, the foundation run by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of you-know-who. Mrs. Kerry set up a Tides franchise in Pittsburgh.

That pretty much completes the loop, doesn't it?"

If you want to read the full article, you can find it here:
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/jaybryant/printjb20040310.shtml
Sunday, March 14th, 2004
9:51 pm
[ciguy]
My View on Bush's 9/11 Ad
I think they're reaching on the ads issue. I can sympathize with someone getting an emotional response to the images of the WTC Towers and of the Flag draped over the coffin, but I can't for the life of me, see why they would feel they've been disrespected by the President for using images that all of us have seen thousands of times before. Where was the outrage when the news services were replaying the planes hitting the towers or the Pentagon over and over again? Where was the outrage when the news services showed the search and rescue missions that were going on to save as many people as possible. (sarcastically) Don't those news agencies know that there's a better and more politically correct way of reporting the news. It's proposterous...it's absurd, that this has become a mini-drama. The wonderful thing about it, though, for the democrats, is how can you prove how someone really felt? They can say someone felt this way or that way, or that person can say they were deeply offended, but how do we really know if they were or not?

Current Mood: contemplative
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