"If I was president, this wouldn't have happened" John Kerry

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060723/UPDATE/607230360

    Kerry knocks Bush on handling of Mideast conflict
    Valerie Olander / The Detroit News


    U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass., who was in town Sunday to help Gov. Jennifer Granholm campaign for her re-election bid, took time to take a jab at the Bush administration for its lack of leadership in the Israeli-Lebanon conflict.

    "If I was president, this wouldn't have happened," said Kerry during a noon stop at Honest John's bar and grill in Detroit's Cass Corridor.
    Bush has been so concentrated on the war in Iraq that other Middle East tension arose as a result, he said.

    "The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East," Kerry said. "We're going to have a lot of ground to make up (in 2008) because of it."

    Kerry lost by a narrow margin to Bush in 2004 and plans to seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2008.

    Today marks the 12th day of fighting between Israel and Lebanon. Israel launched air strikes after Hezbollah militants, whom operate within Lebanon, kidnapped two Israeli soldiers in an attempt to swap them for prisoners.

    Israel began a ground invasion, sending tanks and troops across the border as thousands of Lebanese have fled to escape the fighting.
    Hezbollah guerillas should have been targeted with other terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaida and the Taliban, which operate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kerry said. However, Bush, has focused military strength on Iraq.

    "This is about American security and Bush has failed. He has made it so much worse because of his lack of reality in going into Iraq.…We have to destroy Hezbollah," he said.
     
  2. Revmitchell

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    Didnt Kerry Say that Saddam had WMDs in the 90s. Didnt he authorize going to Iraq.

    What a weazel to support him just so he could stabb him in the back for political gain. Pre Campaign posturing. Only a lib would think this is a reasonable tactic.
     
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    The ironic thing is that Kerry was saying this at Honest John's. He is lying. This was not a failure of diplomacy. It is a failure of strength in the Lebanese and Syrian governments to deal with these perpretators. It is a failure of the world community to support the efforts of Israel to defend herself. It is failure of hte world community to take substantive action against Iran. John Kerry could have done nothing about that.

    The US may be more engaged, but this stuff happened when Clinton was president. Would Kerry blame him the same way? Of course not. Kerry is a politician running for office. He has no answers so he blames others. Frankly, the Lebanese and Syrian governments should be held responsible. Do you think America would tolerate a Hezbollah type group in our country? Of course not. Neither should they.
     
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    The funny thing is that, for all of his crowing now and during his falied election bid, all John Kerry (D - North Vietnam) can do is criticize.

    Not once has he ever offered a solution for anything or told us what he would do.

    It doesn't do any good to criticize President Bush and say that he's doing the wrong thing, if Hanoi John can't tell us what President Bush should do.
     
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    "We have to destroy Hezbollah,' he said." :confused:

    I wonder what Kerry meant by this statement? And how he thinks we can or could have accomplished it?
     
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    I wouldn't be so hasty to condemn only liberals. Politicians of all stripes will do many, many unsavory things.

    (I'm a conservative, BTW).
     
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    Kerry is always long on mouth and short on solutions.

    That's one of the reasons he is not President.
     
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    Voting irregularities in Ohio help as well.
     
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    What Pastor Larry said. Amen.
     
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    :laugh:

    Of course.:rolleyes:
     
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    Boy the republicans sure do have alot of power over the voting in this country. And the dems cant seem to actually get a conviction on one voter "irregularity".

    Im not sure if that speaks more about the repubs or the dems.
     
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    This has to be true, of course. Truman caused the first Arab/Israeli war, then Eishenhower caused one, then Johnson,, then Nixon, then Reagan. In the meantime, Carter negotiated the Camp David peace accord, which has led to real lasting peace, and offered the Shah asylym here which caused the kidnapping of Americans in Iran. And Clinton caused Americans to be dragged through the streets of Sudan. Okay, the US President does carry a great weight of responsibility, but in dealing with such a freakish part of the world they are all about equal failures.
     
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    Likely a true statement. We'd probably be blown to eternity by now if he'd won! God is good!
     
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    Well, maybe THIS wouldn't be happening if Kerry were president, but some international event would have happenede. Maybe even what 2BHizown said. Who knows.

    BUT this most likely would have happened anyway with anyone as President.
     

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