Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance

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    :moon4: spirit of intolerance must be the new Dem phrase for this month.. They must of wore out the culture of corruption one.

    By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer
    34 minutes ago



    GRINNELL, Iowa - Sen. John Kerry accused the Bush administration on Saturday of stirring up a "spirit of intolerance" to suppress dissent over the war in Iraq.



    Kerry said the Bush administration is targeting opponents of the Iraq war in much the same way he was attacked for protesting failed policies in Vietnam in the 1970s.

    "Dismissing dissent is not only wrong but dangerous when America's leadership is unwilling to admit mistakes, unwilling to engage in honest discussion and unwilling to hold itself accountable for the consequences of decisions made without genuine disclosure or genuine debate," said Kerry, D-Mass. :cuckoo:

    "Although no one is being jailed today for speaking out against the war in Iraq, the spirit of intolerance for dissent has risen steadily, and the habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic has become the common currency of the politicians currently running our country," he said.

    Kerry, the Democratic nominee for president in 2004, spoke at Grinnell College. During his visit to Iowa he repeated his call for a deadline for American troops to be pulled out of Iraq by the end of the year.

    "The Iraqis have shown they only respond to deadlines," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I think you've got to be tough here."

    Kerry first drew public attention 35 years ago when, as a decorated Navy veteran, he testified to Congress in opposition to the Vietnam war. Some fellow veterans criticized him then, and his opposition to the war has been a point of controversy throughout his political career.

    "Once again, we are imprisoned in a failed policy," he said. "And once again we are being told that admitting mistakes, not the mistakes themselves, will provide our enemies with an intolerable propaganda victory."
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    Why can't he just go away?
     
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    Count me among the people sick of being told to be tolerant by elitists like John Kerry.

    He is anything but tolerant, liberals make poor preachers as a rule. What's really strange is when some athiest is telling a Christian to act more like Christian, as if they're upset someone isn't being true to something they don't even believe in themselves.

    Kerry might be just whining, as usual, but it's not unreasonable to think the far left is unpatriotic, in some of the things they say and do. Kerry likes to make, enforce, and change the rules at his little whim.

    His "exit strategy" for Iraq is the same as his for VietNam, just hope noone listens to him this time.
     

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