Kerry reverses announces new C&R

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    foreign policy.. Returning to his roots as an anti-war protester, Democratic candidate for President John Kerry (Mass) has announced his new foreign policy which he refers to as "A new more progressive policy viewpoint to the world, C&R".
    This new perspective "Will return the United States to its previous position during the Clinton administration which made us so popular in the world". C&R, an abbreviation of Kerry's new proposal would have the United States "Cut and Run" in the face of threats around the world. Kerry stated "We will be forthright in our new policy to the world to Cut and Run at the slightest opposition". In addition to the new posture of C&R the senator added that he will "Pay any price and bear any burden to slink away when confronted" and follow that with "Ongoing apology to the world because, as we all know, the United States is the cause of all wrong in todays' tortured times".
     
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    Hey it worked well in Somalia, UBL noticed.
     
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    Hey phadras. This was funny. Did you write it. Sounds like an article from the onion.
     
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    A source would be nice since you're quoting people...
     
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    I like Badnariks foriegn policy alot better than Kerrys. He is VERY clear that he wants to bring the troops home.
     
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    I like Bush's statements better, 'we'll bring them home when the job is done.'
     
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    ... or else we'll just hold 'em over for another tour...
     
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    Find this article at:
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/08/24/liberia.marines

    And then there is C&R "W" who order the marines to slink out of Liberia in the middle of the night.

    Sunday, August 24, 2003 Posted: 3:47 PM EDT (1947 GMT)


    150 Marines leave Liberia

    (CNN) --A force of 150 U.S. Marines has left Liberia and returned to ships sailing near the coast, where they will remain for the immediate future, U.S. military officials told CNN Sunday.

    The departure of the Quick Reaction Force leaves the peacekeeping mission there in the hands of 1,500 Nigerian troops.

    The Nigerians are the vanguard of a West African force that is expected to maintain the peace and control the distribution of humanitarian aid throughout the war-torn country, the officials said.

    Army Lt. Col. Thomas Collins told CNN the Marines "still have a (quick reaction force) mission, but we can react quicker from the ships."

    Some 2,300 Marines are aboard three ships sailing near the Liberian coast.

    "With the recent arrival of a second Nigerian battalion, ECOMIL forces now have the capability to take over the (quick reaction force) mission," a Pentagon official said, referring to the West African force.

    ECOMIL is the military component of ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States.

    The return of the Marines to ships "reflects the reality that ECOMIL forces are gaining strength, the security situation is improving daily and a sense of normalcy is returning to Monrovia," Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael Humm said.

    "U.S. forces off shore remain postured to support ECOMIL" if the situation deteriorates, Humm said.

    The Marines' departure disappointed many Liberians, The Associated Press reported from the capital Monrovia.

    "Why did they go away?" Hawa Adra, a 31-year-year-old refugee, told AP as she watched the Americans withdrew.

    "They're forsaking us," 22-year-old Emmanuel Slawon told AP. "We wish they'd stay until peace would come. Their presence here puts fear in our fighters -- it makes them think if they carry on hostilities, they'll be handled by the Americans."

    About 200 Marines went ashore in Liberia on August 14 at the request of the Nigerian commander there.

    Fifty of those troops conducted assessments related to the distribution of humanitarian aid, and 150 stayed at Roberts International Airport near Monrovia to be available in case Nigerian forces needed combat support.

    The ECOMIL force of about 1,500 Nigerian peacekeepers is expected to grow to about 3,200 troops with the arrival of troops from other African nations in the coming weeks.

    The mission is expected to be taken over in the autumn by a U.N. peacekeeping force.

    Collins, who is aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima near the Liberian coast, told CNN, "We are here to support ECOMIL and we want them to succeed."

    He said about 60 U.S. Marines remain at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia to provide security, and a small number are still ashore working as a liaison team with the ECOMIL force.

    At the geographic center of the Nigerian peacekeeping effort is Bushrod Island, where the Nigerian forces have drawn a line between the various warring factions, which include two rebel groups and government forces.

    Collins said the situation is fairly stable but will still be monitored closely.

    CNN Pentagon Correspondent Chris Plante contributed to this report
     
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    Weak St8-----very weak
     
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    sr8-o-mind:

    Just WTF were you trying to accomplish with that " blistering expose' of conservatism run amok in one of the world's truly notorious hotspots ( Liberia??!! ) ? "

    Bush - that BASTARD! That does it - I'm changing my vote. There. Happy now?
     

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