Kerrys' Russian gaffe ?

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    http://www.rogerlsimon.com/mt-archives/2004/09/treblinka_squar.php

    September 30, 2004: Treblinka Square

    Perhaps the most peculiar slip of the first presidential debate of 2004 was when Kerry referred to Lubyanka Square (the former KGB headquarters in Moscow) as Treblinka Square, confusing the prison made famous by Sozhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, among others, with the even more murderous Nazi concentration camp. Why this error? Those of us with a quasi-Freudian turn of mind might wonder if it has something to do with that sudden "discovery" by Kerry of his Jewish roots. The Senator, like Madeleine Albright, "stumbled" on his grandfather's Jewish background (both were Czech incidentally) quite late in life, indicating either a rather remarkable lack of curiosity or something worse, deliberate obfuscation. I frankly suspect the latter because Kerry has a record of this, having participated, to some degree or other, also in the pretence that he was Irish-American. (Christmas in Cambodia anyone?)
     
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    Mabye he's a mutt?
     
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    It's funny how the media loves to keep mentioning how Bush is a moron and he says all these stupid things, but they usually ignore it when Kerry does it. Can you imagine what they'd say if Bush said "Treblinka Square"? Kerry is supposed to be so damn smart and he can't even get that name right.
     
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    Subtle difference between calling one square in Moscow by another square's name and calling Iraqis Afghans. :arabia: They all wear turbans, right?
     
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    But Iraqui's and Afghanis both had enemies of the US in them. The Democrats only had enemies in trablinka..........
     
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    We didn't have any enemies in a Nazi death camp?

    And he was refering to the Iraqi Army as Afghans...those guys are the good guys too.
     
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    NakedEmperor,

    No one is arguing that Bush says stupid things. In fact, I think most people are VERY AWARE of Bush's stupid misstatements.

    What they are stating, and what they are CORRECT in stating is that Kerry says ridiculous things frequently as well...but the media do not seem as interested in covering them.

    Ask yourself, truthfully...

    What would the media have done with Bush publically calling one of his Secret Service agents a "sonofabitch." (Remembering how much the media discussed his statement about the reporter, or Cheney's statement on the Senate floor)

    What would the media have done if Bush snidely told a reporter, "What...did his training wheels fall off?" WHen he learned that Kerry was in a bike accident?

    What would the media have done with Bush referring to a Russian square by the name of a German concentration camp? (Please be honest, think back to how you're mind immediately jumped to Bush calling Iraqis Afgans...why? because that was mentioned...Kerry's are not).

    There are many other Kerry gaffes (his telling Michigan fans that his favorite team was Ohio for instance) but they didn't make major news...they never do.

    Everyone knows that Bush can always be counted on for a laugh...he says ludicrous things...but the point that you missed, I think, was that Kerry does it as well...but the media (for some unknown reason :slap: ) lets him get away with it more.
     
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    1) It's not another square. Treblinka was a concentration camp in World War II.

    2) We always hear about how Kerry is so much smarter than Bush, but then he says stuff like this.
     
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    perhaps too vague, referance to democrat affilliation & support 0f/with communism...
     

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