Why G-d, why did he have to say it was imminent?

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    **Um, Kerry I mean. **

    WHAT KERRY SAID
    Tue Feb 10, 4:00 AM ET Add Op/Ed - New York Post to My Yahoo!



    Democratic front-runner John Kerry (news - web sites)'s response to President Bush (news - web sites)'s "Meet the Press" interview Sunday was as predictable as it was disingenuous.


    "It appears that he was telling the American people stories in 2002," said the junior senator from Massachusetts.


    "Back then, President Bush repeatedly told the American people that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) 'has got chemical weapons.' . . . And it was on that basis that he sent American sons and daughters off to war."


    Yes, that's what George W. Bush was telling the American people.


    Then again, so was John Kerry.


    In a lengthy speech on the Senate floor on Oct. 9, 2002, Kerry declared that "in the four years since UNSCOM inspectors were forced out [of Iraq (news - web sites)], Saddam Hussein has continued his quest for weapons of mass destruction."


    And not just his quest: Kerry told the Senate that Saddam "has chemical and biological weapons, as well as missiles with ranges in excess of the 150 kilometers restriction imposed by the United Nations (news - web sites)."


    Moreover, he said, "Iraq has maintained its chemical weapons effort over the last four years."


    Then Kerry declared that "a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region."


    And he added that "it would be naive to the point of grave danger not to believe that, left to his own devices, Saddam Hussein will provoke, misjudge or stumble into a future, more dangerous confrontation with the civilized world."


    Even the fact that the Bush administration hadn't conclusively linked Saddam directly to the events of 9/11 didn't matter to Kerry 16 months ago.


    "Can we afford to ignore the possibility that Saddam Hussein might accidentally, as well as purposely, allow those weapons to slide off to one group or other in a region where weapons are the currency of trade? How do we leave that to chance?"


    We don't.


    Which is precisely what President Bush has been saying all along.


    Clearly, John Kerry was convinced - indeed, his 2002 speech makes a compelling case for why military action against Saddam Hussein was necessary.


    Now he's running for president, and seeking the support of the leftward-leaning Democratic primary electorate.


    So anything goes.





    But he would do well to re-read the speech before leveling additional charges against Bush. And making himself look even sillier than he already does.


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    Kerry is a hypocrite of the worst kind.
     
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    kerry after G.W. is done with him:blowup: :blowup: the democrats after G.W. is through with them:boohoo: :boohoo: the Majority of us after G.W. is re-elected:dance: :thewave: :dance2: :cheers2: :D
     
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    But remember, when Kerry says it, he's not a liar, but Bush sure is.
     
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    Can't stop laughing. :D

    If Kerry is a hypocrite then what defines Bush?
     
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    I would hardly define him as a hypocrite. He spoke loud and clearly and then followed through with his words.

    Something tells me that protesting outside the gates of Baghdad wouldn't have done anything to persuade Saddam.
     
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    They may be dancin' on wall street, but on main street they are jobless. I wonder what you do? I'd like to hear from you when there is some slant eyed prick doing your job? It just does'nt hit home for you cause you're obviously well off.
     
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    This thread is about kerry. And he's a hypocrite. But since your asking, Bush is defined by a willingness to protect America's interests, even when the international community is not completely on board. Libs are more concerned with appearing "enlightened" in the international intellectual community.
     
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    As usually you pull Iraq out of your pocket. How about his constant lying about the economy. If all the republicans plan to is debate about war on terrorism they are going to be in serious trouble. Bush says economy is strong and its getting stronger. On the other hand Kerry tells you the truth.
     
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    Care to explain what you mean by this?
     

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