(Note The Viet Cong Flag)
"Terrorist organizations with specific political agendas may be encouraged and emboldened by Yasser Arafat's transformation from outlaw to statesman." - Monday, March 8, 2004Q: Did you feel you were blindsided by Dean's success?
Well, not blindsided. I mean, when I voted for the war, I
voted for what I thought was best for the country. Did I expect Howard
Dean to go off to the left and say, "I'm against everything"? Sure. Did
I expect George Bush to fu@# it up as badly as he did? I don't think
-- John Kerry's Desperate Hours, Rolling Stone Magazine
"The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation." - John Kerry, 10/9/02"We need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. ...And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War." - John Kerry, 1/23/03
"Iraq may not be the war on terror itself, but it is critical to the outcome of the war on terror, and therefore any advance in Iraq is an advance forward in that..." - John Kerry 12/15/03"If you think I would have gone to war the way George Bush did, don't vote for me." - John Kerry, Jan 2004
"Sen. John F. Kerry has said he was ‘very proud’ of his vote to increase the (gas) tax by 4.3 cents per gallon..." - Michael Kranish, The Boston Globe, 5/4/96
"We're going to keep pounding. These guys [Republicans] are the most crooked, you know, lying group I've ever seen. It's scary.""When Teresa Heinz-Kerry arrived, she handed me a pin that read in the center: “Asses of Evil” with “Bush”, “Cheney”, “Rumsfeld” and “Ashcroft” surrounding it. She met, greeted and talked to a jam-packed room of Kerry supporters and others who came for the MoveOn documentary." - From John Kerry's Blog
"President Clinton was often known as the first black president. I wouldn't be upset if I could earn the right to be the second." - John Kerry, 2004
“Why it is that our vast intelligence apparatus, built to sustain America in the long twilight struggle of the Cold War continues to grow at an exponential rate? Now that that struggle is over, why is it that our vast intelligence apparatus continues to grow even as government resources for new and essential priorities fall far short of what is necessary? Why is it that our vast intelligence apparatus continues to roll on even as every other government bureaucracy is subject to increasing scrutiny and, indeed, to reinvention?” - Kerry on the Record: Attacking U.S. Intelligence, Dave Eberhart, NewsMax.com Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004"Under Kerry's leadership, VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against The War) members mocked the uniform of United States soldiers by wearing tattered fatigues marked with pro-Communist graffiti. They dishonored America by marching in demonstrations under the flag of the Viet Cong enemy.” - Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry
will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small
flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the "greater
glory of the United States." We will not accept the rhetoric. We will
not readily join the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
-- in fact, we will find it hard to join anything at all and when we
do, we will demand relevancy such as other organizations have recently
been unable to provide. We will not take solace from the creation of
monuments or the naming of parks after a select few of the thousands of
dead Americans and Vietnamese. We will not uphold traditions which
decorously memorialize that which was base and grim. - John Kerry - "The New Soldier"
"I'm an internationalist," Kerry told The Harvard Crimson 10 months after returning home from Vietnam. "I'd like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.""As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe. KGB chairman Yuri Andropov managed our anti-Vietnam War operation. He often bragged about having damaged the U.S. foreign-policy consensus, poisoned domestic debate in the U.S., and built a credibility gap between America and European public opinion through our disinformation operations. Vietnam was, he once told me, 'our most significant success'." - Ion Mihai Pacepa on John Kerry
Kerry hasn't given me any reason to trust his judgment. As co-chairman
of the Senate investigating committee, he quashed a revealing inquiry
into the POW/MIA issue, and he supports trade initiatives with the
Socialist Republic of Vietnam while blocking any legislation requiring
Hanoi to adhere to basic human rights." - Lt.
Stephen Sherman, U.S. Army Special Forces, January 26, 2004.
Our democracy is a farce; it is not the best in the world - Nov. 2, 1971, per West Virginia's Bethany College's student paper, The Tower."I commanded a naval gunboat patrolling the Mekong Delta. Then when I came home after two tours of duty, I decided that the same sense of service demanded something more of me." - John Kerry, A Call to Service, page 3
"And John 'Flip-Flop' Kerry chose to deliberately, and with malice, lie about events in Vietnam and chose to willfully defame and attack many people who stayed and fought instead of running home after only a few months and a couple of 'boo-boo's'.... And, unlike some other would-be politicians, he apparently chose to attend a meeting wherein assassination was the chosen topic as an agenda and deliberately chose not to report such. Such a wonderful, courageous, honorable way to fight for one's country...!!" - Mac in alt.war.vietnam, March 27, 2004."But being a take-charge kind of guy, Mr. Kerry became a leader in the VVAW and even testified before Congress on the findings of the Investigation, which he accepted at face value. In his book 'Stolen Valor', B.G. Burkett points out that Mr. Kerry liberally used phony veterans to testify to atrocities they could not possibly have committed." - Lt. Stephen Sherman, U.S. Army Special Forces, January 26, 2004.
those of us who are fortunate to share an Irish ancestry, we take great
pride in the contributions that Irish-Americans." (Senate floor
statement by John Kerry, 3/18/86)
"(John Kerry) has never indicated to anyone that he was Irish and corrected people over the years who assumed he was." - Kerry spokeswoman Kelly Benander said in Feb, 2003
"Somebody told me the other day that the Secret Service has orders that if George Bush is shot, they're to shoot Quayle. … There isn't any press here, is there?" - Associated Press, Nov. 16, 1988"The Reagan Administration has no rational plan for our military. Instead, it acts on misinformed assumptions about the strength of the Soviet military and a presumed ‘window of vulnerability,’ which we now know not to exist."
defense buildup since World War II has not given us a
better defense. Americans feel more threatened by the prospect of war,
not less so. And our national priorities become more and more distorted
as the share of our country’s resources devoted to human needs
“If we don’t need the MX [multiple warhead ICBM], the B-1, or these other weapons systems ... there’s no excuse for casting even one vote for unnecessary weapons of destruction, and as your Senator, I will never do so,” Kerry vowed.
-- Kerry on the Record: Bashing Reagan, NewsMax.com Monday, March 15, 2004
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