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December 05, 2005

But don't, don't question their patriotism! Evah!

JOhn KErry updates his 1971 Winter Soldier testimony as a warm-up of the 2008 election cycle by declaring US troops in Iraq as terrorists*

SCHIEFFER: All right. Let me shift to another point of view, and it comes from another Democrat, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. He takes a very different view. He says basically we should stay the course because, he says, real progress is being made. He said this is a war between 27 million Iraqis who want freedom and 10,000 terrorists. He says we're in a watershed transformation. What about that?

Sen. KERRY: Let me--I--first of all, there is so much more that unites Democrats than divides us. And Democrats have much more in common with each other than they do with George Bush's policy right now. Now Joe Lieberman, I believe, also voted for the resolution which said the president needs to make more clear what he's doing and set out benchmarks, and that the policy hasn't been working. We all believe him when you say, `Stay the course.' That's the president's policy, which hasn't been changing, which is a policy of failure. I don't agree with that. But I think what we need to do is recognize what we all agree on, which is you've got to begin to set benchmarks for accomplishment. You've got to begin to transfer authority to the Iraqis. And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the--of--the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not...


Dean the Scream says the US is a loser:

SAN ANTONIO) -- Saying the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years. [...]

"I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam..."

Keep talking, guys. This is priceless stuff for the 2006 campaign season, let alone 2008.

(*h/t Capt Ed)

Posted by Darleen at December 5, 2005 08:09 PM


Dean's right.

There is no way to win the war in Iraq, other than by taking over the whole country.

Which isn't going to happen.

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at December 6, 2005 10:14 AM

I guess, Carl, that means we never won WWII or Korea

'cuz, like, you know, we still have troops in Germany Japan and South Korea.


Posted by: Darleen at December 6, 2005 12:38 PM

By stressing the word "JOKE" at the beginning, you make it look as though the quote is made up... it's a joke. (I of course know they're real because Iread them first in a newspaper.)

Nonetheless -- Kerry is getting more and more pathetic as time passes. Kinda reminds me of Al Gore after _he_ lost to Bush.

Posted by: Strider at December 6, 2005 02:19 PM

Thank God these men are not my Commander in Chief. My CINC needs to have just as much backbone as the men next to me in the combat zone. HOOAH for the Honorable President George W. Bush! Keep up the good work, sir!

Posted by: James at December 10, 2005 05:35 PM