Skip to comments.Kerry: Bush assurance on Iraq a blunder [compared to his "bring it on" challenge to terrorists...]
Posted on 10/17/2006 2:07:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Kerry: Bush assurance on Iraq a blunder
By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago
Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Tuesday that President Bush committed "a gigantic blunder" by giving top Iraqi officials assurances that U.S. forces would remain indefinitely in the war-torn country.
Kerry argued that his 2004 rival should have pressured Iraqi leaders to set aside their differences and focus on making progress in assuming responsibility for security, a move that could lead to a reduction in U.S. troop levels.
"The absence of pressure I find is an enormous blunder that gives the Iraqi politicians a free pass to continue the status quo that most Americans understand is a failure, that's not working," Kerry said. "I'm amazed by it."
Kerry is a possible 2008 presidential candidate. He spoke to reporters after appearing at a campaign event with Iowa gubernatorial candidate Chet Culver.
The Massachusetts senator was responding to Bush's 15-minute telephone conversation Monday with the Iraqi prime minister. Bush called Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to quell rumors that the United States planned to set a deadline for Iraqis to assume security responsibilities. In his conversation, Bush said there was no deadline and that American troops would remain as long as they were needed.
Bush's comments can be compared to his "bring it on" challenge to terrorists, Kerry said.
"I think the president committed a gigantic blunder of the proportion of 'Bring it on,' " said Kerry.
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This communist piece of crap is a joke. Can you imagine what it would have been like for the last 2 years if he had been elected in 2004? Nightmare on Elm Street.
Unfortunately for him and lucky for us, the Swift Boat Veterans "brought it".
Save America -- Fire the Republicans!
I agree, lets go back to sticking our heads in the sand again.. /s
How can you call him "right as usual" when he voted FOR this "unwinnable" war?
Oh, I know, he was wrong before he was right.
I hope you have a burkha in your closet Mom, because if the Democrats win, you'll have about three years before you're forced to wear one.
That is, if you aren't blown up by then.
Quick Question, oh brilliant one...when is an occupation an occupation and when is it not?
Japan, post WWII was an occupation.
Germany, post WWII was an occupation, and then it was not...eventhough we still have troops based there today.
I think you need to brush up on your military history and strategy before making assertions.
Iraq is not an occupation, troops along the SoKo DMZ is not an occupation...
GET A CLUE!
Punk the prez? - Moby's anti-Bush tricks (New York Daily News ^ | 2/09/04 | Rush & Molloy )
One of Sen. John Kerry's celebrity supporters is ready to pull out all the stops to get him elected. Republicans are shrieking over a suggestion by rocker Moby that Democrats spread gossip about President Bush on the Internet. "No one's talking about how to keep the other side home on Election Day," Moby tells us. "It's a lot easier than you think and it doesn't cost that much. This election can be won by 200,000 votes." Moby suggests that it's possible to seed doubt among Bush's far-right supporters on the Web.
"You target his natural constituencies," says the Grammy-nominated techno-wizard. "For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion.
"Then you go to an anti-immigration Web site chat room and ask, 'What's all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?'"
Moby didn't claim that he believed the abortion story.
this guy is such a puke....it is so hard to contemplate that the lib/dems put him up as a candidate....who & I mean who can take this joke seriously?
And I just KNEW when Kerry was defeated, he'd crawl away in shame.
Heinz boy needs to take a trip.....a very very long trip.....
And as usual, he fails to consider the effects of such an assurance on the terrorists, ergo "No matter how long it takes, you will lose."
What else can one without the forethought to come up with an original game plan do?
You forgot the occupation of Germany and Japan. Hmmm wonder why? BTW e John Kerry plan for victory is to surrender to the enemy as he helped us do to the Viet Cong while he was in Paris. So what size Burka do you want to wear?
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