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KERRY APOLOGY LETTER TO IRAN'S LEADERS & TERRORISTS (Kerry's Axis)
Washington Times ^ | 3/14/2004 | Diana West

Posted on 03/16/2004 9:42:26 AM PST by Steven W.

... on Feb. 8, the Tehran Times published in full an e-mail sent by the Kerry campaign to a government news agency promising that a President Kerry would try to restore relations "at risk" due to "the actions and attitudes" of the Bush administration. "Disappointment with the current U.S. leadership is widespread," the e-mail said, "extending not just to the corridors of power and politics, but to the man and woman on the street as well." If that's not giving aid and comfort to an enemy, it's certainly meddling with U.S. diplomacy in a time of war.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; iran; iraniansanctions; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; liar; ohnopostedagain; sedition; sellingoutamerica; terrorist
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Abvoe from a recent post from the Washington Times, Kerry's Axis that seems to have gotten little attention.
1 posted on 03/16/2004 9:42:26 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
Knowing nothing more than what is posted my initial reaction is that that is a hoax.
2 posted on 03/16/2004 9:45:40 AM PST by The G Man (John Kerry? America just can't afford a 9/10 President in a 9/11 world. Vote Bush-Cheney '04.)
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To: DoctorZIn
ping
3 posted on 03/16/2004 9:45:52 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Much of your pain is self-chosen. --- Kahlil Gibran)
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To: Steven W.
MEMRI:Iranian News Agency Alleges Presidential Candidate John Kerry Sends Email Message | 2-12-04 | Tehran Times

Boy is the WT slow.

4 posted on 03/16/2004 9:46:53 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Steven W.
"If that's not giving aid and comfort to an enemy, it's certainly meddling with U.S. diplomacy in a time of war."

This has to be illegal, and at the very least anti- American. Kerry has no business meddling with our diplomacy!!!!

5 posted on 03/16/2004 9:48:58 AM PST by international american (DU trolls outsourced for free!!)
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To: OXENinFLA
It's not just WT, it's all of pundit-ville - if the Senate is now going to investigate Hanoi John's interventionist activities with the world's terror leaders they, like the WT, should recall this letter & it's not a hoax and there's no spinning what Hanoi John meant to do by promising the world's terrorists that he will reassume to the Clintonista approach to terrorism and they should support him so they'll have good times ahead.
6 posted on 03/16/2004 9:50:58 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: international american
This has to be illegal

My first thought, too. WTF?

7 posted on 03/16/2004 9:51:10 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage
Kerry is a very dangerous man !!!!
8 posted on 03/16/2004 9:53:25 AM PST by international american (DU trolls outsourced for free!!)
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To: Puppage
It can't be illegal because Hanoi John is a liberal demoncRAT and his wife Theresa was offended that Iran's mullahs were included in Bush's Axis of Evil.
9 posted on 03/16/2004 9:53:56 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
Now I know what true outrage feels like. If Kerry has any
USA balls, he will fire the staff that sent that e-mail.
If he can't be Senatorial in the time of war, he should resign and rename his effort as being a revolting revolutionist.
10 posted on 03/16/2004 9:55:35 AM PST by seenenuf (Progressives are a threat to my children!)
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To: Steven W.
Now I know what true outrage feels like. If Kerry has any
USA balls, he will fire the staff that sent that e-mail.
If he can't be Senatorial in the time of war, he should resign and rename his effort as being a revolting revolutionist.
11 posted on 03/16/2004 9:55:43 AM PST by seenenuf (Progressives are a threat to my children!)
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To: Steven W.
Old news and an old controversy. IIRC, it turned out that the 'message' was just so much campaign boilerplate.
12 posted on 03/16/2004 9:56:55 AM PST by Grut
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To: Steven W.
Kerry: 'It's none of your business..........'
13 posted on 03/16/2004 9:57:14 AM PST by TomGuy ( Kerry has imaginary friends. Carter was attacked by a killer rabbit. Dems can be fun to watch.)
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To: Steven W.
It's very hard to draw the line as to what is legal. Senators have often done some very strange things in the foreign policy line, and for the most part only political consequences, not legal sanctions, have ensued. At most, they have been removed from committees, as was the case with Leaky Leahy. But no one is going to remove Kerry from any committees as long as he has some chance of being the next president.

I agree that this sort of thing is despicable. But the most that can be done is to publicize it and attack it as harmful to our country and our friends abroad.
14 posted on 03/16/2004 9:59:09 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steven W.
I'm going to echo the comments of several other Freepers in recent days and say that I find Kerry far more despicable than Clinton. In fact, I didn't really begin to dislike Clinton personally until the Lewinsky thing began to play out. His behavior then might be excused as the behavior of a caged animal, but Kerry is truly Carteresque in his willingness to undermine the policy of a sitting president during a time of war.
15 posted on 03/16/2004 10:02:22 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Steven W.
From the Tehran Times web site (archives 2.8.04)

WASHINGTON (Mehr News Agency) -- The office of Senator John kerry, the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary in the U.S., sent the Mehr News Agency an e-email saying that kerry will try to repair the damage done by the incumbent president if he wins the election. The text of the e-mail follows.

As Americans who have lived and worked extensively overseas, we have personally witnessed the high regard with which people around the world have historically viewed the United States. Sadly, we are also painfully aware of how the actions and the attitudes demonstrated by the U.S. government over the past three years have threatened the goodwill earned by presidents of both parties over many decades and put many of our international relationships at risk.

It is in the urgent interests of the people of the United States to restore our country's credibility in the eyes of the world. America needs the kind of leadership that will repair alliances with countries on every continent that have been so damaged in the past few years, as well as build new friendships and overcome tensions with others.

http://www.tehrantimes.com/archives/Detailview.asp?Keyword=kerry&Da=2/8/2004&Cat=2&Num=26

16 posted on 03/16/2004 10:02:23 AM PST by B-bone
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To: B-bone
Not sure how much credibility to place in this. It's somewhat hazy even from the editorial how specific this actually was and what context the email is quoted from. Also who actually sent the email and to whom.
17 posted on 03/16/2004 10:04:32 AM PST by B-bone
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To: Steve_Seattle
I really think Kerry is our biggest danger right now. He is drunk with power, and is married to an almost billionaire socialist.
18 posted on 03/16/2004 10:07:06 AM PST by international american (DU trolls outsourced for free!!)
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To: Steve_Seattle
"... Kerry is truly Carteresque in his willingness to undermine the policy of a sitting president during a time of war."

Kerry is attempting to establish a Shadow State Department. Kerry's Shadow Government is being established before the election.
19 posted on 03/16/2004 10:07:45 AM PST by Socratic (Yes, there is method in the madness.)
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To: Puppage; international american
It almost seems as if he's angling for a Clinton-China-style campaign relationship with these people. What is the purpose of writing an email? Did Dukakis or Mondale initiate similar communications with hostile foreign powers?

This man must be stopped.

20 posted on 03/16/2004 10:08:12 AM PST by Lexinom
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To: DoctorZIn; McGavin999; freedom44; nuconvert; Eala; AdmSmith; dixiechick2000; onyx; Pro-Bush; ...
Ping ~~~!
21 posted on 03/16/2004 10:10:16 AM PST by F14 Pilot
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To: Lexinom
During those days the liberals complained about the imaginary "October Surprise" - recall that was the concocted scenario that Reagan & Bush arranged with the Ayatollah to delay release of the hostages until after Carter was defeated in the 1980 election - they were still pressing that for every election until it was totally debunked and Clinton then ran in 1992.
22 posted on 03/16/2004 10:12:17 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
If this nation goes the way of the spineless spaniards and votes in Neville Kerry it will be the first step to the suspension of the Constitution and the beginning of martial law.

This will be a good thing. The Muslims will be deported and full scale war on Islam can begin.

I just hope the generals will give us back the constituion after it's over. Of course I'm skipping over the many large scale terrorist attacks that will occur on our own soil the first couple of years of the Neville Kerry presidency and the hundreds of attacks that will occur world wide.

Which way will it go? How sick IS our nation? Leftists are not just a political adversary anymore ... they are traitorous quizling sabateurs that need to be purged form our society.
23 posted on 03/16/2004 10:12:24 AM PST by mercy
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To: Steven W.
I wouldn't give this too much credibility EXCEPT for the fact that this is Kerry's style. Pretty much the same thing he did upon his return from VietNam. Cut the throats of Americans.
24 posted on 03/16/2004 10:12:42 AM PST by Toespi
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To: All
He also talked about "Foreign Leaders" who want him in the oval office, He might have talked to the Mullahs in Iran as well.
25 posted on 03/16/2004 10:12:46 AM PST by F14 Pilot
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To: Steve_Seattle
Agreed. Kerry is the most despicable politician I recall during my lifetime. He is worse than both Clintons, Ted Kennedy, Carter, and Cynthia McKinney. The others mentioned rank close to him, but Kerry has surpassed them. He is dangerous to this country.
26 posted on 03/16/2004 10:13:14 AM PST by Fithee
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To: Steven W.
Just great. And where the HELL is the media on this???

THERE IS NO LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS.
THERE IS NO LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS.
THERE IS NO LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS.


That backstabbing, seditious traitor has not changed his stripes one bit from his radical hate-America, anti-war radicalism when he encouraged the North Vietnamese to continue fighting and continue killing our troops in Vietnam:


Question: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi's victory?

"It was essential to our strategy. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9AM to follow the growth of the antiwar movement.

Visits to Hanoi by Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses.

We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.

Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win."

~ Former North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin, "How North Vietnam Won the War," by Stephen Young, Wall Street Journal, Thursday, August 3, 1995, p. A10.




It's Not Just A Gun...

It's My "HOMELAND DEFENSE RIFLE"!!
27 posted on 03/16/2004 10:13:32 AM PST by The_Macallan
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To: B-bone
thank you for the link - why question what Kerry discusses in his imaginary conversations with leaders when we have in hard copy something as outrageous as his pitch to the killers in Tehran.
28 posted on 03/16/2004 10:13:52 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: international american
Why is this not getting coverage on every news outlet. No wonder Colin Powell was so good with Geogrie last Sunday. Too bad he didn't tell Kerry stop messing with my job.
29 posted on 03/16/2004 10:16:38 AM PST by not-alone
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To: Steve_Seattle
you are right - this is a man who was determined to give the Soviet Union a warm water Pacific port to turn into a submarine base & aircraft carrier turning basis through his support of communists in Latin America including his close friendship and ties with Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. Yet Kerry still brags about how he fought freedom fighters in Central America long after the people first voted out the thugs and sent Castro's troops back to Cuba. Kerry is Scary!
30 posted on 03/16/2004 10:17:00 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
Good grief! Ketchup's giving aid and comfort to the enemy and getting away with it. This "man" should be impeached and tried as a traitor.
31 posted on 03/16/2004 10:17:26 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Steven W.
Bush 2004
32 posted on 03/16/2004 10:18:04 AM PST by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot
Freedom in Iran ~ Now!
33 posted on 03/16/2004 10:19:06 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Steven W.
You are right, they have got to stop playing softball and get this stuff out. Where are Rush and Hannity. Oh, I forgot Hannity is selling his book.
34 posted on 03/16/2004 10:19:45 AM PST by not-alone
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To: lilylangtree
BTTT
35 posted on 03/16/2004 10:21:36 AM PST by international american (DU trolls outsourced for free!!)
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To: TomGuy
"Kerry: 'It's none of your business..........'"

Of course! Those of us who voted Republican in the last election have no right to question Kerry's meetings, phone calls, emails, or other communications with "foreign leaders."
36 posted on 03/16/2004 10:22:58 AM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: not-alone
These stories confuse me because if true it should be big news. It IS the "October Surprise" that was made up against the Reagan campaign. Americans revile Iran, in fact the Iran Contra scandal found resonance because people did not support President Reagan extending an olive branch to Iran. If true, why isn't this being used to blast Kerry out of the water?
37 posted on 03/16/2004 10:23:01 AM PST by Williams
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To: not-alone
at least Rush was just recalling how beloved Ortega and other thugs have beeen taken in by Hanoi John Kerry & their fellow demoncRATs.
38 posted on 03/16/2004 10:23:54 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
I particularly liked this.

Take Iraq. According to Time magazine this month, Mr. Kerry says that as president he "might have gone to war" or he "might have avoided war." When asked whether removing Saddam Hussein was worth the cost, Mr. Kerry replied: "If there are not weapons of mass destruction — and we may yet find some — then this is a war that was fought under false pretenses." "So," said Time, "if we don't find WMD, the war wasn't worth the costs? That's a yes?" "No," said Mr. Kerry. "I think you can still — wait, no. You can't — that's not a fair question,...

Uh...Yes. No. That's not a fair question. It requires me to take a position.

39 posted on 03/16/2004 10:25:20 AM PST by CougarGA7 (I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said, "I DRANK WHAT!?")
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To: Steven W.
Kerry is is being demolished by Rush ....Rush is on a roll!!
40 posted on 03/16/2004 10:27:13 AM PST by international american (DU trolls outsourced for free!!)
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To: Williams
Who is going to do this? Dan Rather, Wolf Blitzer? They have already crowned Kerry president. This story has been floating around for a few weeks, and other than FR, no one else touched it. Why? Because Kerry's audience was only supposed to be the Mullahs, not Joe-Six Pack in Iowa. Joe doesn't need to know anything.
41 posted on 03/16/2004 10:27:38 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Much of your pain is self-chosen. --- Kahlil Gibran)
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To: Williams
Americans revile Iran, in fact the Iran Contra scandal found resonance because people did not support President Reagan extending an olive branch to Iran.

Actually, my impression always was that Americans did appreciate the effort to try and reach out to the moderates in Iran and didn't even mind the diversion of funds given the fact Ollie, Casey + Poindexter made sure everything was truly legal assured Reagan got a pass - it was that, ultimately, when you looked at the whole thing from above and in retrospect, it did appear as though there could be the impression of arms for hostages which violated Reagan's principles.

42 posted on 03/16/2004 10:28:19 AM PST by Steven W.
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To: Socratic
I think there's been a shadow State Department and a shadow CIA throughout the Bush administration. There are clearly elements in both those organizations who are working at cross-purposes with the administration.
43 posted on 03/16/2004 10:31:59 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Steve_Seattle
I agree. In fact, my tagline line sums up my feelings on the matter.
44 posted on 03/16/2004 10:43:38 AM PST by cwb (Kerry: The only person who could make Bill Clinton look like a moderate)
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To: F14 Pilot
Thanks for the ping!
45 posted on 03/16/2004 10:50:46 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Steve_Seattle
"...State Department...CIA.... There are clearly elements in both those organizations who are working at cross-purposes with the administration."

I agree, but how much is attributable to bureaucratic entrenchment? Administrations come and go, but the career government employee is forever.
46 posted on 03/16/2004 11:05:00 AM PST by Socratic (Yes, there is method in the madness.)
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To: Steven W.
I just watched the White House briefing and was thinking that they may want the press to follow up on this.For some reason they are pushing this foreign leader thing hard. But something is strange no coverage on this story.
47 posted on 03/16/2004 11:06:18 AM PST by not-alone
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To: Steven W.
BTTT
48 posted on 03/16/2004 11:16:56 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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To: Steven W.
Is anyone able to get onto the Tehran Times link above?
49 posted on 03/16/2004 11:23:05 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back ...)
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To: B-bone
I tried your Tehran link and got the following
Due to technical problems you can not see TehranTimes at the moment.
Please try again later.

They're probably scrubbing the page as we speak..

50 posted on 03/16/2004 12:12:19 PM PST by kt56
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