Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Debunking the Right Wings Attacks on John Kerry's Face the Nation Interview

Sunday on Face the Nation, John Kerry said: "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...Iraqis should be doing that. And after all of these two and a half years, with all of the talk of 210,000 people trained, there just is no excuse for not transferring more of that authority."

Now, as to be expected, right wingers from Newsmax.Com, the Washington Times, Swift Boat liar John O'Neill on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham are twisting Kerry's words and accusing him of saying that our troops are "terrorists." Talk about a grandiose stretch of the word "terrorize" which Kerry used to describe the feelings that any woman or child would have under the circumstances described by Kerry.

Once again, what we are seeing here from these Swift Boat Liar enablers, is the same thing we saw during the '04 election cycle. Those lying, crooked SOB's, who John Kerry predicted would say anything to destroy him in 2004, are back.

What this all boils down to in a nutshell, is John Kerry is doing what he has always done and will always do -- He is speaking from the gut, speaking the truth to power on behalf of our troops, as he did in 1971 when he earned a place on Richard Nixon's enemies list. Nothing has changed -- John Kerry has spoken out time and time again against the Bush administration, earning himself a place on Bush's enemies list. The fact is John Kerry has been every Republican president's worst nightmare since Nixon. With Reagan it was his exposing of Iran Contra, with Bush I, it was BCCI.

Because John Kerry is not afraid to stand and speak the truth to power, the Bush administration sends our their surrogate smear mongers to do their dirty work. They can't stand to hear the truth, they don't want the public to know the truth, so they try to cover the truth by spreading lies and smears and take the heat off their mishandling of Iraq. But Kerry isn't letting up - just yesterday he reiterated his call for Rumsfeld to resign. Kerry has a plan to bring the troops home in 2006 and that doesn't work with BushCo's plan to "stay the course."

John Kerry does not want to see American soldiers put in needless danger on missions that are counter-productive and grow the insurgency. Instead, as he has said, "Iraqis should be police Iraqi streets, Iraqis should be searching Iraqi homes, and Iraqis should be standing up for their own country. " That is what is in the best interests of American troops and will bring success in Iraq.

The concerns John Kerry spoke about on Sunday have been articulated by American military leaders and reported in the MSM:



Anonymous Dartmouth College student said...

Saying that Limbaugh and co. are "jumbling" Kerry's words are ridiculous. Of course Kerry did not come out and directly say that our troops are terrorists, but he did make direct implications. If he says that American troops are terrorizing innocent women and children, which he did, it is certainly fair to say that he thinks our troops are terrorists; after all, terrorists do indeed terrorize the innocent. Also,what you fail to shed light on is Kerry's comment on it not being the job of American soldiers, but of Iraqi soldiers to terrorize. I don't care what purpose Kerry is advocating this for, it is absolutely ludicrous for him to say that someone SHOULD be terrorizing innocent women and children. If indeed he is right about American soldiers terrorizing women and children, which is seriously question the validity of, I am frightened by the fact that someone who says SOMEONE SHOULD be terrorizing women and children was very nearly --by some 150,000 votes-- the President of the United States. Ultimately you can say whatever you want about President Bush,it's your prerogative, but don't back up this lunatic.

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