by Big Dog on Oct 2, 2004 at 17:20 Political
The past few days have been a blur as pundits from both sides of the isle put the proper spin on the debate and their candidate’s chances of winning the election on Nov 2. The Kerry folks did a good job preparing him for the debate but when you remove the fluff Kerry is, in his own words, more of the same. He was again full of lies, he was again misleading, and he was again evasive of the issues. I know my friends from the left will say I am a blind follower or Kerry hater, and even though they do not admit truth when it is pushed in their faces, I will nonetheless, print it here.
During the debate John Kerry said:
Treblinka is located in Poland, not Russia. Treblinka is widely regarded as the second most important German wartime extermination center. Only Auschwitz-Birkenau is supposed to have claimed more lives (from the Institute of Historic Review).
I can not find information that the Soviet KGB had taken up residence there.
Kerry was asked during the debate about his accusations that the president had lied to the American people. His response:
I can find no quote where Kerry directly states that Bush lied. The closest I can come is Kerry said the administration lied. Even though every other time Kerry talks about the administration he is talking about Bush I will give him a pass on this. However, Kerry did say Bush deceived, and misled us into war and failed to tell you the truth. Kerry is technically correct because neither of these words is “liar.” However, lying is failing to tell the truth and misled and deceived indicate that the person was intentionally not truthful. Mr. Kerry might have never used the word liar but he sure intimated that George Bush lied.
Kerry also said:
In his Philadelphia speech Sept. 24, Kerry declared:
Well, they did ask General Franks about this right after the debate and he said this was NOT TRUE. This was also expressed in an interview:
In addition, General Michael DeLong stated (this is) “Completely untrue.”
Side bar: Will Kerry say these decorated veterans are liars (but not use that word) and degrade their service and moral values like he did to his fellow veterans of the Vietnam War?
First of all, the troops had the body armor they needed. As is the case in any war, the troops expected to be in direct combat got the available armor and then new equipment would arrive in theatre as a follow on. Next, John Kerry voted against the money that would provide the equipment. We all know about the vote for before the vote against so I will not beat that to death. Regardless of what lame excuse he comes up with (which by the way was another lie) the fact remains that John Kerry derides the president by saying he did not provide the equipment the troops needed but when he had the power to provide it he VOTED AGAINST IT. Protest vote or not there is no excuse for not providing our troops with everything they need. One of the complaints during the Vietnam war was that the troops did not get the support they needed. John Kerry keeps telling us how much he learned in Vietnam and that this qualifies him to lead us but he did not learn a basic principle of leadership; TAKE CARE OF THE TROOPS!
Flip-Flop number 2:
John Kerry has blasted the president for not getting help for the invasion of Iraq, for not building a coalition. This is untrue in and of itself but look at what Kerry said in the debate:
They outsourced the job to Afghan warlords
Didn’t John Kerry say he wanted us to use troops from other nations? Didn’t he say we needed to have a coalition and that the U.S. was suffering the most casualties because we did not have help? When we use troops from another nation he criticizes us for not using our own. It has already been explained that we let the Afghan troops go in so they could have the glory. We used them and Kerry says it is not right. This is a major Flip-Flop. In addition when Kerry stated we had Bin Laden trapped in those mountains and did not get him he failed to mention that Clinton had Bin Laden offered to him two or three times and rejected the offer.
Kerry also said:
John Kerry was lauded as the man who brought sovereignty to Iraq as reported st Scrappleface:
The definition of sovereignty is complete independence and self-government. The Iraqis had control of their country and they stated that they wanted a cease fire in Fallujah so they could attempt to negotiate an end to the hostilities. They asked and the U.S. backed off. John Kerry says that was wrong. So he wants them to have sovereignty, which he was credited with providing, but he does not want them to have sovereignty when they want to make decisions about their own country.
Kerry said this:
Kerry has had at many different positions on Iraq ranging from all out support to all out opposition. This falls under the lie column but since it leads us to his many positions it demonstrates how much he has Flip-Flopped.
So this is the man that won the debate. This is the man who wants to lead America. The man can not tell the truth and takes both sides to every position. I had a comment posted to this site by anonymous, (I understand wanting to be unknown if backing Kerry but I think a real man or woman identifies who they are) who stated, to my remark that Bush was the model of consistency:
This person actually believes it is OK to take both sides of an issue so you can be right half of the time. That is the fundamental difference between the left and right. They say a broken clock is right twice a day. We fix the clock.Follow @onebigdog
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