Apparently John Kerry had some *cough* "powerful words" to say about the patriotism and dissent in a time of war.
I have come here today to reaffirm that it was right to dissent in 1971 from a war that was wrong. And to affirm that it is both a right and an obligation for Americans today to disagree with a President who is wrong, a policy that is wrong, and a war in Iraq that weakens the nation.Lest anyone forget, the following is from an article in The New Republic, not known to be a hotbed of support for Howard Dean...
In Defense of Howard Dean's comments on Iraq
December 2003-January 2004. After Saddam Hussein was captured on December 14, Dean appeared to go out on the farthest of limbs. "[T]he capture of Saddam has not made America safer," Dean said. "The Iraq war diverted critical intelligence and military resources, undermined diplomatic support for our fight against terror, and created a new rallying cry for terrorist recruits." Gephardt termed Dean's statement "ludicrous." Kerry took it as "more proof that all the advisors in the world can't give Howard Dean the military and foreign-policy experience, leadership skills, or diplomatic temperament necessary to lead this country through dangerous times."I'm sure many of you have seen this:
Kerry may run for president
Oh really? MAY he? And I suppose the Pope *may* be Catholic. But this is rich...
Kerry said: "I will make that decision before the end of the year but I'm thinking about it hard."Don't freaking joke about that, John. It makes me think Sim Kerry deserved everything we did to him. 'Cause your reference to "finding votes" in Ohio reminds me of the way you solicited donations *before* the election so that the money would be there in case there was any funny business at the polls and you needed to launch a legal challenge. But then you left that to the Green candidate to take care of. And, oh, look--new information about the funny business in Warren County on election night. Go ahead, John. Run for president again. We will stomp you down so fast it will make your head spin.
He joked: "If you can help me find 60 000 votes in Ohio ..." He was referring to the close race in that state on which his 2004 loss to US President George W Bush hinged.
Click here to see what Subodh Chandra had to say about the problems with the 2004 election in Ohio.
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