Tuesday, December 06, 2005

John Kerry Calls American Soldiers "Terrorists"

Well, technically, Kerry did not call U.S. Soldiers in Iraq, "Terrorists." But he did say that they were "terrorizing" the Iraqi people. I've always thought that what a terrorist does is terrorize and that someone who terrorizes is a terrorist.

Usually, when I talk I believe that I know what I am saying.

Often, however, when John Kerry talks, I have to wonder if he has any idea at all about what he is saying.

Consider this transcript from Kerry and Bob Schieffer on Sunday morning's Meet the Press:

SCHIEFFER: All right. Let me shift to another point of view, and it
comes from another Democrat, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. He takes a very different view. He says basically we should stay the course because, he says, real progress is being made.

He said this is a war between 27 million Iraqis who want freedom and 10,000 terrorists. He says we're in a watershed transformation. What about that?

Sen. KERRY: Let me--I--first of all, there is so much more that unites Democrats than divides us. And Democrats have much more in common with each other than they do with George Bush's policy right now. Now Joe Lieberman, I believe, also voted for the resolution which said the president needs to make more clear what he's doing and set out benchmarks, and that the policy hasn't been working. We all believe him when you say, `Stay the course.' That's the president's policy, which hasn't been changing, which is a policy of failure. I don't agree with that. But I think what we need to do is recognize what we all agree on, which is you've got to begin to set benchmarks for accomplishment. You've got to begin to transfer authority to the Iraqis. And 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...


Sen. KERRY: ...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.

The emphasis is mine, of course, but the words are Kerry's.

Let me summarize: Schieffer asks Kerry a straight-forward question about Sen. Leibermann's positive statements about the good progress in the war in Iraq.

Kerry waffles and weaves and never addresses the question at all. Instead, he turns his response into a scathing criticism of the battlefield assignments and behaviors of "young American soldiers."

Perhaps the worst part of this exchange comes from someone who is supposed to be a hard-hitting interviewer. Even though Kerry has just trashed his question, totally stolen the interview from him and labelled American troops as terrorists on national television....on Schieffer's program....all Schieffer can do is say, "Yeah."


And to think that John Kerry was almost President of the United States.....

ht:Captain's Quarters