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Me, Mr. Kerry?
I have a few questions...
[Chris Field] 9/27/04
As I was listening to the news on my way in to work this morning,
a few questions I would like to ask John Kerry concerning recent
events popped into my brain. Here are some of them, in no particular
- The Washington
Times reported Friday that on CNN's "Crossfire" in
1997, you stated the following: "We know we can't count
on the French. We know we can't count on the Russians. We
know that Iraq is a danger to the United States, and we reserve
right to take pre-emptive action whenever we feel it's in
our national interest." Do you still stand by any portion
of that statement?
- Why did you skip Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's speech
to the joint meeting of Congress? Seemed like it might have been
a pretty significant speech for a man who wants to be President
to attend, especially considering the recent liberation of Iraq
and the fact that he was the first Iraqi leader to visit D.C.
since 1952, didn't it?
- Why would you allow your underlings to even hint, much less
declare, that the leader of a newly freed country is merely a
puppet of President Bush?
- You claim you would
be able to get more allies to come to our side in future conflicts.
Do you still believe that, considering
your remarks demeaning the support given by our allies for "Operation
Iraqi Freedom" and your campaign's treatment of Allawi?
- If you can question President Bush's military service, why
can't he question yours (even though he hasn't)?
- You Democrats get
really offended when anyone even appears to question your patriotism.
Are you prepared to denounce the
declaration by one of your fellow Democratic Senators, Fritz
Hollings, this week that President Bush is a "damned draft
dodger"? (And did you find it as strange as I did that any
Clinton supporter would use such a phrase to try to demean a
Democratic Senator, Tom Harkin, has made public statements
calling Bush a liar concerning his military service, but the
problem is that his claims were based on those fake CBS documents.
Are you going to ask him to apologize -- or, at the very least,
to zip it?
- In several newspapers today, your talkative wife, Teresa,
was reported to have said that she thinks the Bush Administration
will announce the capture of Osama bin Laden before Election
Day. Apparently, she believes the White House has an October
Surprise in mind. Did you tell her to say that, or did she just
get it from Michael Moore?
- On the "Regis and Kelly" TV
show, you told a story of a couple kids contributing to your
campaign. Did you return
that money, since there was a fair chance they were illegal contributions?
Even if they were legal, your campaign isn't in such dire straits
that you would take money from children, right?
- Your campaign recently
responded to a Bush/Cheney ad accusing you flip-flopping on
top of a video of you wind-surfing. Your
response ad ripped the Bush team for running a "juvenile" ad
during the "Iraq quagmire." Do you see the irony that
your campaign offered such a criticism, yet you were the one
having photo-ops on your wind-surfing board and while walking
around wearing spandex -- all of this done during the "Iraq
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