Kerry blames Bin Liner for defeat, not self

#1
John "Of course I've got policies, read my website, they'll be on there later" Kerry blames Bin Liner for his defeat, but in characteristic style doesn't explain how. Here's a newsflash, John, you're a boring git who can't hold one coherent thought or policy from one day to the next, and apparenly you're like that socially too - maybe that's why you lost? You're also the proof that it's easier to get people to vote for someone rather than against them...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4222647.stm

Kerry blames defeat on Bin Laden

Mr Kerry said he was proud of his presidential campaign
US Democratic Senator John Kerry says a video message from Osama Bin Laden sealed his defeat in a presidential race dominated by the 9/11 attacks.
Mr Kerry told NBC TV his opinion poll lead over President George W Bush fell away after the tape was broadcast.

He said national security was the decisive issue in the November 2004 poll, won eventually by President Bush.

Osama Bin Laden's video, shown days before the vote, urged Americans to back neither Mr Bush nor Mr Kerry.

"Your security does not lie in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands," said the al-Qaeda figurehead, claiming that the best way for the US to avoid fresh attacks was to call off its "war on terror".

Ratings loss

Mr Kerry said he was proud of his presidential campaign, claiming it had brought "millions of new voters" into the political process.


"Many Republicans say we beat their models by four or five points," he said.


The Bin Laden tape appeared just days before the vote

"I won the youth vote. I won the independent vote. I won the moderate vote."

But, Mr Kerry said, he had faced a difficult task in persuading a country at war "to shift horses in midstream".

"I believe that 9/11 was the central deciding issue in this race," he said.

He said the impact of Bin Laden's message was evident by the dent in his ratings that followed its appearance.

"We were rising in the polls up until the last day when the tape appeared. We flat-lined the day the tape appeared and went down on Monday."

Attack on Rice

Mr Kerry also renewed attacks on President Bush over his handling of the conflict in Iraq.

He argued that a new Iraqi security force was not being forged rapidly enough and that the government's attitude had made the US less safe.

"I believe this administration has set back America's interests and security on a global basis. And over the next few months, I intend to lay out very, very clearly exactly how they've done and how we can do a better job."

Senator Kerry recently attacked Condoleezza Rice in the run-up to her confirmation as Secretary of State.

He told NBC she was the "principal architect, implementer and defender" of a policy that had made the US less secure.
 
#2
In that same interview he was asked if the US and World are safer since elections have taken place in Iraq and he responded NO and then blabed on.

The next question was if the US and World are safer since Saddam was removed and he responded YES.

Am I missing something Saddam is removed and the world is safer but free elections and the world is in peril....Man what an enlightened and educated individual Mr. Kerry must be :D
 
#3
He said national security was the decisive issue in the November 2004 poll, won eventually by President Bush.
Yeh because he didnt have a policy on national security (apart from the good old liberal policy of burying their heads in the sand until the problem passes them by :roll: )
 
#4
Agent_Smith said:
He said national security was the decisive issue in the November 2004 poll, won eventually by President Bush.
Yeh because he didnt have a policy on national security (apart from the good old liberal policy of burying their heads in the sand until the problem passes them by :roll: )
C'mon, he didn't have a policy on anything except "Whatever Bush does, I will do differently"... :roll:
 
#5
or, (taken from tone's book)

"Which way is the wind blowing today?" :twisted:
 
#6
There was an even scarier story in todays Independent. The boring sod is planning to run again in 2008. Is he turning into the septic's Neil Kinnock ?
Ballsing up elections, without really trying very hard, and then expecting to keep his job and carrying on ? In my opinion Wesley Clark would have been a great candidate. Anti -Iraq, and he had impeccable credentials as the ex SACEUR. Draft dodging Dubya would have had great difficulty dissing him. But they binned him in the Primaries because he wasn't a member of the top 50 richest families like all the other Presidents.

Dear Democrats - Sack Lurch Now !
 
#7
What rubbish!

1. He makes the centerpiece of his campaign the fact that he fought in Viet Nam. That's a distinction he shares with thousands of other men who were not running for president. Some of these men served with much greater distinction than he. There's nothing distinctively presidential about it. Honorable service skippering a "Swift" boat (if that's what his service actually was) would be to his credit, but it doesn't in itself stand as prima facie proof of fitness for the office.

2. He declares that even with the benefit of post-invasion information, as to the lack of nuclear weapons, etc., in Iraq, he would have invaded the place also. He cut the ground out from under the anti-war faction that supported him.

3. In the course of the presidential debates, he announces that "of course" it's always the prerogative of the president to launch, in his sole discretion, a military invasion of another country where he thinks it prudent to do so. Here, again, he concedes a fundamental premise of the Bush administration.

4. He made himself appear ridiculous through absurd self-contradictions. "I actually voted in favor of [funding the invasion] before I voted against it."

5. He rushes to concede the outcome at a time when it still was in substantial doubt, due to irregularities in voting, and vote-counting procedures.

Unless Sen. Kerry covertly recruited bin Laden to compose Sen. Kerry's laughably inept campaign strategy, he's got no basis for pinning the blame on ObL.

Sen. Kerry's campaign was reminiscent of a professional prizefighter who bets against himself and then takes a dive.
 

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