Monday, October 25, 2004


Joel Mowbray writes in the Washington Times about John Kerry's claims about meeting with the entire U. N. Security Council prior to the vote on Resolution 1441. In interviews with Security Council Members, Kerry's multiple statements making this claim are not verified. Security Council members deny meeting Kerry - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - October 24, 2004: " 'This president hasn't listened. I went to meet with the members of the Security Council in the week before we voted. I went to New York. I talked to all of them, to find out how serious they were about really holding Saddam Hussein accountable,' Mr. Kerry said of the Iraqi dictator. " Over at Redstate, ( a list of the many times Kerry has made this claim is recounted along with insights into the significance of Kerry's misleading statements.

John Kerry, speaking to the United States Senate, 9 October 2002 --
John Kerry, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations, 3 December 2003
John Kerry, speaking to the Boston Globe, 10 December 2003 --
John Kerry, speaking to campaign rallies as reported in the New Yorker, 19 July 2004 --
John Kerry, speaking to the Unity: Journalists of Color Conference, 5 August 2004 --
John Kerry, speaking to the American people in the second debate, 8 October 2004

I have long held the belief that with all of the commentary that "Bush lied" the Democrats protest too much. I believe that President Bush must at times withhold information for both diplomatic and security reasons. I get angry when the lack of WMD is held up as a standard of untruth since so many intelligence agencies held that belief.

Kerry has repeatedly told stories that do not hold up under investigation. His Christmas in Cambodia tale, his repeated claims that 95% of the containers are not inspected before coming into the country, his legislative accomplishments, the foreign leaders endorsements, his multiple plans to do everything better that are never shared, his lack of SUVs, his great love of hunting. his strong religious faith that does not accept the tenets of the proclaimed faith, and his testimony painting all of our Vietnam troops as sadistic warriors make it impossible for me to believe him.The only promises I believe Kerry intends to keep are to pull our troops out of Iraq, raise taxes and appoint pro abortion judges to the Supreme Court.

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