Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Kerry & Edwards: the Appeasement and Negotiation Candidates

Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John KerryI heard John Kerry on the Imus show this morning. I was shocked by several of the things he said.

He was, for instance, pitching Madeline Albright for a key international relations/foreign advisor position. Yes, the same Madeline Albright responsible for the egregiously flawed negotiations with the North Koreans, which culminated in their secret development of nuclear weapons.

This follows John Edwards' remark that their administration would give nuclear fuel to Iran's Mullahs in exchange for promises to refrain from developing nuclear weapons.

Oh my.

I think Kerry and Edwards are woefully unprepared to deal with a world that brooks no appeasement; that sees negotiation as weakness. I would have hoped that they would recognize the failures of the Clinton administration (North Korea, the A.Q. Kahn nuclear parts network, etc.) as signs that things must change. Apparently not.

For the first time since the Madrid train bombings, six images from a security video have been published showing the initial terrifying seconds after the March 11 explosions at the Atocha train station...

...The images were taken by a security video camera positioned about one level above the commuter train platform.

What's John Kerry Hiding?

Journalistic Fraud: How The New York Times Distorts the News and Why It Can No Longer Be TrustedThe Village Voice, not what you would term a bastion of conservative thought, had some interesting remarks about Kerry's refusal to sign a Form 180 (disclosure of DOD records) or release his medical file. The latter seems especially odd, given he (ostensibly) is running for president.

Not so remarkably, on the Imus program this morning, he denied holding records back (other than medical records, which - by the way - should also be disclosed). This despite the fact that the Washington Post has reported that the Navy indicates there are about 100 unreleased pages of records in "the Kerry File". This appears to be blatantly misstatement on Kerry's part, as he has not executed a Form 180, which would allow full disclosure of his DOD records.

I am absolutely telling you the God's honest truth about what happened and what took place over there [in Vietnam]. - John Kerry The New York Sun, August 27-29

...But deep in a long, front-page story in the August 22 Washington Post... Michael Dobbs raised the question of why Kerry has been hiding considerable parts of his Vietnam record... [m]uch later in Dobbs's story, there was this revelation, since overlooked by much of the media:

"Although Kerry campaign officials insist that they have published Kerry's full military records on their Web site (with the exception of medical records shown briefly to reporters earlier this year), they have not permitted independent access to his original Navy records.

"A spokesman for the Navy Personnel Command, Mike McClellan, said he was not authorized to release the full file, which consists of at least a hundred pages."

This guy is running for president. Shouldn't the electorate know what's in those more than 100 pages?

...Another question: Why doesn't Kerry sue John O'Neill, principal author of Unfit for Command, and the other Swift Boat Veterans for Truth for defamation? Why would all these "liars for Bush," as Kerry loyalists and many journalists persistently charge, have made themselves vulnerable to huge damage to their careers and incomes if Kerry were to win such a suit? Both sides would have to be cross-examined in depositions under oath. John O'Neill has challenged Kerry, saying, "Sue me!" ...

Village Voice: Would you buy a pre-owned car from John Kerry?

Hugh Hewitt: Congressional Investigation of Rathergate Warranted

Following his appearance on my program this evening, Congressman Cox sent a letter to Congressman Fred Upton, Chair of the Subcommittee of Telecommunications and the Internet, of which Cox is a member. The letter reads in part:

"Dear Chairman Upton:

This is a request that you commence a Subcommittee investigation into the continued use by CBS News of apparently forged documents concerning the service record of President George W. Bush intended to unfairly damage his reputation and influence the outcome of the 2004 presidential election.

In February 2001, the Energy & Commerce Committee held hearings calling the television networks to account for irresponsibly (and inaccurately) calling the outcome of the presidential election in Florida before the polls had closed. At those hearings, CBS News vowed that the competitive drive to get the story first would be subordinated to 'making sure we are correct,' given that the stakes --the outcome of the presidential election-- were so high....

Despite the growing abundance of the evidence that CBS News has aided and abetted fraud, the network has declined to reveal the source of the disputed documents. USA Today possesses the same documents, obtained independently from a person representing them to be authentic, and likewise is refusing to disclose his identity.

Given the shortness of time between now and the election which the apparent fraud is meant to influence, and the even shorter time before Congress is scheduled to adjourn, I strongly urge that the Subcommittee move with all deliberate speed to uncover the facts.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter within the Subcommittee's jurisdiction.

Christopher Cox
U.S. Representative"

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To be or not to be President: that is my platform:
Whether 'tis more nuanced to vote for before against
The 87 billion of outrageous appropriation,
Or to make my case upon the seas of health care,
And by raising taxes get it fully funded? To windsurf: to trap-shoot:
To say "I cannot bring a gun to the debate." Oh end
The heart-ache and the thousand polling shocks...

Shakespearing Kerry

Rather calls out Laura Bush!

I saw Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News tonight and all I can say is what an arrogant jerk! They covered Bush's appearance before the National Guard convention and had the cajones to jab the President for not answering the latest questions about his national guard service.

Why should he Dan? Almost all of the aspects of your story have been thoroughly debunked for the fraudulent and biased crap that it was!

CBS once again stood by the memos and made no mention of all of the experts on other mainstream outlets that think the documents are fake.

CBS went one step further and played audio of First Lady Laura Bush saying she thinks the documents are fake followed by the reporter saying she offered no proof to back up her claim.

Again, what arrogance! Journalists are the ones who should be proving that these documents are authentic not the other way around!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just watched the 60 Minutes piece. I hope you can post a transcript of Rathers closing remarks - basically saying their use of forged docs is ok because the essence of what they are saying is right, and noone has argued that aspect of it. Very tough to swallow.