John Kerry appeared yesterday on the CBS talking-head show, "Face The Nation", to discuss the war in Iraq with Bob Schieffer. Just as in his speeches on the Viet Nam War, Kerry has slipped into deep Left-speak in an attempt to gain national traction for his pose as a party leader. In fact, in language reminiscent of his infamous "Genghis Khan" speech before the Senate in April 1971, he yesterday referred to American soldiers as terrorists -- and then suggested that we leave terrorism to the new Iraqi army.
From page 3-4 of the CBS transcript, emphasis mine (h/t:CQ reader Dave Z):
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.
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Now I heard the tape on this and Kerry stumbled and bumbled through that part of his speech after he likened the US troops to terrorists. He is an eloquent speaker but at times he trips himself up when he gets carried away or perhaps when he lies. Again Kerry is comparing the US troops to terrorists just as he did when he returned from Vietnam in 1971 and again he has no evidence for this claim just a firm belief in his anti-military heart that all soldiers are terrorists. Is he concerned about Iraqi women and Children? Obviously not because he says in the very next sentence that it is the Iraqi troops that should be doing the terrorizing of Iraqi women and children.
Now my next question is to Mr. Kerry, how long will it be before you accuse American soldiers of raping, killing and mutilating the bodies of these same Iraqi women and children just as you did on Vietnam? You might say well it did happen in Vietnam, he was right. Yet he has since backtracked and said he never witnessed any of these events happening but he had been told by other soldiers that they had done it. This is after he testified before Congress saying that he personally witnessed and took part in said atrocities.
In Conclusion John Kerry is a documented liar who will say anything to further his political ambitions, including accusations that our troops are terrorists. I will bet that his words will be repeated by the press, yes-sir the press in the middle east where more Muslims will be enraged and take up arms against US troops when they hear this kind of talk coming from and American Senator.