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Old 09-20-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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Kerry Speech At NYU 9/20/04

I wasn't home to hear it, but the buzz is extremely positive about a speech Kerry made at NYU this morning.
CSPAN has audio: www.cspan.org
I'm starting to get a good feeling about this...
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Here's a link for the transcript, thanks for posting this Diane

http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/s...2004_0920.html
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In the dark days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy sent former Secretary of State Dean Acheson to Europe to build support. Acheson explained the situation to French President de Gaulle. Then he offered to show him highly classified satellite photos, as proof. De Gaulle waved the photos away, saying: “The word of the President of the United States is good enough for me.”

How many world leaders have that same trust in America’s president, today?


Keep punching, John! Good one!
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I just finished reading the speech. He is dead right about everything that he said. Reading the speech made me sad in many ways. President Bush says that he has made Americans safer yet he has not. I don't feel safe to get on a plane and go explore other countries and to see the world because I am an American and hated by so many people because of this so called war on terror. We are only safer if you consider being holed up in our own country surrounded by guns pointing out towards our borders as safe. We have alienated the entire world and that is a scary thought indeed.
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In the dark days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy sent former Secretary of State Dean Acheson to Europe to build support. Acheson explained the situation to French President de Gaulle. Then he offered to show him highly classified satellite photos, as proof. De Gaulle waved the photos away, saying: “The word of the President of the United States is good enough for me.”

How many world leaders have that same trust in America’s president, today?


Funny, you could read the same statement as a commentary about the changes in France over the decades......
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In the dark days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy sent former Secretary of State Dean Acheson to Europe to build support. Acheson explained the situation to French President de Gaulle. Then he offered to show him highly classified satellite photos, as proof. De Gaulle waved the photos away, saying: “The word of the President of the United States is good enough for me.”

How many world leaders have that same trust in America’s president, today?


Keep punching, John! Good one!
perhaps if de gaulle stood to lose billions of dollars in contracts with cuba, he would have had a different opinion


ahhh but yes... we're not allowed to bring that up as reasons why france, germany and russia didn't want to go to iraq. my bad. let me sweep it away under the rug, right next to the oil for food scandle.

in an unrelated story, boy... how about that halliburton! what a disgrace!

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hahaha headache...you are great
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stupid school. it made me miss the speech. my dad said it was excellent though. BRING ON THE DEBATES!!!!!!!
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check C-Span's web site. should be running again. I flipped around this morning -- it was on CNN, MSNBC and Fox. Not bad.
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I flipped around this morning
Like Kerry on this issue.....
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Like Kerry on this issue.....


Kerry may be "flipper" but Bush is the four year "flop"
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Like Kerry on this issue.....
Hmm....no, more like Bush. Can you remind me: was al Qaeda connected to Iraq or not? Because one side of Bush's brain -- Dick -- and the other side -- Colin -- can't decide on the right answer.
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Al Qaeda was operating with Ansar al Islam. The Baathists did not openly cooperate with Al Qaeda however there were connections between the two. It is not as clear cut as Saddam being secular and Bin Laden being a religious nut, there were stories in 1999 about the Taliban being pissed about the bad PR OBL was getting and threatening to kick him out, one of the countries apparently offering asylum was - you guessed it - Iraq (http://www.guardian.co.uk/internatio...314700,00.html).

The threat from WMD coupled with that of global terrorism is obscenely huge. I do not think that **SOME** people here understand what biological weapons can do, smallpox for instance unleashed upon the world could kill millions, hundreds of millions. Nuclear weapons could destroy cities. We are fighting organizations with the wealth and knowledge to obtain these weapons - leaving Saddam in power was a risk nobody should have been willing to take. I do not care how much you repeat the Bush lied People Died meme or the WMD liars arguments. What has been found subsequent to the war shows that the regime either possesed WMD and used the very long lead up to remove them to other countries for safekeeping (Syria for example, see the article about the Syrian government testing Chemical weapons on Blacks Africans in Dafur) or that it was intent on waiting until sanctions were removed before restarting its programs and gaining new stockpiles.

I do not want to see a WMD attack, by removing the regime the threat has diminished but is by no means removed, it is the first step of a massive operation that requires perpetual vigilance and discipline.
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I do not think that people here understand what biological weapons can do
Oh really?

Tell me what I do for a living, if you will.
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Perhaps the clarifyer some will do some good.

There was that niggling little voice at the back of my brain going of at something, maybe I should listen to it next time
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