You know, I asked this question in a brilliant and stirring monologue last week, and I’m going to ask the question again:
What Kerry is doing is shoring up the Bush base with this kind of thing. But when you get right down to it, how can anybody consider voting for this guy with what he has said about U.S. soldiers? He has been critical of U.S. soldiers since he got back from Vietnam, consistently so, consistently in favor of turning over our security and defense and our independence in a way to the United Nations. We are at a time of war. We’re in a time of serious war, and Senator Kerry — I read something today that I
They think he’s going to pull us out of there. They think that we’re going to come home. They don’t believe what Kerry is saying, either! They’re convinced they know who he is, he’s a liberal anti-war activist from the sixties, a rich, spoiled baby boomer, and they think he thinks just like they do and that when he wins the election, if he does, he’s going to bring everybody home. We’re going to get out of there real fast, and he has to say other things just to have a chance at getting elected. About this “smarter and more effective”? He’s got this line he’ll fight “a smarter and more effective war.” Take a look at this campaign. Is there
Kerry does, and he’s out there saying he knows, and he’s continuing even today! Now, is this
I mean, that’s who’s trying to shape the election here. It’s one thing when the people vote, but with Mohammed ElBaradei clearly now… By the way, the Russians have denied this. Bill Gertz has a story today that quotes John Shaw, deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security saying in an interview that he believes the Russian troops, Special Forces, “working with Iraqi intelligence almost certainly remove the high explosive material that went missing from the Al Qaqaa dump.” Now, quite naturally, the Ruskies here are denying this. I knew they would. Of course the Ruskies are going to deny it. What do you expect them to say, (Vintage Cold War-era Ruskie impression) “Oh, yes, ve vere caught. Ve did it.” Of course they’re not going to do that. They’re going to deny it, which is unfortunate. To me, it doesn’t matter who took these things out; they weren’t there. They were were removed. There’s no question in my mind.
Look I’m using common sense. There’s no question in my mind Saddam did this. You’re about to be attacked. You want to move your explosives away from where everybody knows they are. You move ’em out in the open or you get ’em out of the country. Whoever moved ’em is irrelevant. The fact is they’re gone. Kerry is trying to say that they were stolen and pilfered under our watch, under the watchful eye of U.S. troops and a bungling bungler George Bush. This 380 tons — which is now three tons of explosives — was somehow moved while we were not paying that attention. It’s impossible to move that much in the first place the way it’s being described
It’s not even the New York Times anymore. It’s not 60 Minutes because they’re not going to reform. They’re not going to. This is who they are. But this guy running for president is still trying to make a mountain out of this story and it’s totally fraudulent and totally untrue. Whoever moved this stuff, to me, is a side issue, and to the extent that it gives Kerry a talking point. I can just hear him today, “And our frieeeeends, the Russians, have deniiiiied the Bush allegaaaation that they mooooooved those weapons. Those weapons were stoooooolen while Bush was not looking.” He’s going to give him an opportunity to stay on this, which actually may not be too bad, because the longer he stays on it the more idiotic that he looks, but stop and think of this man. “Wrong place, wrong war, wrong time.” All of a sudden now — and there were “no weapons of mass destruction,” and “Bush lied.”
Let me tell you something about these explosives at the Al Qaqaa dump. They are used for weapons of mass destruction. These are not, by the way… There’s this cockamamie group. If you think liberal demagoguery doesn’t affect this war, try this story: “An armed group claimed in a video Thursday to have obtained a large amount of explosives missing from a munitions depot, the Al Qaqaa dump, and threatened to use them against foreign troops. A group calling itself al-Islam’s Army Brigades,” Nobody’s heard of this bunch yet, “said it had coordinated with officers and soldiers of the American intelligence to obtain a huge amount of these explosives that were in the Al Qaqaa dump. The claim couldn’t be independently verified.”
If they’ve got them, why are they waiting? I thought Kerry said they were being used now! Kerry’s been saying all week that the stolen, missing explosives are being “used on our kids now.” He was all historical about this yesterday. Now here comes this group. They used to call this “giving aid and comfort to the enemy,” because what you have now is some radical terrorist group or some bunch of people that are calling themselves terrorists now trying to capitalize on this. They want Bush defeated, so they say, “Yep, we’re the ones that got it, and guess what? We did it in league with the U.S. intelligence services.” Will John Kerry have the guts? Will John Kerry have the guts to go on the campaign trail today and quote this terrorist group as a source that would confirm the New York Times version of the story, that the weapons, that the explosives vanished under the bungling moves and eyes of George W. Bush?
Will he have the guts to do this? Will he? Well, some would say, “Will he have the stupidity?” but either way. Here you have the New York Times running a fraudulent story acres story that is not true. It’s been picked up by CBS. Well, CBS and the New York Times are trying to coordinate it. CBS, it turns out, wanted the New York Times to wait till this Sunday, so they could run it the same day. This is Howard Kurtz today. Jeff Fager talking to Bill Keller, who is the big editor of the New York Times, they’re trying to wait and run the story both the same day; Keller said, “No, it’s starting to leak out there on the Internet,” which it was on Sunday night. Drudge had a blurb that it was coming, and Keller then said, “Besides it wouldn’t be fair to the White House to wait till next Sunday because they wouldn’t have a chance to respond.”
Uh, does this not give you an idea the New York Times editor considers his own news story to be a charge that the White House might have to respond to, gives us a little indication of what they opened that this would be? They ran with it when it was unauthenticated, when it was not true. Their source is dubious, Mohammed ElBaradei, and now because of the New York Times and CBS collusion with John Kerry a phantom terrorist group has popped up in Iraq saying they’ve got the stuff, they got it in collaboration with American intelligence and military officials and they’re going to use it. I just would love for John Kerry to say, “See? Theeeeere’s a group that sprung up and said they haaaaave it, and they gooooot it, and they got it in collaboration with ooooour troops, with our military, because George Bush is a buuuuuungler,” something. Wouldn’t you just love it? I’m praying that Kerry says it. (Laughing.)
Well, let me tell you something. It’s not that far out of the realm. John Kerry has said Bush “misled us” about weapons of mass destruction, and then he says those weapons of mass destruction were left unguarded. John Kerry throughout this campaign has said, “We were misled about weapons of mass destruction. There was no reason to go to Iraq. All we’ve done is stirred up a terrorist’s hornet’s nest,” followed by “Those weeeeeapons of mass destruction were left unguaaaaaarded.” There aren’t any; there are. Whatever needs to be for Kerry to go on his fantasy campaign each and every day he’ll make it up! He says, “The saaaaanctions were working; Saddam was contaaaaained.” Yeah, sanctions were working. Saddam was contained. We should have let the inspectors stay in there.
“Those weapons of maaaaaass destruction were left unguarded.” There were 380 tons in just one place, Al Qaqaa; 400,000 tons seized and/or destroyed, even more than that, maybe. It turns out the 380 tons is now
I want to illustrate a point. I want to take you back to yesterday and a question that I raised and a little frustration that I expressed on this program. Yesterday was big news all over the media, AP, all these stories everywhere about the exciting total eclipse of the moon last night, and I was reading. You know me. I’m a big moon guy — lunar moon, I mean. I like looking up at the moon in the sky, when it rises over the ocean. There are many other moons. I’m not interested in those. But the moon in the sky is a big deal to me. I’m in awe of it, when it rises over the ocean, full moon. I mean, I make an appointment every month to make sure I see it. So an eclipse, a total eclipse in perfect view is a big deal, so I’m reading these news stories on both Tuesday and Wednesday trying to find out
The news story just say, “Wednesday night two-thirds of the continental United States will have one of the best views ever for a total lunar eclipse.” I would dig deep and I dug deep and I dug deep trying to find the “when.” I couldn’t find the “when”! The mainstream media wouldn’t tell me the “when”! What good was the story if it was not containing the
Well, what is the key element missing in the New York Times story about the missing 380 — or three tons, whatever — of explosives from Al Qaqaa?
These are heroes! They didn’t see the stuff when they got to the Al Qaqaa dump, and the 101st Airborne, they’re not slackers, either, and
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