Breaking News: Kerry
Declares The End of the War in Iraq!
"Every week, too many
American families grieve for loved ones killed in Iraq by terrorist forces that
weren't even there before the invasion, many of which got their weapons from the
very ammo dumps* that George Bush didn't guard after
we won the war -- after we won the military part of the war."
Interview, September 24, 2004)
If you could hear Kerry in
this interview, you would hear him catch himself after saying we won the war,
but his correction really didn't change the point. There is a difference
between the end of combat and fighting terrorism after the war is
For over a year, and
even after the above comment, John Kerry and his ilk have been
excoriating the President for declaring on the Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln that the "Mission (Was)
Accomplished" Kerry said: "I will never be a president who just
says, 'Mission accomplished.' I will get the mission accomplished,"
president obviously meant that the military combat portion was over with, the
same meaning that Kerry used when he said the
war was over (the military part). He really is playing politics over this
war, isn't he?
President Bush - May 2,
2003 From Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln:
operations in Iraq have ended...We have difficult work to do in Iraq. We are
bringing order to parts of that country that remain dangerous...The transition
from dictatorship to democracy will take time, but it is worth every effort. Our
coalition will stay until our work is done**. And then we will leave � and we
will leave behind a free Iraq.
*Just a comment on
the context of the remark about ammo dumps. My stepson risked his
life to fill those ammo dumps. Saddam Hussein and his army had
weapons stashed just about everywhere. To suggest that our military failed
to guard the ammo insults the troops, not the
president. Did he expect Mr Bush to personally guard these
dumps? The generals in charge on the ground thought the Iraqis would
fight, they did not - that is why there was so much ammo laying
**That is our exit
strategy. We will leave when the Iraqis government asks us