Bob Kerrey is a Blue Falcon
This is difficult for me to say because Bob Kerrey is one of three Navy SEALs to have received the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his statements today on "Meet the Press" were abominable.
"Oh, I think it was. Look, essential to John Kerry's campaign has been the assertion that we took our eye off the ball...We need to track this guy down and arrest him or kill him, one of the two."One of the two? Drive a stake through his f#%king heart! Karen Hughes was on "Fox News Sunday" this morning. I can't speak to the operational deployment activity of Delta Force, but as a close advisor to the President, she can. She responded to the Tora Bora outsourcing question by saying that Delta was sent in to Tora Bora to kill UBL. What else do you need to know? If the D-boys didn't find him, the 10th Mountain sure as hell wasn't going to. I have friends who spent 9 days searching those caves in the immediate aftermath of the offensive, and they found fingernails and tooth chips. To even insinuate that the President and the military didn't pull out all the stops in Afghanistan to annihilate AQ is an outrage and an insult.
Kerrey was doing a phreakin' gymnastics floor exercise during this interview. He could not have been more incoherent or inconsistent. Russert reminded Kerrey that his candidate had specifically praised the military, its leadership, and the President by name with regard to Tora Bora during a contemporaneous CNN interview, and this was the response...
"Well, there was a lot to praise in the Afghan War. A lot to praise in the Afghan War. And it's been--you know, John Kerry and I and all of us, George Bush included, were changed by 9/11. Those sanctuaries in Afghanistan were allowed to remain. We demeaned them. We diminished their capacity to do damage to us, but not after 9/11. Our forces performed brilliantly in that war in Afghanistan. But his observation I think is not incorrect, that bin Laden is not in Iraq. He supported the war in Iraq as well by the way at considerable cost to him politically and has not repudiated that vote which is very impressive to me."What the hell is this guy talking about? We demeaned their sanctuaries? They just had their first election in the history of the country, I'd say that the sanctuaries were a little bit more than "demeaned". "His observation is not incorrect"? Who said UBL was in Iraq? Bob, you are "impressed" by Kerry not having repudiated his vote and for his continued support for the war in Iraq? With all due respect sir, you are insane.
Then Russert moves on to the missing demo story, but Kerrey tires of this subject before long and gives this brilliant analysis of the Ohio electorate...
"I was in Galena, Ohio, down in the southeastern part of Ohio. They don't give a damn about the war in Iraq."That's not all. Witness this dazzling exploitation of dead Marines to support your political ideology...
MR. RUSSERT: But is it inconsistent for John Kerry to be criticizing the missing weapons of mass destruction when, if he had been president of the United States, Saddam may be in power with all those potential biological, chemical weapons or munitions, however you want to describe them?I am disgusted that this man, who by all accounts is a legitimate war hero, would rub the deaths of eight Marines in the President's face. I have a news flash for you jackass, those men ALREADY VOTED FOR THE PRESIDENT! Their ballots are in the mail, and unless these men are from Pennsylvania, their votes will be added to the thousands sent in by the troops in combat who are supporting the President! Where is your decency sir? Where is your honor?
MR. KERREY: Well, first of all, we don't know that. We don't know that that's the case. We don't what John Kerry would have done if he had been president. But this much we do know, that even with Saddam Hussein in power, those weapons were not in the hands of terrorists, and they are today. And today Iraq has become a place where Muslim youth go and do jihad against U.S. forces. Today, if you want to be a terrorist, you go to Iraq to kill American soldiers. Eight Marines died yesterday. Eight young men who will no longer be able to vote, no longer be able to go to the football games and base-- their families are wondering what in the heck is going on, and what's going on is this thing has been badly mismanaged since the
American forces won this war in March of 2003.
There is more, much more hypocrisy, equivocation, and distortion. I linked the transcript above if you think you can stomach it.