Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Kerry on the US Troops "Terrorizing" Iraqi Children and Women

If you're a Democrat, I'm sure you sometimes wish that they didn't allow John Kerry near the microphone:

BOB SCHIEFFER: "Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, he takes a very different view, Senator Kerry. He says basically that we should stay the course, because he says real progress is being made. He says, '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?"

JOHN KERRY: 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 -- of -- of -- historical customs, religious customs, whether you like it or not. Iraqis should be doing that."

RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman said: "Just this past weekend on Sunday, John Kerry talked about American troops engaged in terroristic and other activity, terrorizing kids and children."

In response, Kerry spokesman David Wade called Mehlman a "political hack" and Rush Limbaugh--who played clips of Kerry's comments--a draft-dodging donut-eater!

Seems to me that (1) being a draft-dodging donut-eater and (2) faithfully reporting that Kerry said that the US troops were involved in terroristic activity are not mutually exclusive activities!