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Jun 2nd 2004

AP: we don’t cheerlead. kerry to vet: f*** you

while the AP is calling john kerry’s visit to the vietnam memorial monday a “solemn visit”, i’m calling it laughable, and i’ll go ahead and call the AP’s pete yost a cheerleader for kerry. [link] just read a couple of paragraphs from the article.

A year ago on Memorial Day, Bush’s potential political problems stemming from the Iraq war were just becoming apparent. The U.S. government confidently predicted that weapons of mass destruction would be found and American generals said troops were in the process of stabilizing Iraq.

No such weapons have been found.

OMG, you are in denial, man. ann coulter described people like yost in a column published a few weeks ago:

By “weapons of mass destruction,” what liberals mean is: missiles pointed at Washington, D.C., with their “Ready to Fire” lights blinking ominously and their warhead payloads clearly marked “Weapons of Mass Destruction! Next Stop, The Great Satan America!” — basically what you might see on an episode of the original Batman TV series. When we didn’t find that, the “Bush lied, kids died!” screaming began.

David Kay’s report said we hadn’t found “stockpiles” of WMDs in Iraq, but we have found:

— chemical and biological weapons systems, plans, “recipes” and equipment, all of which could have resumed production on a moment’s notice with Saddam’s approval;

— reference strains of a wide variety of biological-weapons agents (found in the home of a prominent Iraqi biological warfare scientist);

— new research on brucella and Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever, and continuing work on ricin and aflatoxin;

— a prison laboratory complex for testing biological weapons on humans;

— long-range missiles (prohibited by United Nations resolutions) suitable for delivering WMDs;

— documents showing Saddam tried to obtain long-range ballistic missiles from North Korea;

— facilities for manufacturing fuel propellant useful only for prohibited Scud-variant missiles.

had coulter written this a few days later, she could have added that sarin gas was used by insurgents in an attack in iraq. they appeared to have used it unintentionally, which leads us to believe it was part of an old saddam arsenal. even with access to this information, however, yost chose to ignore it. his words: “no such weapons have been found.” whoops. and he goes on with his cheerleading:

Bush’s appearance, by dint of tradition and practice, was a generic tribute to people who have fallen in all U.S. wars past and present, although he particularly cited Iraq. For Kerry, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, it was a day to focus on that conflict of the 1960s and early 70s – one he would ultimately march and speak against.

Bush gave a speech; Kerry said little as he walked somberly along the black granite wall where the names of the more than 58,000 who fell in Vietnam are etched. (emphasis added)

the biased language is unbelievable. you get this gushy feeling that kerry is a nice, warm, sincere fellow and that bush is a cold, heartless unlikeable politician.

well, kerry said little…on this memorial day he chose to use hand gestures to get his point across. indeed, yost missed the most interesting part of kerry’s visit, one that, like kerry’s use of the F-word at a recent public appearance, shows how classless kerry really is. kerry used his middle finger to make an obscene gesture to a veteran at the vietnam veteran’s memorial. [link]

2 Responses to “AP: we don’t cheerlead. kerry to vet: f*** you”

  1. Doug

    Travis, you got nothing! Check out this Reuters piece from the weekend:

    “Bush, who avoided combat in Vietnam while serving as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard, calls himself a war president for his re-election campaign against Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran.”[source]

  2. I wouldn’t expect anything different from Reuters…If Reuters was honest, there would be no need for MWP or All-Encompassingly. But they are not and we press on.