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    By Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer
    June 2, 2006


    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) harshly criticized the Bush administration for "disdaining diplomacy" in favor of a confrontational and unilateral foreign policy that has hurt the United States' standing around the world and made it less safe.

    In a speech Thursday in Los Angeles, the former (and perhaps future) Democratic Party presidential candidate warned that the mistakes of Iraq must not be repeated in the current standoff with Iran.

    "War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy," Kerry told a gathering of the Pacific Council on International Policy. "Yet our current leadership has arrogantly discarded this basic principle…. All too often they disdained diplomacy as little more than an inconvenient detour on the chosen path to armed conflict."

    The result, he said, was an ill-advised rush to war in Iraq that alienated other governments and diminished sympathy for the U.S. generated by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. America's current isolation, and the presence of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq, is "playing right into Iranian hands…. The Iranians are delighted," Kerry said.

    Emphasizing that a nuclear-armed Iran would be "a very serious threat to the U.S. and our allies," Kerry contended that the most conservative estimates are that Tehran is at least five years away from developing atomic weapons.

    "There is time for diplomacy to work here," he said, but added that negotiating with Iran is "an uncertain proposition at best."

    Kerry spoke before news broke of the agreement between six major powers, including the U.S., to offer an incentive package for Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions. He hailed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recent offer of direct negotiations with Iran, but said any talks "must be more than an effort to check the box on diplomacy as they move toward a confrontation."

    The 21-year veteran of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee also had harsh words for the Iraqi government. The sight of politicians haggling over Cabinet seats in the midst of an undiminished insurgency is "a disgrace, and this administration ought to get tough," he said.

    He proposed intense U.S. pressure to force consensus, either by withholding reconstruction funds or threatening a unilateral withdrawal of troops.

    Kerry, who voted to give President Bush authorization to use force against Saddam Hussein in 2002, said he would attach an amendment to this summer's defense appropriations bill calling for a total withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by the end of this year. But he acknowledged that the idea would be unpopular. "I know I'm not going to get the majority of my own caucus."

    On domestic issues, Kerry predicted that rising public dissatisfaction with the Bush administration could translate into huge gains for Democratic candidates in November's midterm congressional elections.

    "There is something bubbling up in America that I believe is going to be reflected in the polls," he said.

    As for his own political ambitions, Kerry would say only that he is "thinking very hard" about another presidential run in 2008.

    "And I'm thinking about it a lot earlier than I'd like to because it's clear there are several other people also thinking about it," he said
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    You know what, Kerry?

    Shut your fucking pie hole. Stay in your house. Don't come out, don't talk, don't do ANYTHING.

    You can't vote for a war that everyone knew was a sham, and then say "i wanna take the high ground and get the troops home!". You should know better. You were in Vietnam.

    Secondly, DO NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT. You have the charm of a corpse and the speaking ability of a nuclear physicist.

    You're unelectable, you flip flop, and you're just another in a long line of Dems who can't seem to stand for anything.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Default Re: Kerry to introduce bill to withdraw US troops from Iraq by end of 2006

    "War is the ultimate failure of diplomacy,"
    No shit.

    "There is something bubbling up in America that I believe is going to be reflected in the polls," he said.
    Can you really predict something when it's already happened?

    anyways......................This whole we will not negotiate with terrorists thing sounds good on paper, but in practice it's useful and also harmful. Especially when anyone who kinda disagrees with you is now , apparently an active terrorist.

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    Default Re: Kerry to introduce bill to withdraw US troops from Iraq by end of 2006

    Shut up. You just hate 'Mmurica. You commie pinko.
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    Default Re: Kerry to introduce bill to withdraw US troops from Iraq by end of 2006

    no you shutup

    pink? are you gay?

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    Default Re: Kerry to introduce bill to withdraw US troops from Iraq by end of 2006

    I'm a gay commie pinko with a fabulous people's sparkly outfit.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Default Re: Kerry to introduce bill to withdraw US troops from Iraq by end of 2006

    "There is something bubbling up in America that I believe is going to be reflected in the polls," he said.

    Could just be gas.

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    Default Re: Kerry to introduce bill to withdraw US troops from Iraq by end of 2006

    Could the rusty and unused gears of intelligence be grinding into action finally?
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    Default Re: Kerry to introduce bill to withdraw US troops from Iraq by end of 2006

    nope...just gas

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