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September 24, 2004

Who Said It?

Update: The following post is apparently fake, and not so accurate either. Sorry.

Who said the following quote:

We know we can't count on the French. We know we can't count on the Russians . . . We know that Iraq is a danger to the United States, and we reserve the right to take pre-emptive action whenever we feel it's in our national interest.
If you guessed George W. Bush, you are wrong.

If you guessed Dick Cheney, you are wrong.

If you guessed Don Rumsfeld, you are wrong.

If you guessed Condi Rice, you are wrong.

If you guessed Colin Powell, you are wrong.

If you guessed Paul Wolfowitz, you are wrong.

In the words of THK, wrongk, wrongk, wrongk.

It was the Democratic candidate for president, John Kerry, who said it way back in 1997 on CNN's Crossfire.

You anti-war liberals, i've said it before, Nader is still your best option.

Via Powerline

Posted by annika, Sep. 24, 2004 |
Rubric: annikapunditry


Sounds like a good time to put together another ad by the Bush team! (Hopefully, they can find the video of it though.)

Posted by: Blake on Sep. 24, 2004

It's hard to argue with someone who takes every side of an issue.

Posted by: Casca on Sep. 24, 2004

Hard to respect him too.

Posted by: Casca on Sep. 24, 2004

Instapundit's linking to bloggers who think this might be a fake quote. I suppose one could reply that, like the Bush documents, the quote might be fake but they remain true in spirit...?


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Sep. 25, 2004

Whoops-- "they remain" should read "it remains."

Damn. There go my haiku contest prospects.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Sep. 25, 2004

Let Ralph debate!

Posted by: d-rod on Sep. 25, 2004

I must agree with the previous responders. My question is, why were Britain (as someone we can't count on) and Saudi Arabia (danger obviously) not included in that comment? I guess a fortune teller does not a politician make.

Posted by: singlegalnyc on Sep. 25, 2004

flush the johns

Posted by: Lynn on Sep. 26, 2004


"What a wonderful country Bush has turned Halliburton subsidiary Iraq into."

I could say the same thing about Clinton's operations in the Balkans, could you? After all, Clinton did give Halliburton no-bid contracts there as well.

Thanks for the link, Moxie.

"A dismal place where xenophobia abounds and non-white people are guilty until proven innocent."

If I'm not mistaken, the Iraqis aren't white, but dark-skinned like the Syrians. You have proven your ignorance by confusing Arabic Iraqis with white Klansmen here.

What the hell were those Syrians doing there at a small Iraqi town in the middle of nowhere then? Tourism instead of terrorism?

"Or what the occupiers did to them in a windowless room."

You didn't give a shit about what happened in Abu Ghraib for decades when Saddam was in control of Iraq, but you get outraged now when some Americans use harsh or humiliating methods against captured terrorists that have been killing Iraqis as well as our troops.


Go toss Tom Green's salad.

Posted by: reagan80 on Sep. 26, 2004

sorry Reagan80. i've decided to institute a zero tolerance for Mclellan policy. But i didn't discover his comment until after you commented.

Posted by: annika! on Sep. 27, 2004

Your story is not so false. Tom Bevan at RealClearPolitics.com has Kerry's actual speech on his website and has refered to it several times in the past.

Posted by: bob on Sep. 27, 2004

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Posted by: lolita on Jan. 19, 2005