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Kerry: Terrorism is a Nuisance like Gambling and Prostitution

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posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 08:56 PM
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John Kerry has compared terrorism to prostitution and gambling, stating that we want to "...get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance…." Some nuisance.



John Kerry: Terrorism to be a Nuisance

Commentary by CK Rairden
October 11, 2004

The New York Times Magazine ran an 8,300 word piece on Senator John Kerry on Sunday titled “Kerry’s Undeclared War.” But as one plowed through the fluff piece it became apparent that John Kerry is not even convinced that America is at war. In fact when John Kerry was asked “"what it would take for Americans to feel safe again," he answered with an analogy comparing combating terrorism to fighting prostitution and illegal gambling.

I’m not making this up.

"We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance… I know we're never going to end prostitution,” Kerry told Times interviewer Matt Bai. “We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life."
www.washingtondispatch.com...




John Kerry's Cops and Robbers
By Doug Patton
October 11, 2004

"We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance." - John Kerry

John Kerry's candid admission to The New York Times that he wants to go back to treating terrorism as a law enforcement problem, much as Bill Clinton and Janet Reno did for eight years, should surprise no one, since this thinking now permeates the thinking of Democrats.

No Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt has shown a willingness to fight a war all the way to victory. Clinton bombed aspirin factories in Africa to cover an Oval Office peccadillo while sending National Guard troops to Bosnia, where many remain to this day.

Jimmy Carter blustered at the Soviets and withheld our Olympians in 1980, while wringing his hands over our hostages in Iran and talking of "malaise."
www.gopusa.com...




John Kerry On Terrorism: “It’s A Nuisance”


By Sher Zieve
Oct. 11, 2004

In one of his most telling comments, to date, John Kerry referred to terrorism as a ‘nuisance’. In response to a New York Times magazine interview, Sunday, he said: ''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they're a nuisance.'' In the same interview, Kerry also said: ''As a former law enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling." I was and am dumbfounded. Not only does John Kerry tell us that we will just have to learn to live with the ‘annoyance’ of beheadings and planes flying into buildings to kill thousands of people (from his comments we can safely assume that they don’t bother him) but, we should compare it to prostitution and illegal gambling! His statements go so far beyond the realm of sane and rational thought that they, almost, cannot be comprehended. John Kerry really DOESN’T get it. And, this individual is running for the President of the United States! Kerry’s attitude is one only relegated to the rarified air of the true elitists; those individuals who have no concept of life in all of its reality.
www.useless-knowledge.com...


Pastor Kerry




posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 08:59 PM
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It's been debunked as a twisting of word's by the Bush's campaign HERE.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:02 PM
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Yeah, its just lies and half truths by the right again.

Kerry was saying he wants to make terrorism a nuisance again, not a huge issue it is now... Try reading before you believe what your 'trustworthy' minority supported president believes



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:03 PM
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Grady, are you (or who ever supports the Ad) suggesting that you or they want Terrorism to always be a big threat to us? I personally would like for it to go back to being a neusance (sp?). I would prefer it to be like before Bush (not saying its Bush's fault) where it was just an incident here or there, not a daily epidemic.

I'm sure eventuall Bush's slogan "War on Terror" will fade out like Reagan's "War on Drugs". They will get old and not be as affective in getting votes (even though in th end they will remain the same).



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by curme
It's been debunked as a twisting of word's by the Bush's campaign


I'm afraid you can't debunk what the man actually said and the analogy to illegal gambling and prostitution is so utterly out of touch, that it would be comical if innocent lives were not being snuffed out everyday by these murderous scum.

I'm sure that even if the mods don't take down this thread, it will get as much notice as fender bender on Mulholland Dr. But, somebody needs to know what Kerry said without the Democrat damage control squad at ATS.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:11 PM
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Why do you quote many sources, but not the actual article? Wouldn't that be the best way to present Kerry's words?



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:13 PM
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Talk about someone really being out of touch with reality. Damn! If the Americans can't see the ignorance in his statements, where he compares terrorism to gambling and prostitution, then they shouldn't be allowed to vote IMO.

Let's see. Gambling: You win some and you lose some. Everyone's gambled, I believe whether it be a quarter or a $1million, it's never put fear into anyones lives.

Prosititution: He says that a woman has the right to her own body by supporting abortions. Now he says a woman is a nuisance if she sells that body to support who knows, her children for instance? Plus, prostitution may save an innocent woman from being raped!

Terrorism: The only winners are the terrorists when they put fear in people's lives to where they are afraid to travel and stereotype foriegners as if all of them are terrorists.

Kerry's idiotic mouth is going to get him in trouble.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I'm afraid you can't debunk what the man actually said and the analogy to illegal gambling and prostitution is so utterly out of touch, that it would be comical if innocent lives were not being snuffed out everyday by these murderous scum.



Not sure if the scum you refer to are casino owners, prostitutes, or terrorists. But the "president" and corrupt officials of the Bush administration who dupe Congress intoan unprecedented and uncalled for foreign invasion would certainly qualify.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:13 PM
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Well this thread should stay up! But alas, you are probably right. Can you imgine the OUTCRY if Bush would have said this? I mean Bush is not as good a speaker as Kerry, what the heck was he thinking. Didnt his speechwriters notice the goofyness?



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I'm afraid you can't debunk what the man actually said and the analogy to illegal gambling and prostitution is so utterly out of touch, that it would be comical if innocent lives were not being snuffed out everyday by these murderous scum.



Not sure if the scum you refer to are casino owners, prostitutes, or terrorists. But the "president" and corrupt officials of the Bush administration who dupe Congress intoan unprecedented and uncalled for foreign invasion would certainly qualify.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:15 PM
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What bothers me is not what he was trying to say (even I can understand what he meant even with my heavy right leaning view) but the total lack of understanding that this was a pathetic analogy.

How many people have lost someone they knew and loved because of one terrorist attack?

Prostitution is a choice. Illegal gambleing is a choice. Anyone involved in those activities did so of their own free will.

Can you say the same about terrorism?



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:19 PM
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If Bush said terrorism was a nuisance, then he deserves to be lynched, if he said what Kerry said, then, no it is a great idea! So when we watch tv not have it interrupted every hour or two with a new terror attack would be great, to bad for Bush Kerry said it first. I can't believe some people actually believe that is what kerry said after several people have debunked it by showing what Kerry said, not what Rove says Kerry said.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man
Prostitution is a choice. Illegal gambleing is a choice. Anyone involved in those activities did so of their own free will.

Can you say the same about terrorism?



Of course.

The "murderous scum" in the Bush administration could have chosen to stop 9/11 instead of being negligent and complicit in it.

[edit on 11-10-2004 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by curme
It's been debunked as a twisting of word's by the Bush's campaign HERE.


curme

How does one twist this quote?


"We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance." - John Kerry

Maybe John Kerry doesn't know what he's talking about!



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:25 PM
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As a gambler, I am completely offended by John Kerry's remark. I can't speak for the prostitutes but I am sure they feel the same way.

I hate Kerry, but I am glad we are concentrating on the issues at election time, like who said what and how.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by specialasianX
Yeah, its just lies and half truths by the right again.

Kerry was saying he wants to make terrorism a nuisance again, not a huge issue it is now...


Since when is mass murder a nuisance. You can't whitewash this one. Terroism has never been a nuisance. It will never be a nuisance. It should have always been a "huge issue." Mass murder will never be on a par with prostitution or gambling--not even in Kerry's make-believe world.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:26 PM
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Well maybe we will find out how serious the Clintons treated the 'problem'? Actually in private they took it very seriously as is reported in the 911 report. But he never had the gual to take it to the terrorists.

Bush might not have either and at first he didnt. But 911 changed him and the country. Well except for the always present peacenicks. You know the WAR AT NO COST folks.






Yeah these folks are patriotic huh




A subtle message to those who act this way







PS I am not saying this but I can understand it




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posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by curme
Why do you quote many sources, but not the actual article? Wouldn't that be the best way to present Kerry's words?


I didn't find the 8200 word transcript, but even if I did, it would be superfluous and having some commentary and analysis gives the pertinent quote some perspective.

If I find it, I'll post it.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:30 PM
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I dont understand what is so hard to understand about this one. Doesn't everyone want terrirsm to be clamped down to the point that it is no longer a major threat? Just like gambling and prostitiion are not a major threat? I am amazed at how a simple statment can be so misread.

I do agree it's a bad analogy, but still, it's a good outlook.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Not sure if the scum you refer to are casino owners, prostitutes, or terrorists. But the "president" and corrupt officials of the Bush administration who dupe Congress intoan unprecedented and uncalled for foreign invasion would certainly qualify.


Unprecedented? So what if it was. So was the attack on the WTC. Besides, Germany never attacked the US and we declared war on them.




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