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Monday, November 01, 2004

Kerry Calls al-Sadr a 'Legitimate Voice'

Captain's Quarters reports an amazing statement by John Kerry on NPR today:

"John Kerry continues his quest towards self-destruction today in an NPR interview this morning, as he described a radical Islamist currently attacking American troops in Iraq as a 'legitimate voice' who shouldn't necessarily be arrested if encountered:

In an interview broadcast Wednesday morning, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry defended terrorist Shiite imam Moqtada al-Sadr as a 'legitimate voice' in Iraq, despite that fact that he's led an uprising that has killed nearly 20 American GIs in the last two days.

Speaking of al-Sadr's newspaper, which was shut down by coalition forces last week after it urged violence against U.S. troops, Kerry complained to National Public Radio, 'They shut a newspaper that belongs to a legitimate voice in Iraq.'

Never mind that this 'legitimate voice' used that newspaper to call for an armed revolt against the Coalition and the Iraqi provisional government. John Kerry isn't concerned with that. John Kerry sounds more concerned with Moqtada al-Sadr's ability to express himself than he is with the lives of American soldiers, even as al-Sadr and his gang of thugs are killing Marines at this very moment."

Well stated..............great reporting!

Power Line has more on the subject as well.