March 26, 2004

Kerry whacks Bush on WMD comment, responds to president's joke delivered at dinner, asks 'He thinks that's funny?'

The Emperor has no uniform.

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mekong Delta): "If George Bush
thinks his deceptive rationale for going to war is a
laughing matter, then he's even more out of touch than
we thought. Unfortunately for the president, this is
not a joke. Five-hundred eighty-five American soldiers
have been killed in Iraq in the last year; 3,354 have
been wounded, and there's no end in sight. George
Bush sold us on going to war with Iraq based on the
threat of weapons of mass destruction. But we still
haven't found them, and now he thinks that's funny?
George Bush didn't tell us the truth about the
economy, about job loss, about the true cost of his
deceptive prescription drug plan, or about the
existence of weapons of mass destruction. There's
nothing funny about that."

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Kerry whacks Bush on WMD comment, responds to president's joke delivered at dinner, asks 'He thinks that's funny?'

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Posted: March 25, 2004
5:42 p.m. Eastern

2004 WorldNetDaily.com

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry hammered
President Bush today for making a joke about the lack
of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction at a media
correspondents' dinner in Washington, D.C. last night

During Bush's light-hearted presentation, which
included several slides of him and White House staff,
he said, "Those weapons of mass destruction have got
to be somewhere," while showing a photo of himself
looking under furniture in the Oval Office.

Shortly thereafter another image is shown and Bush
says, "Nope, no weapons over there. Maybe under here."


"That's supposed to be funny?" Kerry asked in a
statement published on the Drudge Report.

"If George Bush thinks his deceptive rationale for
going to war is a laughing matter, then he's even more
out of touch than we thought. Unfortunately for the
president, this is not a joke."

Continued the Massachusetts senator: "Five-hundred
eighty-five American soldiers have been killed in Iraq
in the last year; 3,354 have been wounded, and there's
no end in sight. George Bush sold us on going to war
with Iraq based on the threat of weapons of mass
destruction. But we still haven't found them, and now
he thinks that's funny?

"George Bush didn't tell us the truth about the
economy, about job loss, about the true cost of his
deceptive prescription drug plan, or about the
existence of weapons of mass destruction. There's
nothing funny about that."

The statement also included a quote from Brad Owens,
an Iraq war veteran and apparent Kerry supporter.

"George Bush insulted me as a veteran and as a friend
to many still serving in Iraq," Owens said. "This act
lowers the dialogue about weapons of mass destruction.
War is the single most serious event that a President
or government can carry its people into. No weapons of
mass destruction have been found and that is no joke -
this is for real. This cheapens the sacrifice that
American soldiers and their families are dealing with
every single day."

Posted by richard at March 26, 2004 08:57 AM