May 07, 2004

As President, I will not be the last to know what is going on in my command. I will demand accountability from those who serve, and I will take responsibility for their actions, and I will do everything that I can in my power to repair the damage...

The Emperor has no uniform...

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mekong Delta): "When I was in
the Navy, the captain of the boat was in charge, and
the captain always took responsibility. After the Bay
of Pigs invasion, John F. Kennedy told America 'I am
the responsible officer of this government.' Today, I
have a message for the men and women of our armed
forces: as Commander in Chief, I will honor your
commitment and I will take responsibility for the bad
as well as the good. As President, I will not be the last to know what is going on in my command. I will demand accountability from those who serve, and I will take responsibility for their actions, and I will do everything that I can in my power to repair the damage that this has caused to America, to our standing in the world, and to the ideals for which we stand. This is my promise to our troops and this is my promise to our nation."

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Kerry Statement on Latest Iraqi Photos and Chain of
Command; Audio Advisory-Actuality Available

5/6/2004 5:55:00 PM


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To: National Desk and Political Reporter

Contact: Katie McCormick Lelyveld of John Kerry for
President, 202-712-3000, Web: http://www.johnkerry.com

COLTON, Calif., May 6 /U.S. Newsiwre/ -- Democratic
Presidential candidate John Kerry made the following
statement today on latest Iraqi photos:

The following actuality is available on
http://www.johnkerry.com and at the URLs listed below:

"I want to say a few words at the outset about the
appalling images of abuse that are flashing across the
television screens of the world. The pain and the
shame that we feel looking at these images is the
understanding that this is not who we are, that this
is not what we stand for, and that we are seeing
things that contradict everything that the brave men
and women of the armed forces of the United States of
America are fighting to defend. These despicable
actions have endangered the lives of our soldiers, and
they have, frankly, made their mission harder to
accomplish. America is stronger and our families are
safer and they are respected around the world when we
take actions that live up to our values and earn that
respect around the world. We cannot succeed in Iraq by
abandoning the values that define America.

"When I was in the Navy, the captain of the boat was
in charge, and the captain always took responsibility.
After the Bay of Pigs invasion, John F. Kennedy told
America 'I am the responsible officer of this
government.' Today, I have a message for the men and
women of our armed forces: as Commander in Chief, I
will honor your commitment and I will take
responsibility for the bad as well as the good. As
President, I will not be the last to know what is
going on in my command. I will demand accountability
from those who serve, and I will take responsibility
for their actions, and I will do everything that I can
in my power to repair the damage that this has caused
to America, to our standing in the world, and to the
ideals for which we stand. This is my promise to our
troops and this is my promise to our nation."

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Posted by richard at May 7, 2004 02:26 PM