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  posted on 3/5/2004 at 03:58 PM
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North Korea warms to Kerry presidency bid
By Andrew Ward in Seoul and James Harding in Washington
Published: March 4 2004 20:24 | Last Updated: March 4 2004 20:24

North Korea's state-controlled media are well known for reverential reporting about Kim Jong-il, the country's dictatorial leader.


But the Dear Leader is not the only one getting deferential treatment from the communist state's propaganda machine: John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic candidate, is also getting good play in Pyongyang.

In the past few weeks, speeches by the Massachusetts senator have been broadcast on Radio Pyongyang and reported in glowing terms by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), the official mouthpiece of Mr Kim's communist regime.

The apparent enthusiasm for Mr Kerry may reflect little more than a "better the devil you don't know" mentality among the North Korean apparatchiks. Rather than dealing with President George W. Bush and hawkish officials in his administration, Pyongyang seems to hope victory for the Democratic candidate on November 2 would lead to a softening in US policy towards the country's nuclear weapons programme.

But both Mr Kerry and Mr Bush are committed to North Korean disarmament. Mr Kerry, however, would renew bilateral negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, while Mr Bush has sought to manage the conversation with North Korea through multilateral talks. Mr Kerry has also been more forthright about setting out the economic rewards for North Korea if it disarms.

The Bush administration appears in no hurry to tackle the North Korea issue before the election, aware that a US compromise with Pyongyang would represent an embarrassing climbdown, while confrontation would risk a bloody - and electorally disastrous - war.

If North Korea is hoping that a Democratic victory would herald a return to Bill Clinton's policy of engagement with Pyongyang, then Gordon Flake, head of the Mansfield Centre for Pacific Affairs in Washington, cautions Mr Kim against expecting too much from Mr Kerry. "It would be harder for a Democratic president to do a deal because there would be a lot of pressure on him not to be a soft touch," he says.

Either way, the North Korean media is a constituency Mr Kerry could do without. Second only to the warm words Mr Kerry has enjoyed from Jane Fonda, the actress and antiwar liberal who is still a bugbear of the American right, a signal of support from the Dear Leader will delight conservative talk-show hosts and Republicans eager to paint Mr Kerry as soft on national security.

A small group of Vietnam veterans has already branded Mr Kerry as "Hanoi John" - a reference to his antiwar activities in 1971 after he returned from serving in Vietnam.

Mr Kerry was first introduced to North Korea's information-starved people in early February, when Radio Pyongyang reported that opinion polls indicated he was likely to defeat Mr Bush.

A few days later, the station broadcast comments by Mr Kerry criticising Mr Bush for deceiving the world about Iraq's elusive weapons of mass destruction. Later in February, KCNA welcomed Mr Kerry's pledge to adopt a more "sincere attitude" towards North Korea if elected.

"Senator Kerry, who is seeking the presidential candidacy of the Democratic Party, sharply criticised President Bush, saying it was an ill-considered act to deny direct dialogue with North Korea," said the news agency.

Pyongyang's friendly attitude towards Mr Kerry contrasts with its strong anti-Bush rhetoric.



 

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  posted on 3/5/2004 at 04:28 PM
There was a genuinely scary piece about North Korea on 60 Minutes or some such show the other day. The North Korean government has been making all their kids read the Diary of Anne Frank. Sounds like a good thing, right? Unfortunately, the party line is that Anne Frank was a "loser" for hiding and not fighting the Nazis to the death!

They interviewed these schoolchildren about America, and they all spewed a very scripted line about "American Nazis." Those poor kids, so full of hatred they don't even understand.

Of course, just because the North Koreans are completely bonkers doesn't mean they aren't right about George Bush As Hunter Thompson would say, "Even a blind pig finds an acorn every now and then"

 
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  posted on 3/6/2004 at 11:35 PM
Who cares what the North Koreans think.

It is what the American voters think that counts.

What is this? some underhanded backspin lob to
call Kerry a commie.

Look out there is one under your bed, Spin Doctor.

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  posted on 3/6/2004 at 11:40 PM
Last week, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said "if George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election." Then he went on to say "What do you think Hitler would have thought if Roosevelt would've lost the election in 1944? He would have thought American resolve was [weakening]."

Just so you know Derek is in good company with this kind of stupidity.

 

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  posted on 3/7/2004 at 12:44 AM
Ha!

I made no editorial comment of any kind in any direction. I simply put up a recent article in the Financial Times.

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  posted on 3/7/2004 at 02:47 AM
Why even bother pretending?

 

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Ha!

I made no editorial comment of any kind in any direction. I simply put up a recent article in the Financial Times.

Whew!!

DH


And Joe McCarthy was trying to save America.

Look out here come another commie!

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  posted on 3/8/2004 at 06:31 PM
Maureen Dowd writes today that Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is one of Kerry's favorite poems.

But there was Mr. Kerry flying from Boston to New Orleans on Friday, sipping tea for his hoarse throat and reeling off T. S. Eliot's "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

"There are so many great lines in it," he said. " `Do I dare to eat a peach?' `Should I wear my trousers rolled?' `Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets/The muttering retreats/Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels/And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells."

Then he started on "Gunga Din" and " `talk o' gin and beer.' "

Why am I posting this? Because I figure it makes as much sense to vote for Kerry because he likes this poem as it does to vote against him based on Derek's article.

 

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  posted on 3/8/2004 at 09:07 PM
Eat a Peach for Kerry!


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  posted on 3/11/2004 at 03:18 PM
Of course they are, so is Al Qieda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Taliban in Pakistan and any other savage orginzation because Democrats have always been wusses in the International ring. And a limp wristed cry baby like Kerry will make it easier for them to regain what they lost in GWOT.
 

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Where is GWOT? No wonder people lose stuff there, I can't even find it on a map. Is that one of those little African countries near Burkina Faso, or is it a small island? I can never remember...

Jokes aside, I would expect you of all people to have a little more respect for Kerry, Scotty. You may disagree with his politics, but Kerry is no "limp-wristed cry baby." Such a creature doesn't return to a ship under heavy fire to retrieve his fallen comrades.

If you want to call him stiff, or a Massachusetts liberal, that's fair game

 
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  posted on 3/11/2004 at 04:06 PM
It should go without saying that Terrorists & Dictators all over the world want Kerry to win. This should be an indicator to any American with an ounce of sense that it would be a bad thing. The "If Kerry wins...Osama wins" is right on the note people.

Marley is right though it is amasing how many people want to vote aginst Geogre W. not for Kerry but Against George. I'm not gonna say he is perfect because he is not. But we were and are blessed to have him as our leader during the most diifcult times our country has experienced in most of our life times.

People will try to twist the support for Kerry from other countries in way that makes it sound "good" like "Oh good, now we can have peace on earth because we are all going to get along"

Don't go for it folks. This IMHO is a VERY SERIOUS problem as we approach what may be one of the MOST IMPORTANT elections ever.

I know there are a lot Anti-Bush people around here. Think about how you would like it if you were living like the people in Iraq or Afganistan. Don't think it couldn't happen. It is the "If we leave them alone they won't bother us" attitude that will destroy this country the quickest.

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"It should go without saying that Terrorists & Dictators all over the world want Kerry to win. This should be an indicator to any American with an ounce of sense that it would be a bad thing."

I totally reject the argument you make above. Just because a bad person thinks something is a good idea doesn't make it a bad idea. If you found out that Osama loved the Allman Brothers Band, would that make you stop listening to them? I hope not!

Doing something just because somebody you don't like doesn't want you to do it is probably the worst reason I can think of to do anything.

 
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  posted on 3/11/2004 at 08:46 PM
If Osama Listened to the Allman Brothers Band He probably wouldn't hate Americns, teach others to hate and kill Americans or have airplanes flown into buildings. Terorists & Dictators don't like us. Most of them hate us. Our way of life seems to be a threat to their way of life. There is only one reason someone who hates you would cae who your leader is.

Dictators like Saadam who treat their own people like he did should FEAR us not laugh at us.

 

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But we were and are blessed to have him as our leader during the most diifcult times our country has experienced in most of our life times.

That sure is your opinion.

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People will try to twist the support for Kerry from other countries in way that makes it sound "good" like "Oh good, now we can have peace on earth because we are all going to get along"

I doubt it. Personally, I intend to continue not giving a damn. What's North Korea know about elections or John Kerry?

 

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  posted on 3/12/2004 at 02:39 AM
Kerry received an obligatory Silver Star that was part of the officer package in Viet Nam for all those officers who served six months in combat. Kerry left Viet Nam after four months because he was wounded three times or should I say he was awarded three purple hearts-ones that he put himmself in for.
 

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I can't think of anywhere in the world I'd stay after getting wounded three times.

What's the point of your post, exactly? You don't like the fact that he was given three medals? He was wounded and he earned them. I can't even imagine how you'd react if somebody tried to say medals earned by somebody you like didn't count, Scotty. Kerry also got about a half-dozen other medals and awards, and meanwhile you're going to vote for a guy whose National Guard record has holes in it, so I wouldn't worry about Kerry's record too much. This is really pointless nitpicking in any case.

 

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And a limp wristed cry baby like Kerry will make it easier for them to regain what they lost in GWOT
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Where is GWOT? No wonder people lose stuff there, I can't even find it on a map. Is that one of those little African countries near Burkina Faso, or is it a small island? I can never remember...




"Say GWOT again! I dare you - I double dare you, m*****f*****! Say 'GWOT' one more God-damned time!"


 
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  posted on 3/12/2004 at 08:54 AM
George's War on Terror?

 

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Great White Octopus Theatre?

 

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Think about how you would like it if you were living like the people in Iraq or Afganistan. Don't think it couldn't happen. It is the "If we leave them alone they won't bother us" attitude that will destroy this country the quickest.


With some of the recent FCC rulings, I'm beginning to feel like I'm living under Taliban rule. Maybe Janet Jackson should have been weraing a burka!

 

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Kerry received an obligatory Silver Star that was part of the officer package in Viet Nam for all those officers who served six months in combat. Kerry left Viet Nam after four months because he was wounded three times or should I say he was awarded three purple hearts-ones that he put himmself in for.



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  posted on 3/12/2004 at 03:37 PM
I felt like I said way more than I should have yesterday but here I am.

I understand that Kerry has criticized The Bush Administration for not supplying our troops with everything necessary to insure their health and safety the best we can.

Funny though he voted against the bill that would appropriate the funds for those exact things.

So he wants Bush to take better care of our soldiers as long as it doesn't cost anything?

That sort of thinking costs lives which you can't put a price on.

Yeah I really don't want this guy making life or death decisions for us.

I will say one other thing. I support President Bush 1) Because he is our President and there are times as we have seen when it is extremely important that we act as a unified country. 2) I also happen to beleive in what he is trying to accomplish.

However Right or Wrong one thing about George W. is that he is doing what He truly beleives to be in the best interest of our country and he doesn't seem to be doing it in a way that will win him a popularity contest. I'm not talking about photo ops either. What I mean is He is not wishy washy, He is doing what he beleives to be best for us even though he knows a lot of his decisions will be unpopular. But George was not trying to win elections when he declared a war on terrorism. He was taking a stand that no one else has ever had the balls to take. He did it to protect our country from further attacks, to show the world "we are not going to take that on our soil or any where else for that matter.

Using the previous adminstration as an example. All Clinton seemed to be concerned with was staying popular. He was good at it too. Think about all the things he did and got away with that you and I would be fired for immediately without discussion. Yet there are still people that consider him to have been a Great president. I can't even fathom considering him a good President. A Great politician yes, if thats what you want, but not leadership materail for that high an office.

Now Mr Kerry and the majority of the Democratic party seem to be motivated by one thing and one thing only - discrediting a President who had the highest approval rating of any President in a very long time. The funny thing is this - they are tearing themselves apart by trying to discredit Bush. It is hard to be critical of a man like Bush who stands up for his country knowing he may loose votes over it. You seem to hear alot of folks say "The war is terrible thing we had no buisiness going to Iraq. It is good that the people have an opportunity to be free but we had no buisiness going there"

Well you know what? You can't have it both ways. You can sit by and let your Brother, Neighbor or Stranger be beaten to death or you can step in and try to help. But you can't do both. Furthermore, if you sit back and watch you may be the next victem. If you step in and help, you are less likely to be the next target.

Ducking out now to avoid any backfire

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  posted on 3/12/2004 at 03:58 PM
Hi KCJ---now if only J Ramone was here

....and when the first American soldier gets killed in Haiti, I am going to adopt the Dem model of violent peaceful anti-war protest in order to force the US government to withdraw of all US forces, cause we just don't have the right to interfere anywhere without 110% of the world's mandate

 

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Kerry no hero in ex-crewman's eyes

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By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff, 3/11/2004

Steven Michael Gardner served side by side with John Forbes Kerry in Vietnam, was wounded under Kerry's command, and was manning twin .50-caliber machine guns on a night that has forever haunted Kerry -- the night his crew killed a young boy in a sampan.

But unlike many of Kerry's crewmates, Gardner has not appeared at Kerry's side at campaign rallies, and his view of Kerry at war is far different from the heroic view presented by others. "He absolutely did not want to engage the enemy when I was with him," Gardner said in a recent interview. "He wouldn't go in there and search. That is why I have a negative viewpoint of John Kerry."

Gardner's view is dramatically at odds with that of many other crewmates whom the Globe interviewed, who praise Kerry's leadership and say he was one of the most aggressive skippers in the Navy at the time. Gardner, who said he intends to support President Bush for reelection, clashed with Kerry on one of the most memorable and haunting nights that the two sailors spent together in Vietnam. That story, which until recently has been told publicly only in fragmentary form, involved the killing of the young boy.

As Gardner recalls it, he was in the "tub" above the pilot house with the twin machine guns, and Kerry was in command, when the Navy swift boat came upon a sampan in the darkness. Gardner flashed a searchlight and ordered the craft to stop. Then, he said, he saw a figure rise up over the gunwale with a semiautomatic weapon. Spotting tracers in the sky and fearing an attack, Gardner said, he laced the sampan with bullets, and other crew members fired as well. Gardner recalls a man in the sampan falling overboard, presumably dead.

After the shooting had stopped and Kerry had ordered a cease-fire, Gardner said, the crew found a woman in the sampan who was alive. There was also the boy, dead in the bottom of the boat. Gardner said there is no way to know which crewmate fired the shots that killed the boy, but he said Kerry was in the pilot house and did not fire. Kerry was livid when he emerged, Gardner said.

"Kerry threatened me with a court-martial, screaming at the top of his lungs: `What the hell do you think you're doing? I ought to have you court-martialed,' " Gardner recalled. "Thankfully, the whole crew was there in the middle of it . . . they verified there were weapons being shot at us. That was the end of it."

To this day, Gardner said, he wonders whether Kerry had that day in mind when he became an antiwar leader in 1971 and reported that atrocities occurred in Vietnam. But Gardner said "the only atrocity that night was that the parents of that kid had him in that boat while running contraband." He did not know how old the boy was.

When Kerry was interviewed last year for the Globe's "Candidate in the Making" series and discussed what seemed to be the same shooting, he said he could not remember when the killing occurred or which crewmates were with him. But he characterized it like this: "It is one of those terrible things, and I'll never forget, ever, the sight of that child. But there was nothing that anybody could have done about it. It was the only instance of that happening."

"It angered me," Kerry added. "But look, the Viet Cong used women and children. Who knows if they had -- under the rice -- a satchel [containing an explosive], and if we had come along beside them they had thrown the satchel in [our] boat. . . . So it was a terrible thing, but I've never thought we were somehow at fault or guilty. There wasn't anybody in that area that didn't know you don't move at night, that you don't go out in a sampan on the rivers, and there's a curfew."

Gardner, who served on Kerry's first swift-boat crew, Patrol Craft Fast No. 44, said his view of Kerry is based on a comparison with three more-experienced skippers with whom Gardner served earlier in the Vietnam War. He said Kerry was new to combat and thus more tentative.

Gardner served with Kerry the month after the skipper had arrived in Vietnam.

In addition to the killing of the boy, the other combat experience that Gardner vividly recalls was when he was wounded Dec. 28, 1968, while serving as Kerry's gunner.

Gardner had looked down and saw blood in the gun tub, dripping over the boxes of bullets stored on the floor. After the momentary shock, he recalled, Gardner realized his injury was "no big deal" and kept on firing. But Gardner said that when Kerry learned of the wound, he ordered the boat turned around to get medical attention for his gunner. Gardner argued that the retreat was unnecessary and worried that leaving the scene might endanger others on the mission. "I said, Lieutenant Kerry, I'm fine, nothing's wrong, I got a little flesh wound here.' But [Kerry] was already backing out of the canal, getting ready to run for it," Gardner said.

Other crewmates who served at the same time have portrayed Kerry in the most admirable terms and praised his aggressiveness. Crewmate Stephen Hatch said Kerry turned back with the injured Gardner because "we didn't know how hurt he was."

James Wasser, who served with Kerry and Gardner, said that while he has great respect for Gardner as a "warrior," he does not agree with Gardner's view of what happened that day. "I would have done the same thing" as Kerry, Wasser said. "You don't stay in harm's way." Wasser does not believe anyone else on the mission was endangered by the way Kerry's boat exited the canal.

On Saturday, a Kerry campaign official told the Globe he had learned that the newspaper had spoken to Gardner for a forthcoming biography of Kerry.

Later, Gardner said, a campaign official working with Kerry's crewmates contacted him to sound him out on his views about Kerry. Then historian Douglas Brinkley, who did not interview Gardner for his recent book about Kerry's Vietnam service, "Tour of Duty," called Gardner over the weekend. Brinkley told him there would be a firestorm if he went public, and the two discussed Gardner's views on Kerry's Vietnam service, Gardner said.

Brinkley then wrote an article, published on the website of Time magazine Tuesday night, in which he said Gardner's criticism was politically motivated. "After interviewing Gardner for over an hour, it essentially boils down to one word: politics," Brinkley wrote. "Gardner is sickened by the idea of Kerry as president."

The story quoted Gardner as saying Kerry is another "Slick Willy," a reference to former President Clinton.

Kerry, who has declined numerous interview requests this year to talk about his Vietnam experiences, was quoted in Brinkley's article as saying Gardner's stories "are made up. It's sad, but that's the way it goes in war, and especially in politics."

Gardner, in his interviews with the Globe, said he was upset with Brinkley's portrayal of him and said his memory of Kerry in Vietnam has nothing to do with his political views. "Absolutely not. I never made the first call to anyone," Gardner said. "Until somebody called me, I kept it to myself." With Gardner's name and viewpoint made public in the Time story, the Globe decided to publish this article, which is based on material in a forthcoming book, "John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography." The book is written by three Globe staff members and based on a seven-part series that ran last June.

Gardner said yesterday that he wonders whether speaking critically about Kerry led to his losing his job as a home inspection field manager. The Brinkley story said Gardner "claims he works at Millennium Services." Within hours of the publication of the article on Time's website, Gardner said, he was fired from his job as a home inspection field manager.

Gardner's former boss, Randy Girton, of Millennium Information Services of Illinois, said Gardner's view about Kerry had nothing to do with it, adding that it was a "weird coincidence" that Gardner and some others were let go yesterday. "He was a great employee, but just in this economic situation we didn't have the volume in that territory to warrant a manager in that territory," Girton said. He said Gardner did not accept an offer to work as an independent contractor.

Michael Kranish can be reached at kranish@globe.com.

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