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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, February 02, 2007

I was against Kyoto before I was for it.

Senator John Francois Kerry, the haughty looking one, was at the World Economic Forum last weekend in Davos, Switzerland and harshly criticized the U.S.

In his slow, monotnous, monotone drawl, the junior Senator from Massachusetts (who served in Viet Nam) dogmatically asserted, “When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don’t advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy . . . I’ve never seen our country as isolated, as much as a sort of international pariah for a number of reasons as it is today.”
"When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto... when we don’t advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.”

But let's look a little deeper. Let's take a trip back in time, shall we? It seems J F. Kerry, the swami of flip-flopping, is having another memory lapse. In 1997, 4 yrs. before George W. Bush became dictator president, the pompous J. Francois Kerry voted with his senatorial colleagues (95-0) to 'pre-reject' the Kyoto treaty in a senate resolution.

Victor Davis Hanson notes this as well in his article "Kerry turning into the ugly American,"
Kerry was clearly directing his criticism at the Bush administration, but the Kyoto Protocol, the international climate treaty, was first rejected by the U.S. in 1997. Ten years ago, President Bill Clinton wisely chose not to refer the treaty to the Senate. Even that was not enough for outraged senators, who went ahead anyway to vote 95-0 to oppose any international agreement on climate control like Kyoto in which China, India and other developing countries would remain exempt. Kerry himself cast one of these votes--an ironic example of what Kerry now calls 'duplicity and hypocrisy.'

You can read his entire column at the Chicago Tribune.

Now, about his uneducated ramblings on AIDS: Writing for the Boston Herald, Michael Graham pens a piece called "Mon Dieu! Send Kerry to Paris: He’d be at home with rest of the blame-America crowd" and he notes,
Kerry travels in social circles where fact checking a politician’s public statements is considered gauche - like serving the wrong wine with dinner, or leaving a wealthy widow’s checkbook unattended - however, a few unpleasant truths must be noted.
First, when President Clinton left office, humanitarian funding to Africa was $1.4 billion. Under President Bush and a GOP Congress it has risen to $4 billion and is scheduled to double again by 2010.
The total number of bills filed by Sen. Kerry to spend more in Africa? Zero.


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