Tuesday, October 26, 2004


John Kerry is all too quick to criticize our men and women in uniform

From CNS News

Some Republicans note that Sen. John F. Kerry is complaining about 380 tons of missing explosives in Iraq -- but if Kerry had his way, those explosives would still be under the control of Saddam Hussein, they say.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a frequent defender of President Bush, issued a statement Tuesday, blasting Kerry's New-York-Times-fueled attacks over missing explosives that once were stored at Iraq's al Qaqaa facility.

The weapons, according to an NBC report on Monday, had been moved from the site before coalition forces arrived in April 2003, Cornyn noted. NBC said it had a reporter embedded with coalition forces when they arrived at the site, only to find the explosives already gone.

"When U.S. and coalition troops secured more than 400,000 tons of the Hussein regime's explosives, John Kerry said nothing," Cornyn noted. "But when less than one tenth of one percent of that amount was reported missing by the New York Times, John Kerry suddenly found his voice.

"But now, after calling the administration incompetent and blundering, it turns out that John Kerry's charges Monday, as usual, were based on false assumptions," Cornyn said.

"I hope my colleague will now apologize to the brave men and women in Iraq who are working every day to secure Hussein's vast arsenal. And I hope that I am not the only one who sees the irony in the Kerry campaign complaining about the dangers of weapons that, if John Kerry had his way, would still be under the hair-trigger control of Saddam Hussein.

"Sadly, John Kerry is all too quick to criticize our men and women in uniform for short-term political gain before he has the facts. This is not a quality America needs in a commander-in-chief during a time of war."

Sen. Cornyn serves as co-chairman of the Bush campaign's Texas leadership team.

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