Here’s the article.
Here are the quotes:
Speaking of al-Sadr’s newspaper, which was shut down by coalition forces last week after it urged violence against U.S. troops, Kerry complained to National Public Radio, “They shut a newspaper that belongs to a legitimate voice in Iraq.”
In the next breath, however, the White House hopeful caught himself and quickly changed direction. “Well, let me … change the term ‘legitimate.’ It belongs to a voice — because he has clearly taken on a far more radical tone in recent days and aligned himself with both Hamas and Hezbollah, which is a sort of terrorist alignment.”
But Kerry again seemed to voice sympathy for the Shiite terrorist when asked whether he supported al-Sadr’s arrest. “Not if it’s an isolated act without the other kinds of steps necessary to change the dynamics on the ground in Iraq,” Kerry told NPR, in quotes first reported by the New York Sun.
“If all we do is make war against the Iraqi people and continue an American occupation, fundamentally, without a clarity as to who and how sovereignty is being turned over, we have a very serious problem for the long run here,” Kerry added. “And I think this administration is just walking dead center down into that trap.”
I’m not sure how frightened I should be if this man becomes our president. Here we have a man who spews hatred against America, crying for our blood to be spilt, and all Kerry wants to do is nuance his way through the situation. For the life of me, I cannot understand how anybody could not fully support the arrest of a man who incites others to kill our troops.
Kerry’s treadening dangerously close to treason (especially for a Presidential candidate) in my opinion. Yes, I do realize the seriousness of that statement, and I make it with complete soberness. Any man who thinks he can be our Commander and Chief should always and utterly condemn any man who encourages others to kill our troops.
UPDATE: Oh yeah, and I like how Kerry thinks being aligned with Hamas and Hezbollah is “sort of” a terrorist alignment.