BRING. IT. ONNNN! (Part 2)

John Kerry said today that he has personally accepted Texas Oilman, T. Boone Pickens’ offer to pay $1 million to anyone who can disprove a single charge of the Swift Boat Veteran’s For Truth.

In a letter to T. Boone Pickens, the Massachusetts Democrat wrote: “While I am prepared to show they lied on allegation after allegation, you have generously offered to pay one million dollars for just one thing that can be proven false. I am prepared to prove the lie beyond any reasonable doubt.”

Kerry, a Navy veteran and former prosecutor, said he was willing to present his case directly to Pickens, who provided $3 million to bankroll the group during Kerry’s race against President Bush.

Kerry said he would donate any proceeds to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

The senator said Pickens issued the challenge Nov. 6 in Washington, while serving as chairman of a 40th anniversary gala for American Spectator magazine.

Pickens spokesman Jay Rosser asked to review the letter before commenting.

What about that Standard Form-180 that Kerry promised to supply back in May of 2004?

Well, it took him awhile, but finally in May of ’05, Kerry did sign a form of the SF-180 that released a limited selection of his military records.

Ed Morrissey said at the time:

Kerry only agreed to sign off on the SF-180. He didn’t agree to release every document that results from that request. The SF-180 will only release the information to Kerry, who can then cull the material for anything embarrassing before making it public.

It’s been 3 1/2 years since the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth made their allegations.

I wonder what sort of weaselly maneuvers he has in store for us, now.

A True Ally

Some new revelations about Tony Blair’s support for the Iraq Invasion and his relationship with President Bush has come to light in a new BBC Documentary:

Tony Blair has admitted for the first time that he ignored the pleas of his aides and ministers to deter President Bush from waging war on Iraq because he believed that America was doing the right thing. And he has acknowledged that he turned down a last-ditch offer from Mr Bush to pull Britain out of the conflict.

In frank remarks in a BBC documentary, Mr Blair confirmed openly the belief of many of his closest supporters that he never used his position as America’s strongest ally to try to force Mr Bush down the diplomatic rather than the military route. It was never a “bargaining chip” for him and he was never looking for a way out, he told David Aaronovitch, of The Times, in interviews for The Blair Years. “It was what I believed in, and I still do believe it,” he said.

The programme reveals that the key meeting at which Mr Bush learnt that he had Mr Blair on side took place at Camp David in September 2002 – six months before hostilities began. In return for promising Mr Blair that he would try to help get a second resolution at the UN, he also won Mr Blair’s pledge that if he got “stuck” in the UN, war would be the only way out. Mr Blair later suggested that Mr Bush tried for a second resolution as a “favour” to him.

The programme also reveals that just before the key Commons vote on war Mr Bush telephoned Mr Blair and offered him a way out. Mr Blair explained why he had declined the offer: “He was always very cognisant of the difficulty I had. He was determined we should not end up with the regime change being in Britain and he was saying to me, ‘Look I understand this is very difficult and America can do this militarily on its own and if you want to stick out of it, stick out of it’, and I was equally emphatic we should not do that.”

I highlighted that last part because it was such a strong indicator of the strength of character of both men, that it gave me chills.

But obviously, not everyone sees it that way. The first commenter at TimesOnline says:

Wr criminal, should be hanged.



Once Again, Encouraging Words From Dingy Harry On Iraq

Top Democrats yesterday rejected reports of U.S. military progress in Iraq, saying victory remains “out of reach” as long as political divisions roil Baghdad.

“It’s not getting better; it’s getting worse,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “The goal remains out of reach.”

Hey, that’s an improvement over his “This war is lost” comment back in April.

Nevermind that there has indeed been a dramatic drop in the violence in Iraq, the cup is 1/1ooth  full now, for Reid, instead of completely empty.

That, my friends is actually an improvement, as far as the Dingy One is concerned.

Republicans and supporters of the war effort said the Democrats were in “deep denial.”

Former Democrat, Joe Lieberman had this to say:

… the war critics “remain emotionally invested in a narrative of retreat and defeat, even as facts on the ground show that we are advancing and winning.”

Cartoon Courtesy of Red Planet.