by Rawstory - Senator John Kerry and his press office remain silent as controversy mushrooms around a planned floor speech on minutes of a secret 2002 meeting between the officials of the U.S. and UK.
Kerry’s remarks have taken on epic proportion, likely because a NewsMax article conflated Kerry’s quotes with Ralph Nader’s impeachment cry. AlJazeera.com (which is not affiliated with the news channel) led with a headline today ripening the confusion: “John Kerry to call for impeachment of George Bush.”
"When I go back [to Washington] on Monday, I am going to raise the issue," Kerry told Massachusetts’ Standard Times newspaper last week. "I think it’s a stunning, unbelievably simple and understandable statement of the truth and a profoundly important document that raises stunning issues here at home.”
"[But] John Kerry did not show up on Monday. He must have noticed how everyone on the internet was behind him on this, and everyone has been let down by his inability to stand up. Today is tuesday....paging John Kerry......"
To which one comment retorts:
"Kerry never said he was going to make a floor speech on the Downing Street Memmo(DSM). Kerry never said he was going to call for impeachment. The rightwing spin machine built up hype about non-existent statements in order to confuse people and presumably to get Democrats to feel disappointed in Kerry when he didn’t do the things the right-wing spinmeisters had invented.
All Kerry said was that he was going to bring up the DSM with people when he got back to Washington this week. That could easily mean he’s going to call some friends in the Senate and discuss it privately.
Why on earth are you spreading right-wing spin and lies against one of our own people?"