Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Foreign leaders for Bush

Vladimir Putin:
"Russian President Vladimir Putin says terrorist attacks in Iraq are aimed at preventing the re-election of U.S. President George W. Bush and that a Bush defeat "could lead to the spread of terrorism to other parts of the world."

UN peacekeepers in Haiti:

"The commander of the UN peacekeepers in Haiti has linked a recent upsurge in violence there to comments made by the US presidential candidate, John Kerry.

Earlier this year Mr Kerry said that as president he would have sent American troops to protect Jean-Bertrand Aristide who was ousted from power in February.

The Brazilian UN general, Augusto Heleno, said Mr Kerry's comments had offered "hope" to Aristide supporters. Much of the recent unrest has centred on areas loyal to Mr Aristide."

Junichiro Koizumi:

"TOKYO — Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Thursday he wants George W Bush to retain the U.S. presidency in the country's upcoming election.

"I don't want to interfere with another country's election but since I'm well-acquainted with President Bush, I want him to carry on," Koizumi told reporters at his office when asked about Democratic rival Sen John Kerry's lead in the latest poll."

Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi:

"These terrorists understand all too well that success in Iraq will be an enormous blow for terrorism worldwide,'' Allawi said during a news conference with President George W. Bush at the White House. ``If we stop fighting the terrorists in Iraq they would be free to plot and plan attacks elsewhere, in America and other free nations,'' Bush said."

Now contrast that with those who supports Kerry:

Iranian mullah rulers:
"The chairman of a pro-Iranian democracy group is charging that the campaign of Sen. John Kerry has been accepting political contributions from a lobbying group promoting the agenda of the mullah rulers of Iran. Aryo Pirouznia, leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iraq (SMCCDI) says that backers of the regime in Tehran are channeling hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Kerry campaign."

Yasser Arafat:

"Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat is hoping John Kerry wins the presidential election in November, several Palestinian leaders told WorldNetDaily.

Arafat deputy and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told WND in an exclusive interview that while "we do not involve ourselves in internal American politics," at the same time "our region has been sliding deeper and deeper into chaos because of certain policies over the past few years, and this needs to change."