Flip Flopping Again-On Iraq

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    INSTAPUNDIT

    Important links for Iraq:
    August 09, 2004
    KERRY ENDORSES IRAQ WAR! No, really:


    Stripes: The charge is out there that Republicans are much better suited to handle defense issues. How do you counter that?

    Kerry: My record counters that, and my friends counter that. . . .

    They went into Iraq in a brilliant military strategy, which we all adopted and supported, but they didn’t have a plan to win the peace. They didn’t bring other [countries] to our side. They didn’t give our troops all the equipment — the body armor and the armored Humvees and things they need and deserve.

    There’s a great tradition of Democratic presidents who’ve led us in war.


    (Emphasis added). Leaving aside the "other countries" bit, which is bogus unless "other countries" is just a synonym for France and Germany, note that this is an endorsement of the war, and seems to completely undercut earlier statements that Bush "misled the country." Will this be the new Kerry position -- the war was justified, but the peace was bungled? And I'll handle the wars I start better? Is it a return to the 2001/2002 pro-war Kerry?

    I'm not terribly averse to that, but I wonder how it'll play with the antiwar base? (Via Sarah). Probably no better than this even stronger statement:


    GRAND CANYON, Ariz. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said on Monday he would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing force against Iraq even if he had known then no weapons of mass destruction would be found.

    Taking up a challenge from President Bush, whom he will face in the Nov. 2 election, the Massachusetts senator said: "I'll answer it directly. Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it is the right authority for a president to have but I would have used that authority effectively."


    This really seems to undercut the "Bush lied, people died" line, doesn't it?

    posted at 09:17 PM by Glenn Reynolds[/quote]
     
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    I find it so hilarious that he is saying Bush sent the troops in without body armor when Kerry voted against giving them Body armor.

    Also i think its interesting the reason he voted against funding our troops in iraq is because he wanted to raise taxes to pay for it. Apparently, its more of a priority for John Kerry to raise taxes than give our troops body armor.

    Where does this guy get off saying he is strong on security?
     
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    It would be hilarious, if it didn't have real repercussions. I see stuff like smirkinjesus and am reminded of the whole kerry nonsense, and I just feel .... :bs1:
     

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