posted on Apr, 29 2004 @ 11:18 AM
Kerry Flip-flops on Missing WMDs
While the Washington press corps seems to have missed it, WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg has been playing a clip of Sen. John Kerry in his biggest
flip-flop yet - showing the presumptive Democratic nominee suddenly admitting that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction may soon turn up.
It's quite a turnaround for Kerry, who just a few weeks ago was complaining, "George Bush sold us on going to war with Iraq based on the threat of
weapons of mass destruction. But we still haven't found them . . . . We were misled about weapons of mass destruction."
Key Kerry backer Howard Dean has been even more adamant, insisting to CNN earlier this month, "There were no weapons of mass destruction . . . This
is Bushgate, which is far more serious than Watergate."
But Tuesday night on MSNBC's "Hardball," Kerry retreated.
"It appears, as they peel away the weapons of mass destruction issue - and we may yet find them," he told host Chris Matthews. "Look, I want to
make it clear. Who knows if a month from now, three months from now, you find some weapons? You may."
Coincidentally or not, Kerry's reversal came a day after the Jordanian government announced that WMDs from Syria were part of an al Qaida plot to
kill 80,000 people in Amman with poison gas. At least one of the plotters has admitted he was trained in Iraq.
The top Democrat's flip-flop also followed news that a suspected weapons of mass destruction production facility in Baghdad - disguised as a perfume
factory - unexpectedly blew up, killing two GI's who were searching the plant.