posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 06:37 AM
August 13, 2004
Kerry’s failure to articulate a coherent policy on Iraq has now reached the status of a three-alarm fire. It seems almost unbelievable: On one hand,
here’s a president who invaded a sovereign nation illegally, without the support of the United Nations or U.S. allies, lied about the reasons for the
war, failed utterly to find WMD or terrorism ties in Baghdad, misjudged post-invasion Iraq so badly that it is still engaging in nearly full-scale war
against the people of Iraq, and apparently has no plan at all about what to do.
By saying, earlier this week, that he would have voted for the war in Iraq even knowing that there were no WMD and that Iraq didn’t pose a threat to
the United States may have been the death blow to Kerry’s presidential campaign. Going into the campaign, we knew that Kerry lacked passion, but we
assumed that he had brains. It now appears that the second assumption may have been wrong.
On the question of the vote: Until this week Kerry could have said that his vote for the war in Iraq was a mistake, based at least in part on the
administration’s lies about the Iraqi threat. He can’t say that anymore. His attempt to say that the vote was not a vote for the war but simply for
presidential authority is patently absurd. By the fall of 2002, everyone above elementary school knew that Bush was going into Iraq, and that the vote
was not about giving Bush some leverage at the UN. It was a vote for war.
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[edit on 8/16/2004 by FlyersFan]