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From the left - Kerry Iraq Policy in Chaos

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posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 06:37 AM
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August 13, 2004
tompaine.com

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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posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 06:49 AM
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here’s a president who invaded a sovereign nation illegally, without the support of the United Nations or U.S. allies

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.

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In response to the errors in the article - YES the president did have UN support (1441), YES the president did have (and still has) support of 45 US Allies. The liberation was very much legal and necessary.

There is no war against the people of Iraq. They are being liberated from
the Saddam regime and the Iranian and Syrian insurgants who want to destroy the new freedoms they are enjoying. There IS a plan, it's in action now, and there is a plan of withdrawl. Remember Japan and Germany in WWII - that took four years of reconstruction until troops were withdrawn. Have a little patience people. It takes time to get things done correctly.

Truths in the article - Yes, Kerry is an idiot and a flip flopping buffoon. I completely agree with that part of the article. Actually, I feel bad for his supporters. They are good people who believe him, they back him, they stand by him ... and then he flip flops and that leaves the supporters looking lost.


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