Skip to comments.1998: Kerry calls for ground troops to topple Saddam; Clinton not tough enough
Posted on 06/20/2004 9:29:57 AM PDT by nwrep
WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry, who began his public life as a Vietnam War protester, said yesterday that the United States should use ground troops to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein if he does not comply with international demands to give up chemical and biological weapons.
Kerry, a potential presidential candidate in 2000, said sending US troops into Iraq should be "the last option, but it is a legitimate option."
The state's junior senator said President Clinton had not been tough enough in his measures to subdue the Iraqi president.
Because Iraq will try to rebuild its chemical and biological weaponry after a US air attack, "we will not eliminate the problem for ourselves or for the rest of the world with a bombing attack," Kerry said.
Kerry said his conditional support for using ground troops put him "way ahead of the commander in chief, and I'm probably way ahead of my colleagues, and certainly of much of the country. But I believe this."
Not exactly news, but something that needs to be reposted regularly.
Mr. Kerry needs to send himself.
Do you get the feeling that he thinks well of himself?
He was "way ahead of the commander in chief ... and certainly of much of the country" before he became way behind them. But then, with him "way behind one", one has to watch one's back.
and Mr. clinton
Someone should put this in an ad.
Kerry 2002 (when he said Saddam had WMD)
Just like Johnson, he plans on escalating the war.
HE IS AN IDIOT.
He was for the war before he was against the war before he was for threatening war before he was against being for the war before he was for being against the war.
Everyone knows Kerry's position on any issue has a half-life of 2.5 nanoseconds. This means nothing.
You mean Kerry flip-flopped? Un-Effing-believable!!
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