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From The Archives ... (John Kerry's Iraq flip flops)
Republican National Committee ^ | September 8, 2004

Posted on 09/08/2004 8:45:44 PM PDT by RWR8189

From The Archives...
An Elephant Never Forgets!

WHAT KERRY SAYS HE VOTED FOR: “I Voted To Threaten The Use Of Force To Make Saddam Hussein Comply With The Resolutions Of The United Nations…” (Sen. John Kerry As Quoted In Gloria Borger, “Learning The Lessons Of Gore,” U.S. News & World Report, 9/15/03)

WHAT KERRY ACTUALLY VOTED FOR: THE WASHINGTON POST: "The House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to grant President Bush the power to attack Iraq unilaterally, remove Saddam Hussein from power and abolish that country's nuclear, chemical and biological weaponry. ...  The president needs no further congressional approval to deploy troops, order airstrikes and wage a ground war with Iraq." (Jim VandeHei and Juliet Eilperin, "Congress Passes Iraq Resolution," The Washington Post, 10/11/02)

THE WASHINGTON POST: "Buoyed by congressional approval of an attack on Iraq, the Bush administration attempted yesterday to break an impasse over a toughened weapons inspections regime at the U.N. Security Council and began to talk publicly about American plans for Iraq -- including the possibility of U.S. military rule -- should President Saddam Hussein be overthrown." (Dana Milbank, "Bush Bids To End Impasse At U.N., Outlines Iraq Plan," The Washington Post, 10/12/02)

LOS ANGELES TIMES HEADLINE: "Congress Backs War on Iraq." (Janet Hook and Nick Anderson, "Congress Backs War On Iraq," Los Angeles Times, 10/11/02)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: "Congress voted overwhelmingly to allow President Bush to embark on war if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein fails to abandon his biological, chemical and nuclear arms programs. The Democrat-led Senate approved the war resolution 77-23 early Friday. It authorizes Bush to unilaterally launch a pre-emptive strike. A somber House voted for the resolution 296-133 on Thursday." (Jill Zuckman, "Congress OKs Iraq Mandate," Chicago Tribune, 10/11/02)

CBS' JON FRANKEL: "The United States is one step closer to war with Iraq as Congress overwhelmingly passed a resolution supporting the president." (CBS' "The Early Show," 10/11/02)

ABC'S ROBIN ROBERTS: "President Bush says America has spoken with one voice. Early this morning, the Senate voted 77 to 23 to clear the way for the President to use force against Iraq if necessary. The vote came hours after the house also gave overwhelming approval." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 10/11/02)

REP. ROBERT MATSUI (D-CA): "This was actually a resolution to go to war …" (CNN's "Lou Dobbs Moneyline," 10/1/02)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: archives; flipflop; gop; iraq; iraqwar; kerry; kerryiraq; rnc

1 posted on 09/08/2004 8:45:45 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189
The Blogspirator reports: Kerry on Iraq: 'Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time' - Commended the President on Iraq in 2003!


Reuters reports that Kerry called the War in Iraq "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time" today, and insisted that Bush's middle initial, W, stands for "wrong."

However, the Congressional Record shows that on March 20 2003, Kerry voted for S.95 which is titled "Commending the President and the Armed Forces of the United States of America" which "commends and supports the efforts and leadership of the President, as Commander in Chief, in the conflict against Iraq."

Read the whole thing at The Blogspirator
2 posted on 09/08/2004 8:52:30 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State GOP office and volunteer!)
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To: RWR8189
The RNC also has a DVD video production you can order for free that oulines on a video timeline, Kerry's interviews on various news programs. The contradictions are seemingly endless.

http://www.kerryoniraq.com

3 posted on 09/08/2004 8:53:04 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (This space for sale.)
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