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Peaceful regime change ('Kerry's latest zigzag on Iraq')
US News ^ | 10/4 issue | Michael Barone

Posted on 09/25/2004 7:55:22 PM PDT by Cableguy

John Kerry's latest zigzag on Iraq leaves a sharp difference between him and George W. Bush on that issue. At New York University on September 20, Kerry said, "We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure." There is an obvious tension between this and Kerry's statement August 9 that, knowing what he knows today, he would have voted again to authorize military action in Iraq and his statement last December 16 that "those who doubt that we are safer with [Saddam Hussein's] capture don't have the judgment to be president." Last week he criticized Bush's actions in tones as scathing as those he used when he was competing with Howard Dean in Iowa and New Hampshire.

What would he do differently in the future? Three of his four proposals are pretty much what is being done now--training Iraqi security forces, rebuilding Iraq's infrastructure, holding elections in January. The other, bringing in more allies, is unrealistic: The same day Kerry spoke, Jacques Chirac said, in a language Kerry understands, "La politique française a l'egard de l'Irak n'a pas change et ne changera pas" (French policy with regard to Iraq has not changed and will not change). But the reason Kerry wants to make Iraq "the world's responsibility" is to "get the job done and bring our troops home," starting next summer and ending "within the next four years." The bottom line: withdrawal.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: iraq; kerry; kerryiraq

1 posted on 09/25/2004 7:55:22 PM PDT by Cableguy
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To: Cableguy

John Kerry couldn't stand on an issue if his feet were nailed to the floor


2 posted on 09/25/2004 7:56:26 PM PDT by MJY1288 (A PROUD MEMBER OF FREE REPUBLIC'S PAJAMAMUJAHADEEN)
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To: Cableguy

"(French policy with regard to Iraq has not changed and will not change)."

Translation -"We were cowards before, we are cowards now and we will be cowards in the future."


3 posted on 09/25/2004 7:57:25 PM PDT by airborne (God answers all prayers. Sometimes the answer is ,"No".)
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To: MJY1288

Monsieur Kerry is the Human Windsock.


4 posted on 09/25/2004 7:58:13 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Ask not what you can do for your country, ask the country what it will do for you!)
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