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John Kerry`s Iraq Quandary
The Jewish Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2004 | Michael Ashbury

Posted on 10/11/2004 11:48:26 AM PDT by blogblogginaway

On September 6, 2002, John Kerry in an op-ed in The New York Times stated that “I refuse ever to accept the notion that anything I`ve suggested with respect to Iraq was nuanced. It was clear. It was precise. It was, in fact, prescient. It was ahead of the curve about what the difficulties were. And that is precisely what a president is supposed to be. I think I was right, 100% correct, about how you should have done Iraq.”

A sampling of his prescient remarks:

1990 “Iraq has developed a chemical weapons capability, and is pursuing a nuclear weapons development program.” (In 1991 Senator Kerry was in the minority of senators who voted against the Persian Gulf War.)

1997 “Should the resolve of our allies wane, the United States must not lose its resolve to take action.” He further warned that if Saddam Hussein were not held to account for violation of UN resolutions, some future conflict would have “greater consequence.”

1998 “I think there is a disconnect between the depth of the threat that Saddam Hussein presents to the world and what we are at the moment talking about doing ... we have to be prepared to go the full distance, which is to do everything possible to disrupt his regime and to encourage the forces of democracy....

“I am 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. I believe that he has used these weapons before. He has invaded another country. He views himself as a modern-day Nebuchadnezzar. He wants to continue to play the uniting critical role in that part of the world. And I think we have to stand up to that.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thejewishpress.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; statementsoniraq

1 posted on 10/11/2004 11:48:26 AM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway
John Kerry Shit
2 posted on 10/11/2004 11:50:39 AM PDT by FesterUSMC ("If you don't have the hammer, you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather have the hammer!")
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To: blogblogginaway
His quandry is one of long standing.

KERRY, APOLOGIZE NOW!

3 posted on 10/11/2004 11:50:52 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Jeff Head

But I thought Kerry said in the debate that he has only had 1 position on Iraq


4 posted on 10/11/2004 11:54:25 AM PDT by Fallstaff
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To: blogblogginaway
It was, in fact, prescient. It was ahead of the curve about what the difficulties were.

What a maroon, what a ignoranimus, what a asswhole.

FMCDH(BITS)

5 posted on 10/11/2004 11:56:00 AM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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To: blogblogginaway
It was, in fact, prescient. It was ahead of the curve about what the difficulties were.

What a maroon, what a ignoranimus, what a asswhole.

FMCDH(BITS)

6 posted on 10/11/2004 11:56:37 AM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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