Skip to comments.Kerry Endorsed Bush's Tora Bora Strategy
Posted on 10/30/2004 11:29:31 AM PDT by Perdogg
After Osama bin Laden released his pre-election video yesterday, John Kerry repeated his criticism that President Bush let the terror kingpin get away by "outsourcing" the job to Afghan forces when we had him cornered in the Tora Bora mountains.
But it turns out that in December 2001, when the Tora Bora operation was underway, Kerry endorsed Bush's tactics during an interview with CNN's Larry King.
Kerry said the Bush plan to get bin Laden "is having its impact, and it is the best way to protect our troops and sort of minimalize the proximity, if you will." Lest anyone mistake his endorsement as half-hearted, Kerry added:
"I think we have been doing this pretty effectively, and we should continue to do it that way."
The quotes, unearthed Saturday by New York Times columnist David Brooks, only add to Kerry's image as a political opportunist who tailors his rhetoric to fit the moment.
According to Kerry, says Brooks: "When we rely on allies everywhere else around the world, that's multilateral cooperation, but when Bush does it in Afghanistan, it's 'outsourcing.' In Iraq, Kerry supports using local troops to chase insurgents, but in Afghanistan he is in post hoc opposition."
The Tora Bora contradiction exposes the credibility gap in Kerry's anti-terror pronouncements, says Brooks. "Many people are not sure that he gets the fundamental moral confrontation. Many people are not sure he feels it, or feels anything."
"Many people are not sure he feels it, or feels anything"
John Kerry is an empty man both in mind and spirit. Elite puppet of George Soros and Ted Kennedy, Political chameleon.
If nothing else scares America this simple fact should because in fact it makes Kerry a more serious threat to the US than OBL.
the man is a loser and no way will he win
If Kerry endorses anything, then it was probably a horrific mistake. Fortunately, Kerry was only pandering at a time when the war was popular, and was secretly pulling for a US defeat, as he always does. He has more recently shown his true colors: disrespect for our CIC, Gen. Franks, the Northern Alliance, and our troops.
Kerry changes his mind so much, I'm suprised he doesn't constantly suffer from vertigo....
I hope after the Bush landslide, that the majority of Americans, led by the blogs and freerepublic, of course, put the f***ing thumbscrews to the MSM to purge the damned commies out of their editorial boards.
David Brooks is the only thing worth reading in that paper.
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