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Monday, September 06, 2004

Kerry flips on his Iraq stance again

At a campaign stop in Pennsylvania today, Kerry tacked back to his anti-war message. Reuters reports:

Democrat John Kerry accused President Bush on Monday of sending U.S. troops to the "wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time" and said he'd try to bring them all home in four years.

Before commenting on Kerry's latest comments on Iraq, lets recap where he's been on the issue:

Kerry Agrees With Goal Of Regime Change In Iraq. "I agree completely with this Administration’s goal of a regime change in Iraq ..." (Sen. John Kerry, Speech To The 2002 DLC National Conversation, New York, NY, 7/29/02)

Kerry Says Disarming Saddam Was "Right Decision." KERRY: "George, I said at the time I would have preferred if we had given diplomacy a greater opportunity, but I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein, and when the President made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him." (ABC News Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate, Columbia, SC, 5/3/03)

Kerry Calls Saddam A "Renegade And Outlaw." "... Saddam Hussein is a renegade and outlaw who turned his back on the tough conditions of his surrender put in place by the United Nations in 1991." (Sen. John Kerry, Speech To The 2002 DLC National Conversation, New York, NY, 7/29/02)

Even putting aside the fact the Kerry voted to authorize the war against Iraq, it is clear this man cannot be taken seriously over the conflict in Iraq. He must realize that the President's campaign will point back to his past statements and further solidify the image of John Kerry as a flip-flopper. But even more damaging than that is the fact that he is losing what little credibility he had on the war to begin with.

I see it this way: Do you want a man as president who looks to his past decisions and make constant adjustments to his stance to match current popular opinion? Or do you want a man who can make a decision, stand by it, and look to the future to remedy those decisions that were not perfect?

The president has demonstrated that his primary concern as president is to protect the American people, and polls show the majority of Americans trust this to be true. John Kerry, on the other hand, has only proven he can be trusted to defend one thing; John Kerry.


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