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Has John Kerry Gone Completly Insane?

Now he says this:

Kerry on Iraq: 'Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time'

CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Monday called the invasion of Iraq "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time" and said his goal was to withdraw U.S. troops in a first White House term.

HUH? Less than a month ago he said this:

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said on Monday he would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing force against Iraq even if he had known then no weapons of mass destruction would be found. Taking up a challenge from President Bush, whom he will face in the Nov. 2 election, the Massachusetts senator said: "I'll answer it directly. Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it is the right authority for a president to have but I would have used that authority effectively."

So... he would have knowingly and willingly voted for "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time."

And we are supposed to trust this guy with our nuclear arsenal?



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Comments (20)

neat.i love john ker... (Below threshold)

i love john kerry.
he keeps me entertained.
i'm going to be ever so sad when November 3 rolls around and he disappears from the public eye again.
MSNBC should give him a televisions show.
then i can be entertained by his wacky antics for years to come.
one can hope.

Now I see clearly the cleve... (Below threshold)

Now I see clearly the clever strategy of the Kerry-Edwards ticket. They believe they can win by making people so dizzy from following their campaign that voters won't know which way is up. The dizzy voters, in Kerry's mind perhaps, will be so disoriented they will vote for him. What other explanation is there? I mean, this character changes his position every hour. He's for the war. He's against the war. It's the right war being fought by the wrong president. It's the wrong war. I voted for the authority to go to war, but didn't expect a war. It's the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's the right war, but not fought right. It's a war but not part of the war on terrorism. We were misled into war. I'd have gone to war even if I knew there were no weapons of mass destruction. I voted for the $87 Billion before I voted against it. I'll fight a better war. I'll fight a more sensitive war. The war should be fought using intelligence and law enforcement not the military. We've got to help our troops fight the war. I voted against the money to help them fight the war, but I want them to have the best equipment possible so they can fight the war. My freaking head is spinning.
Screw getting to know the real John Kerry. I wish I never heard that name. He makes Howard Dean and Algore appear sane.

What you all don't understa... (Below threshold)
Steve Cormier:

What you all don't understand is that John Kerry is an extremely principled man. He stands completely by the principle that he must be president, regardless of how many contradictory positions it takes, how many different advisors he must hire, and how many nasty, filthy slurs against the current president he must issue or sanction.

you guys love to make up st... (Below threshold)

you guys love to make up stuff; kerry has had a single consistent position. bush came to the congress and asked for (begged?demanded?) the authority to decide wheter force would be needed after consulting with the UN. bush explicitly said he was going to try to avoid war, and needed the vote of confidence and vote of authority from the congress to take to the UN to apply pressure on iraq. kerry's position has been principled and consistent: when the president asks for such a thing, the congress should give him the leverage and support he asks for. period. he hasnt said he supported the decision to go to war. the president asked for authority to use as leverage, and kerry gave him the authority he believes is due a president. you guys can attack him for his positions if you want, but at least have the decency to stop lying about them. i find it the height of hypocrisy and irony that bush asked for the authority to threaten iraq, then has the gaul to attack kerry for granting it to him and not simply smiling and saying good job.

HEY!! You CANNOT QUESTION K... (Below threshold)

HEY!! You CANNOT QUESTION KERRY! Now, just don't do it! Stop it, stop it right now!! No questions! Never, ever ask him questions or ask questions about him! ~Like, just stop it, dood.~

Hand puppets can question Kerry, but NO ONE ELSE! Well, maybe there's "Jay," but that's IT!

What, I'm a hand puppet?</p... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

What, I'm a hand puppet?

That might explain this guy with his arm up my...


Anon, no one has to lie abo... (Below threshold)

Anon, no one has to lie about Kerry. The truth will be his downfall. I love Liberals. They call conservatives liars without giving one piece of evidence of lies. Anyone who claims Kerry is not the Lord of the Flip-Floppers is indeed the liar.

Suzy, I think I see a way a... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Suzy, I think I see a way around your new "hand-puppet" rule.

"Next up, Democratic Presidential Nominee John Kerry will be interviewed by Triumph, the insult comic dog!"

Oh, I LIKE that thought... much better than my previous one.


SURPRISE!!!Should an... (Below threshold)

Should anyone be surprised that Kerry has done yet another about face? IF you are among the surprised then you truly have your head buried in the sand.
Idea.....maybe Kerry would pull another 4 months...
We could see how many medals he would put himself in for and maybe he could break his own record?
I'm so sick of JE/JK that I would welcome a good long regurgitation of their prolitical bullshit. Sort of like a cleansing of the mind....

Does this prove that Kerry ... (Below threshold)

Does this prove that Kerry is devoid of ideas, or has way too many? ;-)

Whichever, it definitely proves how the old time tactic of saying this today and that tomorrow -- and relying on the media and people's short memories to not catch it -- doesn't work any more. All hail Google and the blogosphere!

Kerry is using the radical ... (Below threshold)

Kerry is using the radical way of getting out of a situation he put himself in. Playing semantics & no substance. Another one who doesn't want America to know how much he "loathes" the military. I suppose the libs would like to turn our military into a big govt. progam instead of what it was meant to be.

When democrats say "they aren't" that means they are, & when they say "they are" rest assure they mean they aren't.

I can't wait for the debates. "W" stands for "Will" the real John Kerry please stand up?


You guys are just not takin... (Below threshold)

You guys are just not taking the time to understand the "nuance" of Kerry's clearly defined confusion. Let me retsate it for you. Kerry ment to say he voted "Against" denying the President the right and power to pursue the Iqaqi war. Then he voted "for" witholding the neccessary funds to fight it. Now I hope that clears it up once and for all and we can put all this flip flop jabber behind us.

Update: Kerry has issued a clearification clearifying his previous position stating that "The war was wrong, and not funded properly." - ( Oh. Thats better. )

Yes, he voted to give him t... (Below threshold)

Yes, he voted to give him the authority. He did not vote for Bush to go in with a plan that did not look beyond "shock and awe." Kerry is criticizing the way Bush has used that power. He is saying that he made the wrong choices - and clearly Bush has because Iraq is a disaster that is hardly getting better - if at all.

the Massachusetts senator said: "I'll answer it directly. Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it is the right authority for a president to have but I would have used that authority effectively."

I realize Bush supporters like their foreign policy in short sound bites from Fox - but reality requires a bit more thinking.

Like everything else, so mu... (Below threshold)

Like everything else, so much would be cleared up if only Kerry would release his records, medical and otherwise. What is that $9K in medical bills not covered by his senatorial insurance, Botox or something more sinister? Why is he so secretive about ALL of his records?

The election is drawing nearer and still no military records, no FBI records, no Tereza financial records, no Kerry medical records, NADA! Was HE AWOL from the Reserves when protesting his own country? If these records are not released soon, there will not even be time to properly research them before voting time.

Sleepwalking? Suppose he were to sleepwalk and push THE button? Do we not have a right to know these things about one who would be the leader of our country? Why did the MSM insist Bush release all of his military records that are available but not Kerry? What kind of game is that?


Oh. Thats what the problem ... (Below threshold)

Oh. Thats what the problem is. Of course. Kerry would have fought the war more effectively by getting premission from French fried pricks like Chirac who would sell his mother for Iraqi oil rights. Or wait. Better yet he would have fought the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, paying for it with no funding. Now we understand.

Rueters WNS...9/7/04...New York, N.Y.,.."In a hastily called news conference today the New York liberal Times, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN filed a "cease and desist" order against the FOX news broadcasting group for "exercising non-partisan freedom of speech, in a obviously orchestrated and devious atempt to tell the truth to the American electorate" . A spokesmen for the Patriotic group of unbiased media stated "If FOX thinks it can get away with these deliberately honest, candid attacks on Senator Kerry's spotless anti-American voting record they are sadly mistaken"...FOX representatives responded by promising to tone down the persistant use of truth based reporting...In other News... "Kerry changes position on war...again"...Stumping in the battleline state of Ohio today Senator Kerry reinterated his position on the Iraqi war yet again...Kerry Declared... "If I would have known then what I know now I would have declared war on Brooklyn..."...Kerry aides expressed the hope that this would nail down the Senators position once and for all...World News tickertape..."Arafat accuses Israel of defending itself"..."General Issimo Franco spotted in Madrid Starbucks"..."Florida Election board declares Nader the winner".....updates on the hour....

Here's great news for Kerry... (Below threshold)

Here's great news for Kerry -- this item will appear in the online bulletin of Police Times Magazine

Cop-Killer Endorses Kerry

Convicted cop-killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal, endorses John Kerry. Abu-Jamal's death sentence for gunning down Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner in 1981 has made him an idol to many extreme leftists. The convicted murderer regularly contributes columns to Workers World, the weekly journal of a Marxist revolutionary party that is the main sponsor of International ANSWER, which in turn is a major sponsor of anti-war protests.

"One of Kerry's selling points is his plan to appeal to Europe to give a hand to the American colonial project in Iraq, instead of the cold shoulder which the Bush regime has received since the invasion and occupation of Iraq. ..."

Apparently Kerry's new team... (Below threshold)

Apparently Kerry's new team wants him to firm up a position on Iraq once and for all.
Kerry Firms up Iraq position

Yes.... (Below threshold)


JayTea: hahahaha...I see y... (Below threshold)

JayTea: hahahaha...I see you (and probably everyone else reading here) misunderstood my reference to Kerry "allowing" questions by "Jay."

WHAT I WAS REFERRING TO wasn't to you, "Jay Tea," but to Kerry's recent switch in nomenclature when referring to John Edwards...Kerry was heard to refer to him (Edwards) as "Jay" in that recent Ohio speech (same one he attempted to start the woefully underenergized "W stands for..." meme).

So, apparently, "only 'J'" can question Kerry, as per Kerry...and Kamp.

But, the hand puppets thing, I stand by that! Yeah, would love to see a Q&A about Kerry's whatever positions by Triumph, the Insult Dog.

I was, actually, thinking about the Southpark duo, however, as to "hand puppets" -- what with their upcoming feature film that features hand puppets as leading characters.

I should have been more specific, sorry.

Also, "hand puppets" can we... (Below threshold)

Also, "hand puppets" can well define the liberal press, err, media, err, puppets.






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