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Sunday, August 1, 2004
Now he Brings it up?

By Steven Taylor @ 5:17 pm

Kerry Foresees No More U.S. Troops for Iraq.

Interesting, because he didn’t mention this at all during the convention (which was, after all, only a few days ago), and now he is talking about bringing home a “significant number” during his first term?

Not only is this a fairly major statement policywise, and hence something that was worthy of airing at the convention, it also would have gone over quite well with the delegates, and led to more energy from the crowd. So why wait until the Sunday after the convention to bring it up?

Of course, this is the same John Kerry who wanted more troops not that long ago.

From the 12/4/03 edition of USAT:

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Wednesday that he would reverse President Bush’s “inept, reckless” foreign policies. He said he would send tens of thousands more troops to Iraq and name special envoys to the Mideast and Islamic world.

Or from the 4/19/04 edition of USAT, Kerry says he would send more troops to Iraq if necessary:

“It may well be that we need a new president, a breath of fresh air, to re-establish our credibility with the rest of the world” and bring other countries into Iraq, Kerry said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

He also said that “if it requires more troops in order to create the stability that eliminates the chaos” discouraging the United Nations and other countries from helping, “that’s what we have to do.”

So I guess that since he now thinks that more troops aren’t needed that he thinks that the Bush administration has been successful in recent months creating stabilitiy and elimininating chaos?

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2 Comments»

  1. Crystal ball.

    Comment by Joel Gaines — Sunday, August 1, 2004 @ 6:22 pm

  2. “Kerry says he would send more troops to Iraq if necessary:”

    Gee I guess Bush will send over more troops if he doesnt think it is nescessary. Once again Kerry wants it both ways.

    If he doesnt send more troops he tells the truth and if he does send more troops he told the truth becuase he thought it was nescessary.

    THe man is a rocket scientist for 6 year olds I tell you.

    Comment by retired military — Sunday, August 1, 2004 @ 7:36 pm

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