Skip to comments.Kerry Sets a Record: 14 Flip-Flops in One Speech
Posted on 09/20/2004 1:04:30 PM PDT by conservativecorner
Sen. John Kerry set some kind of record today in a speech to his fellow leftists at New York University. The Republican National Committee counted 14 flip-flops on Iraq.
Among the more egregious of the tragicomic whoppers noted:
Kerry now claims the "most important task" is to win the "war on terrorism." Yet Kerry, speaking to his pets at the New York Times in March, refused to call the war on terror a war, RNC recalled. Kerry then: "The final victory in the war on terror depends on a victory in the war of ideas, much more than the war on the battlefield. And the war - not the war, I dont want to use that terminology."
Kerry now claims Iraq was a "diversion from" the war on terror. On Dec. 15 he said: "Iraq may not be the war on terror itself, but it is critical to the outcome of the war on terror."
Kerry now claims Saddam Hussein's evil was not enough to justify war. Here's what he said in a speech July 29, 2002: "I agree completely with this administrations goal of a regime change in Iraq 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."
Kerry now claims Saddams "downfall has left America less secure." Oopsy: Here's his anti-Dean, anti-Saddam stand in December 2003, according to Newsday: "Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe we are not safer with his capture, dont have the judgment to be president or the credibility to be elected president."
Kerry now claims the decision to go into Iraq was a "colossal" failure. Yet on Aug. 9, Kerry said that had he known then what he knew now, he would still have voted for the use-of-force resolution, according to CNN: "Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it's the right authority for a president to have. But I would have used that authority as I have said throughout this campaign, effectively."
Kerry now claims Saddam was not a "threat to our security." Here's what he said in January 2003, according to the L.A. Times: "If you don't believe Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn't vote for me."
Kerry now claims Saddam's "capability to acquire weapons" was not reason enough for war. Yet according to the Congressional Record of Oct. 9, 2002, he called those who would leave the Iraqi dictator alone "naive to the point of grave danger." And so on and so forth.
At least no one can say Kerry is two-faced. He has so many more faces than that.
The quagmires in his mind.
Keep in mind that his advisors are the clintoonians. Clintoon was a master at diversion. He bombed 7 countries in 8 years to avoid the media focusing on his sex scandals.
i was listening to Jay Sevrin on the way to job #2 (he is a local conservative commentator) who said that this was the best speech Kerry gave and if it gets a lot of air time may make Kerry into a winner
And on September 7th, he said:
KERRY: "Today marks a tragic milestone in the war in Iraq. More than 1,000 of America's sons and daughters have now given their lives on behalf of their country, on behalf of freedom in the war on terror. I think that the first thing that every American wants to say today is how deeply we each feel the loss."
War on ideas? I guess J. Fraud dosent realize that their 'idea' is to see as many of us 'infidels' dead as possible. Kinda incompatible with our idea of liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
"Forward to others" BUMP!
John Kerry is not schizophrenic. The voices in his head said so.
"He" or "She"?
She but I was primarily referring to those on clintoon's campaign staff.
That might be hard to top. Wonfder if i will ever see it bested in my lifetime. It is certainly a record of Ruth, McGuire, Gerig or Aaron proportions.
14 flip-flops in a single speech . . !!??
A Kerry Record!!!
I don't know if Jay Sevrin is right, but today was not a good day to make a policy speech.....it's all CBS....LOL
"I don't know if Jay Sevrin is right, but today was not a good day to make a policy speech.....it's all CBS....LOL"
i am at work so have no access to news
is it only CBS?! if so that is awesome tee hee ;)
Those are zoris, not flip flops.
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