Skip to comments.Kerry calls Iraq vote his greatest regret
Posted on 10/11/2006 9:56:15 PM PDT by bitt
WASHINGTON --Four years to the day after voting to authorize war in Iraq, Senator John F. Kerry today asserted that the vote is his greatest regret of his political career, and said all lawmakers who voted for the war should admit that it was a mistake.
"There's nothing -- nothing -- in my life in public service I regret more, nothing even close," Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, wrote in a dispatch on the liberal blog HuffingtonPost.com. "We should all be willing to say: I was wrong, I should not have voted for the Iraq War Resolution."
Throughout his 2004 presidential campaign, Kerry said that he would not have changed his vote to authorize force to topple Saddam Hussein. His struggles to articulate his position on the war epitomized his difficulty in communicating his campaign message.
Today's pronouncement marks Kerry's latest attempt to establish himself as a firmly anti-war senator as he prepares for another possible run for the White House. ..............
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
That position drew Kerry a rebuke today from Bush, who held it up as an example of a "cut and run" policy championed by Democrats.
"I would cite my opponent in the 2004 campaign when he said there needs to be a date certain from which to withdraw from Iraq," Bush said in a White House news conference.
"I characterize that as `cut and run' because I believe it is `cut and run,' " Bush continued. "They may not use `cut and run,' but they say `date certain' is when to get out, before the job is done. That is `cut and run.' "
Kerry reacted angrily to the description of his plan. He has advocated setting a deadline for the withdrawal of most troops as a way to force Iraqis to settle their political differences and take responsibility for the security of their nation.
"He wraps my strategy in slogans because he's afraid to take responsibility'' for a failed war policy, Kerry said in a statement."..........
This slease baag must be just about out of sheets he's waved so many white flags.
posting this in honor of 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, who is fighting the effects of a stroke and heart attack.
Tonk calls a fraud a fraud, often and well.
Geez, I'd have thought getting his butt handed to him by GW would be his greatest regret :D
So, I guess Teresa would be #2.
His momma made an even greater mistake.
Nah, signing the pre-nup would be number 2.
More prayers for Tonkin.
The real deal.
Thank you bitt.
Not his multitude of votes against missile defense? Why, just today the democRATs were trying to convince us they were always supportive of Star Wars. Kerry is the stuff pond scum scrapes off their shoes.
Mr. Kerry is the very picture of a coward.
Yes, but did he bring Christmas presents to the Cambodians when he was there on Christmas day way back in the day?
What, no remorse for serving as Madame Binh's sock puppet?
Couldn't have been lying about our soldiers in Nam then spitting on them.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
So killing all of those people in Vietnam, which he used to complain about so much, is not his worst regret?
What a scumbag.
And how low the Democrats sank, to have this....person as their selected leader.
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