Just when you think you have this guy figured out… he throws you a curve ball. Now I could have sworn he said it was a bad thing to go into Iraq and that the President was reckless “… our nation should only go to war as a last resort…” so I guess this new statement means he believed it was the last resort? Then why didn’t he vote for the buget to support the troops after his vote in Congress. Does he support the war or doen’t he? This guy just doesn’t know what side of this issue he is on. When in doubt, just keep us all guessing.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. (Reuters) – 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.”
Speaking to reporters from the Powell’s Landing on the rim of the Grand Canyon above a mile-deep drop, Kerry also said reducing U.S. troops in Iraq significantly by next August was “an appropriate goal.” More…