September 12, 2004


Via the Weekly Standard, a selection of John Kerry’s Iraq flip-flops:

I said at the time I would have preferred if we had given diplomacy a greater opportunity, but I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein. And when the president made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him. - May 3, 2003

Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe that we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be president or the credibility to be elected president. - December 16, 2003

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. - August 9, 2004

Iraq was "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time." - September 6, 2004

We should not send more American troops. That would be the worst thing. - September 4, 2003

If it requires more troops ... that's what you have to do. - April 18, 2004

I will have significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops. - August 1, 2004

We're going to get our troops home where they belong. - August 6, 2004

We should increase funding [for the war in Iraq] by whatever number of billions of dollars it takes to win. - August 31, 2003

$200 billion [for Iraq] that we're not investing in education and health care, and job creation here at home ... That's the wrong choice. - September 8, 2004

Vote for Kerry! Or don’t vote for him. Either way, he’ll be equally happy.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 12, 2004 03:46 AM

On the other hand, Theresa's been remarkably consistent.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at September 12, 2004 at 06:55 AM

Maybe there should be a rule like in chess, that if you touch a piece you have to move it.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at September 12, 2004 at 07:12 AM

The $50 bet I made when the polls were hammering Bush is looking good.Kerry is toast,goodnight and goodbye Democrats and take your fake documents with you.

Posted by: gubbaboy at September 12, 2004 at 09:26 AM