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Thursday, July 10, 2003

I'm sorry Mr. Kerry, but you have only a tiny bit more credibility than Bush:
Kerry and many other Democratic presidential contenders supported giving Bush the authority to go to war in Iraq. Kerry said Thursday that decision was "100 percent right" because it gave the United States additional leverage in the United Nations. -- CNN

The only plausible defense for Kerry, Edwards and Gephardt of their votes for the war resolution last October is to say that they were deceived by the administration. (Lieberman's defense is "I'm George Bush with a D-CT after my name.") Kerry certainly doesn't offer much hope for international cooperation if he thinks he needs to give a war-happy moron authorization to invade a largely defenseless country in order to gain "additional leverage" on an organization located in our country and in which we can veto any meaningful action (and where we were spying on other countries' representatives just a few months ago). Just stationing a few warships in the East River with their guns pointed at UN headquarters would have been a lot cheaper, and probably more legal. There were plenty of indications last year that the Bushies were, at the very least, stretching the truth to the breaking point to get their war. Kerry and the others should, at the very least, have insisted on a thorough investigation of all the claims of WMD's before their authorization led to thousands of Iraqis being killed, over 200 Americans being killed, and over 1000 being wounded.