Another interesting article... Kerry Calls Vote Change 'Inarticulate'
Hrm... I call Kerry's vote 'waffles
Kerry said, "It was just a very inarticulate way of saying something and I had one of those inarticulate moments." The vote, of course, was an important piece of legislation necessary to provide the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with much needed ammo, body armor, and other provisions. Kerry was highly critical of Bush for not providing our soldiers with adequate provisions, but when given the chance to supply our troops, Kerry voted against the legislation.
Kerry's vote against supporting our troops came after Kerry voted for the war in Iraq. Kerry DID vote for the war in Iraq, by the way. We have all seen in recent weeks Kerry's attempts to distance himself from this vote... his lame excuse is that he only authorized the vote for the threat of force - to be used for diplomatic pressure - and not the actual invasion of Iraq. This is, of course, nonsense. Kerry knew what he was voting for, and his own words at the time make that very clear
. The press is, predictably, trying to cover for Kerry by printing his revisionist version of history:
Kerry was among the senators who voted to authorize Bush to use force against Iraq and has said he would still vote for authorization so that the president could put pressure on Saddam to allow more inspections for weapons.This article
, also reports Kerry has said, "We should not have gone to war knowing the information that we know today. Knowing there was no imminent threat to America, knowing there were no weapons of mass destruction, knowing there was no connection of Saddam Hussein to Al Qaida, I would not have gone to war. That's plain and simple." But this position is not plain and simple. 6 weeks ago
, Kerry said, "Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it was the right authority for a president to have." What has Kerry learned in the last 6 weeks that has changed his mind? Moreover, there were WMDs in Iraq
and there was a connection
between Saddam and Al Qaeda
A few days after
Kerry made this statement, the President said, "Senator Kerry agrees with me that even though we did not find the stockpiles of weapons that we all believed were there, knowing everything we know today, he would have voted to go into Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power. I'm glad he cleared that up. The only -- only problem is there's 80 more days for him to change his mind."
Looks like the President was right.
, a somewhat short article, is so packed with stuff to talk about... Getting back to Kerry's vote against supporting our troops, Kerry explains that he voted for a version of the legislation that would have repealed part of the Bush tax cuts; i.e. he would have supported our troops if he were allowed to raise taxes while doing it. When that version was canned, Kerry said of his vote against the non tax-raising version, "It was a protest."
Kerry didn't get his way, so as a symbolic "protest" against a piece of legislation that does not raise taxes, he VOTES AGAINST SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS IN A TIME OF WAR!!! Are you kidding me? How can this guy sleep at night! How can anyone seriously consider voting for this guy? The sad thing is, this isn't Kerry's first protest
during a time fo war. It wasn't the first time Kerry's protests worked against our soldiers during a time of war.
Sadly, Kerry's most recent waffles
do not even come as a suprise.