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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:18 PM

33. Kerry was VERY different

One clear difference is her February 2003 statement. Kerry on January 22, 2003 at Georgetown University said that Bush should NOT RUSH TO WAR and said it was not a war of last resort - which I assume that most GU students knew meant he was saying it would not be a just war.

The significance of the date is important. When Kerry voted to get inspectors in, there had been no inspectors with for 4 years. Rice's comment was made after the IAEA and Hans Blitz were there for about 4 months inspecting even in the Presidential palaces - finding nothing. There was FAR more reason to know that there were no WMD in 2003 than 2002. (By the way, Dean himself was more agressive in 2002 than in 2003 - he just did not have to vote.)

As to later - 2 words: Kerry/Feingold - The exit plan that set a dead line to get out - Neither Obama or Hillary voted for it, but 6 months after the vote when it became popular, both had plans simiolar to it with longer timelines.

As to the 2004 quote, compare to Kerry's Iraq speech in 2004 given at NYU. The gist was to involve the regional powers and interntional organization to a greater degree, have no permanent bases and start leaving in 2005.

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