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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-04 01:36 PM
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27. NO he shouldn't have voted for it but Yes his story will work
The resolution, amongst other things, claims that alQaeda is in Iraq and to prevent another attack the US must act. Okay there WERE alQaeda in Iraq which is about the same as saying that there WERE alQaeda in the US prior to and on 9/11. It also says that all diplomatic means will be exhausted before action is taken.

Here is where Kerry can make this work. At the time there was strong opposition to giving this much power to the President, any President and to calm concerns the WH told Congress that this act was a show of a united supporting US that W needed when going to the UN. They did the same thing with IWR that they do with other legislation and that they did in the UN, they explain what they MEAN and as soon as it is approved they say 'Oh no we didn't mean THAT we meant THIS'. NEgroponte was running all over the UN telling members that there was no "automaticity" in 1441 (read that one too and see if it isn't vague) but as soon as it was passed and missiles were found they claimed that they had the authority to act even though 1441 says that the Security Council will meet to reconsider this at a later time.

Kerry has to sell this as "Hey I was lied to too" that brings the middle who see now that it was all based on lies in to supporting or at least considering him.
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