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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 12:04 PM
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59. Many of the things you seem to thing are swiftboating are not even close to that
1) Many are not lies - they are true, thus legitimate. It is up to Edwards to show that they are notimportant or that something outweighs them.

2) Many are based on SEVERAL, not just the IWR position, where his prior record does not match his rhetoric. Edwards needs to make the case for all these transformations.

3) Edwards is sometimes not telling the complete truth when he apologizes for things. There is a lot of rewriting history that happens. (ie exactly what he thought about WMDs at the moment he voted - he has said BOTH that he never believed it (2003) and that he voted because of it (2005). He has done the same thing with the $87 billion vote - in 2004, he followed Kerry in one debate and said his reasons were similar, in 2007, he said it was to cut funding. (though at the time of the vote, he was still in support of having gone to war. - these are all on tape.
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