“Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said on Monday he would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing force against Iraq even if he had known then no weapons of mass destruction would be found. “
Update — (Tuesday) — Limbaugh was, of course, all over this today, correctly pointing out that Kerry’s statement completely undermines all arguments about Bush’s credibility on Iraq, and whether invading Iraq was the right thing to do.
And, of course, the Bush campaign knows a huge opportunity when it sees one. Bush Goes After Kerry on Iraq War Admission:
“Bush and his aides delighted in the response and said it showed further evidence of Kerry flip-flopping from an anti-war stance he held during the Democratic primary last winter.
“Now, almost two years after he voted for the war in Iraq, and almost 220 days after switching positions to declare himself the anti-war candidate, my opponent has found a new nuance,” Bush said. “He now agrees it was the right decision to go into Iraq.”
“After months of questioning my motives, and even my credibility, Senator Kerry now agrees with me that even though we have not found the stockpiles of weapons we all believed were there, knowing everything we know today, he would have voted to go into Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein (news – web sites) from power. I want to thank Senator Kerry for clearing that up,” Bush said.”
I really have to wonder what the thinking is in the Kerry campaign. I mean, if this is what Kerry really think, WHY SAY IT? Did they discuss this before Kerry said it, or did he just say it? Don’t they understand that he is leading Bush now BECAUSE the public thinks Bush did the wrong thing by invading Iraq? And now he says he SUPPORTS Bush on this?
Bush’s justification for invading Iraq was to lie, claiming that he thought they were an imminent threat to the security of our country! But now Kerry is saying he would have invaded Iraq EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE NOT threatening us!