Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 22, 1971: "In our opinion, and from our experience, there is nothing in South Vietnam, nothing which could happen that realistically threatens the United States of America
. And to attempt to justify the loss of one American life in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos by linking such loss to the preservation of freedom, which those misfits supposedly abuse, is to us the height of criminal hypocrisy, and it is that kind of hypocrisy which we feel has torn this country apart...."
Speech to DNC, July 29, 2004: "I defended this country as a young man
and I will defend it as President. Let there be no mistake: I will never hesitate to use force when it is required."
How can you defend the country against a non-existent threat?
1998: Kerry Willing To Commit Ground Troops In Iraq. KERRY: "I think there is a disconnect between the depth of the threat that Saddam Hussein presents to the world and what we are at the moment talking about doing. ... [T]hen we have to be prepared to go the full distance, which is to do everything possible to disrupt his regime
and to encourage the forces of democracy." ABC’S COKIE ROBERTS: "And does that mean ground troops in Iraq?" KERRY: "I am personally prepared, if that’s what it meant." (ABC’s "This Week," 2/22/98)
2002: Kerry Agrees With Goal Of Regime Change In Iraq. "I agree completely with this Administration’s goal of a regime change in Iraq
..." (Sen. John Kerry, Speech To The 2002 DLC
National Conversation, New York, NY, 7/29/02)
2003: Kerry Said Iraq Resolution "Did Not Empower President To Do Regime Change." KERRY: "And the fact is, in the resolution that we passed, we did not empower the President to do regime change
." (NBC’s "Meet The Press," 8/31/03)
LOS ANGELES TIMES’ DOYLE McMANUS: "If that amendment does not pass, will you then vote against the $87 billion?" (CBS’ "Face The Nation," 9/14/03)
KERRY: "I don’t think any United States senator is going to abandon our troops and recklessly leave Iraq to whatever follows as a result of simply cutting and running. That’s irresponsible. What is responsible is for the administration to do this properly now. And I am laying out the way in which the administration could unite the American people, could bring other countries to the table, and I think could give the American people a sense that they’re on the right track. There’s a way to do this properly. But I don’t think anyone in the Congress is going to not give our troops ammunition, not give our troops the ability to be able to defend themselves.
We’re not going to cut and run and not do the job." (CBS’ "Face The Nation," 9/14/03)
2004: Kerry "Proud" He And Edwards Voted Against $87 Billion Supplemental. KERRY: "I’m proud to say that John [Edwards] joined me in voting against that $87 billion
..." (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At "Women’s Voices: A Luncheon with John Kerry," Boston, MA
Speech to DNC, July 29, 2004: "You don't value families if you force them to take up a collection to buy body armour for a son or daughter in the service
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Keynes is dead and we are living in his long run.