Kerry debates himself and loses.
In a further attempt to pander to the “Anybody But Bush” crowd, John Kerry twists himself into pretzel-like contortions bashing a Bush policy that he only weeks ago touted himself. But don’t take my word for it, just look at what John Kerry, himself, said on August 1, 2004:
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry vowed Sunday to drastically reduce US troops around the world if he wins the November election, withdrawing forces from Iraq, and possibly Korea and Europe… “…force reductions in Iraq would be just a start. I think we can significantly change the deployment of troops not just there but elsewhere in the world, in the Korean peninsula, perhaps, in Europe, perhaps,” the Massachusetts senator said in a series of US television interviews.
Kerry said the redeployment would undermine relations with U.S. allies needed to help fight in Iraq and in the war on terror. It also would endanger national security as the United States is working to deter North Korea’s nuclear program, he said.
John Kerry, telling fellow combat veterans he’s their “true brother in arms,'’ said Wednesday that President Bush’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Europe and Asia would weaken U.S. security and embolden nuclear-armed North Korea.
Kerry argued that Bush’s policy would dangerously reduce forces at a time when the nation is fighting the al-Qaida terrorist network in 60 countries across the globe.