The debate started off with a question about Kerry’s ability for flip-flopping. You could tell it stung a little, but he jumped right up and declared he had only a single, consistent position on Iraq. But unfortunately for John Kerry, his mind doesn’t quite register his positions as fast as his mouth spits them out, because by the end of the debate he had, in fact, switched his position on Iraq.
“Well, let me tell you straight up, I’ve never changed my mind about Iraq. I do believe Saddam Hussein was a threat. I always believed he was a threat — believed it in 1998 when Clinton was President.”
“I don’t think you can just rely on U.N. sanctions, Randy, but you’re absolutely correct, it is a threat — it’s a huge threat. And what’s interesting is it’s a threat that has grown while the President has been preoccupied with Iraq where there wasn’t a threat.”
In fact, John Kerry, in less than 90 minutes, argued that he “always believed [Saddam] was a threat” and then that Iraq “wasn’t a threat”. And that was in the span of less than 2 hours.
Still think John Kerry was being “straight up”?