Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Kerry in November 2001 "How do we turn our attention to Saddam Hussein?"

A must-read Kausfiles digs up November 16, 2001 Kerry interview with John McLaughlin:

"McLaughlin askes "What do we have to worry about [in Afghanistan]?"

Here's the last part of Kerry's answer:

I have no doubt, I've never had any doubt -- and I've said this publicly -- about our ability to be successful in Afghanistan. We are and we will be. The larger issue, John, is what happens afterwards.
How do we now turn attention ultimately to Saddam Hussein? How do we deal with the larger Muslim world? What is our foreign policy going to be to drain the swamp of terrorism on a global basis?" [emphasis added]

Stunning. Two months and 5 days after 9/11, 18 months before the invasion of Iraq, here is JFK asking about Hussein. So much for Iraq as diversion. What won't he say? I thought his mom told him when he started running for president, "integrity, integrity, integrity."

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