Kerry's 'First Obligation'
The New York Times has a compilation of some recent quotes from the presidential candidates. Last Friday in Crystal City, Va., John Kerry had this to say:
"The obligation of the commander in chief of the United States is to be able to look parents in the eyes, look a family in the eyes and be able to say to them, 'I tried to do everything in my power to avoid the loss of your son or daughter. But the threat was so real, the threat was so imminent, we had no choice.' And I believe that this president failed that test in Iraq."
This from a man who voted to send the troops to war and then voted against funding them.
By the way, NO ONE IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAID THE THREAT WAS IMMINENT. Why not? BECAUSE THE WHOLE POINT WAS TO ACT BEFORE AN IMMINENT THREAT AROSE.
The Democratic Party's talking points are simply unconnected to reality.