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Friday, August 27, 2004

Kerry's speech on Iraq War Resolution


"If we do wind up going to war with Iraq, it is imperative that we do so with others in the international community, unless there is a showing of a grave, imminent--and I emphasize "imminent"--threat to this country which requires the President to respond in a way that protects our immediate national security needs. " -John Kerry

I think careful study of the bill that Kerry voted for show that he was not voting for war, he was voting for a series of measures including weapons inspectors, UN support, and evidence of WMDs in order to put pressure on Saddam that was backed by US military forces. After 6 months of failing to comply with the terms of the IWR, Bush invaded Iraq anyways. Somehow I can't see the wisdom in violating the UN to enforce Iraq's former violations against the UN.