Friday, June 18, 2004

Revised Revised Revised Revised Standard Version: Kerry has now clarified his position on a war that he didn't support, but voted for, and would do differently if he were president:
Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry said Thursday that the Sept. 11 commission's report clearly shows President Bush "rushed to war for a purpose that it now turns out is not supported by the facts."
What a relief to know where he stands on this! No doubt he'll repudiate his vote for the war now. Here's more from the human weathervane:
"I'm a citizen of the nation and a senator and in both respects, I believe that we were misled about this administration's intentions about how it would go about this, building an international coalition, respecting the United Nations process and now it seems the fundamentals of the rationale," he said
You recall how the Constitution says (I forget where exactly) that the Senate, especially in matters of war, should be a rubber stamp for the president, and never, ever look into intel or national security matters on its own. (The Senate committees meant to serve those precise purposes are, no doubt, a formality -- mere window dressing.)

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