Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Kerry Busts Himself

Today's Kausfiles has a delightful entry (about mid-page) concerning Kerry's "diversion" theory of the Iraq war. Unbelieveably, in November 2001, just as the rout of the Taliban was coming into clear focus, Kerry explained to John McLaughlin:
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?

It sure looks like he was in favor of the "diversion" before he was against it. Hmm, I think I see a pattern here.

Bonus: Instapundit guestblogger Meghan McArdle notes that the McLaughlin transcript is being pushed by the Kerry campaign (and linked at its website) on the Afghanistan point. Trouble is, the campaign snipped the offending Iraq passage from the transcript -- and thought they could get away with it. Meghan asks: "Don't Kerry's people know about the internet yet?" Maybe Al Gore could explain it to them.