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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Kerry Quotes Inconsistency?

By now you must know about what John Kerry said yesterday:

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Monday called the invasion of Iraq "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time" and said his goal was to withdraw U.S. troops in a first White House term.

But then today, Kerry had a much different message when the US death toll in Iraq hit 1000:

"Today marks a tragic milestone in the war in Iraq; more than 1,000 of America's sons and daughters have now given their lives on behalf of their country, on behalf of freedom, the war on terror," Kerry said as he arrived in Cincinnati on a campaign stop.

So was the Iraq war the wrong war to fight, or are deaths there in the service of freedom and the war on terror? I know he doesn't want to get up and say that the 1,00 soldiers died for nothing, but at the same time there has to be some care taken with the language so as not to put out such contradictions from one day to the next.