Kerry Gave Assad a Week to Turn Over WMDs, Demanded Bush Give Saddam Months

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Who was that mysterious masked senator warning the warmongering cowboy not to rush to war?

In a sweeping critique of President Bush’s foreign policy, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) on Thursday charged that the administration was moving too quickly toward war in Iraq and had not yet built sufficient support at home or abroad for military action.

“Mr. President, do not rush to war,” said Kerry.

While calling for the United Nations to intensify pressure on Iraq to disarm, Kerry urged Bush to give more time to the U.N. inspections process that the administration has increasingly condemned as inadequate.

“The United States should never go to war because it wants to; the United States should go to war because we have to,” Kerry said at Georgetown University. “And we don’t have to until we have exhausted the remedies available, built legitimacy and earned the consent of the American people.”

Thankfully Kerry no longer needs those things. He’s evolved or mutated.

Kerry gave Assad an ultimatum to hand over chemical weapons within a week.

US secretary of state John Kerry has given an ultimatum to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to avoid a military strike by turning over his entire chemical weapons arsenal to the international community within the next week.

Meanwhile here is Kerry back in 2004 at the American Legion.

When it comes to Iraq it’s not that I would have done one thing differently, I would have done almost everything differently.

I never would have diverted resources so quickly from Afghanistan before finishing the job. I would have given the inspectors the time they needed to do the job, not because that might have done the whole job of getting the weapons, but because by doing so we could have brought other countries to our side.

I would have built a strong, broad coalition of our allies around the world because every one of you sitting here knows, no matter what — take away party affiliation: This isn’t Democrat. This isn’t Republican. This isn’t independent. This is just common sense.

This isn’t even the worst piece of hypocrisy from this Kerry address to the American Legion, because Kerry also attacked Bush over rising co-payments for Veteran health care, when he and his Dem allies have done far worse to veterans.

And here’s Kerry at the debates.

LEHRER: New question, two minutes, Senator Kerry.

“Colossal misjudgments.” What colossal misjudgments, in your opinion, has President Bush made in these areas?

KERRY: Well, where do you want me to begin?

First of all, he made the misjudgment of saying to America that he was going to build a true alliance, that he would exhaust the remedies of the United Nations and go through the inspections.

In fact, he first didn’t even want to do that. And it wasn’t until former Secretary of State Jim Baker and General Scowcroft and others pushed publicly and said you’ve got to go to the U.N., that the president finally changed his mind — his campaign has a word for that — and went to the United Nations.

Now, once there, we could have continued those inspections.

We had Saddam Hussein trapped.

He also promised America that he would go to war as a last resort.

Those words mean something to me, as somebody who has been in combat. “Last resort.” You’ve got to be able to look in the eyes of families and say to those parents, “I tried to do everything in my power to prevent the loss of your son and daughter.”

I don’t believe the United States did that.

And we pushed our allies aside.

John Kerry. He was for everything before he was against it. Or the other way around.

  • halo4able

    Saddam had no WMD’s
    Assad does

    See the difference

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Saddam had no WMD’s
      Assad does”

      Your side of the moon is darker than mine.

      These WMDs all came from the same sources, and we know Saddam had WMDs. Deranged leftists provided good enough cover for Saddam to hide them and in some cases ship them to other countries….so that by the time we invaded it was another matter entirely rounding them up.

      The only thing you can say is that the US military did not report finding WMDs in Iraq after the invasion. Neither have they discovered WMDs in Syria to this point. We have a gas attack without knowing much about it other than jihadis were involved. We were at war with Iraq and we’re not at war with Syria.

      But keep up the leftist mushroom routine. See how far it gets you. You deranged, unthinking leftists screw up everything you get involved in.

      • m4253y

        you saved my finger tips from a workout, ty.

        the danger of the left has always been the mantra of the square peg, round hole theory. they will continue to convince the hole it is square in the hope that eventually anyone that sees it as otherwise, the hole included, are wrong. hmmm, think Hollywood as a glaring example.

        it is the best tool employed by community activists ;-)

        cheers

        • objectivefactsmatter

          The false dichotomy is the favorite tool of the deranged left. Hollywood might have incredibly sophisticated ways of steering you towards their bogus conclusions but in the end it’s just a serious of false dichotomies where you choose the lessor evil as if there are only 2 options, or the one that seems closest to correct when again, they’ve removed or hidden the correct answer.

          It’s the rhetorical version of “sleight of hand” trickery. “Look at my left hand, look at my right. It has to be one of them…because I have only 2 hands.”

          • m4253y

            brilliant and apt summation, ty.

            i happened to catch a television commercial during the ball game last night promoting a new mini series. the title escapes me but the premise of the show had to do with a plot to assassinate the President using his personal physician.

            The degree of incredulity on display was typical Hollywood. The person portraying the President was a white, grey haired man in his late 40′s – early 50′s.

            Sanctimonious Hollywood wood not dare use a person as President in his current ‘manifestation’ for fear of the pc police.

            “The false dichotomy is the favorite tool of the deranged left”

            Bingo!

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Sanctimonious Hollywood wood not dare use a person as President in his current ‘manifestation’ for fear of the pc police.”

            Unless the narrative points to him as a hero. I don’t mind mixing it up, but these seem to be iron laws in Hollywood to demonize class enemies.

          • m4253y

            LOL, thanks for my morning laugh and wake up call. I was so busy on the linear that I wouldn’t give my brain time to float that idea, succinct as it is.
            cheers

    • Softly Bob

      No my friend, your knowledge of history and your refusal to accept reality clearly marks you as a fool. Saddam probably had WMDs but had plenty of time to get rid of them. Nobody knows if Assad has WMDs or not. The rebels (al-Qaeda) could just as easily be using them. Facts don’t matter to morons like you. You’ll never win the argument of truth.

      • m4253y

        Saddam had them as did Iran which each other used against one another during their war. This is fact.

        No doubt exists that those chemical weapons exited Iraq to a safe-house in Syria.

        However, from various reports i have read on the web, the small amount of sarin that was detected from this recent attack was of the type invented by iran. it is a small amount of sarin mixed in with general tear gas. It is thought by many experts in the know that this is what was used by the rebel forces to dupe the US into their fight.

        you are right though, to the left, facts are inconvenient truths.
        cheers

    • CowboyUp

      Yes, saddam had WMD. They left the dust rings on the floor around where the drums were stored, along with the most of the handling and dispersal equipment when they evacuated them to Syria..

    • Gee

      So how did Saddam gas both the Kurds and the Iranians, if he had no WMD’s?

  • panola60

    - Kerry demanded action against Iraq WMD before Bush took office –

    “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
    –Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

    - Kerry demanded action against Iraq WMD after Bush took office –

    “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
    –Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

    “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”
    –Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

  • CowboyUp

    The democrat party wanted to give saddam forever to turn them over or document their destruction.
    America rejected Kerry, so obama put him in one of the highest positions of government power in America. It’s one of the many ways obama shows what he really thinks of America.

  • JimCO84

    There is a slight difference … Bush gave Saddam months to give up what he didn’t have. Kerry is giving Assad a week to give up something he not only has but just used!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “There is a slight difference … Bush gave Saddam months to give up what he didn’t have. Kerry is giving Assad a week to give up something he not only has but just used!”

      Bush gave Saddam months to give up what he had definitely used in the past. Kerry is giving Assad a week to give up something he had recently been accused of using in a war where both sides have access to them.

      Iraq was already at war with the USA. Syria has never been at war with the USA. Syria is a proxy state of Iran.

      All of the facts point to mishandling by Western dupes and dhimmis. The worst dhimmis are now in power in Washington along with the jihadi-in-chief.