August 09, 2004


It seems John Kerry has just as much trouble remembering his words as his wife does. At least he didn't tell anyone to shove it though:

“John [Edwards] and I are going to put in place the principle, very simple: No young American in uniform should ever be held hostage to America’s dependence on oil in the Middle East.”

Kerry sat down with Stripes afterward to discuss the war, the stresses on the military and changes he would make.

Stripes: You said during your speech that never again would U.S. troops be hostage to a lousy energy policy —

Kerry: What I said is, I didn’t say never again, I said I don’t want them to be hostage.

Stripes: You think that’s what’s going on now?

Kerry: No. That’s not related directly to the oil … and I never suggested that it is.

Read the whole interview; I think Kerry sounds pretty silly, especially when he says his friends vouch for him. And note the Vietnam junk in the last statement.


Greyhawk's got lots more.

Posted by Sarah at August 9, 2004 04:04 PM

Kerry sure has a high opinion of his diplomatic skills:

Stripes: Tommy Franks has said in his new book that we should be in Iraq for three to five years – does that sound like a fair estimate to you?

Kerry: I think that that estimate depends on the success of my diplomacy ... I know the power of my own diplomacy and I believe, and I’m confident to say I can do a better job of bringing people to the table and reducing the burden on American troops. I know I can do it.
(emphasis mine)

What magical words will bring the troops back?

Sarah: "And note the Vietnam junk in the last statement."

Well, at least he didn't use the V-word. Maybe it's finally dawning on him that we get it ... sort of.

Posted by: Amritas at August 9, 2004 04:52 PM

Instalanche *grin* Congrats.

Since Kerry tends to say whatever he thinks sounds good at the moment (without regard to anything he has said previously) this does not surprise me in the least.

Posted by: Teresa at August 10, 2004 03:29 AM