Just because I voted for something today doesn't mean that I can't weasel out of my vote tomorrow.
In the case of Senator John Kerry, who became a vocal critic of the Iraq war, he went on to explain his change of opinion as follows:
The U.S. senator from Massachusetts said the congressional resolution gave Bush "the right authority for the president to have. But he told reporters on a campaign swing through Arizona, "I would have done this very differently from the way President Bush has."
In the case of Senator Hillary Clinton, who also became a vocal critic of the Iraq war, she explained her new opinion as follows:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she is not sorry she voted for a resolution authorizing President Bush to take military action in Iraq despite the recent problems there but she does regret "the way the president used the authority."
So there you have the template from two distinguished democrat party politicians:
Step 1 - Vote to give the President authority to take military action.
Step 2 - Immediately campaign against the way the President uses the authority that you voted to give him.
Step 3 - Repeat step 2 until a president of your party can be elected.
So there you have it, every Senator and every Representative regardless of party should vote to give the president the authority that he is requesting, and then immediately start complaining about the way the president uses his authority.
This always works because all Senators and Representatives know they will never be held accountable for any position that they ever take.
Watching Kerry on TV yesterday was a fine example of the 'shuffling' act of career politicians. He was asked, what the thought Russia's reaction would be if Congress voted affirmative and Obama sent in the missiles as promised. What did he think their next steps might be? He started into a long dissertation about everyone having signed on to a treaty around chemical weapons...he never did answer the question.
Do you think it was because he didn't know, or he just was a coward to tell the members of Congress? Either way it is scary!
...“…start complaining about the way the president uses his authority.”
Gee, frog boy, I don’t suppose it ever occurred to you that the way that President actually used the authority gave everyone legitimate reason to complain. How’s that WMD search goin’ in Iraq? Oh, that’s right…there were no WMD’s.
Oh, wait, you guys now say they moved them to Syria before we could find them. Well, if you authorized boots on the ground to find them, why didn’t you go get them in Syria? Oh, that’s right…you didn’t know at the time they were moved to Syria…but somehow, you do now. Man talk about an intelligence failure…the entire GOP is rapidly becoming an intelligence failure, and you’re the poster child. Where are you today, btw…Louisiana?…Texas?…Illinois outside St. Louis at Dale’s? At the Boston Marathon in Manhattan?
In your heart you know you're lost...physically, spiritually and emotionally.
You can't change the past regardless of numerous attempts to rewrite history.
The intelligence that was presented prior to Iraq, some say was inaccurate. Some say it was a lie. Either way it was intelligence that was gathered by several different government agencies and some of them not U.S. sources. That would seem to be too large of a group to make a conspiracy stand up or be kept secret for long, unless by this current administration.
At any rate there are several different scenarios being painted by different U.S. sources and several international sources including the worthless UN that contradict what Mr. Kerry says is the real truth.
They have yet to show any proof, but they tell a tale of overhearing a phone conversations, and we all know how good our government is at listening into phone conversations, but they didn't use that seeming valuable information to warn anyone that a chemical weapons attack was imminent.
Anyone wonder why?
But of course an administration that, according to their version, can’t control the IRS, the DEA and ATF, or protect our embassy staff’s and won’t allow independent investigations about several highly suspect situations, and refuses to allow the AG to testify is to be believed above all.