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John Kerry and Stupidest Things

Posted by Dan Draney on February 2, 2006

We’ve been enjoying the Page-a-Day calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, for over 10 years now. Each day there’s a quote from someone famous or anonymous saying or writing something dumb. Today’s was one for the ages:

ON INTEGRITY, SENATORIAL

Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition . . . to the early use of military by the US against Iraq. . . . On January 11, I voted in favor of a resolution that would have insisted that economic sanctions be given more time to work and against a resolution giving the president the immediate authority to go to war.

January 22, 1991, letter from Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) to a constituent.

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for the actions of President Bush in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush’s response to the crises and the policy goals he has established with our military deployment in the Persian Gulf.

January 31, 1991, letter from Senator John Kerry to the same constituent.

Note that this is the first Gulf War and President George H. W. Bush. So Kerry was for that war before he was against it, too. Or perhaps he was against it before he was for it; it’s hard to tell. But, clearly, he was strongly and unequivocally both for and against it.

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