I was all for that, till I found out George Bush was too

From Liberating Iraq (Hat tip: TigerHawk)
Kerry flip-flops on troop realignment

Kerry's latest flip-flop - this time on troop realignment - is so serious, and so severe a turnaround, and such a gaffe that I have to question everything Kerry says about foreign policy, so I feel somewhat justified in bringing this up in detail in the Liberating Iraq blog.

After Bush made the proposal to cut troop levels in central Europe and Korea - "a seven- to 10-year plan to withdraw up to 70,000 U.S. troops from Cold War bases in Europe and Asia" - Kerry came to the same forum (VFW) August 18 to blast it. ...Kerry's position would be bad enough in that context of keeping our troops where they aren't needed, but it's worse! Kerry has been saying just the opposite only a few weeks before. ...

The Kerry flip-flop record

Kerry Is Against Troop Realignment

    Today John Kerry Criticized The President For Realigning Our Troops. "Finally, I want to say something about the plan that the President announced on Monday to withdraw 70,000 troops from Asia and Europe. Nobody wants to bring troops home more than those of us who have fought in foreign wars. But it needs to be done at the right time and in a sensible way. This is not that time or that way. Let's be clear. The President's vaguely stated plan does not strengthen our hand in the war on terror. It in no way relieves the strain on our overextended military personnel. It doesn't even begin until 2006, and it takes ten years to achieve." (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks At The Veterans Of Foreign Wars Convention, Cincinnati, OH, 8/18/04)

Kerry Is For Troop Realignment

    In August 2004, Kerry Said: "I Think We Can Significantly Change The Deployment Of Troops, Not Just There But Elsewhere In The World. In The Korean Peninsula Perhaps, In Europe Perhaps." ... (John Kerry, ABC's "This Week," 8/1/04)

In April 2004, Kerry Hoped For The "Reduction Of American Presence" On The Korean Peninsula.

    ... A proper approach to the Korean peninsula, for instance, should include the deployment of troops, the unresolved issues of the 1950s and ultimately, hopefully, could result in the reduction of American presence, ultimately. Those are the kinds of things that we ought to be trying to achieve in our foreign policy." (John Kerry, News Conference, 4/14/04)


In 1990, Kerry Voted To Reduce The Number Of U.S. Military Personnel In Europe. ...

    In November 1990, Kerry Complained: "We're Currently Paying For 300,000 Troops To Be In Germany To Save The Germans From The Soviet Troops That They're Paying To Leave Then To Stay. ...

Funny how a good idea can become a bad idea just because President Bush likes it, isn't it? On the other hand, maybe we're being unfair here. I mean, when has J. Flipper Kerry ever needed a reason to change his opinion on something?


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