The Mother Of All Flip-Flops

I got this from William Kristol’s article,

In an interview with John McLaughlin on November 16, 2001–just two months after September 11 and before victory in Afghanistan was assured–Kerry was asked, “What do we have to worry about [in Afghanistan]?” Kerry answered:

I have no doubt, I’ve never had any doubt–and I’ve said this publicly–about our ability to be successful in Afghanistan. We are and we will be. The larger issue, John, is what happens afterwards. How do we now turn attention ultimately to Saddam Hussein? How do we deal with the larger Muslim world? What is our foreign policy going to be to drain the swamp of terrorism on a global basis? [Emphasis added]

So on November 16, 2001, with the war in Afghanistan but a few weeks old and Osama bin Laden not yet captured, John Kerry was raising the bar for the Bush administration, wondering when it would go after Saddam Hussein.

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