Democratic Candidate Proves to Be Forgetful

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, July 28, 2003

Democratic Candidate Proves to Be Forgetful

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has been one of President Bush's harsher critics on the war with Iraq. But Kerry has a short memory.

Kerry voted in favor of the Iraq War Resolution in the Senate. He says that was because he thought President Bush would first exhaust every remedy short of war first.

But in 1997, Kerry seemed to have no doubts about the course of action. This was while Bill Clinton was president. He called for a "strong" military attack in response to Saddam's "horrific objective of amassing a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction."

Kerry said military might is the only language Saddam knows - and fears. "Saddam Hussein should pay a grave price, in a currency that he understands and values, for his unacceptable behavior," Kerry said at the time.

Now we have a different president, who happens to be a republican and a presidential hopeful, who is a democrat. Funny how some politicians have such short memories - or hope we do.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.