Duncan bestowed the Wanker of the Day honor on him yesterday and I concur. He waited until right after the '04 election to make this revelation to Paula Zahn that could have helped John Kerry. (full transcript)
ZAHN: The American public, by and large, didn't think John Kerry was the guy to do that.
KERREY: That's correct, because the president had a case, a very simple case to make: I am the commander in chief. I won the war in Afghanistan, even though John Kerry supported it, even though, by the way, there's a credible case that the president's own negligence prior to 9/11 at least in part contributed to the disaster in the first place.
ZAHN: But what we continue to hear from this administration is that the threat was much too diffuse. There was no way you could zero in on the fact that al Qaeda was going to use jets as bombs and ram them into buildings.
KERREY: That is a straw man...You knew in July they were inside the United States. You were told again by briefing officers in August that it was a dire threat.
And what did you do? Nothing, so far as we could see on the 9/11 Commission. Now, that’s in the report. And we took an oath not to talk about it during the campaign, I think correctly so, to increase the capacity of that commission’s report to be heard by the people’s Congress.
So he thought the right thing to do was to keep the truth from the American people while they were trying to decide who should be President in 2004. In 2002 he said this in the Wall Street Journal about Iraq: "Regime change is the only way we can safely reduce our military commitment to the region."
Wrong again. As Faiz notes: Today, Bob Kerrey (D-NE), unrepentant over his failed Iraq war predictions, returns to the Wall Street Journal op-ed page to blast “American liberals.” In making his argument that democracy can indeed be imposed by military force (apparently by overlooking the Iraq war), Kerrey writes:
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American liberals need to face these truths … [A] unilateral withdrawal from Iraq would hand Osama bin Laden a substantial psychological victory.