John Kerry can defuse all of the 'voted for it before he voted against it' BS if he addresses the REAL reasons for the war.
Kerry was lied to by the neo-cons before his vote on the Iraq resolution. Was George Bush also lied to, or did he know the evidence against Iraq was false and demand that America fight a war anyway?
Six years ago, an extremist right-wing think tank called Project for a New American Century dreamed up this Iraq war as the first stage in a planned 50-Years-War. They wanted to conquer the Middle East and then move on to establish America as the one supreme world power. American hegemony. They presented their plan to Clinton, who refused to implement it.
When George Bush came into office these neo-cons got themselves plum jobs in the Pentagon and the Vice President's office.
Immediately after 9/11 the neo-cons moved to exploit the tragedy to their advantage.
When they still couldn't justify attacking Iraq, which had nothing to do with 9/11, they installed a special office in the Pentagon.
The OSP was formed for the purpose of distorting intelligence and employing false intelligence to advance the neo-con agenda of invading Iraq.
The neo-cons surely knew their evidence was false. What did the President know and when did he know it?
Those lies got us into Iraq, and made a fool of Colin Powell at the UN.
Last summer, a diplomat named Joseph Wilson challenged Bush on one of those lies, by writing an article in the NY Times.
Consequently, the diplomat's wife was exposed by the neo-cons and the WH as an undercover CIA agent, jeopardizing not just her life but every member of her CIA network. This was a treasonous betrayal, and a felony. It is currently under investigation by the Justice Department.
Undeterred, the neo-cons now want us to move on to step two - Iran. Every day we see, in neo-con speeches and articles, hints that Iran will be next.
This despite the fact that, according to Bob Herbert in the NY Times today, it is common knowledge in Washington that we will not get out of Iraq for another 10 to 20 years. John McCain admitted as much.
America has been lied to. We've been neo-conned.
Is this President smart enough to know he's been neo-conned? Or will he let it happen again?
Should the US invade Iran, too? What about Syria?
Are you prepared to see your grandchildren fighting this same war in 30, 40, 50 years' time?
Are these neo-cons in the Pentagon working for the best interests of the United States?
If so, why are many of the neo-cons currently under criminal investigation for passing American state secrets to to the Israeli government, and to Ahmed Chalabi (who gave them to Iran).
Whose side are these neo-cons on? And why did George Bush hire them to run our foreign policy?
There are only two explanations: incompetence, or treason.
George Bush will have to tell us which it is. - more info