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Monday, October 09, 2006

Kerry appears on Maher's Real Time


Of course, the interview was chock full of flawed assumptions, but what else is new. (Transcript here, video here.)

A few exchanges stood out to me:
MAHER: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone.

KERRY: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.
Somebody's not bitter.
MAHER: Um, you famously said about Vietnam I think in 1971, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" Is there any reason that line doesn't work now even more so for Iraq?

KERRY: I think its, uh, I think it's even much more poignant today than Vietnam. The fact is that this was a different kind of choice -- pure choice.
A choice you supported and enabled! Kerry is the last one to have any credibility on this issue, being just as responsible for the current "quagmire" as anyone else.

He continues:
And where we do have the center of the war on terror, in Afghanistan and the northwest corner of Pakistan, they're basically walking away and not finishing the job. It's the most extraordinary contradiction. It is a deception -- a war of complete and total deception, and misleading. And I think our troops have done their job, and it's time for Iraqis to stand up and do theirs and bring our heroes home.
So how exactly have we been "walking away" from Afghanistan? If anyone is "walking away," it's those Europeans that Kerry so loves to emulate, being unable to scrape together even a measly 2,500 troops and wanting to station them in non-combatitive areas to boot, which defeats the purpose.

And regarding Iraqis "doing their job," it'll be kind of hard for them to do it without support, wouldn't it? So then it looks like our job isn't done after all. Oops.

This part of the interview was great:
MAHER: So, what can you do differently when you run in 2008?

KERRY: Well, if I run...

MAHER: I thought I'd catch you there...

KERRY: No you didn't, I know you didn't think so. You're too smart to have thought you would.
Hahaha! What an ass. Maher's expression here was priceless. Even he was unsure how exactly to take that. Apparently Kerry has yet to wean himself off the habit of condescending to those around him, be they softball throwing interviewers or Secret Service agents who've sworn to throw their lives down for him.

God, please let him run again. We could dredge up all the old stuff, and if there's one thing we know about the Boston Brahmin, it's that he's dead sure to produce new gaffes and obfuscations that we could have a field day with.

Kerry's run to the Left, as is apparent in this interview, is nothing but pandering to the far Left crowd that was mad at him for not going more to the Left last time. By doing so, he confirms one of the biggest knocks against him -- that he's a political chameleon who will sacrifice any principle in the pursuit of power.

So, the Democrats ought to be the ones who most object to his running again. But it would be hilarious if he did.

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