What Kerry Didn't Say on Iraq
10:27 AM, Oct 30, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
Sen. John Kerry recently claimed on ABC's This Week:
"Our own generals tell us the solution in Iraq is not military. If it's not military, don't talk as John McCain does, about putting more troops inâ€¦. Talk about how you resolve the political and diplomatic dilemma and sectarian dilemma between Shia and Sunni and the region."
Is this the same Kerry who's been running around the nation calling the current strategy - one devised by "our own generals" - a huge failure? He then turns around and trumpets their counsel on troop levels. Of course, these generals have also been telling us that that Kerry's rapid troop withdrawal plan for Iraq would be a disaster. He didn't mention that on ABC.
But is it true that "our own generals" oppose more troops? Well, the retired generals who spoke before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee in late September certainly believe Kerry is wrong - and remember, the Democrats invited these generals because they've been harshly critical of Sec. Rumsfeld's handling of Iraq. From the Washington Post:
People may disagree on troop levels, but John Kerry has his own credibility problems on Iraq.