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Kerry and McCain write Obama a blank check for more war.

Senator Kerry said “the country is on the strongest footing’’ when the president and Congress speak with one voice.
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Submitted by Hugh on

Kerry built his career on essentially one line that established his credibility, the question he asked about the Vietnam War: "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" That was in 1971, forty years ago. I suppose the question we have to ask is: was he always an opportunist hack or did success turn him into one?

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Submitted by Cujo359 on

That line of Kerry's was the first thing I ever wrote in a blog post. It was about Iraq, of course, but it could have just as easily been about Afghanistan or Libya.

It's hard to believe he simply decided to go along. My guess is that he just doesn't see that Vietnam and these conflicts are similarly bad ideas.

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Submitted by Eureka Springs on

his answer to "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

Is to make sure these needless wars never end.

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Submitted by nihil obstet on

Kerry did a lot more than deliver the single line. As I understand it, he was very good going after BCCI, an international corrupt financial institution. He was a smart persistent investigator and he refused to give in to substantial political pressure.

However, how do you maintain a decent world view when you work in a hot house bubble for forty years, a corrupt place where no one is ever held accountable for the corruption? Kerry's support for these wars is despicable, the more so when you realize that he didn't start as a cardboard politico and he didn't become one for a fair number of years.