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How does this War Rate...

excerpt from the CBS Rather interview with Kerry
Rather: At the core of the attack against you is that you were "Senator Flip Flop." Does or does not the record indicate that you have been on several sides of most issues or at least several issues over the years?

Kerry: Not a one. Ask me.

Rather: You voted for the war but now didn't vote for the money ...

Kerry: That's not a flip-flop -- that's not a flip-flop. I voted to hold Saddam Hussein accountable in order to make sure he disarmed and I voted to do it with the stipulations of the president who said he would build an international coalition, go to war as a last resort after exhausting remedies of the U.N. He did none of the above. And I learned in war that if things are going wrong, you better fix it. Now that's a pledge I made to myself after coming back from Vietnam.

Rather: You don't think that is a flip-flop.

Kerry: Not in the least. I think we have to be in Iraq. What have I flipped on? I just think we ought to do it right!



At some point in this election people are going to have to decide how important ending the war-machine is to them. They are going to have to decide with thier votes becuase Kerry is going to continue the same policy of pre-emptive war that Bush has. There is only one way to make that message clear. VOTE.