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John Kerry* gave a speech at Georgetown University today, in which he offered the following brilliant insights on Iraq:
"When they [the Bush administration] could have listened to General Shinseki and put in enough troops to maintain order, they chose not to. They were wrong."
"General George Casey, our top military commander in Iraq, recently told Congress that our large military presence 'feeds the notion of occupation' and 'extends the amount of time that it will take for Iraqi security forces to become self-reliant.' .†.†. It is essential to acknowledge that the insurgency will not be defeated unless our troop levels are drawn down."
Apparently Kerry was for more troops before he was against it.
* Should we have heard of this guy? Ya canít make this stuff up!!
I listened to most of his speech. Who wrote that harangue? I learned one thing from his speech. He definitely doesn't think we are at war with terrorist. I think his main goal is a geopolitcal touchy feely orgy.