John Kerry had this to say about the coalition of nations aiding in the liberation and reconstruction in Iraq:
This president has done it wrong every step of the way. He promised that he would have a real coalition. He has a fraudulent coalition.
A fradulent coalition? By what standard? Exactly what gives Sen. Kerry the right to critique America’s allies? As Darren Kaplan notes the coalition in Iraq is quite similar to the coalition assembled at Normandy Beach.
Sen. Kerry owes an apology to the governments of The United Kingdom, Australia, Poland, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Mongolia, Japan, and all the other governments that have sent troops to Iraq. Considering that British, Australian, and Polish troops have fought and died bravely next to our soldiers and the leaders of those countries took significant political risks to support us in the liberation of the Iraqi people, it is unacceptable and disgusting to accuse those governments of being part of a “fraudulent coalition”.
Sen. Kerry should be ashamed of his comments, and he should immediately apologize to our allies.