This is a very bad day for John Kerry, as his own words are coming back to haunt him. ABC News dug into their archives and found this interesting interview with Kerry on September 14, 2003:
[On the $87 billion funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan] I don’t think any United States Senator is going to abandon our troops and recklessly leave Iraq to whatever follows as a result of simply cutting and running. That’s irresponsible.
On October 17, 2003 John Kerry voted against funding our troops through S. 1689, voting against aid for the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. He argued that voting against our troops was a way of getting President Bush to “internationalize” the coalition in Iraq. (Despite the fact that countries from Britain to Mongolia were on the ground in Iraq. Unless “international” doesn’t include a coalition including the US, the UK, Australia, Poland, Italy, Lithuiania, Japan, Mongolia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, and others.)
Reckless and irresponsible is right – playing partisan games with our troops is a reckless and irresponsible action – and John Kerry shows that he cares more about partisan politics than protecting our troops and helping the people of Iraq and Afghanistan in their time of need.