I must have mis-heard that, sounded like Kerry said he opposed the Iraq AUMF?—
Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) September 06, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry famously was for the Iraq War before he was against it, but in taking his case for military action against Syria to MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” Thursday night, it certainly sounded like he remembers things differently from the rest of America.
Didn’t we untangle all of this in 2004? Apparently not.
Apparently not only was Kerry against the Iraq War funding before against, but now he was for the war before he's against. (Confused)—
(@emptywheel) September 06, 2013
Kerry claims both he & Hagel "opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq"—except they both voted for it? #lies tv.msnbc.com/2013/09/05/thi…—
Shereen ◆ شيرين شفيع (@shereenTshafi) September 06, 2013
For some reason, John Kerry thinks he voted against authorizing George W. Bush to invade and occupy Iraq. Which is strange, since he didn't.—
Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) September 06, 2013
MSNBC has posted a transcript of the interview, and Kerry makes no mention of his vote to authorize military action in Iraq. Instead, he refers to the good old days when he and Chuck Hagel “opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq.”
Apparently, John Kerry opposed invading Iraq, but he couldn't persuade his treacherous hand to vote against it.—
Gen JC Christian (@JC_Christian) September 06, 2013