John Kerry came into New Hampshire professing, “We were all fooled” by Bush, regarding war on Iraq and his vote supporting it.
Not all were fooled. February 12th Sen. Robert Byrd made his much-circulated “This chamber is for the most part silent – ominously” speech on war’s eve, to rouse questions. Among the silent, Sen. Kerry. On February 27th U.S. Diplomat John Brady Kiesling resigned over Bush’s impending war on Iraq, his published letter saying “our current course will bring instability and danger, not security.”
Earlier, August 19, 2002, Howard Zinn, a John Kerry constituent, had an article in The Boston Globe, “The Case Against War on Iraq.” Its first sentence: “The Bush Administration’s plan for preemptive war against Iraq so flagrantly violates both international law and common morality that we need a real national debate.” Dec. 6, 2002, in an Indy Media interview, Noam Chomsky, another John Kerry constituent recommended disarming Iraq through inspections. Kerry, fooled? Or Kerry, smug, no questions occurring and deciding to trust Bush on this war that would kill thousands of innocent Iraqis and hundreds of trusting U.S. service people?