Kerry's Statement On Iraq Confuses Imus, Gives Fodder To GOP
Republican critics are honing in on John Kerry's interview with Don Imus yesterday, during which the radio host pressed Kerry to explain his position on Iraq. With Imus later expressing puzzlement about what Kerry said, Republicans trumpeted the interview as another evolution in the Massachusetts Senator's position on Iraq. The Washington Post reports Imus "asked Kerry whether 'there are any circumstances we should have gone to war in Iraq, any?' Kerry said: 'Not under the current circumstances, no. There are none that I see.' In the past, the Kerry campaign suggested he might have, had he been president, but said Kerry did not want to answer a hypothetical question." The Dallas Morning News reports "even Kerry supporter Don Imus expressed confusion." Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said, "Today, John Kerry's position on Iraq descended into complete incoherence." The Washington Times reports Kerry "said he now can see no reason why the United States went to war in Iraq, yet added that he still stands by his vote to authorize the war." Kerry's "answers left Mr. Imus, who frequently describes himself on air as a Kerry supporter, flummoxed." Imus said, "I asked him a number of questions about Iraq, and I can't tell you what he said."
Kerry To Appear On Letterman.
The AP reports John Kerry "will probably avoid the 'Will it Float?' routine but might opt to deliver the 'Top 10 List' when he appears on the 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday."