9/24/04 9:00 AM EST
Kerry Made Case For Unilateral Preemptive Action In Iraq In 1997
Rep. Peter King of New York yesterday revealed that in a joint appearance on CNN's Crossfire in 1997, Sen. John Kerry "made the case for launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq," according to the Washington Times. In the episode, Kerry said, "We know we can't count on the French. We know we can't count on the Russians. We know that Iraq is a danger to the United States, and we reserve the right to take pre-emptive action whenever we feel it's in our national interest." The Times adds that while "no 'Crossfire' transcripts from 1997 are available, Mr. King in recent days produced a tape of the show, sharing it with New York radio host Monica Crowley for broadcast, and this Inside the Beltway column for publication. Stay tuned."