It’s so nice to have an opponent who can rebut himself

–Correction–
The Times has run a correction of the quote.

“We know we can’t count on the French. We know we can’t count on the Russians,” said Mr. Kerry. “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.”
In reference to a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding access to Iraqi weapons sites, Mr. Kerry actually said: “I think that’s our great concern [-] where’s the backbone of Russia, where’s the backbone of France, where are they in expressing their condemnation of such clearly illegal activity [-] but in a sense, they’re now climbing into a box and they will have enormous difficulty not following up on this if there is not compliance by Iraq.”
Later, referring to French and Russian reservations on the use of force, Mr. Kerry said: “There’s absolutely no statement that they have made or that they will make that will prevent the United States of America and this president or any president from acting in what they believe are the best interests of our country.”
The Washington Times
(via Polipundit and AlphaPatriot)

4 comments

  1. ML says:

    You may have been Rathered. This quote is coming under a lot of suspicion, especially given that the transcript from 1997 isn’t available on the Net.
    Maybe Lexis has it?

  2. Rob Bernard says:

    You’ll note that it didn’t take either the Times or me a week of stonewalling to issue a correction.

  3. ML says:

    Fake but accurate!

  4. AlphaPatriot says:

    Quote of the Day

    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.&nbsp…

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