John Kerry: We Were At Peace On 9-11
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) believes that on September 11 "we were basically at peace."
Asked to clarify his remarks, specifically asking about the attacks on the U.S.S. Cole during Barack Obama campaign conference call, Kerry said, "well, we hadn't declared war," The Hill's Sam Youngman reports.
Asked if al Qaeda was a threat at the time, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee said, "well yes, obviously they were a threat. But, fundamentally we were not at war at that point in time."
Kerry also called John McCain "out of step with history and facts."
UPDATE: Responding to Kerry's claim, RNC spokesman Danny Diaz said: "It’s absolutely critical that the next Commander in Chief understands the challenges America faces. Yet it’s clear that Barack Obama has a thin understanding of history and fails to grasp the threat of terrorism."
"After a week’s worth of examples demonstrating Obama’s lack of preparedness to serve as president, his campaign is understandably desperate to shift the focus. Considering it’s now been 873 days since Obama visited Iraq, any suggestion that he even understands what’s happening on the ground is laughable."
Sweet Jesus I'm so glad this idiot was not elected President. We were at peace my ass. We were attacked repeatedly before 9-11 and this jackass know's it. Dating all the way back to 1978, Hostage Taking's, Beruit Bombing, Hijackings of Airplanes, Khobar Towers, U.S.S. Cole bombing, etc.. etc.. etc.. What the hell is wrong with the Democrat's? Why do they not get it? Why do they insist we lay down, take it, and repeatedly get raped by all these terrorists? We can NOT afford to let the Democrat's gain the Presidency or we will be continuously raped and attacked because they have NO clue how to handle the terrorists, and talking to them will NOT work!