Iraq a Tricky Issue for Dems Eyeing 2008
By Liz Sidoti, AP News
It just might be time to dig out those flip flops for 2008. John "I have a plan" Kerry still can't seem to make up his mind.
Senators vote several times a year on spending bills that pay for the war, and sometimes on Iraq resolutions like the two the Senate considered last week.
A Democratic measure, which the Senate rejected, called for a timetable for withdrawing troops. A Republican alternative, which the Senate ultimately passed, urged the Bush administration to explain "its strategy for the successful completion of the mission in Iraq" but omitted a timetable.
Kerry, last year's Democratic presidential candidate who is said to be considering another run, first voted for the GOP resolution. He then left the chamber and was seen just steps off the Senate floor talking briefly to his senior home state colleague, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. Kerry walked back into the chamber and changed his vote.
Electing a President capable of assessing a situation and making a decision without wavering is integral. And it's obvious that Kerry won't have a prayer in 2008 since he obviously does not possess this quality.
Some things never change....