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"one of the worst blunders in more than two centuries"

January 14, 2004 8:30 PM

Ted Kennedy gave a sweeping indictment of Bush's foreign policy today at the Center for American Progress:

We are reaping the poison fruit of our misguided and arrogant foreign policy. The administration capitalized on the fear created by 9/11 and put a spin on the intelligence and a spin on the truth to justify a war that could well become one of the worst blunders in more than two centuries of American foreign policy. ... No president of the United States should employ misguided ideology and distortion of truth to take the nation to war. If Congress and the American people knew the whole truth, America would never have gone to war.

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Read the 3 comments.


Is he speaking of the Iraq war or the Vietnam War that his brother dragged the US into?

Thu Jan 15 2004 12:02 PM

Jim Gilliam:

That's really low, dhermesc. Bobby took quite a stand against the war he was instrumental in starting, and was really trying to stop LBJ from escalating it further. And we know how that story ended.

Thu Jan 15 2004 2:07 PM


What's so low about speaking the truth? If sweaty Teddy wants to start throwing stones by talking about dragging a country into war by using outright lies and deception what better example then his own brothers? As for the damage caused to America's foreign policy - the Iraq war has brought the US closer to some while exposing others for the back biting b****es they are. The Vietnam war was exhibit "A" of unilateralist policy that the US is still trying to live down 30+ years after ending. The UN's condemnation of the actions' of 46(?) nations in Iraq look like weak tea compared to the world's reaction to US involvement in Vietnam.

Fri Jan 16 2004 8:21 AM

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