Don’t be shocked, but John Kerry has taken both sides of an issue: this time it is troop deployment.
Finally, I want to say something about the plan that the President announced on Monday to withdraw 70,000 troops from Asia and Europe. Nobody wants to bring troops home more than those of us who have fought in foreign wars. But it needs to be done at the right time and in a sensible way. This is not that time or that way.
BUT here’s what he said at AN APRIL 14 PRESS CONFERENCE:
“The overall effort of a president right now ought to be really to try to find ways to reduce the overexposure, in a sense, of America’s commitments,” Kerry said then. “A proper approach to the Korean peninsula, for instance, should include the deployment of troops, the unresolved issues of the 1950s and ultimately, hopefully, could result in the reduction of American presence, ultimately.”
What was that he was saying to GQ? “But I don’t have to [pick one]. And that’s the glory of life. I play them both. I do! I play them both.” We believe you, Senator, we really do!