Wednesday, September 08, 2004

We're better off without Saddam, but we'd be better off without having invaded Iraq (or something like that)

On Monday Kerry called the invasion of Iraq,
the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In response to a Howard Dean comment last December, Kerry said on CNN Capital Gang,
Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein and those who believe today that we are not safer with his capture don't have the judgment to be president.
I'm sure that a Kerry-supporting commentator could contrive a nuanced reconcilation of the two sentiments, but they don't jibe with me.

(Hat tip for the two quotations: William Kristol.)