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Logic Puzzle

by C1ay / March 24, 2004 9:19 AM PST

Did you ever do one of those logic puzzles, the kind where you are given a series of facts and then you have to deduce some untold fact or truth. Here's one in the spirit of election season.

Fact 1: John Kerry only voted for the use of force against Iraq to get the inspectors back in.
From JohnKerry.com, ""This was the hardest vote I have ever had to cast in my entire career," Kerry said. "I voted for the resolution to get the inspectors in there, period."

Fact 2: John Kerry says he did not vote for a "regime change" in Iraq.
On NBC Meet The Press, John Kerry is interviewed by Tim Russert where he states, " Tim, I have enormous respect for both Senator Kennedy, my friend and my colleague, who I'm proud is supporting me in this race, and Robert Byrd, who's one of the most eloquent, capable people in the Senate. But let me tell you this. I disagree with them on that. The president of the United States had the inherent authority of the presidency. And if he wanted to go, he would have gone and could have gone anyway merely to protect and defend the interests of the United States. And the fact is in the resolution that we passed we did not empower the president to do regime change, we empowered him only with respect to the relevant resolutions of the United Nations."

Fact 3: Regime change is specifically referenced in Joint Resolution 114 - To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq
"Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338) expressed the sense of Congress that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove from power the current Iraqi regime and promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime;"

Fact 4: The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 was drafted for the sole purpose of authorizing regime change in Iraq. It passed in the house by a vote of 360 to 38 and passed the senate by unanimous consent. It was the signed President Clinton and became public law 105-338.

He voted for the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 and for Joint Resolution 114 - To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq but says that he only voted to get the inspectors back in and did not empower the president to do a regime change.

Did John Kerry support or not support regime change in Iraq?

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Re:Logic Puzzle -- And the smear goes on... (NT)
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 24, 2004 10:27 PM PST
In reply to: Logic Puzzle


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No Smear Here, Completely substantiated and.....
by C1ay / March 25, 2004 12:02 AM PST

untwisted. 2 times Kerry voted FOR regime change and it wasn't in the fine print. Flip or Flop?

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