Kerry (2002): Bush Needs Congressional Approval For Military Action; Kerry (2013): We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Approval

Compare and contrast John Kerry under the Bush presidency, and John Kerry under the Obama presidency.

When it comes to military action in Iraq:

“For the sake of our country, the legitimacy of our cause and our ultimate success in Iraq, the administration must seek advice and approval from Congress, laying out the evidence and making the case. Then, in concert with our allies, it must seek full enforcement of the existing cease-fire agreement from the United Nations Security Council.”

When it comes to military action in Syria:

“The President has the right–as you know, George (Stephanopoulos).  The President of the United States has the right to take this action, doesn’t have to go to Congress, but he does so with the belief – and this is why I think it’s courageous–the president knows that America is stronger when we act in unity.”

The hypocrisy of an anti-war liberal like Kerry is remarkable.  He and his colleagues did everything under their power to handcuff the Bush administration in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Under President Obama, they let him run amok in Libya and Syria with impunity.

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