Reason #117 That We Can Be Glad That John Kerry Lost The Election in 2004:

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) believes that on September 11 “we were basically at peace.”

Asked to clarify his remarks, specifically asking about the attacks on the U.S.S. Cole during Barack Obama campaign conference call, Kerry said, “well, we hadn’t declared war,” The Hill’s Sam Youngman reports.

Asked if al Qaeda was a threat at the time, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee said, “well yes, obviously they were a threat. But, fundamentally we were not at war at that point in time.”

Well, we weren’t at war, but check out this list and ask yourself if we were at peace:

  1. 1993 – World Trade Center terrorist attack kills 6
  2. 1996 – Khobar Towers terrorist attack kills 19 US military personnel
  3. 1998 – US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania bombed, over 200 dead
  4. 2000 – USS Cole attacked, 17 sailors killed

AQ had declared war on us years before, even explicitly in 1998 when Osama issued his “fatwa” against America. It was only the cluelessness of people like John Kerry that kept us from recognizing it. We didn’t have peace on September 10, 2001; no one wanted to acknowledge that we had been at war for the previous eight years.

Absurd irony alert:

Kerry also called John McCain “out of step with history and facts.”

Coming from John Kerry, that is high praise indeed.