Kerry the Has-Been and Iraq

Sen. John Kerry’s comments on “Meet the Press” aren’t his first betrayal of Iraq’s new government by the people—his snubbing of Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi in September handily took that honor. The Senator’s continued pessimism toward a free Iraq betrays the fact that Kerry’s time as an influential in the politics of freedom has long since passed:

“It is significant that there is a vote in Iraq,” Kerry said in an interview with NBC television’s Meet the Press. “But … no one in the United States should try to overhype this election.

Kerry’s smug appraisal makes it sound as if he thinks he’s still running for president. Today should indeed be a day of rejoicing and hype! in Iraq. A nation once oppressed is experiencing government by the people for the very first time. No matter how difficult are the days ahead, why should the United States do anything but rejoice?

It makes one wonder what Kerry’s own overhyped “plan” had in store for the Iraqis.