July 09, 2004
KERRY: Too busy for terror briefings, -- but not too busy to listen to Whoopi Goldberg make dirty jokes about Bush.
Like I say, he's not serious. I wish he were, but he's not.
UPDATE: On the other hand, the pre-election Edwards sounds positively Bushlike:
But I do think that the more serious question going forward is, what are we going to do? I mean, we have three different countries that, while they all present serious problems for the United States -- they're dictatorships, they're involved in the development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction -- you know, the most imminent, clear and present threat to our country is not the same from those three countries. I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country.
And I think they -- as a result, we have to, as we go forward and as we develop policies about how we're going to deal with each of these countries and what action, if any, we're going to take with respect to them, I think each of them have to be dealt with on their own merits.
And they do, in my judgment, present different threats. And I think Iraq and Saddam Hussein present the most serious and most imminent threat.
A lot of people were saying that then.