Is Karl Rove secretly running the Kerry campaign?Suddenly, John Kerry came out and said the Iraq war "was a profound diversion from that war and the battle against our greatest enemy, Osama Bin Laden and the terrorists."
Now my initial reaction is that people far less intelligent, far less educated and far less experienced knew this a long time ago. We knew this even before the war started, back when Kerry voted in favor of giving the president a blank check to invade this random, non-threatening country.
Now suddenly that the war and occupation are somewhat less politically correct than they once were, Kerry has changed his mind. He's morphed into the anti-war candidate.
The whole theme of the Bush campaign is that Kerry is a flip flopper. They have to use this theme because they don't have much else to run on. When in trouble, as the old political axiom goes, change the subject. The Bush people are masters at changing the subject. Iraq in chaos? No problem, let's scream about evil gays. Arrogant foreign policy making terrorism more likely? No problem, let's focus on what Kerry did in 1968. No sign of bin Laden? Um... I got it: tell people that liberals will ban Bibles!!!
So when faced with a campaign based on him being a flip flopper, what does Kerry do?
He flip flops.
Karl Rove couldn't have scripted this any better.