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Matthew Hoy currently works as a metro page designer at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Tuesday, February 01, 2005
John Kerry: I finally got around to watching Sen. John Kerry's appearance on Sunday's "Meet the Press." I think NBC's decision to interview Kerry and not some Middle East policy expert on the day of the Iraqi elections was odd.

You can find a transcript of the interview here. Lots of bloggers have flogged Kerry over many of the things he said, but one exchange really had me shaking my head -- and wondering if host Tim Russert was paying attention or just going through his list of questions. I've trimmed Kerry's questions of the verbal fat.

MR. RUSSERT: Do you believe that Iraq is less a terrorist threat to the United States now than it was two years ago?

SEN. KERRY: No, it's more. And, in fact, I believe the world is less safe today than it was two and a half years ago.

MR. RUSSERT: Is the United States safer with the newly elected Iraqi government than we would have been with Saddam Hussein?

SEN. KERRY: Sure. And I'm glad Saddam Hussein is gone, and I've said that a hundred times.

Try to wrap your brain around those two conflicting statements -- one right after the other.

We're safer, but Iraq is more of a terrorist threat.

We were in more danger when Iraq was less of a terrorist threat.

That's a little too nuanced for me.

On a related note: Someone noticed that Kerry also confessed to treason in the interview.

1:30 AM

"I think NBC's decision to interview Kerry and not some Middle East policy expert on the day of the Iraqi elections was odd." Like Kennedy last week, Kerry was expecting and anticipating that the Iraqi election would be a debacle. He wanted to gloat on Meet the Press. Why Russert agreed to have him on so he could gloat is another question altogether. Or is it?
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