Kerryism of the Day
The senator's caveats and curlicues.
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Question: Didn't you tell the AP that you would aim to have U.S. troops out by the end of your first term?
—Washington Post interview, May 28, 2004
 But if we can't achieve a free election in four years, and if we can't achieve some kind of progress that sufficiently brings the Iraqi people out of the shadows and into the open to invest in their own future in that period of time, we're in trouble.
Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.
Photograph of John Kerry by Marc Serota/Reuters.