John Kerry: We were basically at Peace on September 11, 2001

Well looks like John Kerry has put foot in mouth yet again.  This time he claims that the US was “basically at peace on September 11, 2001.”

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) believes that on September 11 “we were basically at peace.”

Asked to clarify his remarks, specifically asking about the attacks on the U.S.S. Cole during Barack Obama campaign conference call, Kerry said, “well, we hadn’t declared war,” The Hill’s Sam Youngman reports.

Asked if al Qaeda was a threat at the time, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee said, “well yes, obviously they were a threat. But, fundamentally we were not at war at that point in time.”

Kerry also called John McCain “out of step with history and facts.”

So were we “basically at peace” on December 7, 1941 as well, Senator Kerry?  Jim Ogonowski has responded to John Kerry’s comments in a press release.

“Either John Kerry is naïve or he is actually using this tragedy for political propaganda to capture more headlines for himself in this election cycle.

Does he know this was not the first attack on the very building taken down on September 11th?

Does he consider the bombings of our embassies in Tanzania and Kenya and on American troops on the U.S.S. Cole as being “basically at peace”?

On the morning of September 11, 2001, America and the world were reminded that evil in the hearts of only a few men can cause harm to many. Those attacks were not planned in a day. Islamic extremists had long before declared war on America and American interests.

While September 11th was a day of peace to John Kerry, for me it was the day I lost my brother. I think it would be very appropriate for John Kerry to apologize to the victims and the families of those lost on that day for his remarks.”

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