July 12, 2004: Cheney: Kerry Backtracking on Iraq War (AP)

  • In Boston, Kerry, who voted for the war, said he and Edwards were proud of the fact that they opposed the $87 billion aid package for Afghanistan and Iraq “when we knew the policy had to be changed. We had to get it right. We needed other countries involved. We needed to reach out to our allies. We needed to put other boots on the ground. The job of the president is to have the maximum ability for success and the minimum risk and cost to the American people.”