Kerry and his minions have now insulted and/or denigrated all current US allies, but to insult the Iraqi is, to quote Kristof and Milbank on other issues, "over the top".......the President and Vice-President couldn't have responded better (also linked to Outside the Beltway
"Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) wrongly questioned the credibility of the interim Iraqi leader, and "you can't lead this country" while undercutting an ally, President Bush (news - web sites) said Friday."
"For the second day in a row, Vice President Cheney also criticized Kerry for his remarks on Allawi."
"I must say I was appalled at the complete lack of respect Senator Kerry showed for this man of courage," Cheney said at an event Friday morning in Lafayette, La. "Ayad Allawi is our ally. He stands beside us in the war against terror. John Kerry is trying to tear him down and to trash all the good that has been accomplished, and his words are destructive."