Reuters’ agenda

Reuters’ agenda

: John Kerry and answered George Bush’s question on the war, saying that he would still have authorized the war in Iraq, even knowing there were no WMDs there. Of course, he says he would have used that authorization differently if he had been president.

I say that was the stand-up thing to do. Kerry knows it won’t be popular with his corps — it could even send some running to Nader — but he said what he would do and didn’t back away. I respect him for that.

Reuters today does the followup with Bush still trying to tweak Kerry — fruitlessly, in my view — and here’s the headline:

“Bush Goes After Kerry on Iraq War Admission”

Admission is an awfully loaded word — as in, Kerry admits he would support the war Reuters opposes.