I cannot believe that any presidential candidate would actually say this, even if it was an MTV interview (thanks to Hugh Hewitt
Question: "In the clearest terms what would be the principal difference between the foreign policy of your administration and that of the Bush administration?"
Kerry: "Ah, hah, the principal difference will be almost everything. This administration has been arrogant. I think they've been reckless.They have been overly ideological, they've pushed our allies away. I will bring our allies back to us. He turned his back on global warming, walked away from a treaty that a hundred and sixty nations worked ten years on. We haven't done what we need to do for AIDs, globally. The president talks about it but we still haven't passed the kind of comprehensive program that would help the United States lead on the one the great crises of our time. I mean there are countless numbers of things that we could be doing to enhance the world's view of us, and to minimize the kind of anger and, and, aaah, an almost recruitment that's taken place in terrorist organizations as a result of the way the administration has behaved."
On Kyoto, the Senate voted 100-0 (was Kerry there?) that it would not ratify the treaty without substantial changes that would be unacceptable to its proponents (because the treaty as written had as its primary purpose of crippling the US economy). On AIDS, Bush has given tons of money -- more than any other administration -- for treating and defeating AIDS in Africa. The last sentence of his answer suggests Kerry believes that because the United States has finally struck back at its enemies in a meaningful way, that more terrorists will be recruited into al-Qaeda and other similar organizations. Now I know why Zapatero of Spain favors Kerry -- they're birds of a feather.