On Fox, radio host Mark Williams claimed Kerry has "got to be on crack" for recent Iraq comments
On Fox News' Your World, radio host Mark Williams claimed that Sen. John Kerry -- who recently stated that his vote in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq was a mistake -- has "got to be on crack" and that weapons of mass destruction were found in the form of "300,000 people in mass graves."
On the June 13 edition of Fox News' Your World, radio host Mark Williams claimed that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has "got to be on crack," after host Neil Cavuto played a portion of a speech Kerry made at the "Take Back America" conference in which Kerry said, "I was wrong to vote for that Iraqi war resolution."
Later in the interview, which also involved radio host Nancy Skinner, Williams said that "we have eliminated the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction program." When Skinner challenged Williams's remark by noting that "we found no weapons of mass destruction," Williams replied: "Yes, the 300,000 people in mass graves found them for you, Nancy."
From the June 13 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
CAVUTO: Kerry plans to offer an amendment to a bill this week that would pull our forces from the region by the end of the year. Mark Williams says this so-called cut-and-run strategy will backfire on Democrats, but Nancy Skinner disagrees. Both are talk show hosts. So, Mark, not a fan of this, huh?
WILLIAMS: Senator Kerry, check your watch, I think it stopped a few years ago. Yeah, as I cracked on my radio show last week after [Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab] al-Zarqawi was killed, I said, "Al-Zarqawi dead, Democrats vow to fight on despite loss." Apparently John Kerry is making that crack headline for real. He's got to be on crack. What have we done in Iraq in the last three years? Let me see: We've overthrown a dictator, we've eliminated the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction program, we've ended the oppression and the starvation and the genocide of a country of 25 million people, and freed them. We've had one, two, three elections. We've had an interim government, we've got a permanent government. The country is coming together; things are good.
WILLIAMS: Well, if we -- first of all, what do you think by exit strategy? Exit strategy is win the war. I would like you to explain the exit strategy from the Second World War to me because we still have troops on the ground. What we're seeing in Iraq is that winning of the war. Did we use overwhelming force? Absolutely. Have you been there? Have you seen the overwhelming force? Do you see an Iraqi Republican Guard under the rule of Saddam Hussein? Do you see a weapons of mass destruction program?
SKINNER: There wasn't a weapons of mass destruction program.
WILLIAMS: No, what you see is a real country that has never been a real country, other than under a dictator, forging itself despite their differences, despite the ethnic differences, despite the fact that these people were held together by force. They are coming out of the woodwork now to form a country.
SKINNER: Mark, Mark. You said twice --
WILLIAMS: And they're dropping dimes on the bad guys left and right.
SKINNER: You said twice there was a weapons of mass destruction program. We found no weapons of mass destruction. And the problem is now we have the Sunni -- let me just finish --
WILLIAMS: Yeah, the 300,000 people in mass graves found them for you, Nancy.
SKINNER: That's not the weapons of mass destruction program.
WILLIAMS: The 300,000 people in mass graves who were gassed found them for you.
CAVUTO: All right, guys. You know what, you both articulate your position, but Nancy, finish your point real quickly.
SKINNER: We have Sunnis battling Shias, and the militias and security are infiltrated. Now, I don't call that winning our objective, Mark.
CAVUTO: OK, Nancy, final word. Mark, thank you as well.