John Kerry

Once an Anti-War Figure, Kerry Transforms Into a Hawk

Being in power makes a big difference


In 1971, John Kerry was at the center of one of the great anti-war demonstrations in American history.  His testimony before Congress was a crucial element in turning public opinion against the war in Vietnam.

On Friday afternoon, Kerry was again giving a much-watched public speech in Washington, D.C.  But the one-time "winter soldier" who was willing to straight-talk Congress about the bloody quagmire in Southeast Asia has changed his tune about America's role in international conflicts.