Thursday, September 02, 2004

Unfit for Any Duty

Sen. Kerry is degrading into the worst form of political sludge I have seen since Lyndon Larouche.

Since when is questioning somebody's committment to defend America, the same as questioning their patriotism? Kind of hard on conscientious objectors, isn't it? Will Kerry have the Quakers squat in Leavenworth for the duration of the War on Terror, like they had to in WWI?

"I'm not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who have misled the nation into Iraq (news - web sites)," he said.

Get that, President Clinton? You can shut the hell up about John Kerry.
By Kerry's standard, if you didn't volunteer for the military, you can't talk about him.
Kerry apparently fell asleep reading Starship Troopers, and woke up thinking he was somewhere other than the USA.
I did attempt to enlist, once in 1992 and again in 2001, and was turned away for medical reasons. So if M'lud is so gracious as to permit me to proceed...

I'm sure Senator Kerry wants to keep America safe.
And I'm sure the Cubs want to play in the 2004 World Series.
But they're not competent to fulfill their desire.
And neither is Senator Kerry.

"We all saw the anger and distortion of the Republican Convention," Kerry said. "The vice president even called me unfit for office last night. I guess I'll leave it up to the voters whether five deferments makes someone more qualified to defend this nation than two tours of duty."

Unfortunately, he is the Vice-President, and has been for four years. And before that he was a damn good Secretary of Defense. So his desk duty has a solid record of achievement.

Senator Kerry, whatever he did on a gun deck, has shown a solid yellow streak in Washington.

Urging America to welcome communism in Asia and accept the inevitable repression of South Vietnamese was an act of cowardice.
Resting on his medals to push the myth of the American Hun was an act of cowardice.
Proposing a unilateral pullout from Iraq by June 2005 was an act of cowardice.

And then the cherry on top, the final proof that these Senators are unfit to influence American foriegn policy, let alone direct it:

John F. Kerry administration would propose to Iran that the Islamic state be allowed to keep its nuclear power plants in exchange for giving up the right to retain the nuclear fuel that could be used for bomb-making, Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards said in an interview yesterday.

Edwards said that if Iran failed to take what he called a "great bargain," it would essentially confirm that it is building nuclear weapons under the cover of a supposedly peaceful nuclear power initiative.

...Iranian experts have long speculated that some sort of "grand bargain" that would cover the nuclear programs, a lifting of sanctions and renewed relations with the United States would help solve the impasse between the two countries. But campaign aides later said Edwards was not suggesting an agreement that covered more than the nuclear programs. In the December speech, Kerry criticized Bush for failing to "conduct a realistic, nonconfrontational policy with Iran."

..."At the end of the day [Bush officials] can argue all they want about their policies," Edwards said. "But the test is: Have they worked? And Iran is further along in developing a nuclear weapon than they were when George Bush came into office."

Because, since the mid-1990s, those European allies have been glad to profit by selling Iran nuclear parts. Just as they will accept any opportunity to profit whenever American scruples bar our businesses from promoting evil.
But they've only brought it further along...President Kerry would put them into the end zone.

When Madeleine Albright offered North Korea danegeld for nonproliferation, she broke with fifty years of justified hostility. She broke the axiom that you do not trade with an enemy before securing a peace treaty. And we, and our South Korean and Japanese allies, got burnt by North Korean treachery.

But at least she was innovative. There was no obvious example of a similar failure.

Senator Kerry has no such excuse. Rather than deny Iran the capability and ignore their intent, he will grant them the capability and trust their intentions are good--without demanding they renounce Hamas, without demanding they stop sending agents from Nigeria to Bosnia to recruit jihad, without demanding they surrender the Afghani terrorist refugees in Iranian 'custody'.

Offering to guarantee the nuclear capability of the Axis of Evil is an act of cowardice.

John Kerry is already promising to strengthen our enemies.
Perhaps some reporter will ask Kerry how supporting a nuclear Iran is compatible with a committment to defend America.

If you can find a political journalist who enlisted, that is.

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