Monday, July 26, 2004

Kerry for President

A friend joined a couple buddies and myself for an after dinner drink last evening. Eyeing the button she was sporting her hand bag that read Kerry/Ewards, one of my friends asked her if she was pro-Kerry or anti-Bush. Of course she answered that she was pro-Kerry.

Normally, I enjoy these occasions to speak, but for some reason I wasn't in the mood. In part, because I was tired from the heavy meal and two Belgian ales and our round of golf. But it was also a little depressing. You see, she is voluteering for the Kerry campaign.

Getting to the point, I just don't understand how anyone can support John Kerry for President of the United States.

At the height of the Vietnam War, while brave American soldiers were dying, John Kerry testified in front of Congress, the American people and the world's media, that American soldiers routinely committed war crimes on a "day to day basis with full awareness of officers at all levels of command".

In this testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 23, 1971, Kerry continued that U.S. soldiers had “raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.”

I guess that isn't telling enough of Mr. Kerry's integrity.

If anyone wonders how we lost a war without losing a single major battle, this is the answer.

In 1991, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Even with the beloved international coalition which included France, Germany, even with several Arab states supporting the war, even with United Nations security council approval, John Kerry voted against the first Gulf War.

Can anyone imagine the world today, had Saddam not been removed from Kuwait? (hint: we discovered a nuclear program far exceeding our intelligence expectations. Saddam was mere months from going nuclear).

I guess this isn't telling enough of Mr. Kerry's judgement.

George Bush married Laura. Mr. Kerry married Teresa Heinz. I guess that isn't telling enough of Mr. Kerry's character.

Probably the most maddening cliche I keep hearing from Democrats is that the Republicans are "divisive". I get it - When 4 liberal judges decree gay marriage on the rest of the country, the Republican's are being divisive. Let's see, John Edwards stump speech, titled "The Two America's" is about the rich versus the poor, the privelided versus the 'disenfranchised', the..... No divisiveness there. Who exactly comprises the NAACP, National Urban League, the Congressional Black Caucus? Oh yeah, African American Democrats. When Republican Senator Jesse Watts tried to join the caucus they tried to keep him out. 40% of union members are Republican, but their dues are routinely used to support candidates that they oppose. Oh, but the Republican's are divisive.

Who supports racial preferences that pigeon hole Americans into racial catagories and divide the spoils among "preferred" minorities pitting one group against another? Democrats. Oh, but Republican's are divisive.

Which party has quotas on race, sex and sexual orientation for their convention delegates?

I've also been thinking about the Democrat's new motto: "A Stronger America, Restoring Our Image Abroad".

America has liberated 50 million people from the clutches of two of the most brutal regimes in history. WE * HAVE * NOTHING * TO APOLOGIZE * FOR *

John Edwards speech about "restoring hope". Hope is fine. We are all "hoping" we aren't attacked again, but I prefer having a president who is DOING something about it.


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