Wednesday, October 06, 2004


My post below, reminded me of something from the presidential debate that I am surprised hasn't received more play.

When asked what is the greatest danger to America, Senator Kerry replied "Nuclear proliferation". Had he stopped there, he would have had a point. But as he extrapolated, he revealed a great deal about his values and thought process about the dangers we face.

"Right now the president is spending millions of dollars to research 'bunker busting' nuclear weapons....You talk about mixed messages. We're telling other people, "You can't have nuclear weapons", but we're pursuing a new nuclear weapon... I will shut down that program".

Please consider that no one is concerned about British nuclear weapons. Would you be concerned about British 'bunker busters'? Of course not. The problem isn't nuclear weapons or 'bunker busters'. The problem is nuclear weapons in the possession of our enemies. Mr. Kerry seems to think that the bad guys will pick up on our "good vibes" if only we don't provoke them! This is the same mindset Mr. Kerry had during the Cold War when he supported a nuclear freeze.

Mr. Kerry either hopes or believes the Chinese, Iranians and North Koreans will be influenced not to pursue advanced nuclear weapons if only we decide not to. Most frightening, is that this topic easily elicited the most passion from the Senator. History tells us, "hope" is not an effective deterrent against attack.

This fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of our enemies is why we cannot trust Kerry/Edwards, or for that matter, the Democrat party with national security.


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