Weapons grade common sense missing from New York Times, CBS and the Kerry Campaign.
John Kerry continues to blast the Bush Administration over the loss of 390 tons of munitions that probably never existed. But even as Kerry continues to hype this as the latest example of Bush malfeasance, his media allies at NBC and ABC have been backing away from the charges like cockroaches scurrying from the light.
It turns out that the 387 of the 390 tons never really existed, and it also turns out that it is more likely than not that none of the stuff was there when US troops arrived in the war.
This is the kind of leadership we have come to expect from John Kerry and his media allies. If you took the measure of the common sense available on the democratic ticket and all their advisors
This approach to foreign relations and our military is beyond laughable. This guy wants to be president and commander in chief.
His track record for veracity wouldn't get him elected president of a local Rotary Club. He could never pass the Four-Way test.
Forget the Electoral College, Kerry is competing for votes with the clown college.
Among the illiterate and uninformed he may be ahead.
The column I reproduce here is directly on point for what we should be concerned with this election year.
From the Wed 06 Oct 2004 issue of the Ellensburg Daily Record
written by Mathew Manweller... Central Washington University political
Subject: "Election determines fate of nation"
"In that this will be my last column before the presidential election,
there will be no sarcasm, no attempts at witty repartee. The topic is
too serious, and the stakes are too high.
This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that
will truly matter. Because America is at a once-in-a-generation
crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance. Down one path
lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence. Down the other lies
a nation that is aware of its past and accepts the daunting obligation
its future demands. If we choose poorly, the consequences will echo
through the next 50 years of history. If we, in a spasm of frustration,
turn out the current occupant of the White House, the message to the
world and ourselves will be two-fold.
First, we will reject the notion that America can do big things. Once a
nation that tamed a frontier, stood down the Nazis and stood upon the
moon, we will announce to the world that bringing democracy to the
Middle East is too big of a task for us. But more significantly, we will signal
to future presidents that as voters, we are unwilling to tackle difficult
challenges, preferring caution to boldness, embracing the mediocrity
that has characterized other civilizations. The defeat of President Bush will
send a chilling message to future presidents who may need to make
difficult, yet unpopular decisions. America has always been a nation
that rises to the demands of history regardless of the costs or appeal. If we
turn away from that legacy, we turn away from who we are.
Second, we inform every terrorist organization on the globe that the
lesson of Somalia was well learned. In Somalia we showed terrorists that
you don't need to defeat America on the battlefield when you can defeat
them in the newsroom. They learned that a wounded America can become a
defeated America. Twenty-four-hour news stations and daily tracing polls
will do the heavy lifting, turning a cut into a fatal blow. Except that
Iraq is Somalia times 10. The election of John Kerry will serve notice
to every terrorist in every cave that the soft underbelly of American power
is the timidity of American voters. Terrorists will know that a steady
stream of grizzly photos for CNN is all you need to break the will of
the American people. Our own self-doubt will take it from there. Bin Laden
will recognize that he can topple any American administration without
setting foot on the homeland.
It is said that America's W.W.II generation is its 'greatest
generation.' But my greatest fear is that it will become known as America's 'last
generation.' Born in the bleakness of the Great Depression and hardened
in the fire of WW II, they may be the last American generation that
understands the meaning of duty, honor and sacrifice. It is difficult to
admit, but I know these terms are spoken with only hollow detachment by
many (but not all) in my generation. Too many citizens today mistake
'living in America' as 'being an American.' But America has always been
more of an idea than a place. When you sign on, you do more than buy
real estate. You accept a set of values and responsibilities. This November,
my generation, which has been absent too long, must grasp the obligation
that comes with being an American, or fade into the oblivion they may
deserve. I believe that 100 years from now historians will look back at
the election of 2004 and see it as the decisive election of our century.
Depending on the outcome, they will describe it as the moment America
joined the ranks of ordinary nations; or they will describe it as the
moment the prodigal sons and daughters of the greatest generation
accepted their burden as caretakers of the City on the Hill."
No Tom/Moses-Kerry will ARREST them and put them on trial! It was [i]so[/i] effective during the Clinton years. The Islamofascists know the deal-one guy wants to kill them dead, the other ts pretend they're just rambunctious Presbyterian teens to be appeased like any other interest group.
[quote][i]Originally posted by Bugg[/i]@Oct 28 2004, 09:04 AM
[b] No Tom/Moses-Kerry will ARREST them and put them on trial! It was [i]so[/i] effective during the Clinton years. The Islamofascists know the deal-one guy wants to kill them dead, the other ts pretend they're just rambunctious Presbyterian teens to be appeased like any other interest group. [/b][/quote]
Yeah it sure was Effective under Clintons watch. Thats why after the first WTC attack under Clintons watch, they were here in the US learning to Fly under Clintons watch.