Tuesday, June 28, 2005

What John Kerry Wants...

The President is going to address the nation tonight. This morning The New York Times published a prebuttal from Senator John Kerry to this speach that President Bush hasn't even given yet. That's why it's a prebuttal not a rebuttal.

A long time ago in a city far, far away, I was in High School. Several times I had to stand up in front of the class and argue different topics. One person would stand up and present their side to an arguement. Then the other side would be allowed to stand up deliver a rebuttal or a counter-argument. Sometimes we were allowed a back and forth arguement/rebuttal period at the end.

I always thought that the point of this exercise was to convince the rest of the class to accept my argument as the truth and then disavow my opponents arguments. I was surprised when the teachers didn't grade us on how many students we swayed to our side of the argument. Instead they graded us on our research, documentation, presentation and our general understanding of the subject matter.

However in politics is seems that you don't have to wait for your opponents to say anything before you counter their arguments. Senator Kerry must have spent a lot of time calling the Psysic Friends Network because he is able to refute the President's statements before he even makes them.

By the way Senator, you're not being graded on how many people your arguments sway. You are being graded on the quality of your research, documentation and presentation.

But ultimately it doesn't matter. You fail on both accounts. Your arguments are just a list of the same old tired Democratic talking points and the only people who are going to believe your rantings are the move-on.org and the democratic underground crowd and your fellow Democratic Senators. Those are the same people that believe that George Bush is Hitler, the United States Military has murdered millions of innocent civilians, Karl Rove has a secret remote control unit that allows him to change the ballot counts in Ohio and that making someone sit on the floor in a room with no air conditioning is torture.

So lets take a look at some of the things Senator Kerry has to say.

"The Bush administration is courting disaster with its current course - a course with no realistic strategy for reducing the risks to our soldiers and increasing the odds for success."

So Senator does the President truly have no realistic strategy or does he have one that he either hasn't bothered to share with you, or that you are just unwilling to understand or accept? We know what your strategy would be Senator - cut and run.

"Our mission in Iraq is harder because the administration ignored the advice of others"

So our mission is harder because the President chose to ignore your advice and went into Iraq in the first place, right?

"A little humility would go a long way - coupled with a strategy to succeed."

This statement is so laughable I can barely keep typing. Senator do you remember going snowboarding last winter and you had a collison with a Secret Service agent who was there to protect your life? When the media asked you about the accident you replied "I don't fall down, that SOB knocked me over." Be honest Senator, when your speach writer first wrote the word 'humility' you had to go look it up, didn't you?

We won't even talk about your ability to strategize. We all saw the Presidental Campaign you ran. If you and my 12 year old daughter ever get into a strategy game against each other, you're playing for money. That way I will only have to save enough for the other two to go to college.

"So what should the president say tonight? The first thing he should do is tell the truth to the American people."

This statement is followed up by nine paragraphs of lies and inconsistancies that Senator Kerry would like to hear come out of the Presidents mouth tonight.

Senator Kerry wants to hear the President say that
United States will insist that the Iraqis establish a truly inclusive political process and meet the deadlines for finishing the Constitution and holding elections in December."

Senator do you remember how long it took 13 states to draft and approve our Constitution? On June 1776 a committee headed by John Dickinson was formed to construct a plan of confederation. They submitted its proposals to Congress on July 12, 1776. It then took Congress 16 months to create and adopt the Articles of Confederation (November 15, 1777). The final ratification of that Constitution by all 13 states didn't happen until 1781.

That's a total of 5 years Senator, and you want to see results before December?

Senator Kerry also wants the President to announce that the
"United States will not have a permanent military presence in Iraq"

World War II, Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945, Japan surrendered on August 14, 1945. It is now June 28, 2005. Fifty years later and we still have troops in both those countries. Both counties are now allies of ours. They both have democratic governments and our military does not interfer with their political process. You are being naive to believe that we will not have a military presence in Iraq for decades to come Senator. The complete withdrawl of our military is what your detractors call a 'cut and run' policy. Something that our President is smart enough to know will spell disaster for our efforts in a Global War on Terror.

Eventually we get to what I believe is the key statement in Senator Kerry's prebuttal:
"The administration must immediately draw up a detailed plan with clear milestones and deadlines for the transfer of military and police responsibilities to Iraqis after the December elections. The plan should be shared with Congress."

I think Senator Kerry's biggest concern is that Congress doesn't know what the Presidents plan is. Which is probably a good thing. We all saw what happened in Vietnam when Congress started running that war.

Basically, Senator Kerry has issued a wish list of lies that he would like to hear the President tell the American people. Well at least most of it is lies. Senator Kerry makes one good truthful statement at the very end -
"Our troops deserve better: they deserve leadership equal to their sacrifice."

You're right Senator our troops deserve better. But it's hard to convince them that we as a nation are supporting and backing them to our fullest when you and your fellow Democrats take every opportunity to belittle, slander and castigate them.

The American people agree with you Senator, our troops do deserve leadership equal to their sacrifice. That's why we re-elected President Bush last fall.

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