More Debate Reaction
The debates percolated in my brain overnight and I noted three key takeaways, all from the Kerry camp:
1) Kerry - no pre-emptive war: Kerry will not pre-emptively use force to protect the United States unless such action passes a 'global test'. What in the hell is a 'global test'? This statement, in and of itself, should disqualify Kerry from serving as CINC.
2) Kerry - unilateral disarmament: Kerry would unilaterally halt U.S. development of advanced weapons systems. This 'show of weakness' approach didn't work during the Cold War and it certainly won't work now. What in the hell is he thinking by promising to unilaterally disarm? This is a classic Neville Chamberlain approach that gets innocent people killed.
3) Kerry - provide nuclear fuel to the Iranians: Kerry would help Iran build their nuclear facilities by providing them with nuclear fuel in exchange for promises. What in the hell is he thinking? Shipping nuclear fuel to the world's greatest state sponsor of terror is just wrong-headed. It's catastrophically wrong.
I don't like John Kerry because John Kerry is going to get me killed.
Lies about Lies
Who do you trust?
|John Bolton, the State Department's point man on proliferation... noted that it is technically possible for Iran to remain in compliance with the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, then suddenly renounce the NPT and "breakout" with its own bomb...
...Gary Milhollin of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control reduced the status quo to three lines: "You cannot verify a lie. You cannot successfully inspect a country that lies. You come to a dead end." ... the Irans and North Koreas of the world are assembling a bomb and the missiles to deliver it. Current "policy" won't stop them. What will?
The Bush administration filed its answer two Septembers ago with the National Security Strategy, a 31-page document whose most famous word was "preemption." It said, "In an age where the enemies of civilization openly and actively seek the world's most destructive technologies, the United States cannot remain idle while dangers gather."
Pre-emption... without a 'global test'
Think you can avoid the global war on terror?
Terror surveillance on U.S. School Systems?
Another Kerry Fable
A problem telling it straight
Click for WTC Slide-Show
Iran in Turmoil
JihadWatch: Deadly clashes rock Iran's main southern port
Iraq, the Bush Doctrine Test Case: 'You Support Terror, We Kick Your Ass'
Links o' the Day
Esquire: The Pentagon's New Map (Updated)
Government Archives: World War II Photo Archives
LGF: WTC slide show (warning, this is very graphic)
Peter Brookes: An Iran/Israeli War
JihadWatch: US President says Islam has "declared undistinguishing and exterminating war...against all the rest of mankind". John Quincy Adams, that is.
The Corner: Kerry/Mexico... "If FDR had followed the Kerry plan, we wouldn’t be going after Japan so much as those pilots who were flying those planes over Pearl Harbor. I can almost hear Kerry circa 1944, 'it’s been three years and those pilots are all still at large!'"
The Corner: GLOBAL TEST ALL OVER W'S ALLENTOWN RALLY RIGHT NOW -
"The presidents job is not to take an international poll. The president's job is to defend America."