"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"I have always been honest....

>> Thursday, August 26, 2004

about my military record" is what John Kerry told Minnesotans at a rally today. What he should have added was "Except when I haven't been." It seems Senator Kerry has conveniently forgotten that in the past 2 weeks he has admitted to not spending Christmas in Cambodia and has also admitted that his first Purple Heart was probably self inflicted. Ah, lawyers.... can you please define "always"?

In other news of the pot calling the kettle black- which I seem to use as much as the media uses quagmire- Bush today did what Kerry's people have been calling for. He denounced all 527 groups, including the Swifties. However, Kerry's people won't follow suit claiming ""The issue here is not this ... the issue is lies being elevated to facts and that's wrong," John Hurley, the national director of Veterans for Kerry, told FOX News on Thursday." read the article


Doug Halsted 6:08 PM  

Campaign amnesia vs. consistencyBy Boston Herald editorial staff
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

One presidential candidate in this election is proud of the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. The other is ``proud'' to have voted against support for the troops. John Kerry [related, bio] had better hope voters distinguish him some other way from George W. Bush before November.

``We removed a declared enemy of America who had the capability of producing weapons of mass murder and could have passed that capability to terrorists bent on acquiring them,'' Bush said in a speech Monday. ``In the world after September the 11th, that was a risk we could not afford to take.''

No it wasn't. And the president's position couldn't be any more clear - or more consistent.

Kerry's twists and turns, and those of his running mate, on Iraq meanwhile continue on in true Rube Goldbergian fashion. Now Kerry's all but saying that Iraq is just a distraction from bigger threats.

``The facts speak for themselves,'' Kerry said. ``There was less nuclear weapons material secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before. North Korea has reportedly quadrupled its nuclear weapons capability in the past year. Iran is developing nuclear weapons capability.''

What would Senator Kerry have said if Bush had proposed a pre-emptive strike against either of those nations? It likely would have been hard to keep track.

And Sen. John Edwards [related, bio], if anything, was even more certain of Iraq's threat. . . before he came down with a bad case of ``campaign amnesia.'' (That from a campaign speech by a combative Dick Cheney who has been kept under wraps for far too long.)

``I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country,'' Edwards said. Hmmm, ``imminent,'' did someone say imminent?

Not Bush. Yes, he believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, just as John Kerry did. Yes, he relied on faulty intelligence, just as John Kerry did.

That the CIA and FBI need a major tune-up to meet the real threat of terrorism has long been obvious. It doesn't follow that there was no rationale for the Iraq war.

``Every potential adversary now knows that terrorism and proliferation carry serious consequences and that the wise course is to abandon those pursuits,'' Bush said.

That's Bush's message and he's sticking to it. Kerry's? He's ``proud'' to have voted against $87 billion needed to support the military and rebuild Iraq because ``we knew the policy had to be changed.'' That's a new one. If the past is prologue, Kerry won't stick with it for very long.

Doug Halsted 11:42 AM  

Kerry will never denounce all of the 527s, he gets
$60,000,000 in benefit while Bush gets (mostly coming from billionaire donors)
$ 2,000,000 (most coming from people buying "Unfit for Command" or making small donations)

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