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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Bribed and Coerced...

I'm waiting to see where this quote comes up at the RNC:

Kerry said during the speech at the downtown Marriott Hotel that Bush has been impatient, which has cost the U.S. support from its allies. "The greatest position of strength is by exercising the best judgement in the pursuit of diplomacy," he said, "not in some trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted, but in a genuine coalition."

For all of Kerry's claims about being more able to conduct diplomacy, to rebuild alliances, and make American more respected in the world this statement puts the complete lie to all of it.

Tony Blair put his political future on the line to support our efforts in Iraq and almost lost his job because of it. Jose Maria Aznar of Spain did lose his job. Italy has lost citizens to brutal kidnappings/killings as a result of their support. Korea and Japan have had citizens kidnapped. The list goes on and on...

Kerry belittles the contribution of each of these countries. How appreciative do you think Tony Blair and the leaders of other coalition countries will be?

Kerry focuses on France and Germany to the complete exclusion of traditional allies like the UK and Australia and new (but very strong) allies such as Poland. For what, the situational approval of a country (France) whose stated goal is to create a counterweight to the U.S.?

John Kerry is a fool...He was a fool when he went to Paris to talk to the North Vietnamese, and he remains a fool more than 30 years later...He has no concept of how to conduct foreign relations, and his own words prove it.