Saturday, July 17, 2004

Kerry Sell-Out #1

John Kerry endorsed most of the Bush doctrine yesterday, saying that he would be willing to launch pre-emptive strikes if necessary.  This means that both candidates are insufficiently reluctant to go to war and, thus, have taken un-Christian positions on the issue of war:
 
Kerry: "[I am] prepared as president to go get them before they get us...."
 
Bush: "We cannot let our enemies strike first."
 
Kerry is attempting to distinguish himself from Bush by saying that he would make sure the intelligence is good before acting on it.  Does he really think that Bush wants to use bad intelligence?  Surely Bush's position is to use good intelligence too!  So basically, as Christians, we now have no good choice on the war issue.  What a shame. 
 
A majority of Americans now say that the U.S. should have stayed out of Iraq.  Now is the time for real leadership on the topic of war.  Americans are discontented and ready to be called to a higher ethical standard for war.  Instead John Kerry, of fear of being "soft," has raced to the right.  Me-tooism does not win elections Mr. Kerry.  Vision does.

2 Comments:

At 11:19 PM, Blogger ats54 said...

Maybe you should've posted this a few weeks ago. If you look at the statistics provided by the Gallup Organization, the % of Americans that thought it wasn't worth going in to Iraq only reached 50% or above in the May 7-9 polling. Ever since that polling, that number has been steadily declining, down to 50% for the July 8-11 polling. That's no longer a majority.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger jrl20 said...

Latest poll is CBS/NY Times dated July 11-15. (See http://www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm) The mid July poll shows 51% of the public saying that the U.S. "should have stayed out of Iraq." These numbers are actually UP from 46% in June and 45% in May (again see website). So according to CBS/NY Times, there has been significant DECLINE in public support for the war since May.

 

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