Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Kerry: I Am Against The War

During his "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday night John Kerry finally said what everyone already knew, that he is against the war in which we are currently engaged. Kerry stated:

"I am against the — the war"

There it is. No matter heequivocates between now and the election, he hjas laid his cards on the table. He is an anti-war candidate. He is the man that said he believes that the terror is more of a law enforcement issue, not a war. He voted for the war, voted against the $87 billion, failed to show up for the vote for the additional $25 Billion to support the troops. This after stating in 2002 that "The Iraqi regime's record over the decade leaves little doubt that Saddam Hussein wants to retain his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and to expand it to include nuclear weapons. We cannot allow him to prevail in that quest." and stating on Jan 23, 2003:

"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."

Now he is against the war that accomplished what he said we needed to do. We are in a war against men who would like to kill as many Americans as possible, and the man that the Democrats have nominated to be President is incapable of taking a stand on the most important issure before him. He is incapable because he does not have core beliefs. He states what he believes is politically expedient at the time, what can garner the most votes. How can a man that cannot take a stand on the war lead a nation through the most dangerous and turbulent time in our nations history? Decisions will have to be made in the War on Terror without clear cut evidence and the President will have to be decisive and willing to defend the country above all at the risk of making mistakes. No position, vote or statement in John Kerry's career proves that he is capable of of making such a decision. He has waffled and hedged on every major issue of our time. He is the most liberal member of the Unoited States senate, and despite his four months of service in Vietnam, is an anti-war candidate on par with McGovern. Unlike McGovern who chose a more moderate VP candidate, Kerry has chosen the fourth most liberal man in the Senate as his running mate.

We are at war. The President of the United States must be capable of making difficult decisions in the face of opposition, a quality George Bush has proven he has over and over again, and a quality John Kerry has yet to prove he has.

Read the New York Post article here.