Sunday, October 10, 2004

Jack Kelly: Fantasy Land

Jack Kelly is another favorite on A Time For Choosing. He has consistently been one of the clearest voices on teh war in Iraq and the war on terror as a whole. This week he dissects John Kerry's "Four Point Plan" for Iraq. An excerpt:

Sen. John Kerry's four-point plan for victory in Iraq consists of a fantasy in which he himself doesn't believe, and three "me toos."

The fantasy is that if he were president, Kerry could persuade nations not now willing to help out in Iraq to send troops there.

I can imagine the conversation: "Hey Jacques, hey Gerhard. Iraq is the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time. How about you guys send a lot of your troops over there so I can bring our boys home?"

Not even Kerry believes this would be persuasive.

"Does this mean that allies are going to trade their young for our young in body bags? I know they are not. I know that," Kerry said in response to a question at a town hall meeting Oct 5.

The governments of France and Germany have made it clear that under no circumstances would they send troops to Iraq.

To think they ever would -- or that the U.N. Security Council would ever approve military action against Iraq -- was preposterous, evidence made public this week makes clear.

"Memos from Iraqi intelligence officials, recovered by American and British inspectors, show the dictator was told as early as May 2002 that France -- having been granted oil contracts -- would veto any American plans for war," the Scotsman newspaper reported.

Evidence uncovered by the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) showed that Russia and China -- two other nations that have vetoes on the Security Council -- also had been bribed by Saddam.

Exactly. Before John Kerry decided to once again become the anti-war candidate, he had run his entire campaign on Vietnam. Now he is running his campaign on the President having no plan for Iraq. Well, three of the four points of Kerry's plan were implemented by the Bush Administration months ago and the fourth is, by his own admission not going to happen. So the difference in the President's plan and Kerry's plan, as outlined by John Kerry, is that the President has accepted the reality that other nations will not send troops. The more important difference is not in the plan, but is in the two men themsleves. John Kerry wants the American people to beleive he can lead the country to victory in a war he doesn't believe in. George Bush believes in the war and believes we can and will succeed. How can John Kerry lead troops to victory, using the same plan the President has laid out, in a war he has called a "great diversion", a "colossul error", "the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time"? The fact is he can't, and what is worse is he would likely not try. If elected John Kerry would undoubtedly withdraw American troops from Iraq at the first opportunity, leaving the job incomplete and the country in the hands of terrorists.

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