Tuesday, October 05, 2004

John Kerry Clarifies His "Global Test" Gaffe...

in a way that only John Kerry could believe is clarifying. In a response to a question on a town hall meeting, John Kerry gave this explanation for his "global test" comment in the debate:

"The test I was talking about is a test of legitimacy — not just in the globe, but elsewhere," he said. "If you do things that are illegitimate in the eyes of other people, it's very hard to get them to share the burden and risk with you."



Well, that settles it. This is as clear a position as any of the positions he has taken on Iraq. We must pass a "global test" before we don't? He believes that the war in Iraq was a mistake and that we have an "illegitimate" coalition. He believes that if an action does not pass the global test of legitimacy, you can't build a legitmate coalition. Without a legitmate coalition an action would be a mistake. So who decides if the action passes the global test of legitimacy? If it is only the United States it is not a global test. If other countries help decide, American security is indeed in the hands of countries that may not have our interests in mind.

John Kerry cannot explain the statement because the statement does put our national security decisions in the hands of other countries. The "global test" comment was a fatal gaffe. When looked at in correlation with his 20 years in the Senate, the merican people will understand that John Kerry is a "globalist" who will make the national security of this country subject to the judgement of other nations.

Polls released yesterday evening shoe that there was no movement after the debate towards Mr. Kerry. He had his best showing of the campaign that night and could not persuade voters to come to his side. he committed gaffes that will haunt him for the rest of the campaign. In other words, Senator Kerry won the debate before he lost it.


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