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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

CONTEXT SCHMONTEXT

During an appearance in Ohio late last week, Bush [said]: "When our country is in danger, it is not the job of the president to take an international poll; it's to defend our country," he said. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice also questioned Kerry's comments. "I heard Senator Kerry say that there was some kind of 'global test' that you ought to be able to pass to support preemption, and I don't understand what that means," Rice told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer."
"I don't understand 'proving to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons,' " she said.---CNN

I guess when our country is in danger the best thing to do is sit tight a while, talk tough a bit, then wait six weeks to do anything about it. Certainly during those six weeks, the President could 'sound out' some allies about how they stand on the issue, and I'm certain the current administration did exactly that. So why condemn Kerry for saying he would do exactly what Bush did. As for Condoleeza, admiting that you don't understand a very simple concept does not make me feel safe with you as National Secutity Advisor. I can understand, however, how you might have trouble hearing correctly with your head up your ass.

Comments:
This "global test" ad really pisses me off. At no time did Kerry ever say he would ask for permission from other countries to protect America. Here's the actuall quote:

"No president, through all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to preempt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America.
But if and when you do it, Jim [Lehrer, the debate moderator], you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test where your countrymen, your people understand fully why you're doing what you're doing and you can prove to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons."

Hmmm perhaps Bush, Dr. Rice, and the rest of the right wing lie machine need to brush up on their reading comprehension.

I predict we will hear Dick spew this lie again tonight during the VP debates. Kerry's biggest problem in the race for the White House is he is not defending himself enough. There's a month left until the big day, it's no time to be turning the other cheek. He needs to take a cue from the Clinton Campaign.. When they attack you - you got to attack right back - And harder.
 
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