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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Friday, August 13, 2004

Kerry on Thin Ice While Aiding the Enemy

Mr. Kerry is now talking openly about bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq. He offered the hint of such a plan during his Boston speech, but now he's putting a timetable on it, saying he'd begin the drawdown within six months of his inauguration. "I believe that within a year from now, we could significantly reduce American forces in Iraq, and that's my plan," he said this week. This followed his comments last week that "we're going to get our troops home where they belong." Such a pledge only emboldens the Baathist insurgents to fight on, and it encourages the terrorists to believe that their strategy of car-bombing has worked to weaken U.S. resolve after all. Even more destructive is the effect Mr. Kerry's promise could have on ordinary Iraqis. It signals to those who are risking their lives by fighting the insurgents that the U.S. might not stay until stability is restored. It also subverts his promise to secure more international help. What country would want to sign on to Iraq if the U.S. is headed for the exits? There's a deadly serious issue here. Mr. Kerry seems to be saying that he disagrees with the post-9/11 U.S. policy to go on the offensive against terrorists by taking the battle to them on their turf, far from American shores. U.S. troops, he says, "belong" at home. But if terrorists conclude they have successfully pushed U.S. troops out of Iraq, they will only escalate their attacks on Americans elsewhere, including here at home. The Kerry strategy is one of perpetual and vulnerable defense. Every time he speaks these days, the Senator suggests that his real security instincts are closer to the U.S. policy of September 10.

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2 Comments:

Blogger TexasLiz said...

Don, you're so right! If Kerry gets elected by the liberals, it will be a sad day for conservatives. He's changed his mind so many times, according to his audience, that I don't understand how anyone could believe anything the man says. Keep on posting!

8/13/2004 09:29:00 AM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

Thank You Texas Liz. I appreciate your views and be sure to return often for more blog!

Best Wishes,

Don

8/13/2004 09:39:00 AM  

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