While I will agree that John Kerry was better than I thought he would be, all he kept saying was "I have a better plan". What is the plan? The only thing that he keeps saying is how wrong Bush has handled everything. Does anyone really believe that the French, Germans and the Russians will join with Kerry? I believe that we need a leader that has and will continue to take the offensive against the people and organizations that want to do us harm. I really believe that the driving force behind Kerry is his wanting to be the President for his own personal reasons. The primary reason should be for the betterment of the country. I still believe that Kery will lose, but if he was to win, what does he do then? He will need to share his plan with us, or maybe he will need to really develope a plan. He stated first that he would increase the amount of troops in Iraq,and then said he would start removing them. He also stated that the troops were not properly equipped with body armor, yet he voted against the money to provide the armor. How can anyone believe what he says when he talks out of both sides of his mouth at the same time.
<<He stated first that he would increase the amount of troops in Iraq,and then said he would start removing them. He also stated that the troops were not properly equipped with body armor, yet he voted against the money to provide the armor. How can anyone believe what he says when he talks out of both sides of his mouth at the same time.>>>
Those false arguments are getting so ridiculously old. Can't you come up with something better by now?
First, the Pentagon and many generals told Bush more troops were needed for this job. But, knowing better, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz, et al overruled them. Kerry's saying more troops are needed BEFORE less troops will be needed. Iraq's borders need sealed, etc. Once that happens and peace is restored, withdrawl can start.
Your other old point is the $87Billion -- that was a vote against the method of funding (off budget and through deficit spending, etc.) and NOT against the armor. It was a protest vote to make a point knowing full well the final vote was going to be like 90 to 10.
It would be nice if you would try to make some new points rather than regurgitating the same old crap.
This was based on what he said last night, so it is not an old point. Also, he voted no on a bill that was about the body armor and some other military equipment. We are not talking about the 87 billion. Kerry was impressive last night, unless you realize how many untrue statements that he made. He accused Bush of signing treaties that were presented in the Reagan, Bush Sr. and Clinton administrations. Kerry did not change anyones minds last night. Bush will serve two terms.
T. Franks has indicated many times that he had what he needed in Iraq. HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE WAR. If he needed more troops he said that if he asked the president they would have been provided.
Anyone thinking that France, Russia, and Germany will send more troops to Iraq must have a hole in their head. I can hear Kerry asking them "please send troops to the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time that is a diversion to the war on terror."
Kerry can make wild promises, but the people know that he has not shown evidence that he can make them come true. Not one country has stated that if Kerry wins, they will send troops.
I think he did very well, too, last night and he eased the minds of a lot of people who hadn't paid much attention up to this point and who will now feel better voting for him and against the president.
He said many times last night he will continue to stay in Iraq till the job is done. No one really thinks there's much choice in that now. He knows we can't leave the place in a vaccuum. The chaos now would be nothing like the chaos to come.
In the meantime, he will (1) Launch and lead a new era of alliances. We may be beyond help in Iraq but he'll have a better chance of pulling that off than George Bush would.
(2) Modernize the World's Most Powerful Military to Meet New Threats. No super expensive cold war era missle defense systems.
(3) Deploy all that is in America's Arsenal. America is much more than a military and we need to deploy those virtues in much greater numbers.
(4) Free America from it's Dangerous Dependence on Mideast Oil. We'll never be able to do that with the corporate president we now have, an oil corporate president at that.
Where do I sign up? This is everyone's plan. BTW most of our imported oil does not come from the middle east. Kerry & his advisors know this but it is part of the same old same old blaw blaw blaw. Just like "assault weapons" how terrible and tax cuts for the rich blaw blaw blaw. All flash point issues that don't stand up to examination. Two new army divisions is a good idea but it has to be paid for. Perhaps two isn't enough.