Grand Delusions

Please, will he ever go away? This guy is still trying his hand at being an armchair president. Senator John Kerry recently announced his plan for Iraq. Actually, he was telling Bush what he should do. According to Kerry, Bush needs to bring 20,000 troops back home after the elections in December. Yes, Kerry even revealed his reasoning behind this statement:

"It is essential to acknowledge that the insurgency will not be defeated unless our troop levels are drawn down, starting immediately after successful elections in December."

Apparently, in order to win against these terrorists, less is more. I haven't seen this kind of "strategerie" since Gideon in the book of Judges. However, in Gideon's case God told him to use this procedure; and I hardly doubt that Kerry had a biblical revelation here... Nevertheless, Kerry continued to explain his speech at Georgetown University:

"To undermine the insurgency, we must instead simultaneously pursue both a political settlement and the withdrawal of American combat forces linked to specific, responsible benchmarks..."

Thanks for the input John. Is anyone listening to you? On second thought, I might have actually HELPED you by giving you blog space. I'm sorry, Senator Kerry, but you just aren't presidential material - why is it that you are the only one who thinks differently??


Anonymous said...

Not that I don't agree with you, but maybe he's thinking of running again in 2008. And obviously, by making these kinds of statements publically, those who are against the war will vote for him... in three years.

Michael said...

I hardly doubt that Kerry had a biblical revelation here...

I don't think he had a divine revelation either, but do you believe Bush did in making the decision to invade, as he supposedly told a Palestinian leader? Do you also believe that God told Bush He wanted him (note caps) to be President, as he has supposedly claimed?

While Kerry did lose the presidency, he is still a senator and has every right to comment on foreign policy issues and promote plans of action, either in concert with or in opposition to the President.

We, of course, have every right to choose to listen to him or not listen to him, agree with him or not agree with him, deride him or praise him (I hope I'm doing neither :) )

Additionally he's still the highest-profile Democrat, and you have to expect that the Dems are going to come out with something - ANYHTING - to take a position against Bush, especially with his public approval ratings being as far in the toilet as they are right now. Its all building towards the midterms next year and the 2008 election. While he likely (hopefully) won't run, somebody WILL be nominated for the Democrats, and the party is trying to set itself up in opposition to the President to provide a real, clear alternative to the Republican juggernaut.

A presto, Zo!

- Michael

Lorenzo said...

Thanks for the comments guys! I think it's cool to see that people are actually reading my posts!

Anonymous -
I know that he's still planning on running for president in '08. I commented on that notion in another blog: http://uwmcu.blogspot.com So, I realize his motive for doing so. The problem I have is that his campaign in '04 was only about ABB (anybody but Bush) not about the suave and amazing John Kerry. The only reason he won the nomination is due to the ABB strategy.

Michael -
I wasn't being serious with the biblical revelation lol! Sarcasm usually gets the best of me. As for Bush's revelation, he's denied it several times (I read that article before). I don't think he would make an outrageous comment like that to a leader - much less, the Palestinian leader who would undoubtedly say something about his comments to the press. I agree that Kerry has every right to comment on foreign policy issues too. It just so happens that Kerry still seems to be upset/bitter about his loss. The comments he's been making have been at an attempt to make another run at the presidency. In fact, his website has donation letters/link for such a run. I would hope (and do believe) that the Dems will find a better candidate in '08. Grazie!!!