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Let the honeymoon begin!

Question: How do you bring down a superpower?

Answer: You bankrupt it.

Question: How do you bankrupt an economic superpower?

Answer: You get it to spend recklessly.

Question: How do you get a superpower, with the largest economy in the world, to spend recklessly?

Answer: You get it to strike out from fear at risks it doesn’t understand.

Question: And how do you do that?

Answer: You use its freedoms against it, and strike when it has weak leadership. Then run and hide.

Nice trap, and we fell for it. Thanks George.

OK, now how do we get out of this mess? The first and only way is by electing new leadership. This week we have seen and heard why John Kerry is not just better than George W. Bush; not just the lesser of two evils; but the best person for the job.

John Kerry doesn't just want to be president. He wants to do his duty for God and Country.(As a Cub Scout leader this really appeals to me)

It is said that Democrats want to fall in love with their candidate, while Republicans fall in line. I think this is true. And this week I fell in love with John Kerry.

The differences between the two candidates couldn't be more startling and distinct.

Integrity and veracity versus evasiveness and folly

Complexity and thoughtfulness versus single dimensional theocrat

Public servant versus public pickpocket

Bronze star winner and hamster rescuer versus executioner of the mentally handicapped

Do you really need any more reasons?

Now everything is not perfect in my post-convention Kerry honeymoon. There is that one paragraph from Kerry's nomination acceptance speech that drives me nuts:

I know what we have to do in Iraq. We need a President who has the credibility to bring our allies to our side and share the burden, reduce the cost to American taxpayers, and reduce the risk to American soldiers. That's the right way to get the job done and bring our troops home.

No,no,no! That may be the right way to get our troops back, but it is certainly the wrong reason. We can't expect our allies to share the burden and cost of what we screwed up just to reduce our losses. We need them there to show that this is a true international effort, that the U.S. is willing to give up control in order to secure the peace, that we are thinking and acting with our hearts and not our wallets, that we have the best interest of the Iraqi people and not just looking for the best interest rate.

Yes we want to save our soldiers, but substituting allied body bags for our own is not a justifiable reason.

Say this John and you'll have the whole country walking down the aisle.

Posted by Al Maline at July 30, 2004 8:47 PM