Tuesday, October 19, 2004
The President’s primary Constitutional responsibilities are as the Chief Executive and Commander in Chief. As such, foreign policy and relations and military operations are most relevant in choosing a President, especially in times of war.
So, let’s review the choices:
- has led two campaigns, bringing together over 30 countries to free over 30 million people;
- effectively prevented or deterred terrorist attacks against America;
- secured the cooperation of hundreds of countries globally to identify terrorist organizations and deny them support;
- and so-far has convinced one rogue nation to abandon their weapons programs and come in from the cold.
Senator Kerry, on the other hand,
- has seemingly been consistent only when voting against defense programs and expenditures;
- has denigrated our allies, including the fledgling Iraqi government now struggling against the tide of violence for the very life-breath of freedom;
- has alternately spoken of staying the course, seeking stability over democracy and bringing the troops home in the first term;
- has alternately said the GWOT is under funded but also that the money spent in Iraq would have been better applied to domestic programs;
- and has consistently expressed trust in the broken mechanisms of the United Nations, an organization that not only places murderous tyrannical governments like Sudan and Iran on a par with noble democratic societies like Australia and Japan, but is also rife with bribery, collusion, corruption and bloated bureaucracy, leaving it functionally incapable to effectively act on behalf of freedom and human rights.
Make your choice.