May 31 2008
John Kerry is the classic liberal in denial about Iraq. All of a sudden, with both war fronts in Afghanistan and Iraq going well, the liberal denials and finger pointing at the right are coming fast, furious and ludicrous. Kerry muttered what has to be the dumbest thing I have ever read in my life regarding 9-11 (and I have read a lot of dumb things coming from the leftward fever swamps):
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) believes that on September 11 “we were basically at peace.”
Asked to clarify his remarks, specifically asking about the attacks on the U.S.S. Cole during Barack Obama campaign conference call, Kerry said, “well, we hadn’t declared war,” The Hill’s Sam Youngman reports.
Asked if al Qaeda was a threat at the time, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee said, “well yes, obviously they were a threat. But, fundamentally we were not at war at that point in time.”
Kerry also called John McCain “out of step with history and facts.”
Emphasis mine. What a liberal clown. The entire purpose of the comment is to show Bush and the GOP as warmongers (clearly the latest rounds of talking points given what the liberal posters here have said, what Nancy Pelosi coughed up about Iran being the force for good in Iraq, etc).
No Johnny-boy, America had not yet declared war even though al-Qaeda had openly during Clinton’s terms. And that declaration made a lot of sense given the attacks on the US during Clinton’s term (like the first WTC bombing, the bombing of two of our embassies, the bombing of the USS Cole). Clinton tried to pretend to America there was no threat, there was no war with Islamo Fascists. He had his lawyers out trying to use legal actions against Bin Laden and his gang because he did not want to give the impression there was a clear and present danger. He hesitated to use military force when any people were around (sending cruise missiles to hit empty aspirin factory, empty training camp, etc). He followed the liberal path to defense, take the hit and hope they don’t hit again.
Kerry is trying to do what the left must do right now, but won’t be able to pull off without snickers galore. They must claim there was no reason to go to war in the first place, because now that we are winning the wars that is the last bastion of power mad cowards who must try and steal credit from President Bush. Kerry said what liberals think perfectly, and it would be rolling-on-the-ground hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous naive. The liberals were always going to be the first to fold and run in a long fight. They did, they folded two years after 9-11 while the bombings were still going off in Europe and elsewhere, while massive plots to destroy 12 planes full of people over the US were being executed. All this time they have been trying to surrender to al-Qaeda – and failed.
The only ones who have been defeated are the liberals and the Islamo Fascists. Which is good for America all around, as I see it.
The Democrats have a well earned and proven deficiency on National Defense. They deserve every derisive comment about their willingness and ability to protect the people of this country. Going this deep into denial, because they went so deep into predicting an American defeat, is dangerous. As far as Kerry is concerned all was well on 9-11 – until 3,000 people died of course.