Friday :: Oct 8, 2004

One Who Would Know

by pessimist

Ever look up the Crusades? You should. We're in one now. A Crusade is an exercise in diverting the public from seeing how bad things are by directing their attention toward a non-issue and expecting them to 'correct' the problem.

Crusades were usually led by those who knew nothing about war, and generally fought by those who learned about war on the job.

Is this starting to sound familiar yet? Let's try consulting with someone we taxpayers paid for 32 years to be an expert:

Kerry receives three-star support

The highest-ranking woman in U.S. Army history campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in Rock Hill on Wed-nesday, telling Democratic Party faithful that President Bush had no clue what he was getting into in Iraq.

Retired Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy said Bush has no clue how to get out of Iraq either. She called the Bush-Cheney team's wartime performance "incompetent," and said Bush looked "completely clueless" during last week's debate with Kerry.

"It is embarrassing to see George Bush pretending to be president," she told an audience of about 30 Democrats at York County Democratic headquarters.

We can fix that!

Kennedy, a 32-year Army veteran, was the first woman to become a three-star Army general. She served as deputy chief of staff for intelligence under President Clinton. Clinton had a motto about building a bridge to the 21st century, Kennedy said, but "Bush has become the Hurricane Ivan to that bridge."

Kennedy spoke of her own three decades of service to blast both Bush and Cheney for not serving in the active-duty military. The war was started for false reasons, Kennedy said, and some in the Bush administration have said there haven't been enough soldiers in Iraq to do the job right. The Muslim world, fractured politically before the Iraqi invasion, has now become more united against Bush and the U.S. as a result of the war, she said.

Kennedy said an international coalition would help Kerry win the peace. "The price of war is way too high to go in as the first option," Kennedy said.

So who are you going to believe - those who had 'other priorities' or someone whose life was dedicated to the cause of defending this nation?

As the ancient Crusader in the Indiana Jones movie advised, "Choose wisely".

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