A Couple of Thoughts Out Wandering
Boy, hasn't Sen. Kerry jumped all over the President this week! Two things in particular seem to have jerked his chain:
In two interviews, President Bush said that our long-term safety against terrorists is "up in the air", because while we have to be lucky every time, they only have to get lucky once. Well, hasn't Kerry spat the proverbial dummy on this! If he's made President, he can guarantee us that all will be well and the bad terrorists will go away and leave us alone. How does he know this? Is he paying them to keep up the pressure until he wins?
There's also the article in the NY Times/CBS on 380 tons of explosives going missing. I know that the Times doesn't really need the help, but does anyone else out there smell Dan Rather's aroma on this one? Kerry grabbed this and ran with it - even though NBC has stated that they had a reporter embedded with the 101st Airborne when that site was found, and there were NO explosives there? And one of the Iraqi UN inspectors said that as early as one month BEFORE the war started, the explosives had been moved from there?
Meanwhile, even after all of this has been made public, Kerry continues to make these tenets of his speeches out on the stump.
I guess it would be cynical of me to suggest that Kerry is knowingly using lies in his speeches to try to whip up the ignorant. I guess I'm just that kind of guy.
UPDATE: Apparently I'm not cynical enough! Have a gander (not another AFLAC joke) at what Rathergate has to say about the original release date for that "Missing Explosives" story.
Sad. Just so fuckin' sad.