Friday, October 15, 2004

I believe in John Kerry

I've decided I believe John Kerry is telling the truth when he says "I will never give another nation or group a veto over America's security."

Now I realize that Kerry will not take any actions at all to which anyone might object. The only major military action he supported was Kosovo, and pretty much everybody wanted us to go in there; there was more dissent about it in this country than in Europe. Well, Serbia wasn't happy about it . . .

But in 1990, when Saddam had invaded Kuwait and taken over their oil production, and had armies massed near the Saudi border, fifty-one nations, the largest coalition for military action ever, joined in moving to force him out. The UN endorsed and authorized the action. You don't get broader coalitions than that one; even France was on board.

John Kerry was against it. His prostestations about "allies" and "building coalitions" and "global tests" fall short of credibility when he opposed the most universal action in history.

Apparently, Kerry's "global test" means every nation in the world must participate with us, and none must oppose us. Presumably, whatever country was the target of the world's ire would object, and Kerry would stand down.

France won't get a veto over our use of military force. They won't need one.


2 Comments:

Blogger Oscar said...

"The only major military action he supported was Kosovo, and pretty much everybody wanted us to go in there;"

Doesn't this go against your he will never support military action argument?

October 17, 2004 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Adjoran said...

Not at all. Kerry supported Kosovo simply because the Euro=peons wanted us to take action. There was no vital American interest at stake there.

His record of opposing other military actions, as well as new weapons systems and upgrades, is a long and clear one.

Kerry supporters can pretend he would be a strong leader, but they have better odds of getting a visit from the tooth fairy.

October 19, 2004 at 1:56 PM  

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