Sunday, January 15, 2006

Outstanding read (excerpt) from the Belmont Club:

"One of the biggest factors of instability in the world today is that the other major political party in the United States has no 21st century foreign policy. Wikipedia, in its survey of American liberalism, notes that the Cold War was fought very much on a bipartisan basis.

To begin with, Vietnam was a "liberal war", part of the strategy of containment of Soviet Communism. In the 1960 presidential campaign, the liberal Kennedy was more hawkish on Southeast Asia than the more conservative Nixon. Although it can be argued that the war expanded only under the less liberal Johnson, there was enormous continuity of their cabinets.
Roosevelt, Truman, JFK. The party which dropped the A-bomb, fought the war in Korea, built the Minuteman, started the race to the moon were in the end represented by John Kerry, who began his acceptance to the nomination for Presidency in 2004 with these words (actual audio transcription):

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, so much. Thank you. Thank you, so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty. Thank you.

But insofar as the world was concerned his party was (is - my edit) missing in action. "

And a hearty thanks to Kerry, who so eloquently details why he is the vocal and intellectual leader of modern liberals. Someone must explain to me how the leadership of this group, so devoid of honor, courage and wit can continually muster the support of 25 to 30% of the American populace?

While your doing that, 'splain also how he won 3 Purple Hearts without spending a day in a hospital or getting nothing more than a band aid for them and his Bronze Star.