Sunday, October 03, 2004

Rapid Response

John Kerry did NOT say that the protection of the country would have to pass some Global Test. That doesn't stop the RNC and the Bush Campaign from making stuff up. Kerry will not put up with this latest misrepresentation, and has an ad of his own:
Narrator: "George Bush lost the debate. Now he's lying about it. This is what you heard John Kerry really say:

John Kerry: "The president always has the right for pre-emptive strike."

John Kerry: "I will hunt and kill the terrorists, wherever they are."

Narrator: "But here's something new about George Bush - newspapers report he withheld key intelligence information from the American public so he could overstate the threat Iraq posed. Bush rushed us into war. Now we're paying the price. It's time for a fresh start."

John Kerry: "I'm John Kerry and I approved this message."
What did John Kerry actually say, within it's context:
John Kerry: "...No president, though all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to preempt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America.

But if and when you do it, Jim, you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test where your countrymen, your people understand fully why you're doing what you're doing and you can prove to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons..."
Big difference! Anyone, with an objective mind, who read the full quote, or saw it live during the debate, would realize that a President Kerry would act, preemptively if necessary, to protect this country. The term 'Global' was NOT used in the context of the World, it was used in the context of "your countrymen, your people". When I do a global change in a database, I don't change everyone's database in the world, I change only the data within my own file. If GW thinks he's King, and doesn't have to explain his actions in a clear and coherent manner so the "people understand fully " he's just plain wrong. And when Kerry did talk about the World, he spoke of proving to them after the fact, in past tense, showing he WOULD act without waiting.

But the Right doesn't want you to realize that, and that is why they continue their Fear Factor tour. They can't run on their own miserable record. They have to make stuff up and run against their opponent. Simply embarrassing.


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