Tuesday, May 25, 2004

What is Kerry's Iraq Plan?

We have heard again what the Bush administration intends in Iraq. Some say the plan has faults - most plans do. Others say the plan doesn't matter, after screaming that there wasn't one.

Well, I see it differently. I see an administration committed to a goal, as it was stated well over a year ago. Sure there have been detours along the way. Certainly, this has not been an easy row to hoe, but no one ever promised a rose garden from The Rose Garden. You were promised the opposite.

What we have not heard is a clear plan for Iraq by the man who presumes to be the Democratic candidate for President - John Kerry. He will "formally, literally go back to the UN and rejoin the community of nations."

Guess what, Mr. Kerry - the UN is involved in Iraqi reconstruction. So is NATO. The involvement of both of those organizations is likely to increase as Iraq gains its sovereignty June 30.

I suggest it is Mr. Kerry who has no plan for Iraq. Mr. Kerry has shown his misunderstanding of this effort for many months, just as he showed his misunderstanding of the Iraq issue 12 years ago. This was a time when he voted against expelling Saddam from Kuwait. Actually, I take it back - we do have a clear plan for Iraq from Mr. Kerry. His plan for Iraq is do nothing, unless the UN says it's ok.


At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good post. I have commented on Kerry Haters that Kerry's plan seems to be to oppose whatever Bush is doing. That's not as stupid as it sounds; it's actually what he's got to do to keep the Deaniacs on board. Back in December Kerry gave a speech about how we had to set specific goals and timetables for the turnover of power. Believe it or not, that was the last update Kerry made to his website for something like 3 months on the subject of Iraq.

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Pat said...

Argggh, Blogger made me anonymous on that comment!


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