September 22, 2004
Strong and SmartInstead of a leader who blatantly sugarcoats the facts for self-serving reasons, I want a leader who holds himself accountable, tells the truth no matter how ugly and then proceeds to tell me what he will do about it.
John Kerry did just that with his speech at NYU. It marks the beginning of an all-out strategy to hammer Bush on his incompetence regarding Iraq and his continued inability to tell us the truth and take responsibility for his costly mistakes:
It was a compelling speech that clearly states where John Kerry stands on the issue of national security:
He presented a four-point plan:
Terrorism is a global problem and we should not face it alone. The only way we can achieve peace and stability in Iraq is by enlisting the help of the international community though a bona fide alliance.
The Bush Administration can not establish that alliance with its "you're either with me or against me" philosophy. It has arrogantly squandered the goodwill the world had for the United States after 9/11. By pursuing hegemonic policies it has alienated other nations and lost all credibility.
International cooperation is essential in fighting terrorism. This can only be achieved by rejecting George Bush and his colossal failures and electing John Kerry.
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