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Kerry On Bush Scaring People

I agree with him — Bush is always talking about terror. BUT, if Bush REALLY wanted to scare people, he’d be talking about MILITANT ISLAM (e.g., “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers in fight, smite at their necks” (Sura 47:4)). Do we suppose there’s any chance that Kerry would ever, ever talk about THAT . . . even once? If he did, him being such a sophisticate and all, he might have to acknowledge that it has a universalist, hegemonic vision, and that if you do things like not crush them when they hit you for eight years (ohhh, like say from 1993 to 2001), it confirms in their minds that Allah’s master plan is right on schedule. Pulling out of Iraq, of course, would have the same effect — Bin Laden is still getting recruiting mileage by talking about how we cut and run in Lebanon and Somalia. An Iraq pull-out would be the propaganda coup of all time.

I can forgive Bush for talking the wrong talk, because he’s walking the right walk. Is the ANY chance that Kerry would do either? Nope. Yet Kerry keeps talking about Iraq. Has he noticed that there’s lots of, um, terror, not to mention neck-smiting, over there? What’s his point?


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