Thursday, October 21, 2004

Kerry versus his record...

During the debates, John Kerry repeatedly invoked the name of Ronald Reagan, holding up Reagan as a model of how U.S. foreign policy should be conducted. But as Larry Elder documents, Kerry consistently opposed Reagan’s policies and worked actively to undermine them.

This is the problem. In addition to his efforts to weaken our military and intelligence infrastructure over the past two decades, Kerry’s assessment of virtually every major national security issue has been wrong. And rather than admit and defend his dismal record, Kerry is attempting to revise history and align himself with those he has consistently opposed.

Update: Neil Boortz quotes this passage from the Washington Post:
Kerry's belief in working with allies runs so deep that he has maintained that the loss of American life can be better justified if it occurs in the course of a mission with international support. In 1994, discussing the possibility of U.S. troops being killed in Bosnia, he said, 'If you mean dying in the course of the United Nations effort, yes, it is worth that. If you mean dying American troops unilaterally going in with some false presumption that we can affect the outcome, the answer is unequivocally no.'

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