Monday, October 11, 2004

The relevance test...

Instapundit draws on the statements of Rudy Giuliani, Powerline, Eugene Volokh, James Lileks, and others to explore what John Kerry is thinking in regard to the war in Iraq. Take a minute to read it. It’s quite good.

To which, I add the following:

Regardless of what Kerry thought or felt before or since 9/11, regardless of his intentions in Iraq, he has utterly failed the relevance test. For all his tough talk and peddled plans, not once has John Kerry clearly and passionately articulated exactly what we are fighting for in Iraq. Not once has he given an accounting of why we must win this war, in this time, in this place. He understands only that war is bad and must be stopped. He speaks of achieving stability and winning the peace rather than establishing a bastion and winning the war. He lacks the vision of what a free, democratic, thriving Iraq means to the region, to the war on terror, and to the future.

Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” John Kerry sees the difficulty; George Bush sees the opportunity.

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