Thursday, May 27, 2004

John Kerry on security and strength

Earlier today John Kerry mad a speech in Seattle on his ideas of security.

"It’s time for a new national security policy guided by four new imperatives: First, we must launch and lead a new era of alliances for the post 9-11 world."

You mean like the ones we already have? Our allies are still our allies and we have even made new ones since 9/11.

"Second, we must modernize the world’s most powerful military to meet the new threats."

You mean like the ones you voted against for the past 30 years?

"Third, in addition to our military might, we must deploy all that is in America’s arsenal -- our diplomacy, our intelligence system, our economic power, and the appeal of our values and ideas."

Am I missing something? We have done those things over the last 3 years.

"Fourth and finally, to secure our full independence and freedom, we must free America from its dangerous dependence on Mideast oil."

And how would you go about this senator? Would drilling in Anwar help? Wait, you don't want us to do that. How about on the Gulf Coast of Florida? Nope, you don't want it there either. Your fellow senator from Mass. doesn't want windmills of the coast of Nantucket because it will block his view. S, tell me Senator, just what will you do?