Thursday, September 23, 2004

Kerry needs to rethink his strategy

From FoxNews:

Former President Carter said Wednesday that the apparent open-ended presence of U.S. troops in Iraq has contributed to the wave of hostage-takings and other bloodshed.

"A lot of political analysts have said that one of the main reasons the Bush-Cheney administration went into Iraq was to establish a permanent military base there," Carter said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I think this arouses a great deal of unnecessary opposition."

Carter's remarks came as the family of fellow Georgian Jack Hensley learned that the contractor had been beheaded by his captors in Iraq. He was the second American hostage killed there by Islamic extremists in as many days.

"As much as any president in history, I was afflicted psychologically and politically by the holding of American hostages," Carter said. "So my heart goes out to all those who are involved in a similar crisis, particularly the Hensley family."

"The overwhelming issue in this country is the Iraqi war and the war against terrorism and who can address those problems more wisely and more honestly," Carter said. "I think that's the issue that Kerry has to pursue, because, in my opinion, President Bush has not been honest with the American people and has certainly failed in almost everything he professes to be doing in Iraq and in Afghanistan, unfortunately."

OK so Carter is supporting Kerry’s latest position on Iraq. This can not be good news for Kerry. Carter is the single biggest failure as President as can be thought of by most people. One thing is almost completely assured. If you want to do the right thing, do the opposite of what Carter is tell you. His foreign policy history is like looking at a nightmare. His answer has almost always been appeasement. Give them what ever it is they want, and don’t get in there way. Lead from behind. That is not the road we want to be on now, and Kerry agrees with this guy?

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