Friday, May 30, 2008
Why We Thank God John Kerry Was a Terrible Candidate
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) believes that on September 11 "we were basically at peace."
Asked to clarify his remarks, specifically asking about the attacks on the U.S.S. Cole during Barack Obama campaign conference call, Kerry said, "well, we hadn't declared war..."?
We hadn't declared war. So by that 'logic' we were not at war with Japan on December 7, 1941 because we hadn't yet declared war. Is this guy a maroon or what?
A state of war exists when either side declares war or commits a warlike act, like bombing our ships at Pearl Harbor or bombing the Cole or bombing our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. It doesn't have to be reciprocal.
Here is the fatwa (declaration of hostilities) issued by Osama bin Laden in August, 1996 and here is the shorter, more direct declaration of war on us, issued by Osama bin Laden on February 23, 1998. Money quote:
...we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims: The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies -- civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim.
Obama doesn't know where Auschwitz is or what a disaster Kennedy's meeting with Khrushchev in Vienna was. Kerry doesn't know about al Qaeda's declarations of war years before 9/11. Besides Joe Lieberman, is there a single Democrat in a leadership role who has even the faintest clue of what's actually happening in the world? You at least have to wonder.
Oh yeah, here's the kicker, at the same time John Kerry is proving he lives in the Democratic alternate reality, he throws this projection/insult:
Kerry also called John McCain "out of step with history and facts."
"Hello, kettle? John 'Pot' Kerry here; you're black."
UPDATE: Captain Ed Morrissey makes almost precisely the same point. Great minds, etc.
Labels: Jihadi War
1. Iran funding Al Qaeda
2. Down to pre-surge levels in Iraq
3. Quiet in Mosul
I could go on, but you get the point. The fact that McCain is running on a platform that Obama is out of touch on Iraq should be very worrisome for you and your ilk.