Kerry says his Republican critics are trying to sabotage growing voter support for his strategy to fight the war on terror.
Kerry's got a strategy? When was that announced? Oh yeah, he's going to beg the French to help us. That'll work.
Kerry believes in taking strategic advice from a country that chooses to place all it's eggs in the nuclear basket. The French have the "force de frappe" (no, that's not a coffee beverage from Starbucks) but they have no serious conventional capability as a defensive option. Go directly to the end of the world as we know it, do not pass go, do not collect $200.00. Sounds wacky to me but those europeans are so much more sophisticated and nuanced than us simple minded Americans.
Kerry has made his Vietnam service the sole criteria for his qualification to be CINC. He needs to answer the questions raised by the Swiftvets. The allegations these guys have made are quite specific and they've (unlike the unamed sources who floated the Bush cocaine use stories) put they're names to them. These guys may be lying out their butts, but the story rings true. Kerry has always tried to have it all ways. He wants to portray himself as the anti-war warrior hero, who volunteered to serve his country but whose concsience forced him to speak out against the war. He's proud of his service to his country--but that service was in an illegal, racist war, which he's not proud of--and he stands together with his "band of brothers"--except the ones who were war criminals, which is all of them, including himself, except that they were just following orders, which means it's not his fault--and any criticism of his service to his country is an attack on his patriotism--even the part where he meets with the Communist delegation to the Paris peace talks to conduct a bit of ad hoc foriegn policy, and promotes the position of the enemy in treaty talks--and unless you were there, you have no standing to criticize him. Is that clear?
By the way: John Forbes Kerry is a Vietnam combat veteran. I'll bet you didn't know that!