Kerry’s plan is chicken poop

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Perhaps John Kerry will fair better by debating domestic issues. His foreign policy, especially his take on the war in Iraq, smells highly of that stuff scraped off the floor of a chicken house.

With great interest, I watched last week’s debate between Senator Kerry and President Bush. It played out exactly as I thought – Kerry came off as the highly educated intellectual while George W. showed his normal flair for stumbling over his elementary words. (Maybe that’s why I like our President – we’re both as dumb as a rock.)

But back to Kerry – what the heck is he thinking?

The illustrious Senator from Massachusetts did correctly identify one of the options he sees as America’s exit door from Iraq. There are three options. Kerry chose the middle of the road – a scale down of troops, who will retreat to a safe zone from where they can provide assistance to the Iraqi &uot;good guys&uot; as they establish law and order within their own country.

Sorry, John, that ain’t gonna happen.

I know a lot of Americans don’t want to hear this, but our number one option in Iraq is to reinforce the number of ground troops – mind you with regular armed services members and not those trained to guard within our shores – kick some serious booty, like we did last year, and come home.

Kerry’s plan will win him a few votes from the bleeding heart liberals, but it won’t win the war in Iraq.

The third option is to stick our tails between our legs, hang our heads and high tail it back to the U.S. of A. If that happens, no other world government in their right mind will ever trust America again.

I will hand it to the Democratic challenger. Senator Kerry did catch Bush in a little vice when the President made reference to the 9.11 attacks as part of the reasoning to go to war in Iraq. Kerry was right; America wasn’t attacked by Saddem Hussein, rather by Osama bin Laden.

But Kerry forgot – gee, did I say that; how can a man of his enormous mental capacity forget a single thing – that terrorism wears many faces. It exists where it is allow to grow and mature into a legitimate world threat. Iraq, in as much as Pakistan and Afghanistan, was one of those nations known to either provide safe harbor to terrorists or provide financial backing, or both.

Any military genius, from Napoleon to Nimitz, would be the first to tell you that the best way to defeat an adversary is to starve them. Don’t believe me, then look no further than Adolph Hitler’s powerful war machine. The Germans had it all, but they literally ran out of gas en route to conquering the world because some American general decided to blow up their petroleum depots. The rest, as they say, is history.

Surrounded by his military strategists, Bush went after Hussein in an effort to close the wallet of one of bin Laden’s money men. It was simple military maneuvering to cut off the lines of supply, whether those contributions came in the form of weapons or money.

No, Senator Kerry, this is not the wrong war, against the wrong opponent at the wrong time. I agree that there is never a good time for war, but if we are to defeat terrorism, we have to fan out in an effort to identify those who are directly or indirectly involved. Unfortunately, this effort does not end in Iraq.

During Thursday night’s debate in Miami, President Bush made his statement very clear by saying, &uot;I made some tough decisions, ones I know everyone doesn’t agree with, but I made them and I’ve stuck by them. Everyone knows where I stand. The enemy even understands. They know that a free Iraq will go against their ideology.&uot;

I consider myself like most Americans when it comes to war. I don’t like it, but it’s a part of the way our world revolves. I hate we’re losing American lives, nearly everyday. The longer this war drags on, the more lives will be lost. That’s why I think we need to increase the number of troops and get this particular war on terror over with as quickly as possible.

I feel President Bush will do exactly that if he earns another four years in the White House. It’s not being done right now because, and I hate to say this, because doing so may cost him the election.

On the other side of the coin, if Kerry wins, he can forget about his plan about mending fences with our foreign allies. Nobody likes to be associated with a chicken, or chicken poop for that matter.

One final note: if Iraq wants us to believe they can advance into the modern world – or in their case, at least the 19th century – all on their own and not be viewed as a Medieval nation – then stop cutting off the heads of innocent people.