Thursday, September 16, 2004

Bob Dole's statement

This is in response to the new MoveOn ads, which show an American soldier walking across the desert, then slowly sinking into quicksand with his hands in the air, while a voiceover talks about Iraq and the quagmire it represents. I've always liked Bob Dole, and this just makes him that much cooler:

“As Chairman of the Bush-Cheney Veterans Coalition, and as a veteran, I call on John Kerry to demand that take down their ad depicting a defeated American soldier.

It’s one thing to debate whether we should take the fight to the terrorists, but depicting an American soldier in effect surrendering in the battle against the terrorists is beyond the pale.

I cannot believe that John Kerry, who reminds us daily of his Vietnam service, would possibly approve the disgusting and demoralizing portrayal of American soldiers fighting for us in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.

John Kerry has raised doubts about our troops' ability to maintain security as well as Iraqi's ability to decide their own future through elections. He has called the allies in Iraq "window dressing." This is all reminiscent of his appearance before a Senate Committee in 1971 where he suggested with nothing but second hand information American GIs were committing atrocities and war crimes of the worst kind in Vietnam.

This defeatist attitude undermines the great progress and sacrifices of our men and women in the military and the contributions of our allies who are fighting against terror and standing up for freedom around the world.

The politics of pessimism that is being pursued by John Kerry and the extreme liberals demonstrates they are consumed by the past with nothing to offer but attacks on the President's agenda for creating a safer world.

John, say it isn’t so and denounce this latest effort to divide Americans.”

Cool, huh? He's got some good points too. It is one thing to talk about American soldiers, it's another to portray one as giving up in an advertisement. Kerry Spot pointed out that John Kerry isn't in charge of the MoveOn ads, but also that Bush wasn't in charge of the Swiftie ones either. Perhaps turnabout IS fair play.


At 5:44 PM, Blogger MSR said...

Not to mention that he's pissed because, as he put it, "John Kerry ate Bob Dole's peanut butter."


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