It’s been a John Kerry kind of day. I think I’m in mental communication with the man.
Has that ever happened to you?
First, in a comment on James’ post here, I mentioned the immortal John Kerry line; “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?”
Then, a few hours later, I was reading through news reports of the Emperor’s latest Iraq propaganda. In a speech to the Military Officers Association of America, Bush played the long-forgotten Osama card:
WASHINGTON – Quoting repeatedly from Osama bin Laden, President Bush said Tuesday that pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq would fulfill the terrorist leader’s wishes and propel him into a more powerful global threat in the mold of Adolf Hitler.
“History teaches that underestimating the words of evil and ambitious men is a terrible mistake,” the president said. “Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. The question is: Will we listen? Will we pay attention to what these evil men say?”
So my first though was, “Yeah? Then why didn’t you capture the sonofabitch when you had the chance and why does every neocon pundit tell us that Osama “isn’t important” if, according to you, he could be a threat on par with freakin’ Hitler?!”
Then, reading deeper into the article, Senator Kerry popped up:
“If President Bush had unleashed the American military to do the job at Tora Bora four years ago and killed Osama bin Laden, he wouldn’t have to quote this barbarian’s words today,” said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. “Because President Bush lost focus on the killers who attacked us and instead launched a disastrous war in Iraq, today Osama bin Laden and his henchmen still find sanctuary in the no man’s land between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they still plot attacks against America.”
Um, yeah… Kind of makes me wish I’d voted for the man. (No it doesn’t)
In any case, I’ve found myself saying. “John Kerry was right” far too often lately. I think it’s cause for grave concern…