Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kerry's "Stuck In Iraq" Joke Frames The Debate Around Iraq

Love him or hate him, John Kerry's joke gone bad about getting "stuck in Iraq" has focused the midterm 2006 election back on what the GOP least wants: IRAQ!

Beneath the hubbub about a joke is the underlying truth that Iraq is a quagmire. 100+ American soldiers died in October alone. Bush has no solution. Iraq is a tragic and massive failure and the President and his party are responsible for it. He lied about WMD's as an excuse to invade and he's too stubborn to alter course. American lives and tax payer money are being wasted. It’s a national disgrace, which has taken a toll on how we are viewed around the world and how we view ourselves as Americans.

Sure the Republicans, sensing an opportunity to score quick political points at the expense of Kerry, attacked his comments as anti-troops, but the 800 pound gorilla in the room still remains the President's "stuck in Iraq" policy.

Most average voters know John Kerry is a distinguished Vet himself. They probably realize he made a stupid blunder and will forget about it.

What they won't forget when they enter that election booth next Tuesday is that President Bush is an incompetent leader who lied about the reasons for going to war in Iraq and who has no plan to win the peace and bring our valiant troops home.

So please by all means when you go to the polls on Tuesday Nov 7, ask yourself which party is really going to serve the troops by providing leadership that can help them complete their mission and get them home?

-IFK Editor

6 Comments:

Anonymous Ralph said...

John Kerry is being bashed because
he blew a punch line.

When he made that joke, he was
trying to make the following
point: Because George Bush failed
to do his homework, we are now
stuck in Iraq. He was not trying
to insult the intelligence of our
troops.

Instead of bashing Kerry for a
botched joke, perhaps we should be asking the question: Did George
Bush do his homework?

Bush under estimated the terrorist
threat in Iraq, despite the fact
that he went there to fight
terrorism. He under estimated the
sectarian violence, despite the
fact that Iraq is composed of
three ethnic groups who dislike
each other. And he under
estimated the number of troops
needed in Iraq, ignoring the
advice of a number of his top
military people. As a result,
there was no adequate plan to
win the peace in Iraq, and no adequate means to secure that
peace.

Apparently, George Bush failed to
do his homework.

Perhaps, George Bush who should
apologize to our troops for that
failure. They are paying a heavy
price because of it.

And so is our nation.

This issue boils down to the
following: "botched joke by John
Kerry" versus "botched policy in
Iraq by George Bush".

And one last thought. If George
Bush failed to do his homework on
Iraq, did he fail to do his
homework on how to combat the
terrorist threat?

9:53 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

"John Kerry is being bashed because
he blew a punch line"

John Kerry is being bashed because he has shown a disdain for our troops going back to the 70's! He is through!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"John Kerry is being bashed because
he blew a punch line."

No... John Kerry is being bashed because he insulted our troops. Do you always give someone that much slack. Fact is - if he insulted someone intentional or not - the proper thing to do is apologize. He did that ONLY after he had a day to bash Bush. What are you f'n idiot liberals going to do when Bush is out of office?

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet the troops would rather be insulted by a "botched" joke than die in a "botched" war.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous wisteria said...

I think his comments after the flub actually reframed the issue. Bush should apologize to the American people and stuck in Iraq did indeed remind people of Iraq.
Frankly, this one little flub has been over played and used as a excuse to criticize him I think, sometime purposely.
He still has my support!I forgive him for being human.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

"Frankly, this one little flub has been over played and used as a excuse to criticize him"

You're darn right and we will continue to remind the American people about his comments and lies right up to 2008!

4:33 PM  

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