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?