John Kerry’s Decisive Leadership: ‘You Bet We Might Have!”
Is this the sort of “decisive leadership” in the war on terrorism that we can look forward to if John Kerry gets in the White House?
“John Kerry must be frustrated in his campaign if he is armchair-quarterbacking based on cues from Michael Moore,” Giuliani said. “John Kerry is an indecisive candidate who has demonstrated an inconsistent position on the war on terror, who voted against funding for our troops at war, and who cannot give a clear answer on his position concerning the decision to remove Saddam Hussein.”
That last shot, a frequent taunt from the Bush campaign to Kerry, came after the Democrat told the UNITY gathering that he “might” have gone to war if Hussein had refused to disarm.
“You bet we might have,” Kerry said, adding that the result would not have cost as much in American casualties or taxpayers’ money.”
How is it that we’re almost 18 months out from the start of the war in Iraq and Kerry still can’t definitively say whether the war was worth it or not?
Can you imagine John Kerry at other times in our history?
At the signing of the Declaration of Independence…
Q: “So Kerry, are you going to sign it or not? Come on, John Hancock is getting antsy!”
A: “You bet I might sign this document…at some point…depending on how the war goes.”
After Pearl Harbor…
“…and I just want to tell the American people that you can bet we might respond to this day that will live in infamy…as long as our allies say it’s OK.”
At the Berlin Wall…
“One day, you bet I might tell Mr. Gorbachev to tear down this wall…if the UN and our European allies give me approval to use that sort of strong wording.”
Even if we were at peace, we couldn’t trust someone as wishy-washy as John Kerry with the Presidency. But in a time of war, having a weak & vacillating commander-and-chief will lead to a lot of Americans dying unnecessarily while he sits around paralyzed, trying to figure out how to have it both ways on every issue.