Skip to comments.Bush's Iraq, Kerry's Iraq: More of the Same?
Posted on 10/07/2004 1:11:18 PM PDT by crushelits
Historians studying the 2004 candidates' debates may be struck by the extent to which these campaign events became the kind of bare-knuckled exchanges on Iraq of a type unprecedented in the American public sphere until that point. Sure, the war had been exhaustively debated in the media over the previous two years, but there was a certain politesse to those debates, and any impulse towards combative questioning of administration officials by journalists was always going to be tempered by the industry requirement of maintaining access to the corridors of power.
When John Edwards on Tuesday turned to Vice President Cheney and said, "Mr. Vice President, you're still not being straight with the American people," the antiwar base of the Democratic Party thrilled at the spectacle of the administration "being held to account," as a DNC ad put it. And yet, for all Edwards' efforts to paint the invasion as a disastrous error that has created a burdensome mess for America, he couldn't really escape Vice President Cheney's jibe that the Kerry-Edwards recipe for fixing Iraq is essentially simply an echo of the administration's current efforts.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
Kerry's message to our soldiers in Iraq and their families is, "Wrong War, Wrong Place, Wrong Time."
His message to 9/11/2001 victims and survivors should be, "Wrong Plane, Wrong Building, Wrong Time."
It ain't gonna happen!