Skip to comments.Decision 2004: When it comes to foreign policy vote wisely.
Posted on 10/08/2004 3:33:42 PM PDT by El Oviedo
"Regarding Iran, President Bush's combination of sanctions, multilateral diplomatic pressure and military options is far superior to Kerry's trust and wait approach. Bush supports missile defense, retaining forces in Iraq to pose a credible conventional threat, updating our nuclear deterrent to defeat countermeasures used by Iran and North Korea largely burying bunkers and weapons of mass destruction underground and selling bombs to Israel that could be used in a strike against Iran's nuclear apparatus.
Kerry has supported none of these. He instead offered to give nuclear fuel to Iran and wait to see what they do with it, promising to alleviate the fear of the United States he claims drives terrorism and the Middle East arms race. However, Iran's separate rivalry with Israel is more than sufficient to motivate Iran to seek nuclear weapons. Kerry's policies will only ensure that the United States will have neither diplomatic leverage nor military methods to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of despots and terrorists."
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