Skip to comments.Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's False Plan for Peace (Peace = sacrifice Israel)
Posted on 10/21/2004 10:07:06 PM PDT by quidnunc
The centerpiece of John Kerry's foreign policy is to rebuild our alliances so the world will come to our help, especially in Iraq. He repeats this endlessly because it is the only foreign policy idea he has to offer. The problem for Kerry is that he cannot explain just how he proposes to do this.
The mere appearance of a Europhilic fresh face is unlikely to so thrill the allies that French troops will start marching down the streets of Baghdad. Therefore, you can believe that Kerry is just being cynical in pledging to bring in the allies, knowing that he has no way of doing it. Or you can believe, as I do, that he means it.
He really does want to end America's isolation. And he has an idea how to do it. For understandable reasons, however, he will not explain how on the eve of an election.
Think about it: What do the Europeans and the Arab states endlessly rail about in the Middle East? What (outside Iraq) is the area of most friction with U.S. policy? What single issue most isolates America from the overwhelming majority of countries at the United Nations?
The answer is obvious: Israel.
In what currency, therefore, would we pay the rest of the world in exchange for their support in places like Iraq? The answer is obvious: giving in to them on Israel.
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"I'll declare now that if Kerry is elected, Israel will be finished. Thrown to the wolves in the name of liberalism."
This is why I really and truly believe that Bush will win, because God has always protected Israel, just look at your bible, and Kerry won't protect it, but Bush will.
"peace" = Surrender.
We have a choice fight and win or to surrender and die anyway, or wish we were dead.
"He [kerry] really does want to end America's isolation."
we are not isolated, in fact we are the best connected country in the world. who is he talking about being isolated from, god? aliens from outer space? non-heinz ketchup users?
this is the most rediculous statement i have read all day
DARN. I think my numbers were off, I was giving Florida to Bush when it supposed to have been a toss-up
BUSH-47, Kerry-43, Nader-1, undecided-9
I give it to Bush.
I messed up the numbers.
BUSH- 259 EV's. KERRY- 205 EV's, 79 EV's up for grabs.
I never said, and never meant to imply, that President Bush's support for Israel is a political trick to get Jewish votes. I assume it is sincere and in conformity with his overall policies and beliefs. However, the point remains that if his strong support of Israel does not gain him Jewish votes then future Republican politicians would properly conclude that supporting Israel will not gain them Jewish votes. You are probably correct that evangelical Christians are a stronger force of support for Israel than the largely liberal American Jewish population.
Charles Krauthammer - THE man in American Political Discourse.
Your preaching to the choir. The crocodile quote is from Churchill. In fact those that will feed others come close to being collobarators, which are worthy of far worse than our Islamist enemies IMHO.
SLICE & DICE CUT & RUN
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In the effort to beat Kerry and the Left, building coaltions is the key, and as such I welcome the input of Krauthammer, especially in his devestating rebuke of Edwards disgraceful comments about people getting out wheelchairs if Kerry wins. Generally speaking, I agree with Krauthammer.
But I'll never forget his slander of people who think fondly of the Confederate flag as 'racist, redneck, yahoos' that he made after Dean spoke of going after their votes. There were at least two huge problems with that libel -- 1. It accepts the Leftwing notion that there is only one valid view of the Confederate flag; and that is of an inherently racist symbol and that anyone who displays one is a racist. This is of course garbage, and indicative of a malicioius ignorance. 2. Krauthammer was insulting the people most likely to actually vote for his preferred party - the GOP - and the people who are probably dying most disproportionately - rural whites - in the war in Iraq that he so eagerly supported.
So my feelings on the guy are mixed, but I welcome his efforts to beat Kerry.
All American Jews wake up, without Bush, there will be no Israel.
Yes, I momentarily forgot them.
I saw the producer/director of Airplane and Naked Gun on O'Reilly, a guy named Zucker, backing Bush last night because of Israel. He's not a household name like Spielberg, but he did make my favorite comedy of all time in Airplane.
And the American Jews still vote Democrat.
No child left alive, indeed.
I think that Rush has said that sticking the U.N. to us is the only thing that Kerry has been consistent with in his campaign. I think that's right.
Jackie Mason supports Bush.
Mostly I've read that here, and find the assertion hard to accept.