But the Democrats have built a toe hold on this magic number!
Okay, I am getting dizzy from trying to keep up with Kerry's policy on Iraq! And Bill Kristol points out that he attacked this new stand when it was Howard Dean's :
"those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe today that we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be president or the credibility to be elected president."
14 Dead and 15 Billion cost - thanks Frances!
OOPS - looks like the nuance failed again! (HT - S&A)
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi has bluntly rejected a nuclear disarmament plan floated by US vice presidential hopeful John Edwards, calling it "campaigning."
Senator Edwards told the WPost that the proposal would represent a "great bargain" for Iran -- and that should Iran reject it, a Kerry administration would be forced to conclude that Iran actually was, as the Bush administration now contends, actively pursuing the weaponisation of nuclear materials.
"If we are engaging with Iranians in an effort to reach this great bargain and if in fact this is a bluff that they are trying to develop nuclear weapons capability, then we know that our European friends will stand with us," Senator Edwards told the Washington Post.
More From Hugh Hewitt:
At the risk of exhausting your reading patience this morning, I think we also have to start thinking about the effect of Kerry's campaign on the Senate races. Kerry combines with Michael Moore to alert the national electorate to the fact that the Democrats are not serious about national security. Three names immediately leap out as ideological clones of Kerry: Daschle in South Dakota, Murray in Washington State, and Boxer in California. Now the states of Washington and California are center-left states to be sure, but they are even more vulnerable states with long coastlines, borders, and harbors. It is only a matter of time until the war hits the west coast. Murray famously announced that Osama was beloved because he built roads and schools, and Boxer called the Madrid bombings a "rail accident." Boxer's misstatement was just her famous denseness showing through again, but both of these lightweights need retiring if the war is going to get serious oversight in the Senate. And Daschle needs to go as a message that obstructionism will not work in this era. In short, the next 60 days should be a debate about the war and little else. In every Senate and House race and certainly in the contest for the presidency.
Hmmm, seems the Bush records are all out there but conveniently the press has failed to put them all together into a comlete picture - well here they are. Oh, BTW, they failed to even check for Kerry's full records but somehow have figured out that the Swifties have been discredited - how does that work again? Oh yea, Media Contridictions!
Slings and Arrows says:
Hundreds of children slaughtered in Russia. It is not the fault of corrupt special forces.
Read the list of Islamic Terrorist attacks that can't be attributed to anything else!
It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims.Then From Polipundit -
Still in HidingUpdate 1706
It has now been one month and six days since John Kerry last answered questions from a real reporter.
Come on, senator. Why won't you tell us all about Cambodia, the CIA man, and the magic hat?
Did they really need to do a poll?: Britons Want Bush Out, Poll Reveals
4RWW have a great analysis of the world's handling of Sudan, read it, here is how it ends:
The only UN peacekeepers worth a damn were the ones from the Anglosphere - America, Australia, and Britan (with Poland recently rejoining the ranks of the competant). The Dutch? Hiding in their compound while civilians get murdered. Everywhere the UN has put troops from other countries than the big four, murder, rape, child prostitution, and corruption has followed. The UN without the USA is worse than nothing, it's an impediment to peace worldwide.
If you want to get a taste of the world without the USA, look at Sudan. If you want to get a taste of Democrat Party policy, look at Sudan. If you want to get a feel for UN control, look at Sudan. If you want to get a taste of how John "Let's enforce UN sanctions" Kerry would handle terrorism.... look at Sudan.
Wizbang: After Beslan, what next? - Hospitals! There was that FBI warning last week of VA hospitals!