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Tuesday, March 30, 2004Here is more proof that a "Kerry presidency" must never become a reality. Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, reminds us what kind of man John Kerry is.
During his 1971 congressional testimony about the Vietnam War, a man who would one day seek the Democratic party's nomination in the 2004 presidential race was asked by a senator to assess the threat of Communism, not just to Indochina, but to world peace in general. The witness responded, "I think it is bogus, totally artificial. There is no threat. The Communists are not about to take over our McDonald hamburger stands."The first point I want to make is, who was the idiot senator who asked that question? What does it matter what a 27-year old thinks about the geopolitical ramifications of a communist victory in Vietnam? No doubt the senator knew what Kerry would say and agreed. But rather than have the cajones to say it himself, he let the witness do it.
Now to Kerry. There are two possibilities concerning his assessment of the Communist threat. 1) He was lying. Or, more accurately, saying what he thought was most beneficial to him at the time, regardless of what he believed. 2) He actually believed that communism was not a threat. Notice he talks about whether they're a threat to us ("McDonald hamburger stands") rather than its threat to Indochina. He believed that the expansion of communism was not a problem for America, and therefore nothing to worry about. I think both are true.
So what does he believe now? Is he still the type of person who will say whatever needs to be said at the moment? It's pretty obvious that he is. Does he still believe that world movements with aspirations of domination are not to be worried about? I don't think he wants to have to make that decision. He'd rather avoid it, or delay it. Let someone else handle it. But never make the judgement that communism is evil and must be confronted, or that terrorism is evil and must be confronted.
He's a dangerous man.
By the way, I was trying to think of this the other day.
· At the time of the Great Ukrainian Famine, playwright George Bernard Shaw and his friend, Lady Astor, had a rare visit with Josef Stalin. "When are you going to stop killing people?" Lady Astor brazenly asked of Comrade Stalin. His terse reply: "When it is no longer necessary."
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