February 15, 2004


The incoherence at the core of the ”Bush was a deserter!” argument is sharply identified by Mark Steyn:

To the media, the contrast is simple: Kerry = war hero; Bush = something smaller, shiftier. Bill Clinton, of course, is smallest and shiftiest of the lot, but, back in '92, John Kerry stood shoulder to shoulder with his fellow Democrat and said, "We do not need to divide America over who served and how." Now, apparently, we do. So Kerry has his supporter Max Cleland, former Senator, fellow veteran and triple amputee, all over the talk-shows, explaining that the difference between giving Clinton a pass on draft-dodging and hammering relentlessly on Bush's National Guard record is that in 2004 "it's the national security, stupid. We want a President who can really be Commander-in-Chief". And the fact that Bush, as Commander-in-Chief, has liberated two countries, overthrown the Taliban and slung Saddam in jail counts for less than whether he bunked off for the weekend in 1972.

Steyn’s conclusion:

If character is the issue, Bush can relax. And, if doing your bit for national security is the issue, then John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades.

UPDATE. Steyn on ... well, it doesn’t matter. Just read it.

Posted by Tim Blair at February 15, 2004 03:10 PM

Leave it to an Australian news article to give the best, solid take on the situation. I fowarded to all my Vietnam Vet buddies.

Posted by: Wallace at February 15, 2004 at 03:43 PM

I think for the question on who would be better at national security, just ask yoursevles this - If Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein could vote, do you think they would have voted for Bush, or Kerry? They would vote for Kerry because they know Kerry is weak.

Posted by: G Resaba at February 15, 2004 at 05:49 PM

So these new scandals are saying what?

Bush couldn't give a fuck....Kerry did?

Then they tell us that Kerry's alleged affair is becoming a "full blown" scandal....I'm shocked that they have so much inside knowledge so early on...

Bet everyone fucks up pronouncing Alex Polier's name...remember Sidney Potier......and then you'll get the professors....It's pronounced PahleeAy.....call me a cunt but I pronounce it "Elecshunsueesidaltendahncy"....

So George didn't pitch up for the Texas guard....and their point is?

Anyone whose ever done military service (yep) knows that these units, like the territorials etc, are just so much wank.

Rather he's a draft dodger than a shmuck who did sit around all day doing nothing.

So in essence at the moment the debate is between George W whose dad had some pull and Kerry whose bird had some pull before the full blow....

But did she swallow...and if she did, remember one swallow does not make a summer...unless it's Elke Sommer in which case........

What is the difference between Kerry when he was muff diving Polier and those speed cops that jump out of bushes (no relation)?

At least Kerry saw the cunt coming......

Posted by: Traps at February 15, 2004 at 07:10 PM

About Michael Moore:
Not even Saddam found him worth beiing on his payroll.
This guy is not only physically a dwarf.
Greetings from Germany
F. Hoffmann

Posted by: Franz Hoffmann at February 15, 2004 at 08:59 PM

G Resaba, read this if you haven't already.

Posted by: scott h. at February 16, 2004 at 03:12 AM

Traps -- Dude, wait for the 'shrooms to wear off, before commenting.

Posted by: CGeib at February 16, 2004 at 07:33 AM