Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Here's A Kerrey That Doesn't Sound Totally Nuts

Doesn't sound like he's lying, either.

Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska):

The critics who bother me the most are those who ordinarily would not be on the side of supporting dictatorships, who are arguing today that only military intervention can prevent the genocide of Darfur, or who argued yesterday for military intervention in Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda to ease the sectarian violence that was tearing those places apart...

American liberals need to face these truths: The demand for self-government was and remains strong in Iraq despite all our mistakes and the violent efforts of al Qaeda, Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias to disrupt it. Al Qaeda in particular has targeted for abduction and murder those who are essential to a functioning democracy: school teachers, aid workers, private contractors working to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure, police officers and anyone who cooperates with the Iraqi government. Much of Iraq's middle class has fled the country in fear.

With these facts on the scales, what does your conscience tell you to do? If the answer is nothing, that it is not our responsibility or that this is all about oil, then no wonder today we Democrats are not trusted with the reins of power. American lawmakers who are watching public opinion tell them to move away from Iraq as quickly as possible should remember this: Concessions will not work with either al Qaeda or other foreign fighters who will not rest until they have killed or driven into exile the last remaining Iraqi who favors democracy.

This is what Democrats used to sound like.

There's plenty more at the link above.

1 comment:

Mike said...

If I'm thinking of the right Bob Kerry, he is a CMH winner, and Navy SEAL greivously wounded in Vietnam (I believe he lost a leg). I've always felt that some of the most fervent conservatives are liberals who have been mugged and thereby introduced to reality. Kerry has lived it, thus a democrat who sounds like an American instead of an Al Qaida press release.