The PLAN

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=703&e=1&u=/ap/20040920/ap_on_el_pr/kerry

    ... He said Bush's invasion of Iraq has created a crisis that could lead to unending war and raises questions about whether Bush's judgment is up to presidential standards. He offered his own four-point plan starting with pressing other nations for help.


    _ Get more help from other nations.


    _ Provide better training for Iraqi security forces.


    _ Provide benefits to the Iraqi people.


    _ Ensure that democratic elections can be held next year as promised


    Sound like a plan alright. Then again, the four big question in my mind is HOW? HOW? HOW? and finally, HOW?
     
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    Yep. I saw where he was going to speak in New York and was actually waiting to hear what he had to say. I finally got tired of waiting and figured it would probably be much ado about nothing anyway. Sure enough, he considers a "plan" to be nothing more than stating what he thinks the problem is rather than what the solution might be.

    Kerry was the Lt. Governor under Dukakis, and he sounds more and more like him with every passing week.

    "I'm going to give people better jobs for better pay."
    "How are you going to do that, Govonor Dukakis?"
    "Uh....did I mention my parents were immigrants?"

    "I'm going to ensure democratic elections in Iraq."
    "How are you going to do that, Senator Kerry?"
    "Uh....did I mention I won three Purple Hearts?"
     
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    I think one way to help ensure the elections is to crush terrorist strongholds immediately. Iraqi elections are *scheduled* for January, and a December offensive is being planned to crush militant strongholds. December, because that's when Iraqi security forces will be prepared to participate.

    I think we should go on the offensive immediately. Terrorists are "pouring into Iraq" daily (http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/09/20/britain.allawi/index.html), bringing munitions, man-power, and convictions to the militant strongholds. Won't it just be tougher if we wait until December?

    Anyone wanna weigh in on the obvious possible political implications for delaying an offensive until after the November elections? Bring 'em on...NOW! :banana2:
     
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    Don't be surprised if it is sooner than December.
     
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    Right now I think where we should be is Tal Afar, which is where we are.
     

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