There are plenty of things that I disagree with Bush on — stem cell research (and pretty much all other biotech/bioethics issues), abortion, gay marriage, the Drug War, etc. If it weren’t for the war, I’d probably be on the fence. But I can’t take Kerry seriously on the war, and for me it’s the number one issue. For Sullivan, I guess, it’s not. I had thought that it was.
Yeppers. At any rate, I continue to find it fascinating that Democrats are crowing about polls that show the war is losng support. While I understand their immediate glee at anything that can be perceived to be negative for Bush, I think they are forgetting something.
Kerry opposed almost everything Reagan did during the Cold War, and Kerry was against the first Gulf War. That makes him 0-2, from my perspective. Now the Democrats want to spin this as a failed war, but they fail to remember that their candidate SUPPORTED this war. From their own perspective, their candidate is 0-3 on the three major national security issues of the last three decades.
And yes, I know- Kerry supported the operation in Afghanistan. So did everyone else on the planet, except Ralph Nader (he wanted to send in a multinational police force to arrest Osama- really- stop giggling). I think we can effectively call Afghanistan a no-brainer.