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Tuesday, October 05, 2004
 
Kerry Offends U.S. Ally
by Bonjo
For months now, John Kerry has been preaching his proposed policy of international cooperation, should he be elected to the White House this year. He talks of opening dialogues with leaders of other nations. He has said that some leaders of other nations have privately expressed their desire that he win the November 2nd election. He has said he would dilute U.S. sovreignty and decrease our national security by playing nice with France and the rest of the impotents at the U.N.

One of the Kerry's key arguments has been how America went into Iraq without international consensus. We went in there all by ourselves, without anyone to back us up. He stated that again, multiple times, during the debate last week.

It seems not everyone is happy with Kerry's performance at the debate. As Matt Drudge reports, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, in particular, is unhappy with John Kerry. You see, Poland agreed with President Bush that Saddam was a blood thirsty tyrant, and Poland sent troops into Iraq. Poland supports the War on Terror. Poland lost troops in Iraq, the same as many other nations:

" 'It is sad that a senator with 20 years of experience does not recognize Polish contribution. This is immoral,' Kwasniewski told FACTS in an interview commenting on the US Presidential Debate.

" 'It is sad that a senator with 20 years of experience underestimates Polish sacrifice, this is sad.'

" 'There is one thing which should be stated clearly: this coalition is not just the United States, Great Britain, Australia alone; it also involves participation of Polish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Spanish soldiers who have died. It is immoral not to recognize the involvement we contributed based on our conviction that there should be unity in fighting terrorism, that there was a need to display international solidarity and that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous individual of this world.'

" 'President Bush acted like a real Texan gentleman, he made sure to show appreciation for other countries' involvement in the coalition,' Kwasniewski pointed out."
First, if Senator Kerry hopes to build any international consensus (other than with the French), he needs to realize that what he says at home is echoed abroad. Second, the key to building international consensus does not involve offending those who are already on our side. Maybe Kerry knows how to have fun throwing a football upside-down between his legs, but perhaps he should be spending more campaign time showing us he knows how to be an international diplomat. Patience, patience.
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