Kerry's coming to town.
Monday, October 10th
Macalester College, Kagin Commons
He's stomping for Chris Coleman.
But naturally he's a busy political bee pollenating all the pre-campaign gonna run again flowers but still he found time to meet with Cindy Sheehan for some Q&A...
1. What noble cause?
“This is an artsy question that is hard to answer. However I can tell you that a war based on lies is not noble, but a war based on bringing freedom to people is noble.”
2. How many more lives?
“If we can not achieve the goal of bring freedom, I do not want to see any more lives lost in this war.”
3. How many lives are you personally willing to risk?
“I will say the same thing. If this war will not bring freedom to the Iraqi people I am not willing to personally risk any lives.”
4. What are you doing to bring our troops home?
“I believe that we are in a critical two month stage right now. The Iraqi people are supposed to have an election in December.”
I'm not happy with his artful (artsy!?) answers and his 'way to smooth' delievery that really doesn't nail the truth, but Cindy seemed happy enough. Kerry is now listed on her Hall of Fame, one of only four Senators (say- where's Dayton who actually introducted the Department of Peace Legislation in the Senate?). Just what is the litmus test? Are words of more value than actions?
There's also a couple of more questions to be asked in followup like...
When does the withdrawal begin?
When will it conclude?
Let's get past the 'light at the end of the tunnel' arguments.
No document, no election, not one thing, democratic, diplomatic or military, will move Iraq forward while American boots are on the ground.
It's another endless, senseless body count war.
C'mon, John. No really tell me...
How do you ask someone to be the last to die for their country?
For what noble cause?
Kudos to Pamela Leavey at The Democratic Daily.