A President should be able to acknowledge when he/she has made a mistake.
Kerry has acknowledged several mistakes during this campaign. He stated that some of the plans that he brought up during the primary were too ambitious. He also stated that he should have been clearer in the beginning about describing his voting over the Iraq war.
Bush? He refuses to admit any mistakes. During the last debate he was asked to list 3 mistakes and he could not admit one. And this latest mistake is going to push the undecided voter over the top.
400 tons of missing explosives in Iraq and he can not account for it. He simply deflects and claims that Senator Kerry is making "wild charges." Excuse me Mr. President but this is not some trivial accusation. This is a dangerous "dropping of the ball" by you and your administration. His administration was too obsessed with guarding the oil and taking down Baghdad and neutering Hussein for W's daddy. What does Bush has to say for himself? Well, today he basically just said that Iraq is a dangerous place but thats why we are there. Um, well George?
Iraq is certainly a more dangerous place with 400 tons of explosives unaccounted for. Not to mention it makes American less safe as well. Yeah, I feel much safer with 400 tons of explosives missing in the world. Especially missing in an area of the world that has become the Disneyland for terrorists. Bush claims that the weapons were taken before the U.S. invasion. Well, George to me that is worse!! This means that our hyper-sensitive, uber-cool and uber-expensive satellite technology could not locate this major ammo dump nor trucks moving tons and tons of explosives out of this place!! America has the best satellite tecnology in the world and would have seen a convoy of trucks hauling that sh*t out of there and would have been able to follow where they went. And then they would be able to tell us NOW where it went?!! Where did it go then George?!!! Bush went on further today saying:
"The senator is denigrating the action of our troops and commanders in the field without knowing the facts. Unfortunately, that's part of the pattern of saying anything to get elected."
No, actually he is denigrating YOUR actions Mr. President. I know you were abscent from the intelligence line when they handed it out but I didn't think you were this dumb. O.k., let me explain this to you George. The Generals on the ground follow YOU. You are the COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF!!! That means that YOU have the final say on all military actions or you should!! God knows who is really pulling the strings if you George are passing the buck on this one.
Kerry is not saying anything to get elected rather he is proudly standing up for America and its soldiers who have been misled under George's watch. This is Bush deflecting responsibility yet, again. Bush will deflect any responsibility in order to keep America in the dark on his actions and keep himself in power.
I think Kerry advisor Richard Holbrooke put it best when he said:
"The U.N. inspectors had told the American military this was a major depot. ... I don't know what happened. I do know one thing -- in most administrations the buck stops in the Oval Office."
I'll tell you where the buck is going stop on this one. In the election booth on November 2nd.
Welcome to the Oval Office President Kerry.
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