Senator John “F#$%ing” Kerry, Democrat from Massachusetts, failed Presidential candidate, and all-around dork, took advantage of a campaign trip for Democrat Governor Jennifer Granholm to bash President Bush and inflate his own ego. Talking about the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, Sen. Kerry pontificated: “If I was president, this wouldn’t have happened.” And how would the French-looking Senator have prevented this? As he sees it, the problem is how President Bush has concentrated so much on Iraq. “The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East,” Kerry said. “We’re going to have a lot of ground to make up (in 2008) because of it.”
So diplomacy would have saved the day, but only if Senator Kerry were in charge. But the Senator doesn’t explain how you can negotiate with someone who wants you dead. Hezbollah has shown that its desire and ultimate goal is a world without the nation of Israel, so where is the middle ground when one side wants the other side dead and gone? Would Hezbollah settle for just killing half of Israel? Would they be willing to just maim and deal out grievous bodily harm as a compromise?
Not bloody likely.
But here’s the kicker of Kerry’s comments, as quoted in the news article:
Hezbollah guerillas should have been targeted with other terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaida and the Taliban, which operate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kerry said. However, Bush has focused military strength on Iraq.
“This is about American security and Bush has failed. He has made it so much worse because of his lack of reality in going into Iraq….We have to destroy Hezbollah,” he said.
Note that the “Kerry solution” entails going after various terrorist organizations “such as al-Qaida and the Taliban,” and, by his crystal-clear hindsight, Hezbollah. Instead, says he, President Bush made the mistake of taking out Iraq, and as Kerry already mentioned, there were no terrorists there in Iraq. And Senator Kerry explains what needs to be done: “We have to destroy Hezbollah.”
So what happened to the art of diplomacy that Senator Kerry loves so dear?