DATE: 9/07/2004 09:00:00 AM
Kerry's Diplomacy - Senator John Kerry has spent a lot of time on the campaign trail trying to convince people to elect him president because he would restore the world's faith in America. His major claim is that everyone hates us and it's George W. Bush's fault, because the president is a reckless cowboy who led us into war against the wishes of the world and now you can't even get decent service at a Paris cafe if you're an American anymore.
On the campaign trail, Kerry has done little to prove his superior diplomatic skills. Consider his descriptions of our allies:
The greatest position of strength is by exercising the best judgement in the pursuit of diplomacy...not in some trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted, but in a genuine coalition."
"[the coalition is]the phoniest thing I ever heard"
"We simply can't go it alone - or rely on a coalition of the few"Some diplomacy. I wonder what Britain, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, the Netherlands, Norway and El Salvador (along with 17 other countries) think of that. In dismissing the current coalition, Kerry is insulting allies who are with us in an attempt to impress non-allies (Germany) and near-enemies (France) who are against us.