This is an interesting piece since it admits, although in a weak way, that on a substantive issue like the war in Iraq or the war on terrorism there might not be much difference between Kerry and Bush. The newsreader alludes to the fact that some Democrats are urging Kerry for a more specific plan, but does not seek out who in the Democratic party is urging this, nor why.
The day before this news story Kerry’s own website ran a piece that said in part “The extremists attacking our forces should know they will not succeed in dividing America, or in sapping American resolve, or in forcing the premature withdrawal of U.S. troops.” For the full article go to John Kerry
This news story does not provide any serious assessment of the Kerry position since the beginning of the war with Iraq, nor his position since the Bush administration began it’s “war on terror.”
Newsreader – Well, John Kerry meantime isnÕt saying much about Bush and the issues confronting his administration right now. But there are some rumblings from Democrats urging Kerry to lay out a specific plan on how he would handle the situation in Iraq. Kerry says heÕll stay with the mission, send more troops if needed, bring in the UN and ask NATO to serve under US command.
John Kerry – “We know we are committed to guarantee there is not a failed state that contributes in worse ways to the war on terror. But this President owes Americans a specific explanation of exactly how we are going to achieve that.”
Newsreader – And those close to the Kerry campaign say that his plan needs more details because it does not look much different than the President’s agenda.
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