As usual, Citizen Smash outlines the real issues involved in this election.
I read through Bush’s records from the national guard today on calpundit and other sites, I don’t see the issue here. Smash outlines it quite well in his post about this issue.
Are we going to have yet another election as usual or a real debate about real issues. He’s got some good ones listed below… Read on..
Id like both candidates to address the over-utilization of the Guard and Reserves. Ive already spent eight months in the Sandbox are they going to send me back? Why are some reserve units serving fifteen month tours, while the active duty guys spend a year or less in Iraq? What gives?
Senator Kerry voted to authorize the war in Iraq, but only (as he claims) to give the President more leverage to negotiate. At what point would Kerry have committed to military action? Would a French or Russian veto in the United Nations have deterred him? Would he get down on his hands and knees and beg for Chiracs approval? Or am I to assume that if Kerry were President today, Saddam would still be in power? Would the sanctions against Iraq still be in force? How about the Oil-for-Food program? Would Libya and Iran still be working on nuclear weapons?
Would Kerry have taken the same military action against al Qaeda in Afghanistan? What if Pakistan had refused military overflight rights? Would he have responded with cruise missiles? Or perhaps a subpoena?
Id also like to know if President Bush is committed to go after other state sponsors of terrorism. How do we address the problems of Syria and Iran, who openly sponsor Hezbollah? Will we consider an expedition into the Bekaa Valley? How about Yemen? Pakistan? Egypt? Saudi Arabia? How far are we willing to go?
These are real issues forget that 1970s crap.