If Kerry wins the election...




 
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Boots
 
October 25th, 2004  
The Doctor
 

Topic: If Kerry wins the election...


If John Kerry gets the keys to the White House what changes would anyone expect to see, whether it's to do with the military as a whole, the War on Terror, or just with regards to Iraq?
Does anyone agree that real experience in the military could mean he is better equipped to make decisions regarding Iraq, terrorism and the way the US military works?
October 25th, 2004  
implicature
 
 
I THINK A MAJOR FACTOR WOULD BE THAT KERRY TAKES OUR TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ. THIS WOULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PPL IN IRAQ BECAUSE OF THE SWARM OF EVIL PEOPLE SEEKING POWER WITHOUT ANY RESISTANCE. THAT ACT OF 9/11 MAY HAVE SPURRED THE WAR BUT THE REASONS FOR THE CURRENT BATTLES HAVE CHANGED OVER TIME. THE US FIGHTS FOR THOSE THAT CAN'T FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES. WE SHOULD KEEP IT THIS WAY.
October 25th, 2004  
The Doctor
 
But hasn't Kerry already said that he would only withdraw the US forces 'once the job was done'? He knows as well as anyone the damage that would do not only to the Iraqi people, but to the US both politically and in terms of your future security.
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Boots
October 25th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Doctor
But hasn't Kerry already said that he would only withdraw the US forces 'once the job was done'? He knows as well as anyone the damage that would do not only to the Iraqi people, but to the US both politically and in terms of your future security.

All kind of depends on your concept of what getting the job "done" is. I do not believe he has the gumption to stick it out until the country is truly stabilized (if it all went south, hey, it was Bush's fault, right? doomed from the start. ).
I also do not believe that four months downrange as a junior officer gives Kerry any special knowledge on how to run a war or any large scale military operation whatsoever.
October 25th, 2004  
implicature
 
 
I DO NOT THINK THAT KERRY HAS ENOUGH INTESTINAL FORTITUDE TO STICK IT OUT. PERSONALLY I SEE MY VOTE BEING DECIDED ON THE STANCE OF THE WAR. AND FOR THAT REASON I SAY LEAVE IN BUSH. HE HAS A PLAN AND AN END RESULT HE WANTS TO SEE IT THROUGH LET HIM. I WON'T VOTE FOR KERRY SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE THE COP OUT AS AN OPTION. I SUPPORT THE WAR IN ITS ENTIRETY BUT I JUST WANT IT TO BE SEEN THROUGH NOT ABANDONED BECAUSE IT IS HARD. I AM NOT SAYING THAT KERRY WOULD DO THIS I AM SIMPLY SAYING THAT I KNOW BUSH WILL NOT!

ALSO IF THE WAR IS ENDED WITHOUT THE "GOODGUYS" (ALL THE COUNTRIES FIGHTING TERROR) MAKING A DENT IN TERROR IN ALL THE WORLD THE TERRORISTS MAY GET THE IDEA THAT THEY WON FREEDOM TO DO AS THEY PLEASE... ULTIMATELY RESULTING TO HELL ALL OVER THE WORLD.

SORRY I GOT A LI'L OFF TOPIC!
October 25th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
If Kerry is elected huh? Well, that would mean the U.S. will go to hell in a hand basket. He will withdraw troops to early and leave Iraq in a world of confusion and give room for another dictator to step in. Also, if his acts in the military give him any ground to run the military, we will definitely be in trouble, our military will run instead of fight.
October 25th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I'm not sure what Kerry would do with Iraq. ... I don't think his first order of business would be to yank them out, but I feel he would rush it.

I also think he would be ambivalent to put boots on the ground, not wanting to follow in his predecessor's "mistake" (as according to him)
October 25th, 2004  
Kinection
 
implicature, is your caps lock key broken? It's kind of hard to read when it looks like you're yelling the entire time.

I don't think Kerry is goign to withdraw immediately, Iraq would pretty much resume itself as it was before and the US would look even worse than before.
October 26th, 2004  
soldierzhonor
 
 
If Kerry were elected...man thats scary huh? lol

If Lurch was elected, I doubt he would immediately pull troops from Iraq but quality of life for troops would go down. As far as "when the job is done", If you heard Kerry this week, it'll be changed next week. I heard Kerry talking today about the tons of weapons which were found missing in Iraq. He talked about how the lives of Iraqis and Coalition troops would be in danger...this coming from the guy who said no to them getting body armor in the first place correct?
October 26th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
I too believe the whole nature of the war in Iraq has changed. I believe in it because I know any alternative is way worse and if this can succeed, millions of lives will be vastly improved because of it.
The price of failure will be devistating for everyone. Except for that one clan that wins.