City of Roses
|Balladeer, first of all let me say you don't have to worry about me ever throwing tomatoes at you or any troop in that case.
Seriously, however, that's funny you mentioned the terrorist component to this argument.
After all, what's up with Iran endorsing Bush? (I don't know where denise got Iran endorsing Kerry). Didn't Bush declare them part of the so-called "Axis of Evil"?
On October 20th, according to the Associated Press, "The head of Iran's security council said that the re-election of President Bush was in Tehran's best interests, despite the administration's 'axis of evil' label, accusations that Iran harbors al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions for the country's nuclear ambitions."
Now, Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body, explained it was because, in their view, Democrats have hurt them more than Republicans. But, then again, they could have just endorsed Nader or Cobb, eh? Eh?
And in response to that video, you need to follow the advice of Kacy here and read the whole transcript, for you were critical of Kerry for rushing to conclusions or seizing each story like with the 380 missing tons of explosives, yet now you rush into this without studying the whole transcript and say the terrorists want Kerry to win when Osama clearly says the security is in our own hands, not under either Bush or Kerry.
I can understand how you're on edge and so full of nervous energy about tomorrow just as I am and everyone here is, but it gives you no right to make such far-fetched conclusions and accusations like this.
I'll be happy to provide a link to the full transcript:
The fact is, no matter if Bush or Kerry is elected, terrorism will not cease to exist, and it is something we'll be struggling with in the years to come. The real decision is how we go about resolving the conflict. Either we let it dominate our lives and invade our lives with fear and panic, or we treat it like an issue, but not an all-governing issue and accept it's something it'll take time to see dissolve through community building, public outreach and understanding.
"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20