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[quote:2lpj3gxs]: surely someone has something to say about the debate :” title=”Question” /> The media and the networks sure do. What’s on your mind folks?[/quote:2lpj3gxs]
I’ll just be honest: I think Kerry came out ahead of Bush [b:2lpj3gxs]regarding the specific theme[/b:2lpj3gxs] of the debate.
The only thing Bush was left to do was repeat his perception of Kerry’s position (“wrong war, wrong place, wrong time”) and “It’s hard work.”
Meanwhile, Kerry used the event to outline his stance on the war. Apparently Bush wasn’t listening because he kept repeating his campaign rhetoric even after Kerry addressed it and asserted his position multiple times.
I really could care less about Kerry’s time in Vietnam. I think if he has a plan and is well thought out he will be a dandy commander-in-chief.
One thing that sticks out in my mind is Kerry’s quote of Bush senior regarding the invasion of Iraq. Bush senior essentially said in his book that he did not invade Iraq because he did not have a plan (or there was not an adequate one) to be able to leave the country after a successful invasion. I, like Kerry, think that is what is happening right now.
Also, Kerry seems to have a better grasp that the decisions that the USA makes as a country, [i:2lpj3gxs]ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF FOREIGN POLICY[/i:2lpj3gxs], affect other countries and it affects our relations with other countries.
Bush really didn’t seem to care about that. His only response was “what about Poland?” Give me a break! [b:2lpj3gxs]Like Poland is a major force![/b:2lpj3gxs] ” title=”Confused” /> Seriously.
Also, if the accusation that Kerry brought forth that our troops were only protecting the oil ministry in Iraq was not true, why did Bush not address that? That only reinforces the notion that Bush only cares about the USA and not the role we have in being a world player and not concerned about the common good.