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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Two potential 2008 candidates show they are not worthy

In order to be a worthy presidential candidate for 2008, the person must see terrorism for what it is and be prepared to defend this country with whatever means necessary. While Al Gore has denied considering a run in '08, he is high on the list of the far left to be the nominee. In a recent speech, however, Al Gore shows he is prepared to put junk science above the safety of US citizens saying:
"What changed in the U.S. with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences and that bitter cup will be offered to us again and again until we exert our moral authority and respond appropriately," he says. "I don't want to diminish the threat of terrorism at all, it is extremely serious, but on a long-term global basis, global warming is the most serious problem we are facing."

Anyone who does not recognize terrorism as the most significant threat to the globe, cannot be entrusted with the highest office on earth.

John McCain also reveals he does not have what it takes to protect US citizens from the long arm of terrorism. While I do not advocate torture as a normal way to treat war prisoners, the day may come when torture is the only method available to attempt to extract information that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of US residents. If a president must be in a position to decide between saving the lives of many and staying out of jail, he has been irresponsibly handcuffed. The Bush administration seeks to keep the laws as they are while McCain supports laws that could restrain the president whoever he may be now or in the future.

We cannot allow politicians to escape the consequences of putting our national security in danger in order to score political points. It is easy in a climate of spineless political correctness to go with the bleeding hearts on tough policies. It takes a backbone to push to retain such an unpopular option as torture. If there comes a day where torture is the only thing standing between a worthless piece of terrorist debris and the safety of my family, I support the one with a backbone.

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