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    What have you learned from the president's debate?

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    What I learned from the Presidential Debates last Thursday is very troubling. What Kerry should have asked was, "Is the world a safer place now than four years ago?". Of course, the answer is an emphatic 'No'! We learned from the debates that while the US was concentrating on Iraq, North Korea probably has already developed nuclear weapons. It is clear that Bush is not concerned about that nightmare waiting to happen. The same is true about Iran's nuclear weapon's program.
    The "War on Terrorism" has really become a war on Iraq, a very secular country with some of the weakest connections to Islamic terrorism. Kerry told us about how under Bush's leadership, we "outsourced" the job of catching Osama bin-Laden in the Afghan mountains of Tora Bora to warlord armies, who only a few weeks earlier were fighting the US. If the US was serious about catching the master terrorist himself, we would have used the vastly more reliable and better equipped US military. How could this be, we may ask. Because the Bush Administration was already busy for the serious business of conquering Iraq.
    Bush says we cannot waver in our commitment to our war in Iraq. He constantly accused Kerry of flip-flopping. Kerry's response is that once we learn new intelligence and facts we should re-evaluate our previous decisions. It seems from the debate that Bush is not interested in responding to new events and realities on the ground and continues blithely down a path that clearly is not working.
    Kerry is interested in repairing the very damaged image of the US in the eyes of the world, by reconnecting with our traditional allies and friends. Bush does not care what countries like France or any other thinks. According to Kerry, the US went from the height of world support and sympathy after the overthrow of the Taliban to the lowest depths of world opinion in US history in two short years.
    It is clear from the debates that Kerry not only won the debates, but also has a much clearer understanding of the world and the US role in it. He has a much better vision of what US foreign policy should be and particularly what to do about the disastrous quagmire Iraq has become.

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