Thursday, October 28, 2004

Enhance your Brain at Brain-Terminal

Evan Coyne Maloney has a new post over at Brain-Terminal. Evan is busy with making movies and does not post very often, but when he does there is never disappointment. I will only post a few graphs, please go and get the full dose.
Say what you want about either candidate, the contrast couldn't be more stark. George W. Bush is a radical in the sense that after September 11th, he looked at our default foreign policy stance, one very much rooted in the Cold War, and decided it was obsolete against our new enemy. He's a classical liberal in the sense that "the transformative power of liberty," as he puts it, is his rallying cry for reforming the Middle East. Oddly, John Kerry is a conservative in that he can't let go of our old way of doing business. To Kerry, the institutions built as responses to World War II and the Cold War are sufficient for handling the War on Terror. But those slow-moving debating societies were created when the only actors on the world stage were nation-states; they were not designed to battle worldwide networks of loosely-tied terror cells. John Kerry wants to fight this war with the weapons of the last one.

The choice we have on election day is between the worldview of September 10th--embodied by John Kerry--and President Bush's September 12th worldview.(/snip)

In 1983, terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon killed 241 Marines. In 1988, 270 people were killed on the PanAm flight that crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland. Six were killed in the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, 19 at Khobar Towers in 1996, 224 at the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, and 17 more on the U.S.S. Cole in 2000. Many more plots--such as the bombing of the major bridges and tunnels in New York City and the millennium attack in Los Angeles--have been foiled. This is all just a nuisance to John Kerry. Not to me, and not to anyone else who recognizes that our enemies have been at war with us for decades.

Unfortunately, we don't get to decide whether we're at war; we can only choose how we respond. John Kerry doesn't get it. President Bush does.

UBL often said that the U.S. was a "Paper Tiger", and unfortunately, that idea was reinforced by this country's meager responses to dead americans and soldiers. I pray that on Nov. 2nd over 51% of the population 'gets it'. We can never show hesitation, for the terrorists' interpretation will be that we are weak. Shame on us....Never Again if we Stand United.