View Full Version : Bush undermines generations of American leadership

08-20-2004, 04:31 PM
The following comments were stated by Senator John Kerry:Source: Speech on Iraq and foreign policy, Seattle WA May 27, 2004.

More than a century ago, Teddy Roosevelt defined American leadership in foreign policy. He said America should walk softly and carry a big stick. Time and again, this Administration has violated the fundamental tenet of Roosevelt's approach, as he described it: "If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble."

But that is precisely what this Administration has done. They looked to force before exhausting diplomacy. They bullied when they should have persuaded.

They have gone it alone when they should have assembled a team. They have hoped for the best when they should have prepared for the worst. In short, they have undermined the legacy of generations of American leadership. And that is what we must restore. I'm running for president because, abroad as well as at home, it's time to let America be America again. By doing so, we can restore our place in the world and make America safer.

What are your views on this coment???

08-20-2004, 04:42 PM
I find it hypocritcal given Kerry's comments back in the 90's that if our "allies" wouldn't support our actions against Iraq than we should be willing to go it alone.