Friday, October 22, 2004
Russian President Putin recently said that if Bush lost then terrorists "will celebrate a victory over America and over the entire anti-terror coalition. In that case, this would give an additional impulse to international terrorists and to their activities, and could lead to the spread of terrorism to other parts of the world." He then went on to reiterate that he would respect "any choice by the American people."
Now that is a direct endorsement of President Bush by the Russian leader. Putin is a very clever politician and there are many reasons why he wants Bush to win on November 2. However, there is a lot of truth in what he said.
George W. Bush, without knowing or intending it, became the symbol of fighting terrorism around the world. The global fight against terror became associated with George W. Bush simply because he was the first to instigate it right after 911. Bush to the fight against terror is what Bill Gates is to Microsoft Corporation. They are both symbols of things they started.
If Bush lost then all what America had done over the past 3 and half years will be in vain. The liberating war of Iraq will look as if it was all a huge fiasco and all those who sacrificed their lives to plant a decent country within the Middle East sacrificed it for nothing. How do I know that? I knew that by listening to how John Kerry heinously played with Iraq just to reach the White House. Mr. Kerry had a lot to play with: taxes, health care, gay rights, stem cell research, and even the Bush administration post war planning. Yet he chose to raise doubts about going to Iraq after watching the perceived mess there and seeing how Howard Dean capitalized on that during the primaries.
There are no words to describe how Iraq is so crucial. America must win in Iraq just as it won in South Korea. Iraq is America's most important foreign enterprise ever since world war two and it is the region's most important "attempt to create something decent" ever since Napoleon invaded the shores of Egypt in 1798. This is the reason why terrorists are doing everything on top of God's earth to make Iraq fail.
I would have swallowed John Kerry if he focused his attacks on legitimate targets such as the economy and the post war planning, but to attack the entire war (after voting for it!!!) shows what kind of politician he is. He is not Joe Lieberman and he is not John McCain. He doesn't know what is at stake in Iraq.
Did the Bush administration commit terrible foreseeable mistakes after major combat ended? Yes. Do these mistakes provide enough reasons to remove Bush and place an ultra-liberal flip-flopping opportunist instead? The answer is a definite NO.
I hope Americans see this truth when they enter the polling stations on November 2nd. I hope Americans will not let me down.
N.B. This is powerful
I'm sorry if I upset some Kerry supporters. I was just offering my opinion about something that does involve the region I live in. This blog was never about American politics and it will never be simply because I only spent 1 month in the US!!!