Yup, we will have to agree to disagree.
I see no difference between Kerry's service and Bush's. They both have disturbing pieces of their military career that are difficult to verify (Just ask Dan Rather). They both have honorable discharges.
I see much difference between partying and deserting, and serving one's full term in the service. As for the Dan Rather business, notice how the blather about where those documents came from distracted totally from what was said? There was a secretary that backed up the 'findings' in those documents despite their not being from the 'right' typewriter.
Isn't what happened more important than the typewriter? It was effectively buried though, and people now say--look at Dan Rather......
don't forget if Bush fell for the false intelligence; so did congress
But it wasn't the same 'intelligence'. The PNACers were making their intelligence that was to be presented to the outside world up to sell their project. To put it bluntly, they lied!
And am I disappointed in Congress? You bet! Before that vote, I called my Senators every day, I emailed, faxed, snailmailed, I contacted other people to have them get in touch with our Senators.
When the vote came through, I made one more phone call--saying, I will NOT FORGET! The Senate voted to give their power over to the president and that is not how our government is supposed to work.
You may have noticed, our governemnt is not working for anyone but the very few at the top.
Personally, I agreed with the President going to war against Afghanistan. However, I have never agreed with the Iraq debacle.
Grudgingly agree. I don't think we had to go to war with Afghanistan, we would have done a better job going in as a special forces assignment. But once we did go in, we didn't do the job we were supposed to. Instead we diverted those forces to Iraq--the place PNAC had picked years ago to start their war against the world, the century long war.
There is so much more to this.
By the same token, I want us to extricate ourselves in a manner that will show our allies that we still have some backbone and resolve.