It’s tin-foil hat time, boys and girls!
The Kerry campaign for POTUS is starting to look like the political equivalent of the “Black Sox.” (Okay, the analogy isn't perfect, but humor me.)
Many pundits have speculated that Senator Hillary Clinton is looking forward to a presidential bid in 2008. If this is true, a large monkey-wrench would be thrown into her plans, were John Kerry to be elected this year.
My question: is John Kerry in on an alleged fix? Or is he merely a tool of the real leaders of the Democrat Party? Note that the onset of the more spectacular fiascos of the campaign seem to coincide with old Clinton hands, like Joseph Lockhart, coming to Senator Kerry’s political rescue. But maybe that’s mere coincidence. Perhaps the Clintons and DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe recognized that Senator Kerry would be a liability to his own candidacy just by being himself.
On the visit of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi:
"The prime minister and the president are here obviously to put their best face on the policy, but the fact is that the CIA estimates, the reporting, the ground operations and the troops all tell a different story."As president of the United States, is this how Senator Kerry would welcome a visiting head-of-state who is attempting to rebuild his country in the face of tough opposition?
As Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces, is this how Senator Kerry would build and maintain the morale of the troops under his command? And check Kerry campaign adviser Lockhart's comments in the LA Times:
"The last thing you want to be seen as is a puppet of the United States, and you can almost see the hand underneath the shirt today moving [Allawi's] lips," said Joe Lockhart, a senior Kerry adviser.Additionally, (as mentioned in an earlier post) the senator has sent his sister, Diana, to Australia in a blatant attempt to undermine the reelection campaign of key Bush ally, Prime Minister John Howard:
JOHN Kerry's campaign has warned Australians that the Howard Government's support for the US in Iraq has made them a bigger target for international terrorists.
Diana Kerry, younger sister of the Democrat presidential candidate, told The Weekend Australian that the Bali bombing and the recent attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta clearly showed the danger to Australians had increased.
"Australia has kept faith with the US and we are endangering the Australians now by this wanton disregard for international law and multilateral channels," she said, referring to the invasion of Iraq.Leave aside the fact that the October 12, 2002 Bali terrorist attack occurred *before* the formation of the “Coalition of the Willing.” Leave aside that this attack occurred exactly one month after President Bush stood in front of the UN begging them to act in the face of Saddam Hussein’s repeated violation of the UN-mandated terms of the 1991 Operation Desert Storm cease-fire. And leave aside that Ms. Kerry’s multilateral comment basically likens Great Britain, Japan, South Korea, Poland, etc. and the Australians themselves to the “multilateral channel” equivalent of chopped liver.
What is the sister of a US presidential candidate doing in a foreign country attempting to influence its election? And what does one call it when such a person—a US citizen—attempts to undermine the relationship of the US and one of its allies when both have joined forces in war?
Then, of course, there are the Fake-but-Accurate so-called Killian memos and the alleged role that Mr. Lockhart may have played in their being showcased on CBS News’ 60 Minutes II. (Fake-but-Accurate musing: are these docs the typographical equivalent of breast augmentation surgery?)
If the supposition about Hillary Clinton is true, the only way I think that the real leaders of her party have played a major role in the Kerry campaign is this: they maneuvered events in such a manner as to ensure that Senator Kerry would become the nominee. Surely McAuliffe and the Clintons know Senator Kerry quite well, both politically and personally, and calculated that the guy would likely become his own worst enemy in his own national campaign. That’s not to say that they might not be playing a role in the demise of this campaign; a little “assisted-suicide,” if you will.
(Thanks to several members of the Pajama-wearers Brigade)