Friday, October 01, 2004

Even in print...

Kerry beats the pants off of Bush.


My only quibble: when Bush mentioned "Poland," Kerry should have said, "Poland? Poland? They have more than 15% of our population yet they have about 2% of the troops! And surveys show that overwhelming majorities of Poles consistently oppose being in Iraq! The same goes for Austrailia, the UK, and Japan! Of course, some of the members of our coalition, like mighty Tonga, don't have any troops in Iraq at all!"

My favorite Kerry punch though, completely unreturned by Bush (because you can't fight the truth with lies): is

The president also unfortunately gave in to the chemical industry, which didn‘t want to do some of the things necessary to strengthen our chemical plant exposure.

Which is true as is pointed out in the recent Mother Jones article on the subject.

Assistant Secretary from the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security Bob Liscouski told Mother Jones:

"Our Job is not to regulate," he said. "By regulating we could be missing out on important gaps. Not all chemical plants produce materials with the same levels of toxicity. Regulating them is not our role."

Yes, folks, the government won't madate a damned thing for any chemical plant, no matter how toxic their products might be because some might not be toxic. You can't make this stuff up. And that's why America's at risk while Republicans are in power. And in a big way- a strike against any of these facilities could mean hundreds of thousands dead.

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