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John Kerry’s Global Test
July 17th, 2006 11:41 am

When Howard Dean tells us his party would be stronger on responding to the global threat of terrorism we currently face, just remember the Left wing’s words tell us a very different story.

Left-wingers are protesting Israel’s response to the unprovoked attacks by terrorists. They’re calling for Israel to negotiate with the guys strapping bombs on their bodies before boarding buses full of civilians. They’re demanding Israeli leaders grab a beer and chat with the folks lobbing rockets and missles into apartment complexes in Israeli cities.

Some 1,000 protestors joined Sunday evening in a rally in Tel Aviv to protest the IDF strikes in Southern Lebanon. Police have arrested three of the protesters claiming they were holding a demonstration without a permit.

The protesters, who marched from Hen Boulevards toward King George Street, chanted slogans such as “Olmert agreed with Bush: War and occupation.” “Stop the war monstrosity,” and “Say no to the brutal bombardments on Gaza.” They also accused Defense Minister Amir Peretz of murdering children in Gaza, and recited: “Peretz, don’t worry, we’ll be seeing you at The Hague.”

French President, Jacques Chirac, echoes their sentiments.

St Petersburg, Russia: French President Jacques Chirac on Monday called the Israeli attack in Lebanon “aberrant” and demanded negotiations for a ceasefire.

So what does Howard Dean’s party think? Can you imagine an American political leader using such an absurd standard (’proportionality test’) in response to terrorism? I can. His name is John Kerry… and he was the last Presidential nominee for Howard Dean’s party.

In 1986, Libyan terrorists bombed a Berlin disco that killed one American GI and wounded 51. Mr. Reagan ordered an immediate retaliatory air strike. This response apparently angered Mr. Kerry, who said, “It is obvious that our response was not proportional to the disco bombing … There are numerous other actions we can take, in concert with our allies, to bring significant pressure to bear on countries supporting or harboring terrorists.” Sound familiar?

When Mr. Reagan sent Marines into Grenada in 1986, Mr. Kerry described it as “a bully’s show of force.” When Mr. Reagan was sending aid to anti-Communist forces in Nicaragua, Mr. Kerry called it “haughtiness.” He also was one of the signatories in a “Dear Comandante” letter to Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega, asking the murderer to play nice with the United States in defiance of Reagan administration policy.

…and remember his “Global Test” for world leaders to take before responding to terrorism:

“While I stated that my initial inclination was to support the President, I pointed out that two essential tests had to be met in determining whether or not the U.S. action was appropriate. First, the United States had to have irrefutable evidence directly linking the regime to a terrorist act and, second, our response should be proportional to that act.”

“Left wing nutjob” seems to have the same meaning in Hebrew, French or English.

As always, Cox & Forkum hit the nail on the head in describing this Leftwing “proportionality test”:

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