Kerry's global test defined
The Washington Post published, to my amazement, a story that could sink Kerry completely. Kerry has claimed that no one would have a veto on his decision to unilaterally or preemptively invade an enemy. However, he's clouded the issue with his "global test" rhetoric. Now WaPo brings clarity to Kerry's thoughts with.......Kerry's own words.
Kerry's belief in working with allies runs so deep that he has maintained that the loss of American life can be better justified if it occurs in the course of a mission with international support. In 1994, discussing the possibility of U.S. troops being killed in Bosnia, he said, "If you mean dying in the course of the United Nations effort, yes, it is worth that. If you mean dying American troops unilaterally going in with some false presumption that we can affect the outcome, the answer is unequivocally no."There you have it. Clear as day.
If we fight under the blue beret of the UN, Kerry has no problem with American troops dying. If we fight in our own defense, then the deaths of Americans are unworthy. This is the true John Kerry. This is the core of what John Kerry believes and has believed all his life. This is what drove him to lead the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. This is what motivated him to travel to Paris while still a uniformed officer in the United States Navy to "negotiate" with the Vietnamese Communists. This is what will be his guiding philosophy as President.
If you want France, Germany, Russia and China all to have a veto on your safety, vote for John Kerry.
Hat tips to Powerline and Beldar.
UPDATE: More at Captain Ed's.
UPDATE 2: Wretchard adds his voice to the chorus of commentary about Kerry's UN-centric philosophy.