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To: michael97123 who wrote (148920)10/25/2004 11:47:59 AM
From: SBHX  Respond to of 281500
The issue is not so much about forgiving as judgment. Those twenty years, at the times when he was actively working with the peace movement against Reagan's plan, can only be judged as repeated basic failures of judgment.

Of course one could argue that JK has grown wiser through the years, and that is a plausible premise, since we know that in '91 he still voted against the kuwait war. There are others more recent nagging problems that indicate he is still an extreme left pacifist at heart from his '97 speeches promoting sharper CIA and NSA cuts, from his repeated undermining of the Iraq war from his recent view that he wants to go back to pre 9/11 when all this is just a nuisance.

But the real core problem is his position towards on Allawi and the rest of that coalition, because when one studies what he is saying, the only logical conclusion is that he does not consider Allawi credible, and worse it is easily documented he has worked at fracturing the current coalition before he has even signed on the French and Germans. This is the clearest indication to date of what he really believes is the right strategy in Iraq --- which is cut and run.