What I learned from the debate
Being a president is “hard work” (said by Bush 9 times).
The terrorists are fighting freedom, they’re scared of freedom in Iraq and that’s why they’re fighting against us (that’s not what Osama bin Laden says in his speeches, but then, those are banned in the US so I guess most people haven’t heard that…)
To keep North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, we should NOT talk to them.
Bush is wondering how Kerry is going to pay for all of his proposals. (I’ve been wondering the same thing about Bush?)
Anyway, the debate was at least a little more entertaining than I’d expected it to be. 🙂
followup, from the RNC, this is hilarious and must be watched:
Oh my god. That’s hilarious! (In a sick, twisted way…)
Well, it IS hard work and every president, Dem or Rep, has had to make unpopular decisions during their term. I seem to remember one president having to choose a cigar or not (joke ok, lay off 🙂
With Korea and nuclear weapons, wasn’t it Clinton that gave them the materials to build “safe” reactors and then the N. Koreans lied and refined it for use in weapons? We GAVE it to them. And imagine that, they did not use it for it’s intended purpose. I think the talks should be around holding them responsible for abuse of these resources.
And I agree with you, it was more entertaining then I expected and actually, more civil than the VP debates on both sides of the parties.
I believe you’re right that the US was helping build “safe” nuclear reactors in North Korea as part of a make-friends effort with them, and to keep them from building nuke weapons. Not sure how that came apart, but I don’t ever believe that the way to deal with someone you disagree with is to not talk with them. 🙂 Having allies as part of the process is a great idea, of course, but basically freezing out the NK’s even though we gave them the nuclear material in the first place, seems a bit silly! 🙂