David Limbaugh

Have you been hearing the increasingly bizarre pronouncements erupting from Senator Kerry's amply angry mouth? In their haste to throw Howard Dean overboard, have the Democrats made a real blunder anointing this pig in a poke?

I was nearly dumbfounded as I watched Kerry launch a cynically brazen attack against President Bush for breaking his promise to increase funding for our soldiers and veterans and failing to provide them with the best available weapons systems. What? Is Kerry banking on the possibility that his supporters are ignorant of his own record and President Bush's?

Or could it be he figures that most of his backers don't care what he has to say to win -- anything to beat Bush?

Either way, for Senator Kerry to misrepresent Bush as being soft on defense and promote himself as the caretaker of our national security is like Walter Mondale running as a tax-cutter and depicting Ronald Reagan as a tax-raiser. Perhaps Kerry's strategy is that if you say something preposterous enough, a significant portion of the people will believe it.

Just as I had concluded that Kerry would have a tough time topping that statement, I saw another clip of him critiquing the president's record on Iraq. Kerry said, "What we have seen is a steady loss of life with no end in sight." How I wish someone in the major media would follow up with questions, such as the following, exploring the logical implications of Kerry's charges:

Senator Kerry: On those days you are against the war in Iraq, could you tell us how you reconcile your support of President Clinton's bombing of Serbia? Are we supposed to forget that you supported the resolution authorizing the attack on Iraq having access to the same intelligence data that Bush had?

As for your record compared to the president's in supporting the troops, how do you explain that Mr. Bush has increased spending on veterans by some 8 percent per year and defense spending by 10 percent per year? And do you expect us to overlook that you, Senator, voted against the $87 billion supplemental appropriation to support our soldiers and finance the rebuilding and democratization of Iraq? (I know you said you voted both for it and against it.)

David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert on law and politics. He recently authored the New York Times best-selling book: "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel."

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