Ok, Kerry is rich, does that mean he's incapable of helping poor people? I get your point about his argument being somewhat phony by not admitting he's filthy rich, but it doesn't negate the fact that he wants to help poor people out.phatmonky said:Rich people didn't MAKE poor people poor. Kerry was on TV last night talking about how Executives keep making more and more money The guy, via his wife, is worth a LOT more than most executives.
Look, let me put in terms that are easier to understand.
Imagine the US, with the largest percentage of the world's wealth for any single country, going to African nations and saying "Those rich guys, they are making all the money while you suffer. I'm here to help you fight them." How do you think that would go over? I have a feeling some smart Africans would realize "hey, the person telling me this IS the person they are demonizing".
John Kerry is not working class. He likes to act as if he is thought. If he just said "I've been very fortunate, and I want to use my power for the good of those who haven't been as fortunate", then I'd have no complaints. Even Bill CLinton had the balls to say "Bush wants to give the tax cuts to people like ME. I'm the one who will be benefiting from this, I don't need it". Kerry still refers to the rich as if he weren't part of them.
I think if a bunch of Americans went to Africa and said to the poor people all over that the reason they were so poor was because greedy African politicians/buisnessmen were siphoning off all the money for themselves, and that the Americans would help the Africans fight these greedy people, that the African's would not take a principal stand and reject American help, even though Americans are rich.
Since you didn't feel like wasting your time with my sarcasm, let me put it in terms that are easier to understand.
It IS a problem that Muslims and our Allies don't like us. Because Muslims don't like us, 9/11, and tons of other terrorist attacks have happened, Muslims not liking us is the whole reason we're in a war on terrorism. Saying Muslims not liking us is a problem isn't just playing on people's emotions, it's diagnosing a huge problem. It's also a problem that Europe doesn't like us. While Republicans like to totally dismiss Europe as having any importance, our most powerful allies are in Europe. If Europeans liked us more, they would have been more likely to allign with us against Iraq. If the European nations liked us more, we wouldn't have had so many American troops in Iraq, and we wouldn't have spent so much American money on Iraq. Iraq would be less a mess in general because we'd have more troops as a whole, being able to better secure the country.