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* Do some mutually contradictory things, such as not taking military action without international approval while simultaneously not waiting for international approval before taking military action.

I think you're mistaking nuanced thinking for lack of thinking. Kerry is treating a complex situation as complex. I think all his answers to all the many questions on this issue add up to "I'm keeping my options open so I can do what looks like the best thing when I get in there." Given how fast the situation in Iraq is deteriorating, the best thing is going to change. If he gives any soundbite answer now, three months from now it will be completely inapplicable.

Regarding your other objections: sounds like you and I probably disagree on some issues, but really, I don't think that's the point. To me the point is this:

Our current President is going to go down in history as the most inadequate, plutocratic puppet since Warren Harding. And that is saying a lot.

Literally, I would vote for a random guy on the street; the random guy could probably read, at least. If George W. Bush were a paid agent for an enemy power, I don't believe he could do this country more damage than he is doing.

Kerry is smart, genuinely civic-minded, and experienced in governing. He was my Senator for years in Massachusetts; I've seen him operate and I'm comfortable with putting the country in his hands. The next President will inherit a very nasty mess, and a smart and nuanced thinker seems to me a much better choice than the current Howdy Doody doll.

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