The Therapy Sessions
Friday, April 16, 2004
Who said it?
One of these quotes came from a great American and statesman and the other might as well have come from John Kerry.
Which is which?
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
"Let every nation know that we believe in liberty, and we want it to spread. If it takes a nudge to liberate a country, we will be steadfast in supplying that nudge - up until the point when it becomes a push. If it needs a push, we need to get France and Germany to help. And if it requires shove or a slam, we'd rather not do that - unless the UN and NATO give us full and unwavering support, and we probably wouldn't even do it then. We will support our friends, because having friends makes you popular. But if friends like democratic Israel are costing us friends among the despots, that may be different (but it may also be the same). I believe that important distinctions need to be made between the survival and success of liberty. Liberty, you see, can survive without necessarily spreading, as long as it successful (robotically, a finger shoots into the air, as if something profound has been said). But if it costs money to aid the spread of liberty, let it known to all nations that America would prefer federally funded health care!"
Kerry's initials aren't JFK for nothing!