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Monday, August 23, 2004

Kerry/Bush agree and agree and agree...

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The San Francisco Chronicle has done an excellent piece highlighting the similarites between the Bush/Kerry ticket - this is an important article well worth reading for the peace movement.

A few excerpts:

Kerry's speeches and interviews with his military advisers make clear that he fundamentally agrees with Bush that the United States must maintain its unquestioned military dominance, the ability to project power anywhere it is needed, and that the United States should not just react to attacks, but be willing to launch preventive or pre-emptive wars.

Kerry agrees, too, that the United States should maintain most of its bases overseas -- even as a small number are closed -- and build new ones as jumping-off points in volatile regions such as Central Asia.

analysts also agree that the underlying philosophies are markedly similar.

... even with the United States involved in an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq, the major candidates share a steadfast belief in relying on military might as a key tool for accomplishing international objectives.

... the military has been busy building new "lily pads" near the Middle East, in countries such as Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan...

Carter, the Kerry adviser and director of the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government....

Carter expressed Kerry's complete agreement with the construction of these "lily pads," and the more aggressive posture that they represented.

"We're in total agreement on all sides of that," said Carter. "Yes, you have to take the offensive. You can't take the defensive."

Asked if that did not suggest Kerry had more in common with Bush on military issues than was often supposed, Carter agreed.

Read more here!