SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

KERRY'S NATIONAL SECURITY OUTSOURCING. Powerline blog has an interesting post on Jacketgate. Somehow, this one missed my attention over the weekend.

Fallout continues over Sen. Kerry's "Global test" and his support of the International Criminal Court. As for the "Global test," Sen. Kerry has apparently told an audience that his test was "a test of legitimacy, not just in the globe, but elsewhere." Really? What elsewhere? Powerline suggested in a recent post extra-terrestrials, but leaves open the possiblity that Kerry is completely clueless. Anney Bayefsky of the Hudson Institute has a good piece up at National Review Online discussing the views and statements of the administrators and judges of the "Global Test." One of my favs comes from Michel Barnier, Foreign Minister of France:

[T]he U.N. remains the one irreplaceable, legitimate framework for harnessing...mobilization and translating it into collective action.... The Organization...has a natural vocation to be at the center of counter-terrorism measures.... The U.N., through its legitimacy and ever-increasing effectiveness, must be the instrument of the universal conscience of which it remains the crucible.

Barnier is pulling for Kerry this election, alright.

Hugh Hewitt is all over Kerry today on the "Global Test" and the ICC, and links to an imporant and insightful post by Roger L. Simon on Kerry's frightening foreign-policy. Simon asks an important question: should America have to get the approval of the corrupt oil-for-food program administrators before we protect ourself? To pass this "Global Test" of Kerry's, it would appear the answer is "yes."

As for me, I'll take the Bush doctrine over Kerry's Global Test.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)

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