Scott Rosenberg writes about how John Kerry should debate the president this week: Speaking unblinking truth to power. This president is all about “Not Blinking”. Or as John Stewart said, “Sure he drove us into a wall, but he didn’t flinch while he doing it”.
“Mr. Bush, after 9/11 your job as president was to protect this nation, and you’ve failed. You didn’t bring the World Trade Center attackers to justice. Bin Laden is still on the loose, and the Taliban still operate in Afghanistan. Instead, you led the nation into a war on Iraq on false grounds. You botched the war, and thousands of Americans and Iraqis have died and are still dying because of your mistakes. In a time when America should have been a beacon of justice to Iraq and to the world, you allowed our troops to torture enemy prisoners. Despite all these mistakes, not a single official in your administration has ever taken real responsibility for them.”