Sunday, September 28, 2008

To Know Thy Friend Kissinger Henry Kissinger: High Level Negotiations with Iran copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. Tonight, during the first Presidential Debate, in the year 2008, John McCain empathically claimed to know his chum of more than thirty years. The Arizona Senator strongly stated former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, would think Barack Obama wrong. Senator McCain repeatedly reassured the public that the Ambassador would not think it wise to negotiate with rogue nations such as Iran. John Sidney McCain reminded us of the refrain, Barack Obama is "naïve." Yet, it might be puerile to ponder that friendship ensures explicit agreement. Relationships may remind us of a capricious certainty and why countries engage in combat. The implication, or indeed, the powerful proclamation, that potential President Barack Obama was "wrong" on Iran was one John McCain offered with confidence and conviction. Yet, the assertion was perhaps, inaccurate. After the debate, in retrospect, or in support of the Republican Party, Secretary Kissinger reflected upon his personal alliances rather than his previously stated philosophy. “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.“ Nonetheless, the record remains, twisted, and turned on its technical edge as it now is by the former Secretary of State. Perchance, neither Presidential candidate was wrong or right. Perhaps, this scenario illustrates why the world is not at peace. People vehemently profess, someone is either correct or in error. Humans often sense another is against us, attacking us, an adversary, rather than a person with a point of view....
Sarah Palin; Formidable Force Palin, Biden on Roe versus Wade copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. Some have become decidedly lax as they reflect on the Presidential election. A few presumed to be excited by the polls. Barack Obama has pulled ahead, ever so slightly. Progressives play with the numbers and feel a sense of exuberance. Frequently, Democrats and Independents who lean "Left" fail to recall; complacency will not increase the vote count. Sarah Palin has come far in her career. Often, in the past, she has shown herself to be a competent challenger. Sarah Palin is a formidable force. Yet, as the nation awaits the next debate, a battle of wits and wisdom with Vice Presidential candidates, Joseph Biden and Sara Palin on the stage, Democrats say there is nothing to fear, but fear itself. Some discount the dynamic demeanor of the Alaskan Governor. Progressives ponder, there is no need to worry. Governor Palin has lost much of her momentum. Yet, it might be wise to consider those who would vote for the wondrous woman are not as vociferous in the public forum. Nor are these persons as evident in election polls. Palin, and McCain devotees have the dominion of a cast ballot. These voters are not as some presume them to be. Advocates of the Alaskan Governor are not necessarily women. Yet, supporters of Barack Obama feared they would be. Some Democrats believed with a woman on the ticket, John McCain would surely soar ahead in the polls. Hence, a mass mail was sent out. Liberal persons thought the message would move women. The thought was perchance, these facts might influence female voters. 1.) John McCain opposes equal pay legislation saying it wouldn't do "anything to help the rights of women." 2.) John McCain opposes requiring health care plans to cover...

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