i really don't find a ton of difference in bush's and kerry's foreign policy plans, but the obvious thing that sticks out to me is that kerry wants to 'launch and lead a new era of alliances'. i see no specifics on how or in what way this will be done. and i don't think that germany, france, spain, etc. will just come running like lap dogs and want to restore old alliances simply because kerry is now president. he's gonna have to make some concessions to their desires to win them over, and i suspect that would be premature withdrawal from iraq and assurances that we will not attack terrorist/terrorist harboring nations without their or the UN's consent. i personally do not agree with this notion and would rather have a policy in place such as bush's that attempts to get international support in military actions but is prepared to go on without it if it's not there.
i will say that i totally agree on his idea to modernize the military and add troops. but i'm somewhat skeptical as to whether or not this will happen, judging from his past voting record. easy to proclaim one thing on the election trail and then not follow through with it. but based just on what's been said, it is a must need and also one thing that angers me about bush's war management, in particular supplies and logistics problems with the troops and also how the post saddam security aspect of the occupation was conducted. i would hope that the bush admin. would learn from this mistake if they are elected to a second term.
Last edited by mosca; 07-30-2004 at 01:32 AM..