NYTimes turns toward Kerry

I think the Times is now pitching for Kerry. They offer quite a critique on the Bush campaign’s miscalculations in the first debate, comparing it with Nixon-Kennedy.
And then there’s the long feature in the Sunday magazine, Kerry’s Undeclared War:
“Kerry, a former prosecutor, was suggesting that the war, if one could call it that, was, if not winnable, then at least controllable. If mobsters could be chased into the back rooms of seedy clubs, then so, too, could terrorists be sent scurrying for their lives into remote caves where they wouldn’t harm us. Bush had continually cast himself as the optimist in the race, asserting that he alone saw the liberating potential of American might, and yet his dark vision of unending war suddenly seemed far less hopeful than Kerry’s notion that all of this horror — planes flying into buildings, anxiety about suicide bombers and chemicals in the subway — could somehow be made to recede until it was barely in our thoughts.”

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  1. This may not come as a surprise:
    “With only weeks before the 2 November elections in the United States, it is clear to informed Americans that if the rest of the world could vote for president, Senator John Kerry would win in a landslide.
    The reason of course is the war in Iraq. A survey of 35,000 people in 35 countries this month showed Kerry winning 46% and President George Bush winning only 20%. Even though Kerry is unknown, in many European countries Bush gets the support of fewer than 15% of those with an opinion: Germany 10%, France 5%, Norway 7%, Spain 7%, Italy 14%.
    In Britain, where Prime Minister Tony Blair is Bush’s closest ally in the war on terror, Kerry beat the incumbent 47% to 16%.”
    From Aljazeera.net, by Jude Wanniski
    It is worth reading the whole article actually. This passage struck me as especially accurate:
    “To answer the question: “What’s going on in the USA?”; we can put it simply: The people of the United States are trying to figure out how to use its power through the same kind of trial and error process that brought it to the top of the global pyramid. It is now being forced to concede that it made a serious mistake in the way it dealt with Iraq.”

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