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dave123williams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 11:03 PM
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My letter in reply, to one John Kerry.
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Edited on Wed Jan-19-05 11:15 PM by dave123williams
Dear John,

You're going to fight Rumsfeld with an e-petition? Great.

Where were you when Barbara Boxer was the only person in the Senate railing against voter disenfranchisement? Where were your convictions that day?

Your MLK day speech was a day late, and a dollar short.

You got the nomination because it was beleived you were 'electable'. Not because of what you believed in, not because you were riding an ideological wave in to the White House.

You didn't inspire anybody; and we gave you every opportunity.

The party is doomed to have people like you driving them through the
wilderness until someone stands up and starts loudly speaking truth to
power. Until you find it within yourself to do so, you've lost my vote.

Kindest regards,

David S. Williams




______________________________________________________________________


Dear David,

Earlier today, I voted in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee against the nomination of Dr. Condoleezza Rice for Secretary of State. This vote is an
expression of my determination that we hold the Bush administration accountable.

Dr. Rice is a principal architect, implementer, and defender of a series of Administration policies that have not made our country as secure as we
should be and have alienated much-needed allies in our common cause of winning the war against terrorism. Regrettably, I did not see in Dr. Rice's
testimony before our committee any acknowledgment of the need to change course or of a new vision for America's role in the world.

On Iraq, on North Korea, on Iran, to name just a few of the most critical challenges, it seems to be more of the same. I hope I am proven wrong. I hope
the course will change. And I hope that the Administration will recognize the strength of a foreign policy that has bipartisan support.

I am prepared to work with Dr. Rice and others in the Administration to try to reach agreement on policies that will truly strengthen our security and
restore America's credibility on the world stage. And I am confident colleagues on both sides of the aisle are prepared to do so as well.

But, we've got to remain firm in our insistence that those who create policies that don't work have the courage to admit their mistakes and the wisdom
to change course. Our johnkerry.com community has been expressing that determination in huge numbers.

Over 700,000 people have called on President Bush to fire Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense.

If you haven't signed the Rumsfeld petition, please do so immediately.

http://www.johnkerry.com/ReplaceRumsfeld

And, please forward the petition right now to friends and colleagues, urging them to join in this effort.

I know you share my strong convictions on the importance of holding the President and his Cabinet accountable. I pledge to you that I will not yield in
this effort. Let's keep working together. America's future is at stake.

Sincerely,

John Kerry
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