This goes to some of the substantive misrepresentations made by Bush during the debate, that Kerry did not pick up on in rejoinder. I know how hard it is to keep track of all the spinning balls when you are in a debate situation, so I think it imperative that others point these critical lapses by our Commander in Thief, often and loudly:
BUSH: And that's what people are seeing now is happening in Afghanistan.
Ten million citizens have registered to vote. It's a phenomenal statistic. They're given a chance to be free, and they will show up at the polls. Forty-one percent of those 10 million are women.
[Moe: Current population of Iraq is 9.5 million including children who obviously cannot vote]
BUSH: That wasn't going to work. That's kind of a pre-September 10th mentality, the hope that somehow resolutions and failed inspections would make this world a more peaceful place.
[Moe: pre-September 10th? What happened on that date?]
KERRY: The president -- 95 percent of the containers that come into the ports, right here in Florida, are not inspected.
Civilians get onto aircraft, and their luggage is X- rayed, but the cargo hold is not X-rayed.
Does that make you feel safer in America?
This president thought it was more important to give the wealthiest people in America a tax cut rather than invest in homeland security. Those aren't my values. I believe in protecting America first.
BUSH: I don't think we want to get to how he's going to pay for all these promises. It's like a huge tax gap.
[Moe: remind me how we got into this huge tax gap situation to begin with]
BUSH: Let me first tell you that the best way for Iraq to be safe and secure is for Iraqi citizens to be trained to do the job.
BUSH: And that's what we're doing. We've got 100,000 trained now, 125,000 by the end of this year, 200,000 by the end of next year
[Moe: Actually, we have less than 10,000 Iraqis fully trained to do the job at the present time]