Saturday, September 18, 2004

A little more specific, please?

John F. (as in "forgery") Kerry is on record saying the war in Iraq was "the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time."

He did vote for authorizing the use of force in Iraq. He said it was right to threaten the use of force, and that he himself was prepared to use force.

Nevertheless, the war, as prosecuted by the Bush administration is all wrong.

I'm reminded of the scene in the movie Amadeus, in which one of Mozart's pieces has just been played for King Frederick. The King turns to Salieri and asks his opinion of the piece.

Salieri, desperate to find some fault with the piece declares it has "too many notes." He said Mozart should remove some of them. The King stumps him with his question, "Which ones?"

To me, Kerry's criticism of the Iraq war sounds like "too many notes." Everything the Bush administration does is wrong, but Salie -- I mean Kerry --is very short of specifics of how it should have been done.

Indeed, the more I think about it, the more Kerry's reaction to Bush, and indeed, the reaction of most of the Lunatic Left, reminds me of Salieri's reaction to Mozart in Amadeus. Salieri is greatly offended that music of such transcendent beauty could possibly emerge from the pen of "that horse's ass".

Mozart was a kid. He was uncouth, he was ill-mannered, and he looked and sounded funny. But in one particular area, he was a genius.

We don't need a Renaissance man in the White house. We don't need a literary scholar, or someone who would be perfectly at home in the courts of European royalty. We don't need someone who can dance the latest dances, or quote Sartre or Proust. We need someone with one particular kind of genius -- the genius for keeping this country safe from attack.

The question that needs to be asked, and answered on or before November 2, is, "Which candidate has more of that particular genius?"

1 comment:

martin said...

ow... just found this post passing by, but I'm
very impressed...

I must be of little imagination but I never thought that someone could achieve that : comparing Bush with Mozart. This is really wonderful, I mean like a technological breackthrough. No better, this is pure magic!

Yeah, no doubt that W. has a lot of "that particular genius" !