Whatever works

Well, Scrappleface didn’t pick up on The Other Club’s idea of sending Jimmuh Carter to North Korea, but they certainly scooped us on sending “career Vietnam veteran” Sen. John Kerry to pull Hizbullah’s nuts out of the crossfire in Lebanon: Bush Sends Kerry to Solve Israel-Hezbollah War

James Taranto in OpinionJournal is even more expansive in his expectations of Kerry:

John Kerry and the Problem of Evil

The Detroit News goes out for a drink with a visitor from the east:

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U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who was in town Sunday to help Gov. Jennifer Granholm campaign for her re-election bid, took time to take a jab at the Bush administration for its lack of leadership in the Israeli-Lebanon conflict.

“If I was president, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Kerry during a noon stop at Honest John’s bar and grill in Detroit’s Cass Corridor.

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Now, our first thought when we read this was: Yeah, if Kerry were president, he wouldn’t spend his days moping around some bar in Detroit. But then we realized that’s not what he meant. He meant that if he were president, Hezbollah wouldn’t be waging war on Israel. Just like, as John Edwards http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110005752#edwards said in 2004, “we will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other debilitating diseases. . . . People like Chris Reeve will get out of their wheelchairs and walk again.”

If Kedwards have the power to eliminate war and disease, why don’t they use it? This is the age-old problem of evil http://www.crvp.org/book/Series01/I-24/introduction.htm :

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Why does [John Kerry] allow evil? If He is all powerful, then He should be able to prevent it. If He is omnipotent and does nothing about evil, then we suspect that there are limits to His goodness, that there is something wrong with Him, that He is not all good. Perhaps He has an evil streak, or is truly malicious and we are merely His toys–expendable and counting for nothing.

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Oh well. I voted for Bush, but I am not to blame. Kerry took Michigan.