Watching tonight's evening news was very depressing. The stories consisted of the 9/11 Commission Report Reforms failing in congress...so that means our nation's safety will continue to decrease. Then there was the ever present story of the Iraq mess with more bodies piling up, followed by the segment of the basketball game fight, and then to put the cherry on top, they ended the evening news with a report about how fat we are all getting.
Now when I see what is happening to us, and what we are doing to the rest of the world, I think about what could have been. While John Kerry would not have stemmed the causes of our increasing waistlines, I do believe he wouldn't have been anything like the failure of a president we have now. To begin with, he would have made sure that everything recommended in the commission report get done. And in Iraq, while he couldn't undo the damage that has been done, he would have at least had a sense of what to do now. Instead, we get a president that surrounds himself with incompetent "yes-men/women" and then wonders why things are going so wrong. Actually, I take that back, he probably doesn't even know. All the Presidents Men keep him so sheltered that he probably thinks he's doing a good job!