Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fred Thompson strong on national defense

Which presidential candidate is strong on national defense? Melanie Morgan at World Net Daily sets up the scenario:
While voters in the United States swarmed to the polls in the freezing tempertures in Iowa and New Hampshire for the presidential primaries ... Iranian speedboats buzzed U.S. Naval vessels in the super-heated waters of the Straits of Hormuz.

The actions by Iran in the Persian Gulf snagged the attention of the world because of the stunning daring by Iranian speedboats last March of 14 British sailors, capturing them and then humilitating the U.K. with their highly publicized ''release.''

The threatening actions by Iranians also aroused deeply painful memories of American sailors in the wake of the Oct. 12, 2000, suicide bombing of the
USS Cole off the coast of Yemen by militants tied to al-Qaida.

What might a nuclear-armed Iran do under the leadership of the deranged fundamentalist Islamist, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Or even scarier radical fundamentalist Mullahs who are pulling the strings?

More to the point, how would the leading presidential candidates respond to acts of aggression by Iran?
National security is of upmost importance to the majority of Americans. Fred Thompson is strong on that issue as well as standing his ground on conservative issues. Ms. Morgan says it well:
Thompson's greatest weakness on the campaign trail is his greatest strength as a leader – he is unwilling to jump through hoops to appease those who tell him how to act. That includes both the news media and his political opponents.

Fred Thompson won't repackage himself in order to manipulate the public to vote for him. Either you agree or disagree with his stance on the issue, and either you accept him as a leader or you don't.
Thompson needs to win in the all-important South Carolina primary this Saturday as noted in the article:
With Thompson apparently staking his campaign on the South Carolina primary, we'll know soon enough if he is to reclaim the role of frontrunner on the GOP side.
We cannot be squishy on homeland security. Fred Thompson has what it takes to protect the American people.

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