posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 07:22 PM
I'm not sure IQ is the difference I see. One is a better speaker than the other, clearly. Resolve seem's to be the main factor IMO. Kennedy see's
the inherent danger and step's out aggressively.
If Kennedy had had to deal with Vietnam BEFORE the Cuban Missile Crisis, we may have seen something a little more akin to Bush's timidity.
Of course, as we know, he never got the chance.
I think it would have been better if the NK problem had come up first. I guess the lesson is 'pick your battle's carefully'.
We need a strong leader right now and it seem's like Iraq has traumatized our's to the point of being ineffective. Come's outta the gate
after 911 a bull, get's beat down by public opinion and turn's into the consummate political dove. Scared of his own shadow. This is bad,
considering he is the one charged with the defense of this nation!