We are living in dangerous times and we need a President who can deal with the threats that we face.I don't believe John Kerry is the man for that job.His Senate record speaks to that loud and clear.Kerry is the most liberal member of the Senate, which surprised me because I always thought thatdistinction went to Ted Kennedy.I've watched both campaigns closely, saw both conventions, and I was stunned when Kerry gave hisacceptance speech. I thought, this is the man who is the most liberal Senator? He sounds like a hawk to me..hmmmWell as all of us have seen Kerry has flip flopped on just about everything and I believe he is saying what he thinks the American people want to hear. He knows that if he came out as an antiwar,keep the peace at all cost candidate that he wouldn't be elected.No one wants war but there are times when you must defend yourself or your allies.Kerry wants a global test, which means go to the UN and ask the security counsel if we can take action.Well, we saw how that went when the Bush administration tried that. France, Germany, Russia, and China wereagainst taking action, and now we know why. The oil for food fiasco tells the real reason why are so called alliesvoted against us, they were getting kick backs from Saddam and also were creditors to him. They didn't want to lose billions of dollars they had loaned him and wanted to continue making more money from him. Who cares that he was killing his own people, supporting terrorist, and could have weapons of mass destruction.Kerry says that this war was at the wrong time; well what about the first war with Iraq? Was that wrong too?Iraq invaded Kuwait and Saddam was told to remove his forces by the global community, he didn't, so the Un gave the okay for war. Kerry voted against that war in the Senate. Think about that-Iraq invades a small defenseless country to take control of their oil and Kerry doesn't vote to take action. I'm stunned that he would vote that way, imagine the ramifications if no one had acted to remove Iraq from Kuwait. Iraq would have the largest oil supply in the world, which would not be a good thing. You think gas prices are high now, imagine how high they would be if Saddam controlled the supply.Saddam wasn't going to stop at Kuwait, Saudi Arabia was next on his agenda. So why did Kerry vote against the Persian Gulf war? In my opinion he doesn't understand foreign policy at all, which at these dangerous times welive in is unacceptable. Kerry received advice to be more middle of the road, more hawkish to get elected, but if he does become President he will revert to his normal self, which is a pacifist ultra liberal person. If that's what you want for a Commander in Chief then vote for him, but I don't want someone who is too weak to defend this nation. I know that politicians say a lot of things that they full well know can't be implemented in order to get votes, but Kerry takes the prize for his rhetoric. I have never seen someone change their mind, i.e., flip flop as much as Kerry has. I want a President who knows his mind, what to do in a crisis and will stick to his decision no matter what the world is saying. Thank God that Bush was President when 9/11 happened because if it would have been Gore I firmly believe that minimal action would have occurred if any. Gore might have lobbed a few missiles at the terrorist training camps, but more than likely he would have said "We know Al- Quada was behind this attack but since there is no country behind it we can't take action." I don't want a President who is indecisive, more worried about what the Global community thinks than the safety of this country. If Kerry is elected we'll have him for four years and no one knows what crisis's will occur at the time. Maybe something even worse than 9/11, and that scares me because I don't trust him to make the right decisions. I'm also concerned that Kerry will withdrawal our troops from Iraq very quickly which would have terrible ramifications. Iraq would be worse off than before the removal of Saddam, Iran would take part of the country, civil war would break out and an Islamic Cleric would have a lot of control and enforce Islamic law. Iraqis wouldn't be a free country but a country like Iran. I believe John Kerry is a good man, loves his family and his country, but I don't think he will be aggressive on the war on terror. I'm an Independent, I want the best man for the job and I believe that President Bush is that man.