When I asked Kerry what it would take for Americans to feel safe again, he displayed a much less apocalyptic worldview. "We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance," Kerry said. "As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life."This is insulting and insane--as Captain's Quarters says, "Kerry thinks he can woo the dictators and Islamic terrorists with summits and sanctions, a selfish fantasy that puts our lives at great risk."
Bush understands, and the new ad is another homerun:
First, Kerry said defeating terrorism was really MORE about law enforcement and intelligence than a strong military operation...The Senator's quote confirms he's no John Kennedy; Kerry's channeling another Democrat former President, says Powerline:
More about law enforcement than a strong military?
Now Kerry says... We have to get back to the place where terrorists are a nuisance like gambling and prostitution... we're never going to end them.
Terrorism... a nuisance?
How can Kerry protect us when he doesn't understand the threat?
John Kerry promises a restoration of the foreign policy of Jimmy Carter -- the looming presence left unmentioned in the Bai article.Months ago, I wrote:
We saw a preview of the futility of Carterism in the face Islamism in the Iranian hostage crisis that terminated the Carter presidency. For those who learn from experience, the case for Carterism is even less compelling in 2004 than in it was in 1980.
A President Kerry would be as decisive as President Carter. Given current U.N. incompetence, nuclear proliferation and global terrorism, America needs a leader, not Jimmy's second term.(via Hugh Hewitt)