Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Cheney Tells It How It Is....Kerry-Edwards Can't Take It

I've noticed that the only think Kerry and Edwards can do when they can't answer a charge is to scream that they're being called unamerican and unpatriotic. Cheney, in typical Cheney fashion, was direct and to the point on the difference between how the two candidates will fight the war on terror. The New York Times reported:

Cheney was campaigning Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa, when he suggested the United States, if Kerry were elected, would risk falling back into a ``pre-9/11 mind-set'' that terrorist attacks are criminal acts that require a reactive approach. Bush's offensive approach works to root out terrorists where they plan and train, he said.

He also made this comment:

``It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States.''

Here's the only way Edwards and Kerry know how to respond. Edwards said:

``This statement by the vice president of the United States was intended to divide us,'' Edwards said. ``It was calculated to divide us on an issue of safety and security for the American people. It's wrong and it's un-American.''

They know that Cheney is right. They will be weak in standing up to terrorism. They know that they'll treat it more like a law-enforcement exercise rather than a war. They know that they'll pander to Europe for permission in order to do anything to defend ourselves. Most importantly, they know that the American people don't agree with that and so they do the only thing they can. Scream how Bush/Cheney aren't playing fair and that they're breaching topics that are off-limits. Is this who we want as the leader of the free world?