Thursday, September 23, 2004

Kerry Speaks We Listen

John and John continue hammering their message home.
"Even today, he blundered again saying there are only a handful of terrorists in Iraq," Kerry said in a brief interview. "George Bush retreated from Fallujah and other communities in Iraq which are now overrun with terrorists and threaten our troops."

Bush, campaigning in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, said, "It's hard to help a country go from tyranny to elections to peace when there are a handful of people who are willing to kill in order to stop the process. And that's what you're seeing on the TV screens.

A handful of people? What TV is he watching? The Fantasy Channel? Mr. President, put down that crack pipe.
Kerry said that in criticizing his statements on Iraq, Bush was "living in a make-believe world," unwilling to tell the truth or to understand the situation in Iraq.

The Democrat said he had laid out "steps to win the war, not to change, not to retreat, steps to win. George Bush is trying to fight a phantom here because he won't tell the American people the truth, so he sets up something that's not a real issue and attacks it."

Bush "missed a huge opportunity" at the United Nations this week to try to persuade other nations' leaders to join the United States in Iraq and the broader anti-terror war, Kerry said.

"I don't think he's providing the leadership we need," Kerry said. "I will do a better job of dealing with Iraq and winning the war and fighting the war on terror, period."


In a day filled with rhetorical charges and countercharges -- at campaign stops and in advertising -- all four candidates found fault. Responding to Cheney's criticism of Kerry, Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said in a statement that Bush and Cheney "are the last two people we need a lecture from about how to keep the American people safe."

"It is the height of absurdity for Dick Cheney, a chief architect of the Iraq quagmire, to talk about the leadership needed to fix the mess in Iraq that he created," said Edwards, reviving a word -- quagmire -- often used to describe the Vietnam War.

Iraq is a quagmire. The longer Bush denies reality, the greater the Kerry/Edwards landslide.


At 6:37 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

It's also very important to remember that 9-11 happened on Bush's watch despite warnings from his own intelligence officials. I remember very well the summer of '01. My then-wife and I used to read the morning newspaper together. I distinctly remember reading at least TWICE to her that summer about how US intelligence officials stated that the chances of a major terrorist attack on the US in the next year or six months was 100%!!! We discussed this at some length. If that made the local papers up here, do you think the Dick-Bush-Colin group never heard about it??? Now Bush is the "War President." But he sometimes runs as the "Peace President." How can so many Americans let him not just let him get away with this, but to aid and abet him in his crimes?? -I'm glad that I'm havin' a drink tonight....


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