“We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they’re a nuisance.” – John Kerry
John Kerry’s candid admission to The New York Times that he wants to go back to treating terrorism as a law enforcement problem, much as Bill Clinton and Janet Reno did for eight years, should surprise no one, since this thinking now permeates the thinking of Democrats.
No Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt has shown a willingness to fight a war all the way to victory. Clinton bombed aspirin factories in Africa to cover an Oval Office peccadillo while sending National Guard troops to Bosnia, where many remain to this day.
John Kerry’s campaign is being waged in the tradition of all these Democrat failures. His insistence that Iraq is “a grand diversion” from the hunt for Osama bin Laden is his only hope of winning on this issue.
His “plan” for Iraq is no different from what George Bush is already doing, and only the most partisan Bush-hater could possibly think that Kerry’s hair-splitting (“I voted for the use of force, but not to actually go to war” or some such nonsense) is, in itself, anything but, well, a grand diversion. Add to that the notion that President Kerry (even writing it gives me chills) would have any success bringing France, Germany or Russia on board for “the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time” is simply ludicrous.