This sort of shows desperation and the need for the Republicans to spin EVERYTHING. Because what Kerry said was not only defensible - it was absolutely undeniable, at least if you're a grownup.
"I believe I can fight a more effective, more thoughtful, more strategic, more proactive, more sensitive war on terror that reaches out to other nations and brings them to our side."
Ok? "Sensitive" means "reaching out to other nations and bringing them to our side." He was obviously referring to our dealing with the other nations of the world - not the terrorists.
GOOD IDEA. I wish BUSH would try it instead of just antagonizing the whole world.
"I defended our country as a young man when others chose not to and I will defend it as president of the United States. I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary, with the right intelligence, with swiftness and with certainty."
"This vice president's lack of sensitivity is precisely what led this administration to ignore the advice of the professional military and rush to war (in Iraq)," Kerry spokesman David Wade said. "We can't afford another four years of their failed, insensitive foreign policy."
Maybe Cheney, instead of lying and pretending that Kerry has somehow pledged to be soft on terrorism should quote THIS instead:
"We will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to make sure that [9/11] never happens again, not to our America.
"We will build and lead strong alliances and safeguard and secure weapons of mass destruction. We will strengthen our homeland security and protect our ports, safeguard our chemical plants, and support our firefighters, police officers and EMT's. We will always use our military might to keep the American people safe.
"And we will have one clear unmistakable message for al Qaida and the rest of these terrorists. You cannot run. You cannot hide. And we will destroy you." - John Edwards
"You cannot run. You cannot hide. And we will destroy you."
That what Kerry and Edwards ACTUALLY said about terrorists. As opposed to what Cheney WISHES they said.