Skip to comments.Bush: Kerry has 'strategy of defeat' for Iraq
Posted on 10/06/2004 9:17:39 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry
WILKES BARRE, Pa. -- President Bush, in biting criticism of his Democratic challenger, said today that Sen. John Kerry has "a strategy of defeat" for Iraq and an economic program that would imperil America at home.
Bush addressed hundreds of applauding supporters on his 38th trip to the swing state of Pennsylvania as he worked to overcome last week's shaky debate performance and new controversy over the White House's handling of the war in Iraq.
Of Kerry, Bush said, "My opponent's endless back-and-forth on Iraq is part of a larger misunderstanding. In the war on terror, Senator Kerry is proposing policies and doctrines that would weaken America and make the world more dangerous."
On the economy, Bush said, "My opponent is a tax-and-spend liberal; I'm a compassionate conservative."
"The senator is proposing higher taxes on more than 900,000 small business owners," said Bush. "My opponent is one of the few candidates in history to campaign on a pledge to raise taxes. And that's the kind of promise a politician from Massachusetts usually keeps."
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Kerry: I will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
To understand John Kerry is to understand his dad. Richard Kerry wrote in his book, The Star-Spangled Mirror, published in 1990:
"Americans are inclined to see the world and foreign affairs in black and white. They celebrate their own form of government and denigrate all others, making them guilty of what he calls 'ethnocentric accommodation' -- everyone ought to be like us. As a result, America has committed the 'fatal error' of 'propagating democracy' and fallen prey to 'the siren's song of promoting human rights,' falsely assuming that our values and institutions are a good fit in the Third World. And, just as Americans exaggerate their own goodness, they exaggerate their enemies' badness. The Soviet Union wasn't nearly as imperialistic as American politicians warned. Seeing the Soviet Union as the aggressor in every instance, and the U.S. as only reacting defensively, relieves an American observer from the need to see any parallel between our use of military power in distant parts of the world, and the Soviet use of military power outside the Soviet Union. . . . Third world Marxist movements were autonomous national movements -- outside Moscow's orbit."
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They connected the dots in 1998 but Senator Kerry and MSM can't seem to connect the dots in 2004.
Here is an easy to read chart of what the media was saying pre-911 (and after): Connect the Dots...Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden
Kerry says he has a plan. Custer had a plan, too.
But Custer didn't even get a purple heart!
I watched the speech and it was great. Too bad more people didn't get the chance to see it.
The headline says "strategy of defeat", but the text has the president saying "strategy of retreat". Not that big a difference in this case, but why can't headline writers get it right?
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