The Eclectic

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. – William Gibson

What Kerry needs to say

Posted by David Leslie on September 7, 2004

Take this exchange blogged by Downbrigade News:

More interesting, we hope, than the insipid display of ham-handedness we just saw on the nightly news. John Kerry, asked to comment on today’s milestone in Iraq – a political softball to his wheelhouse, just begging to be swatted over the wall – answered, in his gaunt, sonorous and sepulchral tomes, “Over 1000 of America’s sons and daughters have now given their lives to the war on terror.”

NO, NO, NO, John. That is the Bush lie. They have given their lives to an obscure, oil-drenched Texas family feud, to a personal vendetta that has nothing to do with the real security of the United States and in fact is making us less secure by breeding a million widows and orphans who blame us for their misfortunes and will spend the rest of their lives trying to get back at us.

The Real War on Terror is tracking down Osama, rooting out the entrenched hate-mongers in our “allies”, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, stopping the massacres in Africa, finding the Anthrax killer, and getting real about protecting our borders, airports and container ports.

This is the message. Is it too late for the messenger to figure it out?

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