"Can we win the war on terrorism? Yes, I think we can, in the sense that we can win the war on organized crime. There is going to be no peace treaty on the battleship Missouri in the war on terrorism, but we can break its back so that it is only a horrible nuisance and not a paralyzing influence on our societies."Well, Kerry kinda said the same thing in the NY Times Magazine last Sunday. But these exact words were spoken in 2002 by this guy - Gen. Brent Scowcroft. Funny how they wasted millions of dollars and thousand of campaign miles attacking the words originally of a general who served both Bushes.
This looks like a trap set by Kerry, and the crackheads got their necks snapped by it. WELL played, John. Well played.
UPDATE: Looks like word hasn't reached the little jackass yet - he's still running around the country bashing the concept. What a dope.
LINK - At a rally in Hobbs, N.M., the Republican incumbent ridiculed Kerry for saying in an interview in the New York Times Magazine, ''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they're a nuisance.''As naive and as dangerous as...your own international security rep? Oh, THIS is GOOOOOOD...!
In the interview published Sunday, Kerry compared the anti-terror battle to efforts by law enforcement to root out prostitution or illegal gambling, knowing such an activity could never be ended but could be reduced to where ''it isn't threatening people's lives every day.'' He cited his experience as a former prosecutor in Massachusetts.
''I couldn't disagree more,'' Bush said. ''Our goal is not to reduce terror to some acceptable level of nuisance. Our goal is to defeat terror by staying on the offensive.''
The Bush campaign also takes on the ''nuisance'' comment in a new television ad. And Vice President Dick Cheney, campaigning in Medford, N.J., called Kerry's remarks ''naive and dangerous.''