''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance."
1. One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
That's Sen. Kerry speaking
, in case you haven't read that elsewhere already.
What I'd like to know is, when exactly is Kerry talking about? When were terrorists just a nuisance? Was terrorism every just a bother, an annoyance? Just an incovenience?
Does he mean before September 11, 2001?
Before October 12, 2000
Before August 7, 1998?
Before June 25, 1996?
Before February 26, 1993?
Before December 21, 1988?
Before April 5, 1986?
Before October 7, 1985?
Before November 4, 1979?
Before any of these dates?
I'm sure the families of all the victims of all the above attacks would love to know that their loved ones were murdered at the hands of nothing more than nuisances.
This, in a nutshell, is why I could never even think about giving my vote to John Kerry and why I will vote for George Bush.
Perhaps terrorism should not be the daily focus of our
lives - meaning us ordinary citizens - but it should certainly be a daily focus of the President of the United States and all who work for him.
The problem with Kerry is he thinks that the war on terror begins and ends with bin Laden. He thinks that once bin Laden is frog marched into some prison cell where he can go think about what he's done, the war on terror is over.
Look at this list
. And this is just attacks on U.S. interests here and abroad. This does not take into account all of the terrorism that happens world wide, all of which greatly effects us because we want world peace, damn it.
The war on terror is a GLOBAL one. It encompasses
, all with different
goals and different targets
. It damn well better be the daily focus of my president for a long time. Not only until bin Laden is caught. Not only until al Qaeda is demolished.
And it's great that Kerry thinks we should obliterate terrorism to the point that it's just a nuisance, whatever that means, but does anyone have any idea just how he plans to do that?
Keeping our coutnry safe should be the number one priority of the president and anyone who thinks that terrorism was ever just a nuisance does not deserve the title of president.
[Ed Moltzen has links
other blogger observances on this issue]