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Tuesday, August 31, 2004


Quotes from the NY Times:
At a prime-time news conference in the East Room of the White House on April 13, Mr. Bush said: "One of the interesting things people ask me, now that we are asking questions, is, 'Can you ever win the war on terror?' Of course you can."
In the interview with Matt Lauer of the NBC News program "Today," conducted on Saturday but shown on the opening day of the Republican National Convention, Mr. Bush was asked if the United States could win the war against terrorism, which he has made the focus of his administration and the central thrust of his re-election campaign.

"I don't think you can win it," Mr. Bush replied. "But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world."
You've certainly achieved that in your own case, Mr. Bush. You are probably the least acceptable person in the world.

I saw that Today show quote on a couple of blogs yesterday, but figured it would just be ignored. At least the Times made it a major story on their web page.

Of course, the scary thing is that once again Bush comes across as more reasonable and realistic than his Democratic opponent. John Kerry says "Today, we face three great challenges above all others - First, to win the global war against terror..." It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Kerry attack Bush on this latest statement. That wouldn't be a bad thing, if he pointed out the flip-flop and how stupid it was of Bush to ever think that a tactic of warfare could be defeated. But that's not what he's likely to say. My prediction is that Kerry will say something like this: "My opponent now says that we can't win the war on terror. I say that we have to win the war on terror. And with me as your president, we will."

The "war on terror" was a crock from the start, an excuse to accelerate American imperialism and support brutal regimes which support us against rebels. Bush is the worst president in history. If Kerry sticks to his promises, he may be even worse.