October 4, 2004

Venusians for Kerry

"But I can do a better job of protecting America's security because the test that I was talking about was a test of legitimacy, not just in the globe, but elsewhere." --John Kerry Oct. 4

Sadly, he's quite cogent up till that point in rebutting a Bush charge that he rightly calls "pathetic." And all he really means is that the test is domestic as well as international ("where your countrymen, your people, understand fully why you're doing what you're doing," is how he put it in the debate. But who among us can resist the opportunity for a cheap shot?

Since I'm here, I'll note that while the Bushies are distorting Kerry's words, there is a genuine policy difference in play here, and Kerry's is by far the preferable one. Compare his words with those of Condoleezza Rice, who said, "I don't understand 'proving to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons.' "

Um, yeah, it's pretty obvious that you don't.

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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