You had to see this coming. Kerry was talking about the war on terror and in part of comments used the word "sensitive" to describe how he would wage war on al-Qaida.
>>>"I believe I can fight a more effective, more thoughtful, more strategic, more proactive, more sensitive war on terror that reaches out to other nations and brings them to our side and lives up to American values in history."<<<
Although it was almost too easy, you know the GOP had to jump on that. Vice President Cheney commented:
>>>"America has been in too many wars for any of our wishes, but not a one of them was won by being sensitive," Cheney said in remarks prepared for delivery Thursday. "A sensitive war will not destroy the evil men who killed 3,000 Americans. ... The men who beheaded Daniel Pearl and Paul Johnson will not be impressed by our sensitivity."<<<
Right on target, as always from the ever straight-forward Vice president. The Kedwards campaign responded:
>>>Kerry spokesman Phil Singer said the Massachusetts senator was alluding to the need to work with allies rather than pursue "an arrogant foreign policy," as Democrats contend Bush has done.<<<
This is the whole problem with the Democrats in general and the Kedwards ticket in particular. They are too concerned with what Germany & France think and not enough about waging a war to win. Kerry, in the very brief time he served in 'Nam, was involved in a war we weren't fighting to win and we see the results of that. This is a war we cannot afford to lose, while we have (shamefully) turned away while the people of Vietnam suffer, this war brings the destruction to our own shores. This is a war that was brought to us not the other way around. It is time for the al-Sadr's of the world to be dealt with by an iron fist, not kid gloves. Being "sensitive" will be equated with being weak, and the terrorists need to know if they hit us again we will come down on them with everything we have, and not wait for U.N. approval and a by-your-leave from our pseduo-allies in France and Germany. Cheney would deal with terrorist in the only language they understand. John Edwards would likely try to sue them for monetary damages, but only if Kofi Annan said it was OK.