The election is still 22 days away, but John Kerry may have just put another nail in his own coffin. The Poodle gave an interview to the New York Times Magazine, and in it he was asked "what it would take for Americans to feel safe again." sKerry's astonishing reply? ''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance."
A nuisance? Get back to where we were? This is a stunning admission. Just when was terrorism merely a nuisance to Americans? Before 9/11? Evidently that's Kerry's perception. Kerry has publicly stated that he wants to return to the pre-911 Clinton policies whereby Islamic terrorism was treated like a law enforcement problem. He wants to go back to the time where America was repeatedly attacked over a 20-year period, yet we did virtually nothing to retaliate. After all, we treated the terrorists like they were a nuisance.
Will Kerry tell the families of the American sailors killed on the USS Cole that the Islamic murderers who killed them were just a mere nuisance? How about the families of the Marines killed in the Khobar towers in 1996? Kerry was in the Senate on that terrible day ... and we heard no call for firm action from him.
How about the Israeli families who lost children when Palestinian terrorists attacked Israeli schools? What a nuisance that was! Do you know how long it takes to clean up all that blood and stuff?
Well, as we found out on September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists are not a nuisance. They are a threat to freedom and an evil menace that has to be crushed. But it's Bush who wants to destroy them, not Kerry. Once the Islamic terrorists have been reduced to a mere nuisance level, Kerry will be able to turn his attention to other matters, like raising taxes on the evil rich (apparently another nuisance) and expanding the reach of the Imperial Federal Government with trillions more in federal spending.
Wait! There's more! Listen to what else Kerry had to say:
"As a former law enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day, and fundamentally, it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life.''
Oh really? We're going to compare Islamic jihadists flying airplanes into buildings and slaughtering 3,000 innocent people with prostitutes or someone taking a bet on a football game? Unbelievable. He is comparing terrorism to a victimless crime that society tolerates. In other words, he's saying that we should just learn to live with the terrorism, as long as there's just not too much of it. Maybe we ought to establish terror districts in major cities. If we can just limit the killings to certain neighborhoods everything will be hunky dory.
The Bush camp is jumping on this big-time, and they should. The ads will start rolling soon on this one. The United States is engaged in a struggle against terrorism and the Democratic nominee for president of the United States is calling it a nuisance.
Like the TV ads are going to say...how can Kerry fight the war on terror when he doesn't even understand the threat?