Monday, October 11, 2004

Nuclear "Nuisance"

Click here for Amazon!The hits just keep on coming for John Kerry. So we hope to treat terrorism as a "nuisance" someday, kinda like prostitution or gambling? When the stakes are nuclear holocaust in our cities, one would hope that a candidate for president would consider his words more carefully. Rudy Guiliani weighs in.

...The idea that you can have an acceptable level of terrorism is frightening. How do you explain that to the people who are beheaded or the innocent people that are killed, that we’re going to tolerate a certain acceptable [level] of terrorism, and that acceptable level will exist and then we’ll stop thinking about it? This is an extraordinary statement. I think it is not a statement that in any way is ancillary. I think this is the core of John Kerry’s thinking. This does create some consistency in his thinking.

It is consistent with his views on Vietnam: that we should have left and abandoned Vietnam. It is consistent with his view of Nicaragua and the Sandinistas. It is consistent with his view of opposing Ronald Reagan at every step of the way in the arms buildup that was necessary to destroy communism. It is consistent with his view of not supporting the Persian Gulf War, which was another extraordinary step. Whatever John Kerry’s global test is, the Persian Gulf War certainly would pass anyone’s global test. If it were up to John Kerry, Saddam Hussein would not only still be in power, but he’d still be controlling Kuwait...

Powerline covers Rudy Guiliani

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