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August 13, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

KERRY AND BUSH....Dick Cheney is mocking John Kerry for supposedly believing we need to be more sensitive in our war against terror. Perhaps he needs to take this up with his boss:

John Kerry

George Bush

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.

We help fulfill that promise not by lecturing the world, but by leading it. Precisely because America is powerful, we must be sensitive about expressing our power and influence.

The Progress Report has more, including entertaining quotes about sensitivity from Don Rumsfeld, Richard Myers, Tommy Franks, John Ashcroft, Paul Wolfowitz, and others.

Needless to say, Kerry's full quote indicates plainly that he's not talking about a touchy-feely war, he's talking about conducting the war in a way that works better. But Dick Cheney, who still claims that Saddam had both WMD and deep connections to al-Qaeda, apparently intends to treat Kerry's speeches with the same cavalier disregard for facts on the ground that he does national intelligence. Why am I not surprised?

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