Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Bush NEVER Said We Couldn't Win the War on Terror

In our culture of 24 hour news media, where the only things that matters are soundbites, a politician can't say anything that might be misunderstood...even if it is an intelligent statement. Bush basically told Matt Lauer that the war on terror isn't a war that will be suddenly won or lost. Things aren't that black and white. Instead, the US must foster a world culture that doesn't tolerate terrorists or terrorist activities. Bush is 100% correct in his assesment, but the Democrats have clipped out the portion where Bush seems to say we can't win the war on terror and are beating it to death. If the Kerry campaign was being remotely intellectually honest, they wouldn't ride this non-issue, but this is the nature of politics today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you or Bush please define for us all what a victory on the war on terror would look like? Is it everyone in the world liking America or 80% or 50.1%? In 5 or 10 years am I going to be reading a newspaper headline saying "U.S. Wins War on Terror", like we did after WWII?

This is the problem of poor naming by the neocons. Wars are fought against nations or individuals they are not fought against tactics used by people wanting to radically change their part of the world.

2:18 PM  
Blogger John said...

Exactly my point and exactly Bush's point. This is not a war that can be won or lost in a clear cut fashion. What Bush said was that the US should create an atmosphere where terrorism isn't tolerated by the world community. Now Kerry is out there saying "Oh, Bush says we can't win the war on terror. Well I disagree." What the hell is he talking about?

2:31 PM  

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