President Bush has come out swinging in his speech
to troops in Louisiana. Richard Cohen will be very disappointed. The
President is talking about the dangerous world we face and the resolve
he has maintained “since I walked in the rubble of 9/1l.” He firmly
defended his reliance on the intelligence about Saddam’s weapons. This
election isn’t about “jobs” it’s about missions -to remove the lethal
threats we face.
P.S. On the most crucial issue we face, the race against John Kerry is
more of a parallel with 1972 than with Michael Dukakis’s candidacy in
1988. As the public was able to easily recognize with respect to George
McGovern, decorated veterans can be soft on defense.