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Bush Administration Sounding More Like Kerry on Terrorism

by RonChusid

From this report in the New York Times, it looks like the Bush administration is trying to reframe the war on terrorism. They are trying to downplay the military aspect and raise the ideological battle. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, even said that he “objected to the use of the term ‘war on terrorism’ before, because if you call it a war, then you think of people in uniform as being the solution.”

This sounds like the type of talk which Dick Cheney and other Republicans regularly attacked John Kerry for during last year’s campaign. It’s good that they are beginning to realize the importance of the battle for hearts and minds. Now if they would only learn that, when the United States is attacked, we should respond by going to war against those who actually attacked us.

6 Responses to “Bush Administration Sounding More Like Kerry on Terrorism”

  1. They’re probably just glomming onto anything they think might distract from the stink of their own crimes. Remember how Junior briefly became “reformer with results” back when McCain was ahead?

  2. Now if they would only learn that, when the United States is attacked, we shou”ld respond by going to war against those who actually attacked us.”

    Another logical moment of insight from Ron. It’s too bad that those very qualities, logic and insight, aren’t part of the BushWarMachine.

  3. Well, it appears that Myers gets it, or at least can say words that make sense, but I’m not convinced that Bush or Rumsfeld or Cheney actually do get it yet.

    From the article:

    “The solution is “more diplomatic, more economic, more political than it is military, [Myers] concluded.”
    …..
    “Administration and Pentagon officials say the revamped campaign … reflects the evolution in Mr. Bush’s own thinking nearly four years after the Sept. 11 attacks.”

    It took FOUR frickin’ years to figure this out?? Yeah, sure.

    grrr….

  4. kj,

    right on…

    But IMO, the BushWarMachine is really the BushLootTheTreasuryMachine.

    War just happens to be the most effective method they’ve found.

  5. MH

    The BushLootTheTreasuryMachine! That’s it in a nutshell.

  6. Pamela,

    Yepper. It’s a bit frustrating that so few people see that, isn’t it?