Saturday, October 30, 2004

A Truce? You Must Be Kidding Me.

The Bush campaign is incredible. Yesterday, after the tape of bin Laden came out, they had the balls to question Kerry for continuing to point out that the Bush administration failed to catch the bastard when they had him cornered in Tora Bora. Then they say Kerry should lay off for 12 hours:
Speaking to reporters outside the campaign rally here, White House communications director Dan Bartlett said that the tape should not affect the way Bush campaigns but that Kerry should have marked a 12-hour truce.

"You would think that there would be a, maybe, 12 hours to let the American absorb what has just happened today," he said.

Prodded on why, if the tape ought not to affect the campaign, Kerry should have stopped criticizing the president, Bartlett revised his statement, saying that the problem was that Kerry's attack had been "discredited.
Kerry should stop criticizing the president? A "12 hour truce?!?" Why in the hell is that? Because Bush failed to catch him and he made another video? Because he pointed out that Bush has deceived our country since 9-11? Because Bush diverted resources that could have been used to catch bin Laden so we could invade Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9-11? Because Bush is losing.

Mr. Kerry, here's my advice: Turn up the volume. Scream to the high heavens. Turn up the heat. Don't stop. Not for 12 hours, not for 12 minutes. Not for 12 seconds. Bush failed to take terrorism seriously before 9-11. He immediately started looking to Iraq after 9-11. He diverted our troops and their resources from the hunt for bin Laden. Then he allowed him to escape when he was cornered at Torra Bora. Then he invaded Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9-11. Then he lied about why we invaded. Then he failed to provide enough troops to secure the country after the invasion, allowing terrorists and insurgents to easily acquire weapons and the military's most powerful non-nuclear explosives.

It's Bush's fault. And now he wants a truce? Bite me.