Friday, July 25, 2003


Remember Reagan's famous line in the 1980 presidential debates - "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" Not that he needed it, but it was the last nail in Carter's coffin. Poor Carter looked like a deer in the headlights -- splat!

So now we have some of the Dwarfs paraphrasing Reagan, saying "do you feel safer than you felt two years ago?" They are actually trying to create the impression that we are less safe today because we chose to take action against terrorists, rather than just sitting back and waiting for it to happen.

Are they mad? Two years ago, bin Laden, the Taliban, the Husseins, et. al., were in power, and their operations were unfettered and full-scale planning and training were underway to commit mass murder against the US directly and US interests around the world. Some were successful, but most efforts since 9/11 have been detected and stopped.

While the party ain't over, many major leaders are mostly dead, in prison, or on the run. And their supporters are maybe having second thoughts since our stunning "regime change" in Iraq.

Read Bill Kristol's column for his take on why this scare tactic was truly dumb. I can see it being a centerpiece of the real debates once the Democrats have elected their chief dwarf. Bush will put it between two slices of sourdough laced with French mustard and cram it down their throat.


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