I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as president. Let there be no mistake: I will never hesitate to use force when it is required. Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response. I will never give any nation or international institution a veto over our national security. And I will build a stronger American military. (emphasis added)It should be noted that while both Bush and Kerry's tactics will result in the loss of life for foreigners, Kerry's tactic virtually insures that there will be American civilian deaths. "I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty!"
Friday, July 30, 2004
Hat tip to Hugh Hewitt. From Kerry's speech: