Monday, July 12, 2004

America at War - The 9/10 Democrats

Writing in The Weekly Standard, Willaim Kristol reminds the Left that we were at war in the good ol' Clinton days:
LAST THURSDAY, CNN's Larry King asked John Kerry whether he would want former President Bill Clinton to campaign on his behalf. Kerry said yes. "What American would not trade the economy we had in the 1990s, the fact that we were not at war and young Americans were not deployed?"

Kerry's answer is revealing. We were, in fact, at war. The Clinton administration, with the exception of a few cruise missiles, had simply chosen not to fight back. Osama bin Laden, a sworn enemy of the United States, had launched attacks on our embassies and on a warship of the U.S. Navy. Saddam Hussein had defied U.N. weapons inspections, repeatedly threatened America, and attempted to assassinate former President Bush.
Kristol echoes Charles Krauthammer and Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell in recognizing the divide that exists in America today between those who want to confront the war we face and those who want to bury their heads and hope it goes away.