Bush/Cheney: Let's Get Retarded!

This Yahoo! story covers Kerry & Bush's ability to trade barbs over the Iraqi war. The accusations, however, are getting just plain silly. Today, President Bush accused John Kerry of being a copycat:

"He woke up yesterday morning with yet another new position, and this one is not even his own," Bush said of Kerry at a campaign stop in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit, Missouri.

"It is that of his one-time rival, Howard Dean. He even used the same words Howard Dean did back when he supposedly disagreed with him," Bush said, referring to Kerry's description of the war on Monday as "the wrong war ... at the wrong time." Last year, Dean used the same words to describe the war.

First of all, this "he woke up this morning with a new postition" stuff is getting old. Republicans never let stuff like this "flip-flop" junk go, why don't the Democrats keep pushing Bush on his "can win the war/can't win the war" philosophy? Secondly, I'm not sure that John Kerry ever disagreed with Howard Dean, at the time, but even if he had, after viewing the evidence(hear that Bush? he actually looked at the evidence uncovered by the 9/11 comission) that was released, Kerry took a staunchly anti-war statement immediately. So, I'm not sure what the problem is here, but I'm sure Bushies fan base is eating this stuff up.

Hang on folks, the worst is yet to come:

Cheney, at a town hall appearance in Des Moines, Iowa, said it was essential that Americans make the right choice in November "because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again."

"We'll get hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States and that we'll fall back into the pre-9/11 mindset if you will that in fact these terrorist attacks are just criminal acts and that we're not really at war."

Now, perhaps I'm paranoid, but that certainly sounds like he's saying that if Bush isn't re-elected, we're going to get attacked again. First of all, we couldn't predict the first attack(or so the government has said). Why does Cheney think he somehow knows what would bring on a second one? John Edwards quickly became the voice of reason:

Kerry's vice presidential running mate, John Edwards, described Cheney comments as "scare tactics" and said they showed "once again that he and George Bush) will do anything and say anything to save their jobs."

Let me add that John Edwards can talk. I watched him speak the other night after the RNC for the first time, really, and I was greatly impressed. He's got great pressence and an interesting accent. He seems to be very much a "people" person and I now understand why most people in the primaries said he was perhaps the most "electable" of the candidates. He could probably run, after a bit more seasoning, on his own ticket. Edwards/Obama '12, you heard it here.
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