Wednesday, July 28, 2004
MSNBC is reporting that Dick Cheney has told an audience in Salt Lake City that the Democrats "couldn't protect the country because 'perceptions of weakness invite these kinds of attacks.'"
Two things occur to me:
i. This must be getting close to fascism.
ii. By Cheney's logic, one cause of the 9-11 attacks must have been Al Qaeda's perception that America under the Bush administration was weak. The perceived weakness of the Bush administration "invited" the attacks--not some theoretical attacks, but the ones which actually occurred. Therefore, we should eliminate that perception of weakness by electing a new president, John Kerry.