"I will never hesitate to use force when it is required. Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response." These words from John Kerry's acceptance speech define the life and death choice that Americans will make this November.
September 11, 2001 proved that Islamist terrorists are at war with the United States, and President Bush has fought that war with a strategy of destroying the terrorists where they train and plot, and targeting any government that aids terrorists as an enemy of the United States of America, to be pressured into halting its support for terrorism, or overthrown.
The object of such pre-emptive war is to deny our terrorist enemies safe havens, and the type of weapons that could make the 9/11 attacks pale by comparison. America's military might is being used to disable terrorist networks before they can mount another attack on our homeland.
By contrast, John Kerry has proclaimed that, as Commander in Chief, he would wait for America to be attacked again before taking military action. Kerry has promised a September 10th policy: "If attacked, I will respond." But it is September 12th, and the American People must decide whether we really ought to wait around for another attack and hope for the best, as John Kerry recommends.
Voters will choose in a few months whether America's military power will be used by a President Kerry to avenge the murder of our People, or by President Bush to prevent it.