March 14, 2004


I want to see defense and homeland security as issues in this campaign. But when I go to Kerry's site, and look at the box on the upper-right of the page, listing big issues -- Economy & Jobs, Education, Health Care... -- defense isn't even listed.

Homeland Security is listed but going there gives you ideas about expanding Americorps and its role in Homeland Security but nothing about defense.

In other words, there's nothing about going to get the bad guys where they fester. . . .

I want to hear the guy say he will not rest until he gets the bad guys. I want to hear the guy say he will spare nothing to defend us. As [Josh] Marshall says, I want to see him talk defense. Now. But the talk is spare and hidden. . . .

Kerry is still acting as if he's up against Howard Dean, scared of his own military shadow.

Jeff agrees with Josh Marshall that Kerry's got to do more on defense.

UPDATE: Kerry may want to unsay some things about Spain, one of the countires he called "window dressing."

Meanwhile Matt Stoller says that this should be a liberal war. I agree.