That's the conclusion of former Counsel to President Richard Nixon, John Dean, in a typically provocative commentary for Findlaw. Of Bush-Cheney, he says: "If anyone ought to be accused of having a pre-9/11 mind-set, it is they. Their tactics might have worked well in the Civil War, but they are failing in the fight against modern terrorists groups."
Well it seems that the republicans would seem to think different, David:
From NYTimes AP section 9/20/04:
Cheney, campaigning for President Bush's re-election, recently told supporters that there is a danger terrorists will strike again "if we make the wrong choice" and that the response will be inadequate. He clarified the remarks in an interview two days later.
(House Leader Dennis) Hastert's remarks about the terrorist network that is blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks came just before a $150-a-plate GOP fund-raiser in De Kalb, Ill., that featured Cheney.
"I don't have data or intelligence to tell me one thing or another, (but) I would think they would be more apt to go (for) somebody who would file a lawsuit with the World Court or something rather than respond with troops," Hastert said of Kerry.
Asked by reporters whether he believed al-Qaida could operate better with Kerry in the White House, Hastert replied: "That's my opinion, yes."
So there you go... Maybe I should get into this whole blogging business.
What Republicans say (for political purposes), and what they actually think, are two different things, however!
Same goes for Democrats, mind you.
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