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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Who would be a war president, and who would not?

Rick Richman found this pearl in Sunday's Democratic presidential debate:
QUESTION: Senator Kerry, President Bush a week ago on "Meet the Press" described himself as a war president. He said he's got war on his mind as he considers these policies and decisions he has to make. If you were elected, would you see yourself as a war president?

KERRY: I'd see myself first of all as a jobs president, as a health care president, as an education president and also an environmental president. . . .
Richman: In other words, he would be everything but. If elected commander-in-chief, he will be AWOL -- continuing the non-foreign policy of the Democratic party even in the midst of a war.